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C. B. Fisk, Inc. (Opus 153, 2018)

Location:

Wesley United Methodist Church
400 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761 US
Organ ID: 60939

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • 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 John Roper on June 23, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 43 ranks. 2,413 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 33 stops. 38 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by C. B. Fisk, Inc.
  • Slider Motors: Solenoids.
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on April 09, 2020.

Swell:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by C. B. Fisk, Inc.
  • Slider Motors: Solenoids.
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on April 09, 2020.

Choir:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by C. B. Fisk, Inc.
  • Slider Motors: Solenoids.
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on April 09, 2020.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by C. B. Fisk, Inc.
  • Slider Motors: Solenoids.
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on April 09, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by C. B. Fisk, Inc.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 33
  • Registers: 38
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: SSOS
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from John Roper on June 23, 2018.
Database Manager on June 23, 2018:

In March, 2017, the church building sustained serious tornado damage; the previous pipe organ was completely destroyed except for three partial ranks of wood pipes. These pipes will be restored and revoiced for inclusion in the new instrument. The sanctuary was rededicated at the 10:00 AM service on Sunday 7 January 2018.
Opus 153 will be placed in a large niche at the front of the sanctuary, allowing it to speak unimpaired into the nave. Choir seating will be arranged on a platform in front of the organ. The stoplist, which includes a Great division and two enclosed divisions – Choir and Swell – was devised with emphases on the specific musical roles an organ must play in the Methodist liturgy, choral accompaniment, and solo organ repertoire.
An early 2019 delivery is planned.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.
From builder's website: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.
  • Builder's website - This page has specifications and a detailed history of the instrument.

Instrument Images:

Instrument at front of room: Photograph by Fisk, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2018

Instrument and room: Photograph by Fisk, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2018

Console: Photograph by Fisk, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2018

Left stop jamb: Photograph by Fisk, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2018

Right stop jamb: Photograph by Fisk, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2018

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