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Dan Garland (1985)

Originally W. W. Kimball Co. (1940)

Location:

Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA US
Howard Auditorium
Organ ID: 61981

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on September 26, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Built by Schantz Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on September 26, 2020.
Jim Stettner on September 27, 2020:

Updated through online information LTU graduate Jeffrey Nall. -- There is not much to see because there is no exposed pipework. The pipework is divided: Swell and Pedal reeds are located stage left; Great, Positiv and Pedal flues are located stage right. The console is on rollers and completely movable.

The Swell Trumpet unit was added when the console was installed in 1985. It's actually a French trompette with parallel, domed shallots. The lowest two octaves (16' and 32' octaves) are electronic using Peterson's old analog system.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on September 27, 2020.

Jeffery Nall on September 25, 2020:

After consulting my archives, I found that the organ was built in 1940. Dan Garland's refurbishing of the instrument was accomplished in 1974 using the original console. The console was replaced with a new Schantz console in 1985, and assigned Schantz opus number 1797.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on September 26, 2020.

Jeffery Nall on September 25, 2020:

Originally built by W. W. Kimball Organ and installed in 1940, three-manual tubular pneumatic, probably the last large instrument they built before ceasing operations. In the 1970's Dan Garland (Texas, USA) replaced the Choir division with a new Positiv division. Other than some minor rescaling, the Great/Swell/Pedal remain unaltered.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on September 26, 2020.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeffery Nall on September 25, 2020.

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