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Kerner & Merchant (2006)

Originally Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 644, 1927)

Location:

St. James' Episcopal Church
Skaneateles, NY 13152 US
Organ ID: 47197

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been altered with the introduction of a digital/computer memory system.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 35 ranks. 3 manuals. 41 stops. 19 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 41
  • Registers: 19
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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 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 a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 29, 2015:

Updated through online information from Ryan Boyle. -- 2015 - Kerner & Merchant installed a new Matters control system replacing the aging SSL combination system (1987), electro-mechanical couplers, and diode matrix unit switches. K&M Also provided a new custom built console dolly.

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

Database Manager on August 25, 2010:

Identified through on-line information from Bruce Osborne. -- Additions and renovations to the 1927 Skinner organ, following initial restoration and additions by Mann & Trupiano in 2004.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
St. James' Episcopal Church -- Ernest M. Skinner Organ: Open In New Tab Photograph, brief history, stoplist
Document created on 2007-08-04
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Building Exterior (ca. 2008): Photograph courtesy of Bruce Osborne.

Console: Photograph by Will Headlee. Taken on 2014-06-17

Left Stop Jamb (Pedal and Swell): Photograph by Will Headlee. Taken on 2014-06-17

Right Stop Jamb (Choir and Great): Photograph by Will Headlee. Taken on 2014-06-17

Manuals and Coupler Rocking Tablets: Photograph by Will Headlee. Taken on 2014-06-17

Original Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Will Headlee. Taken on 2014-06-17

Chancel and Pipe Facade: Photogrpah (ca. 2008) courtesy of Bruce Osborne.

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