Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Visser-Rowland Associates (1984)

Originally Rubin S. Frels (1975)

Location:

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Houston Texas Stake
1101 Bering Drive
Houston, TX 77657 US
Memorial Ward Chapel
Organ ID: 9458

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
  • 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: Slider
  • 26 ranks. 2 manuals. 21 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 21
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 18, 2017:

Updated by Corwin Slack, who has heard or played the organ.
In 2016 Visser-Rowland Associates made the following changes: The updates are new slider motors, Solid State DC power supply, a Peterson 8 level combination action, and stop tablets, and a new 8' Trumpet, and replacement of the Krumhorn with an 8' Oboe.

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 Geo. Kilgen & Son.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Origin of the Kilgen unknown. Rebuilt by Visser-Rowland in 1984.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from console photos by Corwin Slack: Open In New Tab Typed specification
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case, Facade Pipes and Console: Photograph by Corwin Slack. Taken on 2017-05-10

Key Desk and Stop Tabs: Photograph by Corwin Slack. Taken on 2017-05-10

Manuals and Pedalboard: Photograph by Corwin Slack. Taken on 2017-05-10

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