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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (1954)

Location:

Church of the Advent, Episcopal
104 W. Elizabeth Street
Brownsville, TX 78520 US
Organ ID: 35539

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on March 16, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 23 ranks. 1,494 pipes. 3 manuals. 20 stops. 27 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Exposed pipes visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on March 16, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 20
  • Registers: 27
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • 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 March 16, 2019.
Database Manager on June 25, 2019:

Updated by David Miron, who maintains the organ. The 4\'reed is labeled on both pipes and console as Hautbois, not Fagotto.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on June 26, 2019.

Database Manager on March 16, 2019:

Updated by David Miron, who maintains the organ.

This is a Whiteford-signature instrument, the dedication program was played by Virgil Fox.
Almost all the leather is in need of replacement as of 3/1/2019. The organ is playable with dead notes in many registers. restoration is proceeding as funds become available.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on March 17, 2019.

Database Manager on December 28, 2017:

Updated by T. Bradford Willis, DDS, listing this website as a source of information: https://adventbrownsville.org/.

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

Database Manager on June 23, 2008:

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:
Extant.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Allen Kinzey via <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by Charles Edquist (1940s), courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS.

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