Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1391, 1962)

Location:

St. Mark's Episcopal Church
680 Calder Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 US
Organ ID: 35686

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jordan Williams on December 17, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 47 ranks. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 33 stops. 47 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Exposed pipes visible.
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jordan Williams on December 17, 2020.

Swell I (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Exposed pipes visible.
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jordan Williams on December 17, 2020.

Swell II (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Exposed pipes visible.
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jordan Williams on December 17, 2020.

Positiv:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Exposed pipes visible.
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jordan Williams on December 17, 2020.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Exposed pipes visible.
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jordan Williams on December 17, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 33
  • Registers: 47
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system.
  • 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
We received the most recent update for this console from Jordan Williams on December 17, 2020.
Jordan Williams on December 17, 2020:

Four non-original ranks have been added through the years.

Swell 2 now has a Sesquialtera II. It was added in the late 90's / early 2000's by Paul Jernigan to replace an Otto Hoffman mixture.

The Great now has a Harmonic Flute 4'. It also plays at 8' pitch, but there's no extension; 61 pipes.

The Positiv is now home to a Prinzipal 4'. The used Wicks pipes blend nicely with the division and were added at the recommendation of Dr. Charles Callahan. Paul Jernigan from Houston oversaw this installation.

This brings the updated rank count to 51 ranks.

The console and wiring were replaced with Peterson SSL in the early 2000's.

No other known changes.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jordan Williams on December 17, 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:
Replaced 1901 Kimball; dedication recital played by Alec Wyton on September 16, 1962; additions in 1986 by John H. Hendriksen; 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:

Great and Positiv divisions as viewed from choir stalls: Photograph by Jordan Williams. Taken on 2019-11-07

Great Division pipework: Photograph by Jordan Williams. Taken on 2019-11-07

Great Division pipework: Photograph by Jordan Williams. Taken on 2019-11-07

Swell 1 pipework: Photograph by Jordan Williams. Taken on 2019-11-07

Console: Photograph by Jordan Williams. Taken on 2020-07-01

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