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Phil Levin (1981)

Location:

Vassar College
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 US
Organ ID: 53974

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • 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 Paul R. Marchesano on January 31, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 2 ranks. 50 pipes. 1 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on January 31, 2022:

The c. 1480 Memling organ upon which the modern replications are based show a 25-note instrument of two stops.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on January 31, 2022.

Database Manager on December 02, 2014:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by James R. Stettner, using information from this web site: http://music.vassar.edu/organs/. -- According to the college website, "The smallest organ in our collection is the Memling Portative, which was fashioned by Phil Levin in 1981 to resemble the instrument frequently depicted by the Flemish painter Hans Memling. It is used in performances of medieval and Renaissance music."

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

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