Pipe Organ Database

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Milnar Organ Co. (1994)

Originally Holtkamp Organ Co. (Opus 1762, 1963)

Location:

St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Mountain Brook (Birmingham), AL US
Organ ID: 17890

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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 good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on January 15, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP)
  • 58 ranks. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 47 stops. 50 registers.
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: 5
  • Stops: 47
  • Registers: 50
  • 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: 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
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on January 15, 2022.
Database Manager on April 11, 2005:

Refurbishing and redesign of Holtkamp of 1963, including addition of 8' Gemshorn to Positiv, 8' Flûte harmonique to Swell, electronic 32' Bourdon and Bombarde extensions.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on April 11, 2005:

An 8' English Tuba, pipes that had been held by the church for some years, was added after 1997.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Taken from the console January 10, 2022: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on January 15, 2022.

Taken from the console January 10, 2022: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on January 15, 2022.

Taken from the console January 10, 2022: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on January 15, 2022.

Instrument Images:

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

Pipe display: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-10

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

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

Swell and Pedal stopkeys: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-10

Great, Positiv and Solo stopkeys: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-10

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

Church exterior: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1996-12-27

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