Multiple Builders (2023)

Originally Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 563, 1927)

Location:

Southern Methodist University
6001 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 US
Perkins Chapel
Organ ID: 72479

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on January 10, 2023.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman, Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 37 ranks. 2,451 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 34 stops. 47 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 10, 2023.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 10, 2023.

Choir (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 10, 2023.

Echo (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In a chamber beneath the floor.
  • Built by Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 10, 2023.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 10, 2023.
Main:
  • Built by Skinner Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 34
  • Registers: 47
  • 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, 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
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on January 10, 2023.
Jim Stettner on January 10, 2023:

This entry represents the removal, restoration, and reinstallation of the 1927 Skinner Organ Co. instrument from 4th Presbyterian/Annunciation Greek Orthodox in Manhatten (NYC), New York. At Perkins Chapel it will be configured in chambers on each side of the chancel with the Echo in an underfloor chamber speaking through a grille.

Notes on the Ortloff Oran Co., LLC states, "The team assembled by SMU organ curator Jason Alden includes Jonathan Ambrosino, Joe Sloane, the late Richard Houghten and Broome & Co. 

*Our work centers on re-engineering the organ for Perkins Chapel, erecting it in our shop with new winding and lead tube runs to fit the new layout, as well as restoration of reservoirs and wood pipes. Originally housed in a free-standing case, the organ will be divided into two existing chambers at Perkins, with an additional chamber constructed in the basement for the Echo organ, which will speak through a floor grill. *

Installation, in several stages, will begin in early 2023."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on January 10, 2023.
Stoplist copied from a related OHS Database listing: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on January 10, 2023.

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