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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2645, 1980)

Location:

Central United Methodist
233 N. Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 11516

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 31 ranks. 1,942 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 32 stops. 26 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In center 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: 4
  • Stops: 32
  • Registers: 26
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical 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 Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 31, 2011:

Updated through on-line information from Robert L. Wilson.

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

Database Manager on May 10, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from John M. Bullard.

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

Database Manager on May 05, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from John M. Bullard. -- I was Organist/Choirmaster at this church from 1961 to 1972. I moved to Bethel Church in 1972 to help with their new Moller organ Op. 10864, but I was intimately involved in every detail of this Austin installation. In March, 2009 a seven-bell Cymbelstern (or "Glockenstern") was added to the Great division.

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

Database Manager on March 22, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- The Festival Trompette is mounted vertically on a windchest on the back wall.

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

Database Manager on December 17, 2004:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 16, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist and notes from Jeff Scofield
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from <i>The American Organist</i> November 1981 and visit October 2004
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2004-10-19

Stained Glass Windows: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2004-10-19

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2004-10-19

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2004-10-19

Festival Trompette: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2004-10-19

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