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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 926, 1934)

Originally The Aeolian Co.

Location:

Christ Church, Episcopal
2nd Street, between Market and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA US
Organ ID: 9474

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 121 ranks. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 96 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 96
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Jim Stettner on July 28, 2020:

Updated through online informatio from Brian Zook. -- The church removed the instrument and replaced it with a tracker action Fisk instrument in 2017. The original case retained by Erben was reused.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on July 28, 2020.

Database Manager on February 01, 2010:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Correction to the "Additional Notes" above: the present case is from the 1767 Philip Feyring and was retained by Erben, and has been retained ever since.

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

Database Manager on November 24, 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:
Relocation and rebuilding of AEolian, 11374 from C.H.K. Curtis residence; probably the last installation supervised by E.M. Skinner while with Aeolian-Skinner; renovated with new console in 1972; original console then rebuilt in 1993 for First Church of Christ, Wethersfield, Connecticut, for Austin, 2403.

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

Database Manager on January 26, 2005:

Additional tonal changes and Antiphonal Division by Brantley A. Duddy late 1970s-early 1980s.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was The Aeolian Co. (1916, Opus 1374).

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:

The Aeolian built for the Cyrus H. K. Curtis residence, Wyncotte, PA. Donated to Christ Church by his daughter and rebuilt by Aeolian-Skinner under the supervision of E. M. Skinner, in the Erben case. New Austin console installed in 1971 by Brantley Duddy.

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:

Church Interior, Gallery, and Organ Case: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1900s).

Nave, Chancel, and Altar: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1950s).

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