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Bates & Culley (1908)

Originally Wm. Johnson & Son (Opus 684, 1887)

Location:

Emmanuel Reformed Church
124 Broadway
Hanover, PA 17331 US
Organ ID: 67357

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Evangelical and Reformed Churches
  • The organ is known from a single historic document only; presumed no longer extant, and may never have existed.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on January 13, 2021.
Paul R. Marchesano on May 03, 2021:

According to a report in The Evening Sun (Hanover) on Friday, June 30, 1916: "The music lovers of Hanover were afforded a rare treat last evening when Prof. J. Frank Frysinger. head of the organ school of Lincoln University, Lincoln, Nebraska, gave a recital on the Bates & Culley organ in Emmanuel Reformed church, Broadway." The article continues with a review and listing of the program played.

"The openign number, Wolstenhome's 'Sonata in the Style of Handel' as well as the closing numbers previously mentioned, showed the power of the Bates & Culley organ at the hands of a master composer and organist, and end a program which was thoroughly enjoyed."

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on May 03, 2021.

Paul R. Marchesano on January 13, 2021:

Dedicated by John M.E. Ward on October 15, 1908. Conflicting dates exist in reports of when Bates & Culley moved this organ to Zion Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church. One source gives that date as 1912. The Gazette of York, Pennsylvania, Oct 13, 1915, reports that Oliver Culley was in town to add "two stops to the organ at Emmanuel Reformed church." It is possible that the organ was moved later than previously thought, or Bates & Culley had provided a new organ in 1912 which they were now enlarging.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on January 13, 2021.
Culley in town: Open In New Tab Brief report that Oliver Culley was superintending the addition of two stops to the organ
Document created on 1915-10-13
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on January 13, 2021.

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