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Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
399 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

Main Auditorium

OHS Database ID 5082.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The organ is in good condition and is used occasionally.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 9, 2017.


Technical Details

Austin Universal Air Chests(©).

Four manuals. 6 divisions. 72 stops. 114 registers. 81 ranks. 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.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital 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

  • Designed by Edwin Lemare. In storage during auditorium renovation in early 1990s. Console rebuilt by Austin in 1996 retaining original mechanism. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- During the auditorium renovation, the combination action was rebuilt by Austin, and the missing String Organ was returned home and installed in its loft above the stage near the 32' Double Open Diapason. Milnar Organ Co. renovated the organ, including the replacement of missing pipes and converting the switching and combination action to a Peterson system; the percussion stops have been restored. The re-dedicatory concert by Peter Conte was held 7/2/07. (Database Manager. April 28, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The console is moved to the stage for the semi-annual concerts that average 2,000 attendance. (Database Manager. November 15, 2010)
  • Updated by G. Mark Caldwell, who has heard or played the organ.
    Heard organ in concert 6/27/17 and revisited and played it 6/29/17. It's in good condition. (Database Manager. July 9, 2017)

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Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2010-11-14
Auditorium Interior and Stage. Photograph by Patrick Parris 2005-03-04

Pipe organs in Tennessee sponsored by Milnar Organ Co.

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Stoplist

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  • From 2008 AIO convention brochure
           Chattanooga, Tennessee
           Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
    
           Austin   Op. 1206   1924   4/81
           __________________________________________________________
    
           GREAT     7" wind                SWELL     7" wind
       16' Major Diapason      61 a     16' Lieblich Bourdon       73
       16' Bourdon             73        8' Diapason Phonon        73
        8' Diapason I          73        8' English Diapason       73
        8' Diapason II         73        8' Melodia                73
        8' Diapason III        73 *      8' Chimney Flute          73
        8' Flauto Major        41 b      8' Viol d'Orchestre       73
        8' Claribel Flute      73 *      8' Voix Celeste           73
        8' Violoncello         73 *      8' Aeoline                73
        4' Octave              73        8' Aeoline Celeste        73
        4' Wald Flute          73        8' String Organ           --
    2 2/3' Nazard              -- c      4' Principal              73
        2' Super Octave        -- c      4' Harmonic Flute         73
       VI  Sesquialtera       366 d      4' Violina                73
       16' Trombone            73 *      2' Flageolet              61
        8' Tromba              73 *      V  Cornet                305
        4' Tromba Clarion      73 *     16' Contra Posaune         73
           Sub                           8' Cornopean              73
           Unison Off                    8' Oboe                   73
           Super                         8' Vox Humana             61 f
           Cathedral Chimes    25 *      4' Clarion                73
                                            Tremulant (valve)
        *  enclosed                         Sub
                                            Unison Off
           CHOIR     7" wind                Super
       16' Contra Viole        73
        8' Violin Diapason     73           STRING     7" wind
        8' Concert Flute       73        8' Orchestral Violoncello 73 normal 
        8' Flute Celeste       61        8' Violoncello Vibrato    73 sharp 
        8' Violoncello         73        8' Nitsua                 73 normal
        8' Dulciana            73        8' Nitsua Celeste         73 flat
        8' Vox Angelica        73        8' Orchestral Violin      73 normal
        8' Cor de Nuit         73        8' Violino Vibrato        73 sharp
        8' String Organ        --           Tremulant (valve)
        4' Flauto Traverso     73
        2' Harmonic Piccolo    61           PEDAL      7" wind
       16' Cor Anglais         73       64' Gravissima             --
        8' Orchestral Clarinet 73       32' Double Open Diapason   32
        8' French Horn         73       32' Sub Bourdon (resultant)--
           Tremulant (valve)            16' Open Diapason I        12
           Sub                          16' Open Diapason II       32
           Unison Off                   16' Violone                32
           Super                        16' Bourdon                GT
           Harp Celesta        61       16' Lieblich Bourdon       SW
                                        16' Contra Viole           CH
           SOLO     10" wind             8' Flauto Major (OD I)    12
        8' Grand Diapason      73        8' Claribel Flute         GT
        8' Orchestral Flute    73        8' Violone                12
        8' Wald Flute          73        8' Violoncello            CH
        8' Unda Maris          61        4' Super Octave (OD I)    12
        8' String Organ        --        V  Mixture                -- g
        4' Harmonic Flute      73       32' Contra Bombarde        32 10"
       16' Tuba Major          73       16' Bombarde               12 10"
        8' Tuba Mirabilis 20"  73       16' Tuba Major             SO
        8' Tuba Sonora         73       16' Contra Posaune         SW
        8' Orchestral Trumpet  73        8' Tromba Magna           12 10"
        8' Orchestral Oboe     73        8' Tuba Sonora            SO
        8' Vox Humana          61        4' Clarion                12 10"
        4' Tuba Clarion        73           Super
           Tremulant (valve)                Bass Drum (single stroke)
           Sub                              Kettle Drum (roll)
           Unison Off                       Snare Drum (single stroke)
           Super                            Snare Drum (roll)
           Bells (stroke)                   Chinese Gong
           Bells (repeat)                   Cymbal
           Xylophone                        Triangle
    
        a  1-12 from Pedal Open Diapason II
        b  1-32 from Pedal Open Diapason I
        c  from Sesquialtera
        d  12-15-17-19-21-22
        e  12-15-17-19-22
        f  separate chest, box, tremulant, on 4" wind
        g  from Bourdon and Violone
    
          [Received online from Jeff Scofield July 24, 2013]
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