Pipe Organ Database

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Werner Bosch (1964)

Location:

Pacific Lutheran University
Parkland (Tacoma), WA 98444 US
Ness Family Chapel (formerly, Tower Chapel)
Organ ID: 59

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has been renovated with changes 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: Slider
  • 8 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 7 stops. 7 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 7
  • Registers: 7
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 20, 2013:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- According to a September 19, 2013 Facebook post by David Dahl, "The organ was the gift of the Class of 1960 assisted by the Classes of '59 and '62. The German built 7 stop 8 rank tracker organ was restored by the Paul Fritts & Co. Organ Builders of Parkland, WA, with Bruce Shull as director of the project. The tonal voicing and key action have been upgraded, resulting in a greatly improved sound and playing mechanism. A re-dedication and 50th anniversary of the organ event is being planned for early in 2014."

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist from key desk: Open In New Tab Original document from Bruce Shull. Originally published 2017-05-17
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Assembled Organ without the Case: Photograph by David P. Dahl. Taken on 2013-09-11

Organ Case: Photograph by David P. Dahl. Taken on 2013-09-18

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