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Randall Dyer & Assoc., Inc. (Opus 78, 2001)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1454, 1966)

Location:

Church Street United Methodist Church
900 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 US
Organ ID: 19049

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 84 ranks. 7 divisions. 4 manuals. 67 stops. 96 registers.
All:
  • 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: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 67
  • Registers: 96
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • 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 March 07, 2018:

Contract signed in 1964; installed 1965–1966. Tonal finishing by Don Gilette in 1966. Dedication recital by Alec Wyton, 1966. Source, email from Randall Dyer, March 5, 2018.

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

Database Manager on January 20, 2016:

According to Randall S. Dyer, the new console had the first new legal ivory keys in perhaps 20 years.

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

Database Manager on March 23, 2008:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Originally installed as Aeolian-Skinner 3/47 Op. 1454 in 1964; console renovated in 1984 by Dyer and nine ranks added; in 2001, Dyer added a new 4-manual console, a 9-rank Antiphonal with separate 2-manual console and 10 new ranks to the main organ; prepared-for stops were gradually installed so that the organ is now a 4/86.

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

Database Manager on May 30, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on June 29, 2005:

This Organ identified through information received from Randall Dyer. Rebuild of and additions to Dyer Organ No. 31. New four-manual console, new Solo and encased Antiphonal with attached two-manual console

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 the builder
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 2008-04-11

Antiphonal Keydesk: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2008-04-11

Nave, Gallery, and Antiphonal Organ Case: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2008-04-11

Main Console: Photograph by Randall S. Dyer. Taken on 2001-03-01

Dyer Console and Aeolian-Skinner Console: Photograph by Randall S. Dyer. Taken on 2001-03-01

Gallery and Antiphonal Organ Case: Photograph by Randall S. Dyer. Taken on 2001-03-01

Chancel and exposed pipes: Photograph by Jeff Scofield.

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield.

Church exterior: Photograph by Michael Patrick Shortal, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2012-04-08

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