Pipe Organ Database

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Unknown Builder (1948ca.)

Originally Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 573, 1915)

Location:

Brigham Young University
Upper Campus
Provo, UT 84602 US
Joseph Smith Building Auditorium
Organ ID: 8566

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 4 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 31, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from Paul Slaughter. -- The instrument was installed in the auditorium of the Joseph Smith Building on the Upper Campus. The building was demolished in 1990.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Austin Organ Co. (1915, Opus573).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Moved from the Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, UT. (Less the celestial and string divisions.) [Built 1863-69 by Joseph Ridges (2-28st., Tr) using pipework from shop of W. B. D. Simmons. Rebuilt & enlarged 1885 by Niels Johnson using pipework from Steere & Turner shop (3m., 46st., Tr. with Barker lever). Rebuilt 1900 by W. W. Kimball (4m, 60st., Tu.). Rebuilt 1915 by Austin Organ Co. (4m, 246st. EPA). Enlarged by Austin 1925 and 1940. ] [Sold 1990 by M Ohman sold for parts after campus closed?].

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

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