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Richard Warburton (1980s)

Originally Estey Organ Co. (Opus 1028, 1912)

Location:

Zion Lutheran / Gift of Grace Lutheran Church
2102 40th St. N
Seattle, WA 98103 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 66195

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on September 03, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP ventil
  • 8 ranks. 457 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 8 stops. 8 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): EP ventil chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Estey Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 03, 2020.

Swell:
  • Chest Type(s): EP ventil chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Estey Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 03, 2020.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): EP ventil chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Estey Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 03, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by Balcom and Vaughan
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 8
  • Registers: 8
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on September 03, 2020.
Jim Stettner on September 03, 2020:

The Estey was originally built for the German Lutheran Church at Terry & Stewart in downtown Seattle. It was removed, electrified, and reinstalled by Balcom and Vaughan without tonal changes and only electric primaries added to the original Estey ventil chests.

Richard Warburton made extensive tonal changes to the organ utilizing used pipework, and added an electro-mechanical chest to hold a 2' Flautina on the Great.

In 1993, the organ was de-piped, cleaned, failed chest pneumatics releathered, and the pressure raised/restored as a gift by Jim Stettner and Michael Gagnon assisted by parishioners. This was done the day before a notable anniversary in which the bishop would be in attendance.

In 1997, with dwindling membership, the building was temporarily closed and reorganized as Gift of Grace Lutheran Church. Jim Stettner was called-in to examine the organ by a new Music Dir. and discuss the possibility of a movable console and tonal work. Later, he found the console cable severed and the console stored in a corner, and the pastor had made his office in the ante-room outside the organ chamber.

The present status and even presence of the organ is unknown.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on September 04, 2020.
Stoplist copied from the console: Open In New Tab Originally published March 1993
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on September 04, 2020.

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