R. A. Colby, Inc. (2007)

Originally Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 2595, 1960)


Grace Episcopal Church
175 Mathewson Street
Providence, RI 02903 US
Organ ID: 59335

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on August 26, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 4 manuals.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
  • Built by R. A. Colby, Inc.
  • Manuals: 4
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: Walker Technical
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • 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
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on August 26, 2021.
Jim Stettner on August 26, 2021:

Updated through online information from Ulysses Squitieri. -- The new Walker Technical combination action was installed in 2010.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on August 26, 2021.

Database Manager on August 08, 2016:

In October 2007 a contract was signed with R.A. Colby Organ Company of Johnson City, Tenn., to provide a new console. Prior to signing the contract for the new console, several surveys were made of the mechanical condition of the entire instrument as well as a rough plan and schedule for its continued refurbishment. This plan included a provision in the new console not only for state-of-the-art combination action, but also for the addition of digital voices. The Walker Technical Company of Zionsville, Pa., installed these additions, which have greatly augmented the color palette of our pipe organ and will enable us to take an incremental and economically-efficient approach to refurbishing the rest of the pipe work, wind chests, etc., while having a completely serviceable instrument available during that process. They also make it possible to have use of a full "organ� during the summer (and on cold winter days) when keeping the reeds in tune is difficult and costly. The new console was first played on Pentecost in 2010. (church website)

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

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