Timothy Smith (2018)

Originally Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 2580, 1960)

Location:

Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church
44 Main Street
Binghamton, NY 13905 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 72129

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • 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 Tom Blake on November 18, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 41 ranks. 2,514 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 36 stops. 60 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
  • Built by Casavant Frères Ltée.
We received the most recent update for this division from Tom Blake on November 18, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Exposed pipes visible.
  • Built by Casavant Frères Ltée.
We received the most recent update for this division from Tom Blake on November 18, 2022.

Choir (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
  • Built by Casavant Frères Ltée.
We received the most recent update for this division from Tom Blake on November 18, 2022.

Nave:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
  • Built by Timothy Smith
We received the most recent update for this division from Tom Blake on November 18, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Casavant Frères Ltée.
We received the most recent update for this division from Tom Blake on November 18, 2022.
Main:
  • Built by Unknown Builder
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 36
  • Registers: 60
  • 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: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Tom Blake on November 18, 2022.
Jim Stettner on November 19, 2022:

This entry represents the rebuild, tonal modifications, and tonal additions to an existing organ along with a new moveable console.

The Diapason for January, 2019 states, "Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, Binghamton, New York, dedicated its rebuilt 1960 Casavant organ with a recital by Timothy E. Smith, organist and choir director of the church, on October 5. The recital included music of Franck, Guilain, Yon, Hampton, Bach, and Guilmant, and was followed by a reception.

Over the last year, Smith, who designed changes to the organ, supervised the crew that carried out the modifications. In addition to pipework changes, a new mobile console was built to replace the original. Aside from removal, replacement, relocating, and revoicing of various ranks of pipes, a new unenclosed, seven-rank Nave division was mounted on its own chest and casework, facing into the nave. Three digital pedal stops were added. The new console, as well as the casework and supporting framework of the Nave division, were built by local craftsman (and retired Binghamton University music professor) Bruce Borton. The instrument now comprises three manuals, 49 ranks."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on November 19, 2022.
Specifications of the Organ (2018): Open In New Tab Stoplist including couplers
We received the most recent update for this document from Tom Blake on November 18, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. 2020

Installation of the new exposed Nave division: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2018-09-27

Nave interior with organ in front: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2020-09-19

Nave interior with Nave Division facade in front: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2020-10-07

Original exposed Great pipes (left); new Nave facade (right); and new console: Photograph from an archival source: Church website; "Our Organ's History", submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 2019

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