Visser-Rowland Associates (Opus 35, 1981)

Location:

Second Baptist Church
6400 Woodway
Houston, TX 77057 US
Hankamer Chapel; front
Organ ID: 6327

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on January 26, 2023.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 11 ranks. 3 divisions. 3 manuals. 9 stops. 9 registers.
Hauptwerk:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Visser-Rowland
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 26, 2023.

Positiv:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Visser-Rowland
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 26, 2023.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Visser-Rowland
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 26, 2023.
Main:
  • Built by Visser-Rowland
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 9
  • Registers: 9
  • Position: Detached, reversed keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on January 26, 2023.
Jim Stettner on January 26, 2023:

This entry represents the installation of a new organ. Identified from a builder's promotional brochure and the opus list. The detached, reversed console has 3-manuals with the bottom being a coupling manual for Hauptwerk + Positiv. Manual-to-Pedal couplers are via hitch-downs.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on January 26, 2023.
Stoplist taken from the console: Open In New Tab Originally published October 5, 2011
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on January 26, 2023.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case: Photograph by Kenneth Warren. Taken on 2013-07-16

Visser Rowland Console: Photograph by Kenneth Warren. Taken on 2013-07-16

Organ case at front, right: Photograph from an archival source: Builder's 1980's promotional brochure, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1981

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