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Rodgers Organ Co. (Instrument Corp.) (2016)

Originally Balcom and Vaughan (1970)

Location:

Southminster Presbyterian Church
19834 8th Ave. S
Des Moines, WA 98148 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 69195

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Sean Haley on September 20, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 5 ranks. 73 pipes.
Sean Haley on September 20, 2021:

The church purchased and installed a Rodgers Classic digital two manual console with lighted stop action and 4 external audio channels (2 in the chamber and 2 mounted to the ceiling in the front of the church). The entirety of the pipework of the Balcom & Vaughan was retained on it's original chests in "as is" condition and interfaced with the digital voices. In the years following the installation only the Open Diapason playing at two pitches (as the Swell 8' Geigen Principal and 4' Prestant) have remained actively in use, the rest being entirely digital voices. According to the organist, Edie Martin, the Rodgers installers couldn't get the all the pipes to work properly. According to organ supporter and former member of the church, Don Crawley, all pipes were playable from the Rodgers when first installed.

We received the most recent update for this note from Sean Haley on September 20, 2021.

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