Pipe Organ Database

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Dan Garland (1990)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1297, 1954)

Location:

Centenary College
Shreveport, LA US
Brown Memorial Chapel
Organ ID: 35556

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is unaltered 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)
  • 49 ranks. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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 Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 02, 2010:

Updated through online information from Robert Holland. -- This organ was originally a 3 manual Aeolian Skinner of about 30 ranks, and in the early 70s was rebuilt and enlarged to 49 ranks by Schantz. The organ had a new console installed by Dan Garland in the Spring of 2009, and at the time I was playing it, all the stops had not been completely wired, therefore some ranks were not working. I believe at this time, the new console has been completely wired and all stops are working. The organ speaks well in the chapel which has very nice accoustics. There is a very commanding Trompette en Chamade mounted between the two Great chests in the chancel. At some point a 16' Gemshorn replaced a 16' Quintaton in the Great/Pedal divisions. The organ has a very nice sound, though there were some tuning problems partially due to the fact that the temperature in the chapel seemed to be very warm at the time, along with the fact that the organ was being worked on. I'm sure at this point it has been completely tuned and all the ranks are working.

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:
Revoicing work on Aeolian-Skinner opus 1297 (1954), enlarged by Schantz in 1971.

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

Instrument Images:

Chapel exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-11-03

Chapel chancel and exposed pipes and chamber: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-11-03

Chapel chancel and exposed pipes: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-11-03

Chapel Interior from floor: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-11-03

Chapel Interior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-11-03