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Highland Baptist Church
219 Simpson St.
Florence, Alabama 35630

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 47901.

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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 May 11, 2011.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 21 stops. 33 registers. 25 ranks. 1568 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers at the center front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Moved to and re-engineered for new sanctuary in 2003 by Milnar Organ Co., including multiplexing and renovated console. (Database Manager. May 11, 2011)

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Photographs

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Church interior with divided chambers & facades. Photograph by Tommy Malcolm Quinn 2020-03-02
Organ chambers with facades. Photograph by Tommy Malcom Quinn 2020-03-02
Left facade. Photograph by Tommy Malcolm Quinn 2020-03-02
Right facade. Photograph by Tommy Malcolm Quinn 2020-03-02
Console. Photograph by Tommy Malcolm Quinn 2020-03-02
Console: right stopjamb. Photograph by Tommy Malcolm Quinn 2020-03-02
Console: left stopjamb. Photograph by Tommy Malcolm Quinn 2020-03-02
Console: Manuals. Photograph by Tommy Malcolm Quinn 2020-03-02
Console: couplers. Photograph by Tommy Malcolm Quinn 2020-03-02
Console: pedalboard, pedal movements, and toe studs. Photograph by Tommy Malcolm Quinn 2020-03-02

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from The Diapason July 1962
    Florence, Alabama
    Highland Baptist Church
    
    SCHANTZ ORGAN CO., Opus 591, 1964 - Original Specifications
    ________________________________________________
    
    
    GREAT                                        SWELL (Expressive)
    8     Open Diapason              61          8     Rohrflote                  61 
    8     Bourdon                    61          8     Viola                      61
    4     Octave                     61          8     Viola Celeste        (tc)  49 
    2     Fifteenth                  61          4     Spitz Principal            61
    IV    Mixture                   244          4     Harmonic Flute             61
          Chimes  (Mayland)         (21)         2     Flautino                   12
                                                 III   Plein Jeu                 183 
    Great 16                                     8     Trompette                  61
    Great Unison Off                             4     Clarion                    12 
    Great 4                                            Tremolo
    
                                                 Swell 16
    CHOIR (Expressive)                           Swell Unison Off
    8     Gedeckt                    61          Swell 4
    8     Erzahler                   61
    8     Erzahler Celeste     (tc)  49
    4     Koppel Flote               61          PEDAL
    2 2/3 Nasat                      61          16    Principal                  32
    2     Flote                      12          16    Bourdon              (Gt)  12
    1 3/5 Terz                       61          16    Rohrflote            (Sw)  12
    8     Oboe                       61          8     Octave                     12
          Tremolo                                8     Bourdon              (Gt)  –-
    8     Bombarde                   61          8     Rohrflote            (Sw)  –-
                                                 4     Super Octave               12 
    Choir 16                                     16    Contre Trompette     (Sw)  12
    Choir Unison Off                             8     Trompette            (Sw)  –-
    Choir 4                                      4     Clarion              (Sw)  –-
    
    
    COUPLERS                                      FINGER PISTONS
    Swell to Pedal                  8,4           General                      1 - 5        
    Great to Pedal                  8,4           Swell                        1 - 5
    Choir to Pedal                  8,4             Sw to Ped                  (rev)
    MIDI  to Pedal                                Great                        1 - 5
                                                    Gt to Ped                  (rev)
    Swell to Great               16,8,4           Choir                        1 - 5
    Choir to Great               16,8,4             Ch to Ped                  (rev)
    MIDI  to Great                                Full Organ                   (rev)
                                                  Set
    Swell to Choir               16,8,4           Cancel
    Great to Choir                  8
    MIDI  to Choir
                                                  TOE STUDS
    MIDI  to Swell                                Pedal                        1 – 5
    
    
    PEDAL MOVEMENTS (L-R)                         TOE SPOONS (L-R)
    Choir Expression             (bal.)           Gt. to Ped.                  (rev)
    Swell Expression             (bal.)           Sw. to Ped.                  (rev)
    Crescendo                    (bal.)           Ch. to Ped.                  (rev)
                                                  Full Organ                   (rev)
            
            
    ACTION: E-P        VOICES: 21        STOPS: 34        RANKS: 26        PIPES: 1,629
                                       (inc. chimes)
    
    
    NOTES
    The organ is installed at the front in divided placement in chambers either side of
    the baptistery. Gold-painted Principal pipes and the Great/Pedal wooden 16' Bourdon
    form the two façades. The console is in fixed position on the right.
    
    The organ has had some type of electronic upgrades based on the availability of MIDI
    to all four divisions and some LED displays – but is otherwise unaltered and original.
    
    
    Sources: Existing OHS Database account; photos from March 2020 by Tommy Malcolm
             Quinn
    
    
    Highland Baptist Church
    219 Simpson St.
    Florence, AL. 35630
    (256) 764-1392                               Documented: March 3, 2020
    
    
    [Received online from Jeff Scofield  May 21, 2011]
    [Corrected & augmented by James R. Stettner, March 6, 2020]
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