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Holtkamp Organ Co. (Opus 1762, 1962)

Location:

St. Luke's Episcopal Church
3736 Montrose Road
Birmingham: Mountain Brook, AL 35213 US
Organ ID: 17889

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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: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP)
  • 47 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 37 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 37
  • 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: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 11, 2005:

Positiv chests did not extend full compass -- 56 notes only. Keyboard 61 notes.

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

Database Manager on April 11, 2005:

Walter Holtkamp Sr.'s last design, unfinished on the drawing board when he died in 1962. Instrument builder and installed under direstion of Walter Holtkamp, Jr. Fanfare Trumpet (en chamade) added in 1980 by Holtkamp Organ Co.

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

Database Manager on April 11, 2005:

Swell Trumpet and 4' Flute added in 1990 by Howard Best.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist copied from the console: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from Jim Stettner
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1986-12-27

Rear gallery with exposed pipe display: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1986-12-27

Exposed pipework and 8' Fanfara: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1986-12-27

Church interior to rear and organ: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-10

Church interior to front: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-10

Exposed pipes: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-10

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