Pipe Organ Database

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Roger A. Colby, Inc. (2016)

Location:

Manchester United Methodist Church
129 Woods Mill Road
Manchester, MO 63011 US
Organ ID: 61322

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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
  • 67 ranks. 5 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 5
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • 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 Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 28, 2018:

Updated by John Cargile, who has heard or played the organ.
Organ also contains 65 Walker voices.

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

Database Manager on February 26, 2018:

This describes a rebuild of an existing organ.
Identified by John Cargile, who has heard or played the organ.
Organ was rebuilt and enlarged with new, movable 5 manual console and Gallery organ using former Swell ranks. 37 of 38 ranks were reused with 30 new pipe ranks. New Trompette Heroique of flamed copper is both hooded and en chamade. Celestial Division (strings/vox) can be played from gallery, nave ceiling or chancel or any combination. Divisions are: Great, Swell, Choir, Positiv, Solo, Bombarde, Celestial, Gallery Great, Gallery Swell and Gallery Pedal. Organ also contains many percussion stops including handbells and a Nachtigall (two pipes).

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

Instrument Images:

New Console: Photograph by John Cargile. Taken on 2015-11-16

Trompette Heroique Pipes: Photograph by John Cargile. Taken on 2015-10-16

Gallery Organ Case: Photograph by John Cargile. Taken on 2016-11-16

New Positiv Division: Photograph by John Cargile. Taken on 2015-11-16

Part of Swell Division: Photograph by John Cargile. Taken on 2015-11-16

Nachtigall: Photograph by John Cargile. Taken on 2015-11-16

Chancel Organ with Console in Recital Position: Photograph by John Cargile. Taken on 2015-11-16

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