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Trinity United Methodist Church
1820 Broadway
Denver, Colorado 80202

OHS Database ID 7589.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 214, 1998-06-26.


Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2013-12-07.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 65 stops. 81 ranks. 4275 pipes. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1996 (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Electrified and altered by several builders. A note (by Jim Suttie?) on Roosevelt list says exists, altered. Renovated by I. Morel c. 1969. Chancel. Ash Casework. Cost $30,000. Compass: 58/30. Audsley case design. Originally had water motor. Altered by Moller (old pipework preserved) [was this the 1969 renovation?]. Some changes have been reversed. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. -- Going to get its fifth console. Being rebuilt and enlarged by Rick Morell and Associates. Sweet Sound, not many strings. Getting a festival trumpet and other pipes, and possibly 32' bombard. (Database Manager. 2009-02-25)
  • Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. (Database Manager. 2009-02-28)
  • Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. -- New OSI console in June '09. New Festival Bombarde: July '09. (Database Manager. 2009-08-14)
  • Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. -- Renovations Finished Sep. 2009. Rededication by James Ruth. 150th anniversary concert by Sophie Choplin in Nov. 2009. (Database Manager. 2009-11-10)
  • Updated through online information from Steven E. Lawson. -- From 1998 OHS Convention Atlas: "The organ has undergone some changes over the years. ... "In 1936, the Roosevelt Swell 8' Vox Humana was replaced with a Möller set; at the same time, the Great and Swell 4' Clarions, the Solo 8' Cor Anglais and 4' [Tuba] Clarion, and the Pedal 16' Trombone and 16' Basson [sic], were disconnected. The contract for this work was signed for the church by A. R. Dowd, Mamie Dowd Eisenhower's father. Two years later, Fred Meunier installed "sweeter" American pipes recycled from the George Foot organ at St. John's Cathedral [Denver] when it was replaced with a new W. W. Kimball organ. The Great 8' Trumpet, $75; Swell 16' Contra Fagotto, $75; 8' Cornopean, $60; 8' Oboe, $65; and Choir 8' Clarinet, $60, were purchased for the indicated prices. With the single exception of the 8' Tuba Mirabilis, the "blazing, metallic" Cavaillé-Coll reeds disappeared, as did all of the Roosevelt reeds. "In 1964, ... Roosevelt reeds removed in 1938, the Swell 8' Cornopean and 4' Clarion, the Great 4' Clarion, and the Choir 8' Clarinet, were replaced with new pipes made and voiced by A. R. Schopp's Sons, Inc. The missing Cavaillé-Coll Solo 4' Tuba Clarion and Great 8' Trumpet were replaced with new pipes made and voiced by Harpfer & Ehrman, pipemakers of Boulay, France. The Solo 8' Cor Anglais, originally a free reed, was replaced with new pipes made and voiced by Geisecke." -- Console has 61/32 compasses (Database Manager. 2013-04-28)
  • Updated through online information from Norman Sutphin. -- The OSI console installed by Morel and Associates in 2009 is the third replacement console for this organ. (Database Manager. 2013-08-06)
  • Updated through online information from Kem Barney. -- A.R. Doud was not the father of Mamie Eisenhower. Her father's name was John Sheldon Doud (per Wiklipedia) A. R. Doud was a long-time member and historian at Trinity Methodist Church, Denver. (Database Manager. 2013-12-07)

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Photographs

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Front of Sanctuary with full facade. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2009-08-06
Full facade from left. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2009-08-06
Angled view of central facade. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2009-08-06
2009 Organ Supply console. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2009-08-06
Back of facade. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-05
Great pipework. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-05
Great pipework: cone-tuned Mixture and other trebles. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-05
Great pipework: reeds. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-05
Swell pipework. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-05
Swell pipework. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-05
Pipework: Swell 8' Vox Humana. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-05
Choir pipework. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-05
Choir pipework. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-05
Solo pipework. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-05
Pipework: Solo 8' English Horn. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-05
Pipework: Solo 4' Hohlpfeife and 4' Bombarde. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-05
Pedal pipework. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-05
Pedal pipework. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-05
Pipework: Pedal 16' Bassoon. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-05
Pipework: Pedal 16' Bassoon resonators and 2009 Bombarde. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-05
Pipework: Pedal 32' Diapason and 2009 Bombarde. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-05
Pipework: 2009 Bombarde. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-05
Pipework: 2009 Bombarde. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-05
Regulators and interior. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-05
Church interior. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-01-17
Chancel, Console, and Pipe Facade. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1997-05-04

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from 1998 OHS Convention Atlas

  • Denver, Colorado
    Trinity United Methodist Church
    
    Frank Roosevelt   Opus 380   1888           4 manuals   65 stops   81 ranks
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    
    Original Stoplist - from 1998 OHS Denver Convention Atlas
    
            GREAT ORGAN                          CHOIR ORGAN, enclosed
        16' Double Open Diapason    58       16' Contra Gamba            58w&m
        16' Double Melodia          58w       8' Open Diapason           58
         8' First Open Diapason     58        8' Geigen Principal        58
         8' Second Open Diapason    58        8' Lieblich Gedeckt        58
         8' Doppel Flöte            58w       8' Concert Flute           58w
         8' Principal Flöte         58w       8' Dulciana                58
         8' Viola da Gamba          58        4' Flute d'Amour           58w&m
         8' Gemshorn                58        4' Fugara                  58
         4' Octave                  58        2' Piccolo (harmonic)      58
         4' Flute Harmonique        58           Dolce Cornet V         290
         4' Gambette                58       16' Euphone [free reed] *   --
     2 2/3' Octave Quint            58        8' Clarinet                58
         2' Super Octave            58           Tremolo
            Mixture IV-V           254
            Scharf III-V           210           SOLO ORGAN, enclosed
        16' Ophicleide              58        8' Philomela                58
         8' Trumpet                 58        8' Stentorphone             58
         4' Clarion                 58        4' Flute                    58w&m
                                              8' Cor Anglais [free reed]  58
            SWELL ORGAN, enclosed             8' Tuba Mirablis +          58
        16' Bourdon Treble (TC#)    45w       4' Tuba Clarion +           58
        16' Bourdon Bass            13w          Tremolo
         8' Open Diapason           58                       + Cavaillé-Coll
         8' Spitz Flöte             58
         8' Stopped Diapason        58w          PEDAL ORGAN
         8' Clarabella              58w      32' Double Open Diapason     30w
         8' Salicional              58       16' Open Diapason            30w
         8' Vox Coelestis (TC)      46       16' Violone                  30w
         8' Aeoline                 58       16' Bourdon                  30w
         8' Quintadena              58       16' Dulciana                 30
         4' Octave                  58        8' Octave                   30
         4' Hohl Flöte              58w&m     8' Flute                    30w
         4' Salicet                 58        8' Violoncello              30w
         2' Flageolet               58        4' Super Octave             30
            Cornet III-V           230       32' Contra Bombarde *        --
        16' Contra Fagotto          58       16' Trombone                 30
         8' Cornopean               58       16' Contra Bassoon           30w
         8' Oboe                    58           Pedal Ventil
         4' Clarion                 58
            Tremolo                           *  prepared for
         8' Vox Humana              58
    
            COUPLERS
            Swell to Great
            Swell to Great 8ves
            Choir to Great   
            Solo to Great
            Swell to Choir
            Solo to Pedal
            Swell to Pedal
            Great to Pedal
            Choir to Pedal
    
     [Received from Steven E. Lawson 2013-04-30.]
  • Stoplist from 1998 OHS Convention Atlas Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.