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Glenn Memorial Methodist Church
1660 N. Decatur Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 16409.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 5, 2019.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 5 divisions. 34 stops. 49 registers. 34 ranks. 2332 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.

Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.

Notes

  • Identified through information from Volume VIII p. 53 of the Pilcher factory ledger. For more information see the document referenced below. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 6, 2005)
  • Original price: $7,900 (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 6, 2005)
  • Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- Originally installed in the Metropolitan Theater, Atlanta, in 1927; renovation and tonal changes when moved to Glenn Memorial, but retaining the original console; extensively rebuilt and enlarged to 41 ranks by Moller in 1962 as Op. M-13102 with a new console; relocated by George Miller in 1983 to Briarcliff Baptist Church, Atlanta, minus the Antiphonal. (Database Manager. November 2, 2006)
  • Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- Rebuilt and enlarged to 3/41 in 1962 by Moller as Op. M-13102; replaced in 1982 by 3/71 Casavant Op. 3529 (Database Manager. June 23, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. January 22, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from John Igoe.
    In Bynum Petty's book, this organ is identified with opus number 1533.5. (Database Manager. January 30, 2016)

Online Documents

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  • Pilcher Organs. Summary of Pilcher Sources by Soosie Schmitt. Author: Author not identified Source: Unpublished monograph. Document Date. April 5, 2005.

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Stoplist

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  • . Source: Stoplist from the factory specifications via the OHS Archives
           Atlanta, Georgia
           Glenn Memorial Methodist Church
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           Pilcher   Op. 1074     1921   3/25
           Pilcher   Op. 1535     1926   3/25
           Pilcher   Op. 1535.5   1931   3/34
    
           GREAT                            ORCHESTRAL
    
       16' Open Diapason       73 *      8' Violin Cello    73
        8' 1st Open Diapason   73 *      8' Concert Flute   73
        8' 2nd Open Diapason   73        8' Flute Celeste   61
        8' Gross Flute         73        4' Flute d'Amour   73
        8' Gross Gamba         73        4' Concert Flute   --
        8' Gross Gamba Celeste 61        2' Flute d'Amour   --
        8' Dulciana            73 *      8' Clarinet        73
        4' Octave              73 *      8' Orchestral Oboe 73
        4' Gross Flute         --           Tremolo
        4' Gamba               --           Sub
    2 2/3' Twelfth             61 *         Unison Off
        2' Fifteenth           61 *         Super
       16' Ophicleide          12
        8' Tuba                73           ECHO
           Tremolo
           Sub                           8' Echo Flute      73
           Unison Off                    8' Violaeth        73
           Super                         8' Vox Angelica    61
                                         4' Fern Flute      --
           SWELL                         8' French Horn     73
                                         8' Vox Humana      73
       16' Bourdon             73           Tremolo
        8' Violin Diapason     73
        8' Stopped Diapason    --           PEDAL
        8' Viol d'Orchestre    73
        8' Viol Celeste        61       32' Resultant       --
        8' Aeoline             73 *     16' Open Diapason   12 GT
        8' Aeoline Celeste     61 *     16' Bourdon         32 *
        4' Flute Harmonic      73       16' Violone         12 OR
        4' Violetta            -        16' Soft Bourdon    SW
        2' Piccolo             --        8' Violoncello     OR
       16' Contra Fagotto      73 *      8' Flute           GT
        8' Cornopean           73       16' Ophicleide      GT
        8' Oboe                73
        8' Vox Humana          73 *      *  new stops
           Tremolo
           Sub
           Unison Off
           Super
    
             [Received from Jeff Scofield February 5, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist from the factory specifications via the OHS Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.