The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Idlewild Presbyterian Church
Memphis, Tennessee

OHS Database ID 23301.

Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 42 stops. 50 registers. 49 ranks. 3044 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.


  • Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    In 1949 slight alterations made by AEolian-Skinner, #626-A adding one rank; (Database Manager. April 15, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Will Dunklin. -- This organ was removed when Bedient opus 27 was installed in 1989. The Skinner twin cases remain with new pipes in the old woodwork. (Database Manager. October 6, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Will Dunklin. (Database Manager. October 6, 2009)

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  • From Allen Kinzey
    Memphis, Tennessee
    Idlewild Presbyterian Church
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 626   1926        4 manuals, 51 stops, 49 ranks
             GREAT ORGAN                             SWELL ORGAN
         16' Bourdon             17 PED          16' Bourdon             73
          8' First Diapason      61               8' Diapason            73
          8' Second Diapason     61               8' Rohr Flute          73
          8' Clarabella          61               8' Gamba               73
          8' Erzähler            61               8' Voix Celeste II    146
          8' Rohr Flute          SW               8' Flute Celeste  II  134
          8' Flute Celeste II    SW               4' Octave              73
          4' Octave              61               4' Flute Triangulaire  73
          4' Flute               61               2' Flautino            61
        III  Mixture            183               V  Chorus Mixture     305
          8' Tromba              61              16' Posaune             73
             Tremolo                              8' Cornopean           73
                                                  8' Oboe d'Amour        73
             CHOIR ORGAN                          8' Vox Humana          73
          8' Concert Flute       73               4' Clarion             73
          8' Gamba               73                  Tremolo
          8' Dulciana            73
          8' Unda Maris          61 tc               ECHO ORGAN
          4' Flute               73               8' Night Horn          61
      2 2/3' Nazard              61               8' Quintadena          61
          2' Piccolo             61                  Tremolo
          8' Clarinet            73                  Cathedral Chimes
             Harp                -- tc               PEDAL ORGAN
             Celesta             61 bars         32' Resultant           --
                                                 16' Major Bass          32
             SOLO ORGAN                          16' Bourdon             32
          8' Gamba               73              16' Echo Lieblish       SW
          8' Gamba Celeste       73               8' Octave              12
          8' Tuba Mirabilis      73               8' Gedeckt             12
          8' French Horn         73               8' Still Gedeckt       SW
          8' English Horn        73              16' Trombone            32
             Tremolo                             16' Posaune             SW
                                                  8' Tromba              12
                                                     Cathedral Chimes    EC
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  August 6, 2014] 
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