Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1309, 1959)

Location:

Community of Christ (Reorganized Church of Latter-day Saints)
1001 West Walnut Street
Independence, MO 64050 US
Auditorium Conference Chamber
Organ ID: 18408

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on January 17, 2023.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 113 ranks. 6,301 pipes. 9 divisions. 4 manuals. 76 stops. 94 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
  • Slider Motors: Electric motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 9
  • Stops: 76
  • Registers: 94
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 07, 2014:

The denomination, Community of Christ, was known from 1872 to 2001 as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (RLDS).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on March 03, 2014:

Updated through online information from Phillip Grubbs.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 23, 2013:

Updated through online information from Phillip Grubbs. -- This organ is used regularly for concerts and demonstration recitals. The organ is played by a staff of approximately 50 Community of Christ volunteer staff organists and 1 Community of Christ Principal Organist.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on March 08, 2012:

Updated through online information from David McVey. -- Catharine Crozier played the inaugural recital on November 7, 1959, but this was not the dedication. The dedication was during the church's World Conference in 1960 and Bethel Knoche was the organist. Ray Berry reviewed the dedication in The American Organist magazine.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on June 28, 2008:

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:
Dedication recital played by Catharine Crozier in 1959; extant; some tonal changes by Michael Quimby with John Hendriksen; keyboards replaced; console renovated by David Harris.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on June 22, 2005:

Some modifications have been made to the organ since the original installation, and additional work has been done by Michael Quimby and John Hendricksen.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Summary of installation and changes to the organ.: Open In New Tab Typed list from Michael Quimby, Quimby Pipe Organs.
Document created on 2005-10-15
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1995-06-21

Auditorium stage, exposed pipes and clouds: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1995-06-21

Auditorium interior: Photograph by Kenneth Raveill 1960. Taken on 1995-06-21

Organ and exposed pipes: Photograph by Joseph Routon, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2018-07-16

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