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W. W. Kimball Co. (1938)

Location:

St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Cathedral
1350 Washington Street
Denver, CO US
Nave
Organ ID: 8

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes 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)
  • 96 ranks. 7 divisions. 4 manuals. 77 stops. 118 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side 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: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 77
  • Registers: 118
  • 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: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • 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
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on February 13, 2021.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018:
We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on November 06, 2011:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Renovation completed in October 2011 by Spencer Organ Company of Boston. Recital series beginning in November 2011 (on-line article in Denver Post dated 11/04/2011)

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

Database Manager on August 15, 2009:

Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. -- Recently undergoing renovation. Substitute is a 2 manual Hook and Hastings. Console renovated in 20th century to be solid state. The renovation will most likely take 2 years.

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 1990

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From THE AMERICAN ORGANIST July 2017: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on February 13, 2021.
Kimball's Antiphonal Options: Open In New Tab Kimball's Options for the Antiphonal
Document created on 2009-04-20
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on February 13, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1997-05-04

Chancel and Pipe Facade: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1997-05-04

Cathedral interior to front: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-06-09

Console, altar and left chamber: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-06-09

Console: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-06-09

Console: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-06-09

Gallery stained-glass window: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-06-09

Left stopjamb: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-06-09

Right stopjamb: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-06-09

Cathedral exterior: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-06-09

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