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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 976, 1938)

Location:

Christ Church Cathedral, Episcopal
1117 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 7794

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on October 29, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 62 ranks. 3,703 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 51 stops. 58 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: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 51
  • Registers: 58
  • 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 without cover.
  • 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 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 Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on April 11, 2022.
Database Manager on March 16, 2007:

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:
Altered in 1954 (976-A) and 1968 (976-B); renovated by Charles Moseley in 1968; Antiphonal division added by Schantz in 1992. [See Aeolian-Skinner Opus 3013 for Chapel organ]

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

Database Manager on October 28, 2006:

Updated through online information from Bruce Power. -- New pipework is Schantz (an antiphonal organ) and John Hendrikson.

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

Database Manager on September 19, 2005:

Online update from Randy Elkins -- Organ had some work done by Visser Rowland, Schoenstein and an antiphonal division added by Schantz.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuild of Skinner Op. 976

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Write-up from THE DIAPASON May 1939: Open In New Tab Stoplist and description
Document created on 1939-05-01
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on April 11, 2022.

Write-up from THE AMERICAN ORGANIST August 1939, p.1: Open In New Tab Commentary and description
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on May 14, 2022.

Write-up from THE AMERICAN ORGANIST August 1939, p.2: Open In New Tab Commentary and description
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on May 14, 2022.

Write-up from THE AMERICAN ORGANIST August 1939, p.3: Open In New Tab Stoplist and description
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on May 14, 2022.

Write-up from THE AMERICAN ORGANIST September 1939, p.4: Open In New Tab Commentary and description
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on May 14, 2022.

Write-up from THE AMERICAN ORGANIST September 1939, p.4: Open In New Tab Commentary and description
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on May 14, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1910s).

Cathedral interior: Photograph by bayoucity360.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-06-23

Cathedral exterior: Photograph by Ed Uthman, via commons.wikimedia.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2010-12-05

Console: Photograph from an archival source: THE AMERICAN ORGANIST August 1939, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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