Pipe Organ Database

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Golden Eagle Organ Co. (2016)

Originally W. W. Kimball Co. (Opus 6748, 1924)

Location:

Studio Bell - National Music Centre
850 4 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2G1R1 CA
3rd floor
Organ ID: 58008

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Status and Condition:

  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on February 07, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on February 07, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 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: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard not meeting AGO standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on February 07, 2019.
Database Manager on January 07, 2017:

Updated by Jason Barnsley, who maintains the organ.

The organ is installed on the 3rd floor gallery, in the heart of a state-of-the-art building that itself is a musical instrument. It is played regularly for school children, and demonstrated daily for the general public. It was moved and restored by Bill Thurmeier of Golden Eagle Organ Co. of Saskatoon, SK and Jason Barnsley, Collections Technician at NMC.

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

Database Manager on April 04, 2016:

Updated through online information from Jason Barnsley.

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

Database Manager on March 16, 2016:

Organ relocated without any change. Identified by Jason Barnsley, based on personal knowledge of the organ.

Who moved and assembled the organ at the National Music Center when it was purchased is unknown at his time. This organ is slated to move to the new facility, Studio Bell in June 2016. To be installed in an unenclosed display.

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

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