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Covenant Presbyterian Church
1000 E. Morehead St.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

OHS Database ID 34810.

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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 November 16, 2016.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 7 divisions. 70 stops. 81 registers. 87 ranks. 5229 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, left.

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

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:
    Addition of Antiphonal to Opus 1196-A; Great revoiced by AEolian-Skinner in 1962. (Database Manager. May 23, 2008)
  • Contract signed in 1949, but the organ was stored after completion untilr the sanctuary was completed in 1953; two stops added in 1954 as Op. 1196-A. Antiphonal and Hooded Trumpet added in 1959 as Op. 1196-B; in 1975, Schlicker installed a new 36-rank gallery organ and a new 4-manual rocker-tablet console in the chancel controlling both organs; renovated by David Nelms and the Mid-Atlantic Organ Co. 2003-2004 with a new 5-manual Turner console. (Database Manager. November 16, 2016)

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Covenant Presbyterian Church
    
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 1196-B   1962   4 manuals, 70 stops, 87 ranks
    ____________________________________________________________________________________
    
                 GREAT ORGAN                           SWELL ORGAN
             16' Quintaten             61          16' Lieblich Gedeckt      68
              8' Principal             61           8' Geigen Diapason       68
              8' Diapason              61           8' Stopped Diapason      68
              8' Bourdon               61           8' Viole de Gambe        68
              8' Spitzflöte            61           8' Viole Celeste         68
              4' Principal             61           8' Flauto Dolce          68
              4' Rohrflöte             61           8' Flute Celeste (TC)    56
          2 2/3' Quint                 61           8' Aeoline               68 a
              2' Super Octave          61           4' Prestant              68
             IV  Fourniture           244           4' Cor de Nuit           68
            III  Cymbal               183           2' Octavin               61
                 Chimes                SO          IV  Scharf               244
              8' Hooded Trumpet        61 b        16' Fagotto               68
                                                    8' Trompette             68
                 CHOIR ORGAN                        8' Hautbois              68
             16' Contre Gambe          68           8' Vox Humana            68
              8' Viola                 68           4' Clairon               68
              8' Rohrflöte             68              Tremulant
              8' Dulciana              68
              8' Unda Maris (TC)       56              SOLO/POSITIV ORGAN (IV)
              4' Prestant              68           8' Gamba                 68
              4' Koppelflöte           68           8' Gamba Celeste         68
              2' Blockflöte            61           4' Orchestral Flute      68
             II  Sesquialtera         122           8' French Horn           68
             16' English Horn          68           8' Trompette Harmonique  68
              8' Cromorne              68           4' Clairon Harmonique    68
              4' Rohrschalmei          68              Tremulant
                 Tremulant                             Chimes
                                                       Positiv unenclosed:
                 ANTIPHONAL ORGAN (Op. 1196-B)      8' Nason Flute           61
              8' Gedeckt Pommer        61           4' Nachthorn             61
              4' Prestant              61           2' Principal             61
          2 2/3' Rohrnasat             61       1 3/5' Tierce                61
              2' Blockflöte            61       1 1/3' Larigot               61
             IV  Fourniture           244           1' Oktav                 61 a
                 enclosed:                        III  Zimbel               183
              8' Gemshorn              61
              8' Schwebung (TC)        49              PEDAL ORGAN
              4' Spillflöte            61          32' Resultant Bass        --
                 Tremulant                         16' Contre Basse          32
                                                   16' Bourdon               32
                 ANTIPHONAL PEDAL (Op. 1196-B)     16' Quintaten             GT
             16' Bourdon               12 ANT      16' Gambe                 CH
                                                   16' Lieblich Gedeckt      SW
                                                    8' Principal             32
                                                    8' Stopped Flute         12
                                                    8' Gambe                 CH
                                                    8' Still Gedeckt         SW
                                                    4' Choral Bass           32
                                                    4' Nachthorn             32
                                                    2' Blockflöte            32
                                                   IV  Mixture              128
                                                   32' Contra Fagotto        12 SW
                                                   16' Bombarde              32
                                                    8' Trompette             12
              a  Added as 1196-A, 1954              4' Clairon               12
              b  Added as 1196-B, 1962                 Chimes                SO
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-08-21]
    
    
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.