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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 584, 1926)

Location:

Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Havana, 11 CU
Organ ID: 23204

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 7 ranks. 470 pipes. 2 manuals. 7 stops. 11 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: 2
  • Stops: 7
  • Registers: 11
  • 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.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2017:

2015 - organ unplayable

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

Database Manager on November 26, 2015:

Moved from original historic building into new 1946 cathedral.

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

Database Manager on December 19, 2010:

Updated through online information from Willis Bodine. -- The organ is set up in a deep rectangular apse off the epistle side of the chancel. The console faces the instrument (player's back is to the altar).

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

Database Manager on August 30, 2010:

Updated through online information from Willis Bodine. -- This small instrument is on the epistle side. There are no façade pipes – the Great 8- Diapason is unenclosed behind the wooden grille/screen/front, and the five-stop Swell is enclosed behind that. The Episcopal Bishop of Cuba and the Bishop of the Dominican Republic are interested in a possible restoration, since the instrument has not been usefully playable since 1991. Parishioners from Holy Trinity, Gainesville, Florida, are investigating the possibility of our assisting them.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on July 09, 2008:

Updated through online information from John Walko. -- This organ was extant and playable as of 1988. I was able to spend several hours practicing on it and it seemed in surprisingly good condition.

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

Database Manager on March 24, 2006:

Identified 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:
Built entirely of Cuban Mahogany; no information.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Specification from Shop Notes in <i>The American Classic Organ – A History in Letters</i> by Charles Callahan
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson's drawing of Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Havana.: Open In New Tab Elements include Opus 584 façade in its original location
Document created on 1926-06-26
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Manuals and Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Marilyn W. Peterson. Taken on 2010-12-01

Console and Left Stop Jamb: Photograph by Marilyn W. Peterson. Taken on 2010-12-01

Console and Right Stop Jamb: Photograph by Marilyn W. Peterson. Taken on 2010-12-01

Swell and Crescendo Pedals: Photograph by Marilyn W. Peterson. Taken on 2010-12-01

Pedalboard: Photograph by Marilyn W. Peterson. Taken on 2010-12-01

Static Reservoir and Blower: Photograph by Marilyn W. Peterson. Taken on 2010-12-01

Blower: Photograph by Marilyn W. Peterson. Taken on 2010-12-01

Windlines: Photograph by Marilyn W. Peterson. Taken on 2010-12-01

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