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St. Paul's Episcopal Church
700 Callahan Drive
Bremerton, Washington 98310

OHS Database ID 19155.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 16, 2007.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 24 stops. 17 registers. 19 ranks. 1079 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers at the center front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Added 73-pipe 16' Trompette, to Gt. & Ped.; 56-pipe FF Gemshorn Celeste to Swell; 32-pipe 8 Principal and 32-pipe 4' Choral Bass to Pedal. (Database Manager. July 18, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. May 16, 2007)

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Stoplist

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  • Original document from James R. Stettner.. Source: Stoplist copied from the console in 1991

  • Bremerton, WA
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church
    
    Organ by Balcom and Vaughan Pipe Organs, Inc. Opus 758, 1968
    Balcom and Vaughan Pipe Organs, Inc. Opus 758A, 1983 - Additions
    
    GREAT                                        COUPLERS
       8     Principal                  61          Swell to Pedal                  8,4
       8     Rohr Flöte                 61          Great to Pedal                  8,4
       8     Gemshorn             (Sw)  –-
       4     Octave                     61          Swell to Great               16,8,4
       4     Spill Flöte          (Sw)  –-
       2     Block Flöte                61
       III   Mixture   [19-22-26]      183       FINGER PISTONS
       8     Trompette                  61          General                       1 - 4
       8     Krummhorn                  61          Swell & Pedal                 1 - 4
                                                    Great & Pedal                 1 - 4
       Great to Great 4'                              Gt. to Ped.                 (rev)
                                                    Cancel
    
    SWELL (Expressive)
       8     Gedackt Floete             61       TOE STUDS
       8     Gemshorn                   61          Gt. to Ped.                   (rev)
       8     Gemshorn Celeste     (FF)  56
       4     Spill Flöte                61
       2     Principal                  61       PEDAL MOVEMENTS
       1-1/3 Nasat                      61          Swell Expression             (bal.)
       8     Trompette            (Gt)  –-          Crescendo                    (bal.)
       8     Fagott                     61
             Tremulant
    
       Swell to Swell 4'
    
                                                 ACTION: E-P
    PEDAL
       16    Sub Bass                   32       VOICES: 17
       8     Principal                  32
       8     Rohr Flote           (Gt)  –-       STOPS: 24
       4     Octave                     32
       16    Trompette            (Gt)  12       RANKS: 19
       8     Trompette            (Gt)  –-
       4     Trompette            (Gt)  –-       PIPES: 1,079
    
    
    NOTES
    The organ contract was originally signed in 1964, and was smaller than the present
    instrument.
    
    The combination pistons were added in 1966 for $486.00 along with some unspecified
    additional couplers.
    
    The organ makes use of some recycled materials. The Great 4-stop chest (8, 4, 2, III) is
    a Reuter chest that was built for a Spokane job, but never installed due to a space
    conflict. The Rohr Flöte chest is a Balcom and Vaughan chest built for Gloria Dei
    Lutheran in Olympia, but not used due to a space conflict. The Rohrflöte pipes and 16'
    bass extension are from the 1911 Kimball organ built for First Methodist Episcopal in
    Seattle, and revoiced. The 5-stop Swell chest is a Möller duplex chest from a Seattle
    residence (likely, the Tobias residence) which allows for selected stops to be borrowed
    to the Great. All other chests were built by Balcom and Vaughan.
    
    In 1983, the Swell Gemshorn Celeste was added along with the Great 8' Trompette with the
    Fagott relocated to the Swell. Also, the Pedal got a new independent 8' Principal and 4'
    Octave to replace the original 8'/4' unified and tapered Spitz Principal. The cost of
    this work was $21,600.00 plus applicable tax.
    
    Sources: B & V opus list & files; JRS; extant organ
  • Original document from James R. Stettner.. Source: Stoplist copied from the console in 1991 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.