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Fratelli Ruffatti (1969)

Location:

Our Lady of Grace R. C.
4 Lafayette Street
Johnston, RI 02919 11
Organ ID: 7912

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 23 ranks. 2 manuals. 20 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 20
  • 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: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 28, 2016:

Updated through online information from Stephen Higgins.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on September 11, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from Monty Bennett. -- This organ was dedicated in 1969 by Ted Alan Worth, organist. I visited the organ in August 2008 and found it in excellent condition. It is played weekly for the congregation's masses. The organ is behind a grille at the front of the church and egress is not blocked at all. The church has remarkable acoustics which make this fairly small instrument sound much larger than it is.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1996.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

[How does St. Michael's fit into this? No St. Michael's R. C., Johnston, RI listed in 1987 Catholic directory.]

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Page from original Fratelli Ruffatti sales brochure for the US. Copy obtained at the dedicatory recital by Ted Alan Worth in 1969. Stoplist incl.: Photograph from an archival source: Unknown, submitted by John Berman. Taken approx. circa 1968/69

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