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William (Bill) P. Oberg Jr. (1981)

Originally Henry Pilcher's Sons (Opus 511, 1905)

Location:

Aldersgate United Methodist Church
1050 North Parkway
Jackson, TN 38305 US
Organ ID: 64688

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on November 25, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 23 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on November 25, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Registers: 23
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on November 25, 2019.
Database Manager on November 25, 2019:

The Moller Op. 3005 builder plate, apparently a 'duplicate' created by Mr. Oberg, is incorrect; Op. 3005 was a 3-manual installed in Lansing, Michigan, that remained there until replaced in 1993; kudos to him, anyway, for trying to give credit to other builders involved with the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 26, 2019.

Database Manager on November 24, 2019:

Originally installed in 1905 in Hays Avenue Methodist Church, Jackson, Tennessee, as Pilcher 2/11 Op. 511; rebuild and tonal changes as Kilgen Op. 6087 in 1938; moved to current sanctuary in 1981 and renovated by Bill Oberg of Memphis; the church was renamed Aldersgate at this time.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 25, 2019.
Stoplist from photos by Justin Little November 23, 2019: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on November 25, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Justin Little. Taken on 2019-11-23

Pedal Stopkeys: Photograph by Justin Little. Taken on 2019-11-23

Great Stopkeys: Photograph by Justin Little. Taken on 2019-11-23

Swell Stopkeys: Photograph by Justin Little. Taken on 2019-11-23

Kilgen and Moller Builder Plate: Photograph by Justin Little. Taken on 2019-11-23

Bill Oberg Builder Plate: Photograph by Justin Little. Taken on 2019-11-23

Organ chambers: Photograph by Justin Little. Taken on 2019-11-23

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