The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Elizabeth Center
Denver, Colorado

Christ the King Chapel

OHS Database ID 9038.

Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 211, 1998-06-27.


Status and Condition

Renovation, restoration, or revision is in progress.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2015-09-22.


Technical Details

Austin Universal Air Chests(©).

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 10 stops. 11 registers. 10 ranks. 591 pipes. Manual compass is 61 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 a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position. Adjustable combination pistons. Concave radiating pedalboard. Combination action thumb pistons. Hitchdown couplers.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1997 (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Chapel formerly called Chapel of Our Merciful Saviour. Gt. 4' Gemshorn replaced by a stopped wood 4' flute as of 1998. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Status Note: There 1998 (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Originally Oakes Home (Episcopalian) for tuberculosis patients which closed in 1941. Sold in 1943 to RC order of nuns and operated as a home for the elderly. The chapel was originally known as Chapel of Our Merciful Savior, but was renamed when the property was transferred. Gt. 4' Gemshorn now replaced by a stopped wood 4' Flute. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Updated through online information from Gerald J Curcio. -- The organ is still in its original state including all the mechanisms associated with the Austin Universal Chest system. Many of the pneumatics no longer work because of the deteriorated leather.

    Much of the chest and console mechanism is out of adjustment to the extent that the instrument, until recently, has been unplayable. The Catholic Church has authorized restoration of the instrument to its original state.

    Currently, repairs have returned the organ to a playable condition with much remaining to be completed. (Database Manager. 2015-09-22)

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Photographs

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Console and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1997-05-04

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from The Tracker

  •    Denver, Colorado
       The Gardens at St. Elizabeth's
       Christ the King Chapel
    
       Austin   Op. 92   1902/1903   2/10
       ______________________________________________________________
    
       GREAT                   SWELL                       PEDAL
    8' Open Diapason 61     8' Geigen Principal 61     16' Bourdon 30
    8' Concert Flute 61     8' Gedecktflöte     61      8' Flute   12
    8' Dulciana      61     8' Salicional       61
    4' Gemshorn      61     4' Harmonic Flute   61
       Sub                  8' Flue Oboe        61
       Unison Off              Tremolo
       Super                   Sub
                               Unison Off
                               Super
    
              [Received online from Jeff Scofield March 26, 2014]
  • Stoplist copied from The Tracker Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.