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Visser-Rowland Associates (Opus 21, 1979)

Location:

Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
12535 Perthshire
Houston, TX 77024 US
Organ ID: 5784

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 38 ranks. 2 divisions. 3 manuals. 24 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Slider Motors: Solenoids.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 24
  • Position: Detached keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Balanced tracker.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 02, 2012:

Updated through online information from Stephen J. Morris. -- 16' Pedal Posaune has been repaired and reinstalled (Schudi Organ Company). Lightning strike to church destroyed nearly all electrical components. Swell motor has been repaired, but Combination Action is not functional (except for Tutti, which does work), and neither does the Zimbelstern. These are scheduled to be repaired/replaced in the near future.

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

Database Manager on April 25, 2010:

Updated through online information from Stephen J. Morris. -- Pedal Reed as described was work anticipated which did not take place. Reed is currently not installed. Reinstallation of repaired original 1/2 length pipes anticipated summer 2010. The fifth rank of the HW Mixtur is still in place, merely disabled.

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

Database Manager on August 07, 2005:

Online update from Stephen J. Morris -- Orig. 2-1/4 in. W.P. Programmable Zimbelstern on drawknob. 2001 voicing corrected, some cut-ups raised, pedal wind pressure raised to 3-1/2 in., H.W. Mixtur reduced from 5 rks. to 4 rks. and recomposed (all work by David Young, Dan Garland Organ Co.). Water damage 2003 resulting in replacement of 1/2 length Ped. Posaune with full length Posaune (Dan Garland, using Schopp pipework)

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1995.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from console, March, 2003
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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