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Steiner-Reck Organ Co. (Opus 104, 1999)

Location:

Church of the Ascension, Episcopal
1912 Canyon Rd.
Vestavia Hills (Birmingham), AL 35216 US
Organ ID: 46715

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • 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: Slider
  • 41 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 41 stops. 30 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 41
  • Registers: 30
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Suspended tracker.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 22, 2010:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- The builder of record is Steiner-Reck with Gottfried Reck as the principal builder. Trevor Crowe was contracted separately to scale, voice, and finish the organ. Mechanical manual action with solo reed and Great 16 bass on electric action, electric coupling, electric pedal action.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplis: Open In New Tab Original document from John Williams. Originally published 2019-07-17
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on January 13, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary interior with organ case: Photograph by Michael G. Sparks. Taken on 2010-05-07

Organ case from the right side: Photograph by Michael G. Sparks. Taken on 2010-05-07

Organ case from the left side: Photograph by Michael G. Sparks. Taken on 2010-05-07

Keydesk: Photograph by Michael G. Sparks. Taken on 2010-05-07

Organ case: Photograph by Michael G. Sparks. Taken on 2010-05-07

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

Chancel and organ: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-10

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

Organ case: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-10

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2011-01-10

Console center: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-10

Left stopjamb: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-10

Right stopjamb: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-10

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

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

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