Pipe Organ Database

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Schantz Organ Co. (Opus 501, 1962)

Location:

Canterbury United Methodist Church
350 Overbook Road
Mountain Brook (Birmingham), AL 35213 US
Organ ID: 24658

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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 unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 53 ranks. 3,187 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 43 stops. 59 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 43
  • Registers: 59
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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 May 27, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Information taken from a copy of the contract specification provided by Schantz.

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

Database Manager on November 15, 2006:

Additions and alterations by John Horton and Howard Best, 1970s-1990s. Console rebuilt by Colby, 1980s.

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 1981 AGO Regional Booklet
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church interior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-10

Console and interior to rear: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-10

Church exterior: Photograph by villagelivingonline.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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