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The Ernest M. Skinner Co. (Opus 190, 1910)

Location:

Grand Avenue Methodist Temple
205 E. Ninth Street
Kansas City, MO 64106 US
Organ ID: 5633

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 55 ranks. 2,869 pipes. 4 manuals. 46 stops. 70 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 46
  • Registers: 70
  • 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.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe 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 May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on April 05, 2012:

Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- The organ was altered by Ernest Skinner in 1949, but is otherwise intact.

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

Database Manager on August 08, 2009:

Updated through online information from David Lewis. -- E. M. Skinner replaced the Swell 8' Claribel Flute with an 8' Flute Celeste II in 1948-49. The other additions were made at the suggestion of Skinner and carried out by Ernest M. Skinner, Inc. (Carl Bassett) in 1951.

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

Database Manager on August 08, 2009:

Updated through online information from David Lewis. -- The Dedicatory Recital was played by Edward KREISER, a pupil of Alexandre Guilmant.

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

Database Manager on August 08, 2009:

Updated through online information from David Lewis.

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

Database Manager on December 01, 2005:

Updated 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:
Extant; dedicated February 13, 1912 by Edward Kreiser; eleven ranks added in 1948 at the suggestion of E.M. Skinner, but not built by him; restorative repairs by Michael Quimby in 1995.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1996

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Additions (11rk) in 1948 by E. M. Skinner & Son. Renovated by Quimby Pipe Organs, c. 1994. Played at 1996 Region VI AGO Convention. Upperwork EM Skinner suggested be added to Opus 190: Great: 2-2/3 Twelfth; 2 Fifteenth; Choir: 2-2/3 Nazard, 1-3/5 Tierce, 1-1/3 Larigot, 1-1/7 Septieme; Pedal: 5-1/3 Cornet Mixture (160 pipes, 5-1/3, 4, 2, 1-3/5) On the Swell is a 2-2/3 Mixture III Rks, footnoted as returned to original composition in 1995.

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:

Console: Photograph by Sophy Tao. Taken on 2012-03-25

Console: Photograph by Sophy Tao. Taken on 2012-03-25

Manuals and Coupler Tablets: Photograph by Sophy Tao. Taken on 2012-03-25

Chancel and Pipe Façades: Photograph by Sophy Tao. Taken on 2012-03-25

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Façades: Photograph by Sophy Tao. Taken on 2012-03-25

Left Pipe Façade: Photograph by Sophy Tao. Taken on 2012-03-25

Tiffany Stained Glass Windows and Ceiling: Photograph by Sophy Tao. Taken on 2012-03-25

Tiffany Stained Glass Windows and Ceiling: Photograph by Sophy Tao. Taken on 2012-03-25

Console and Choir (1929): Photograph from the Church Archives; image courtesy of David Lewis.

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, Image Courtesy of David Lewis.

Chancel, Pipe Facades, and Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1995-06-19

Church Exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1995-06-19

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1995-06-19

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