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Church of Our Father, Universalist / First Unitarian-Universalist Church
4605 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201

OHS Database ID 9124.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 10, 2014.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 47 stops. 66 registers. 51 ranks. 3094 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. 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. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 2000. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • "Church was originally named Church of Our Father, Universalist. Organ dedicated 26-27 Aug 1916. This organ replaced a 3m, Austin Op. 43 [Kinzey-Lawn shows the year as 1892, but Austin was founded 1899.]." (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated 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:
    Replaced 1892 three manual Austin, #43; dedicated August 26-27, 1916; extant; unaltered. (Database Manager. December 22, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. July 4, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Ray Ahrens. (Database Manager. October 12, 2009)
  • (Steven E. Lawson. May 10, 2014)

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Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1994-05-19
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1994-05-19

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Detroit, Michigan
    Church of Our Father, Universalist
    
    The Ernest M. Skinner Company   Opus 232   1915   3 manuals, 47 stops, 51 ranks
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN (6" wind)                     SWELL ORGAN (7 1/2" wind)
         16' Bourdon              17 PED           16' Bourdon              61 
          8' 1st Diapason         61               16' Dulciana             61
          8' 2nd Diapason         61                8' Diapason             61
          8' Philomela            29 PED            8' Gedeckt              61
          8' Waldflöte            61                8' Salicional           61
          8' Erzähler             61                8' Voix Celeste         61
          8' Gedeckt              SW                8' Spitzflöte           61
          8' Aeoline              SW                8' Flute Celeste (TC)   49
          4' Flute                SW                8' Aeoline              61
          8' Tuba (Cornopean)     SW                8' Unda Maris (TC)      49
                                                    4' Octave               61
             CHOIR ORGAN (6" wind)                  4' Flute                61
          8' Diapason             61                2' Flautino             61
          8' Concert Flute        61              III  Solo Mixture        183
          8' Dulciana             61                     (12-15-17)
          8' Kleine Erzähler II  110               16' Contra Posaune       61
          4' Flute                61                8' Cornopean            61
         16' Fagotto              61                8' Flugel Horn          61
          8' Clarinet             SO                8' Vox Humana           61
          8' Orchestral Oboe      SO                   Tremolo
             Tremolo
          8' Harp Sub (TC)        --                   PEDAL ORGAN
          4' Harp                 61 bars          32' Diapason (resultant) --
                                                   16' Diapason             32
             SOLO (10") & ECHO (7 1/2")            16' Violone              32
          8' Philomela      PED & GT               16' Bourdon              32
          8' Gamba                61               16' Dulciana             SW
          8' Gamba Celeste        61               16' Lieblich Gedeckt     SW
          8' English Horn         61                8' Octave               12
          8' French Horn          61                8' Gedeckt              12
          8' Clarinet             61                8' Cello                12
          8' Orchestral Oboe      61               32' Bombarde (20")       12
             Tremolo                               16' Contra Posaune       SW
             Harp                 CH               16' Fagotto              CH
          8' Tuba Mirabilis (20") 61                8' Tromba (Posaune)     SW
          8' Diapason             61
          8' Concert Flute        61
          8' Viol d'Orchestre     61
          8' Cor de Nuit          61
          8' Quintadena           61
          8' Vox Angelica II     110
          4' Flute                61
          8' Flugel Horn          61
          8' Vox Humana           61
             Cathedral Chimes     25 tubes
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-05-10]
    
    
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