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Stephen J. Russell (& Co.) (Opus 18, 1995)

Originally Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 4596, 1966)

Location:

Assumption University (College)
500 Salisbury St
Worcester, MA 01609 US
Chapel of the Holy Spirit
Organ ID: 65032

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • 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 September 15, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Direct electric
  • 56 ranks. 3,282 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 67 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Stephen J. Russell (& Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on September 15, 2020.

Swell:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Stephen J. Russell (& Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on September 15, 2020.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Stephen J. Russell (& Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on September 15, 2020.

Positiv:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
  • Built by Stephen J. Russell (& Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on September 15, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by P & S Organ Supply Company
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Registers: 67
  • 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 with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: A. J. & L. Taylor TMS 9000
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard not meeting AGO standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from John Roper on September 15, 2020.
Taken from Console: Open In New Tab Taken from console and builder's website
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from John Roper on September 15, 2020.
  • Builder's Website - This page includes a detailed history of the instrument and its makeup.

Instrument Images:

Organ facade great and positiv: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2020-01-14

Pedalboard, swell pedal, and toe pistons: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2020-08-31

Builder's nameplate: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2020-01-14

Dedication nameplate: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2020-01-14

Manuals: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2020-01-14

Right stopjamb: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2020-01-14

Left stopjamb: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2020-01-14

Chapel exterior: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2018-05-31

Chapel interior: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2017-09-04

Console: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2020-08-31

Room: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2020-08-31

Blower chamber and relay located behind the instrument.: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2020-08-31

Swell pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2020-08-31

Swell mixture pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2020-08-31

Right pedal tower pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2020-08-31

Great pipework: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2020-08-31

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