Pipe Organ Database

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Roger A. Colby, Inc. (2016)

Originally Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 2952, 1967)

Location:

First Congregational Church
11061 NE 2nd St.
Bellevue, WA 98004 US
Organ ID: 59670

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 37 ranks. 1,919 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 31 stops. 29 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 31
  • Registers: 29
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 07, 2016:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.
The organ is installed in a loft at the left end of the room. The configuration is exactly the same as in the former church excepting the Pedal 16' Principal exposed at center. These pipes had been mitred originally, and were straightened to be exposed. Pipes were washed and cleaned. Chests were releathered. The original shutter engines were replaced with Peterson engines. A new Syndyne relay and combination action were installed. Two couplers were added: Swell to Great Sub and Choir to Great Sub. The chimes were made playable from the pedals, and a few blank rocker tablets are present. The pistons complement was slightly augmented but only the Swell has divisional pistons. The others (Great, Choir, and Pedal) became Generals.

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

Database Manager on November 26, 2016:

Organ relocated without any change. Identified by James R. Stettner, based on personal knowledge of the organ.
This was the removal from the former church in 2015, complete cleaning and re-leathering, and re-installation in the new edifice.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist taken from the console: Open In New Tab Originally published November 29, 2016
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on December 12, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior and Pipe Display: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2016-11-29

Pipe Display: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2016-11-29

Console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2016-11-29

Rebuilder's Nameplate: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2016-11-29

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