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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 516-A, 1969)

Originally Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 516, 1924)

Location:

Independent Presbyterian Church
3100 Highland Avenue S.
Birmingham, AL 35205 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 18417

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on August 19, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 59 ranks. 3,289 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 40 stops. 54 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 40
  • Registers: 54
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • 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 December 04, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on March 06, 2006:

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:
Rebuild with additions to E. M. Skinner Opus 516 (1925). Later additions and changes by Möller and others..

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Aeolian-Skinner Archives
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-11-06

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-11-06

Console and Right Pipe Facade: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-11-06

Church Exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-12-21

Original A-S console before solid state conversion: Photograph by James R. Stettner.

Original A-S console before solid state conversion: Photograph by James R. Stettner.

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