Pipe Organ Database

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Barton Organs (Opus 249, 1927)

Location:

Capitol Theater
211 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 US
Overture Center for the Arts
Organ ID: 53957

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 14 ranks. 1,022 pipes. 2 divisions. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 2
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys in horseshoe curves.
  • Combination Action: Setterboard (remote or in console).
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard not meeting AGO standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 28, 2018:

Updated by Reynold Peterson, who has heard or played the organ.
Electro-pneumatic (EP) unit chests. Wind pressures: 15”, 10”, and 7”
Horseshoe style console. Stop keys in horseshoe curves. Combination Action: Setterboard. Concave radiating pedalboard. Combination action thumb pistons.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on December 01, 2014:

An original installation. Identified by Bill, using information from an unidentified web site. --

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist taken from console: Open In New Tab Original document from Reynold Peterson. Originally published 2018-03-03
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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