Pipe Organ Database

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(Ivan P.) Morel & Associates (1996)

Originally Lyon & Healy (Opus 194, 1905)

Location:

St. Mary's R.C. Church
533 E. Main Street
Aspen, CO 81611 US
Organ ID: 9475

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 28, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 7 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 7 stops. 7 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a floor-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 28, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 7
  • Registers: 7
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 28, 2018.
Database Manager on August 25, 2017:

Updated by Rick Morel, the builder.
The Lyon & Healy organ is presently (2017) in storage at Morel & Associates shop in Denver while the church is being remodeled. The current location will become the main entrance to the sanctuary and the organ will be re-installed in a new elevated choir loft when the project is complete in early 2018. A couple of notes about the organ's earlier history; The organ was temporarily installed in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver from 1993 to 1995, while the Cathedral's Kimball organ was being renovated. At that time, the Swell Viola was replaced with a 2' Fifteenth at the request of Cathedral Organ consultant, Allen Hobbs. The rector at St. Mary's Aspen, heard the organ at the Cathedral, and St. Mary's purchased the organ following completion of the Cathedral Kimball in 1996. The organ was moved to Aspen with the only changes being the relocation of the Pedal Bourdon to provide better access to the Swell for tuning, and a new, one horsepower Ventus blower to compensate for Aspen's 8500 ft. altitude. The feeders and reservoir were also releathered at that time.

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

Database Manager on February 28, 2013:

Updated through online information from Jon Busch. -- The two outermost side panels are dummy pipes. The bellows can still be pumped by hand.

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

Database Manager on May 11, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner.

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 Lyon & Healy (1905, Opus 194).

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 1999

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

(Old Op. 1448) From Good Shepherd Congregational, Albuquerque, NM. On loan from Morel & Assoc. since 1986-c. 1990 to St. Dominic's R. C., 29th & Federal Blvd., Denver Co. . Moved here c. 1996 [by Morel?] Bourdon moved from the back of the Swell box (where it was in the way) to the back wall (still tracker) where it probably was originally. Bellows can still be manually operated.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab stoplist from console February 2013
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Pipe Facade: Photograph by Jon Busch. Taken on 2013-02-17

Keydesk: Photograph by Jon Busch. Taken on 2013-02-17

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