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

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 41474.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 22, 2012.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 5 divisions. 46 stops. 35 registers. 41 ranks. 2466 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.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. 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 on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- Originally installed in 1921 in the Metropolitan Theater, Atlanta, as Pilcher Op. 1074; rebuilt and enlarged by them in 1926 as Op. 1343 1/2; renovation, new Great, other stops and console by Moller in 1962; replaced in 1982 by Casavant 3/71 Op. 3529 and moved minus the Antiphonal to Briarcliff Baptist Church, Atlanta, by George Miller. (Database Manager. June 24, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. October 14, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. January 22, 2012)

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Photographs

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Church Exterior. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis DDS, (1960s)
Church exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield
Sanctuary interior to rear and Antiphonal grille work. Photograph by Robert Tucker via Atlanta AGO
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
           Atlanta, Georgia
           Emory University/Glenn Memorial Methodist Church
    
           Möller   Op. M-13102   1962   3/41
    
        *  New pipework
    
           GREAT *                         SWELL
        8' Diapason 61                 16' Bourdon 73
        8' Bourdon 61                   8' Gedeckt 12
        8' Gemshorn 61                  8' Gamba 73 *
        4' Octave 61                    8' Gamba Celeste 61 *
    2 2/3' Quint 61                     4' Principal 73
        2' Super Octave 61              4' Flute Harmonic 73
       IV  Fourniture 244               2' Flautino 12
           Sub                        III  Plein Jeu 183 *
           Unison Off                  16' Contra Fagotto 61
           Super                        8' Trompette 73 *
                                        8' Oboe 12
           CHOIR                           Tremulant
        8' Cello 73                        Sub
        8' Concert Flute 73                Unison Off
        8' Flute Celeste 61                Super
        4' Koppelflöte 61 *
    2 2/3' Nasat 61 *                      PEDAL
        2' Koppelflöte 12 *            16' Diapason 32
        8' Clarinet 73                 16' Bourdon 32 
        8' Orchestral Oboe 73          16' Violone 32
           Tremulant                   16' Soft Bourdon SW
           Sub                          8' Principal 32
           Unison Off                   8' Bourdon 12 *
           Super                        8' Gedeckt SW
                                    5 1/3' Quint 32
           ANTIPHONAL                   4' Super Octave 32
        8' Rohrflöte 61                 4' Bourdon 12 *
        8' Viole d'Orchestre 61     3 1/5' Tierce --
        8' Viole Celeste 49            16' Ophicleide 32
        4' Principal 61                16' Contra Fagotto SW
       II  Grave Mixture 122            8' Posaune 12
        8' Fagot 61
           Tremulant
           Chimes
    
     [Received on line from Jeff Scofield June 25, 2009.]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.