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Wedgewood Presbyterian
8008 35th Ave. NE
Seattle, Washington 98115

OHS Database ID 23883.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
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 June 20, 2006.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Two manuals. 2 divisions. 31 stops. 5 registers. 5 ranks. 353 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

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. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- This is a unit organ. The pipes are in a single chamber on the left side of the chancel. As originally built, the organ had no combination action. Balcom and Vaughan added a Lucas system in 1979 as their opus 629-A. Some of the smaller pipes are played by electro-mechanical action. (Database Manager. June 20, 2006)

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  • Original document from James R. Stettner.. Source: Stoplist copied from the console in April 17, 1991

  • Seattle, Washington
    Wedgewood Presbyterian Church
    
    Balcom and Vaughan, Opus 629, 1956
    Balcom and Vaughan, Opus 629A, 1979 - Lucas combination action
    
    GREAT (Expressive)              SWELL (Expressive)              PEDAL (Expressive)
       16    Open Diapason             16    Bourdon                   16    Bourdon
       8     Open Diapason             8     Open Diapason             16    Gedackt
       8     Gedeckt                   8     Gedeckt                   8     Open Diapason
       8     Salicional                8     Salicional                8     Flute
       8     Voix Celeste              8     Voix Celeste              8     Cello
       8     Dulciana                  8     Dulciana                  5-1/3 Quint  
       4     Octave                    4     Flute                     4     Octave
       4     Flute                     4     Salicet                   2     Super Octave
       4     Salicet                   2-2/3 Nazard
       4     Dulcet                    2     Piccolo                   9     blank tablets
       2-2/3 Twelfth                   8     Oboe
       2     Fifteenth                       Tremulant
    
       2     blank tablets             2     blank tablets
    
    
    STOP / RANK / PIPE ANALYSIS
       16    Open Diapason             (Gt)  --   Tenor C. From the 8' Open Diapason.
       16    Bourdon               (Sw/Ped)  12
       16    Gedackt                  (Ped)  --   Same as the 16' Bourdon. Notes 1-12 on
                                                     soft wind.
       8     Open Diapason      (Gt/Sw/Ped)  61
       8     Gedeckt                (Gt/Sw)  61
       8     Flute                    (Ped)  --   Same as the 8' Gedeckt.
       8     Salicional             (Gt/Sw)  61
       8     Cello                    (Ped)  --   Same as the 8' Salicional.
       8     Voix Celeste           (Gt/Sw)  49   Tenor C.
       8     Dulciana               (Gt/Sw)  49   Tenor C.
       4     Octave                (Gt/Ped)  12   Extension of the 8' Open Diapason.
       4     Flute                  (Gt/Sw)  12   Extension of the 8' Gedeckt.
       4     Salicet                (Gt/Sw)  12   Extension of the 8' Salicional.
       4     Dulcet                    (Gt)  12   Extension of the 8' Dulciana.
       2-2/3 Twelfth                   (Gt)  –-   From the 8'/4' Diapason/Octave unit. Top
                                                     5 notes borrowed from 2-2/3' Nazard. 
       2-2/3 Nazard                    (Sw)   7   Extension of the 8' Gedeckt.
       2     Fifteenth                 (Gt)  --   From the 8'/4' Diapason/Octave unit. Top
                                                     8ve borrowed from 2' Piccolo.    
       2     Piccolo                   (Sw)   5   Extension of the 8' Gedeckt.
       8     Oboe                      (Sw)  --   Synthetic. Derived from the 8' Sali-
                                                     cional and the 2-2/3' Nazard.
             Tremulant                 (Sw)       Affects the entire instrument.
    
    PIPE SUMMARY
    
       Open Diapason     Gedeckt           Salicional        Voix Celeste      Dulciana
       73 pipes          97 pipes          73 pipes          49 pipes          61 pipes    
    
    
    COUPLERS                                     TOE STUDS
       Prepared-for                                 General                      1 - 10
                                                    Gt. to Ped.                   (rev)
    FINGER PISTONS
       General                      1 – 10       MEMORY
       Swell                         1 – 6          Single; 5-level           A,B,C,D,E
         Sw. to Ped.                 (rev)
       Great                         1 – 6
         Gt. to Ped.                 (rev)       PEDAL MOVEMENTS
       Pedal                         1 – 6          Expression                   (bal.)
       Set                                          Crescendo                    (bal.)
       Gen. Can.
    
    ACTION: E-P & D-E unit      VOICES: 5      STOPS: 31      RANKS: 5      PIPES:  353
    
    NOTES
    This organ is installed in a chamber on the front, left side of the church behind an
    arch that separates the sanctuary from the chancel. The only chamber opening is into
    the chancel, so tonal egress into the sanctuary is poor and reflective only.
    
    As originally built, there were no pistons or toe studs. The Lucas combination action
    was added in 1979. A set of Maas amplified chimes is playable from its own keyboard.
    
    Sources: Balcom and Vaughan opus list; Eugene M. Nye compilation; JRS; extant organ
  • Original document from James R. Stettner.. Source: Stoplist copied from the console in April 17, 1991 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.