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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 839, 1931)

Location:

Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church
1316 Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217 US
Organ ID: 7306

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been altered 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 45 ranks. 2,856 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 40 stops. 46 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman 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: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 40
  • Registers: 46
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • 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 Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 06, 2011:

Updated through online information from Paul Marchesano. -- Adding the pipe count on the detailed specification available form the church's website, the pipe count is 2856. There are 61 struck bars on the Harp + Celesta.

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

Database Manager on July 05, 2010:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- According to the Wikipedia article about the church/organ: "The 4-manual Ernest M. Skinner pipe organ has 2,939 pipes and remains essentially the same today as when it was installed in 1931 and tonally finished by G. Donald Harrison, as Skinner's opus 839. The organ underwent a complete restoration between 2002–2005, with all original 45 ranks of the instrument fully preserved. A 99-memory level Capture System was added to the organ in 2005."

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

Database Manager on May 16, 2006:

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:
Replaced 1889 three manual Steere & Turner, #296; tonally unaltered; some mechanical restoration begun by Columbia Organ Works in 1987; work ongoing.

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:

Tonally unaltered in 1987. Some work by Jim Akright. Some mechanical restoration begun by Columbia Organ Works in 1987. [Replaced an 1889 3m. Steere & Turner Op. 296.]

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.

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