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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1346, 1959)

Location:

Epworth Methodist Church
124 W. Freemason St.
Norfolk, VA 23510 US
Organ ID: 35628

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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 September 25, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 52 ranks. 3,041 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 39 stops. 50 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center 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 September 25, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 39
  • Registers: 50
  • 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.
  • 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 September 25, 2018.
Database Manager on November 11, 2011:

Updated through online information from Gordon Auchincloss. -- Nov 10, 2011: In reasonable condition for 54 years; begins to show age signs of brown gusset leather drying and occasional pouch failure, but still in regular use.

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

Database Manager on June 28, 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:
Reusing seventeen ranks from previous Hall rebuild of 1894 three manual Hook & Hastings, #1633; dedication recital played by Frederick Swann on December 27, 1959; extant.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 25, 2018.
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.

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