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Ernest M. Skinner & Son (Opus 535, 1940)

Location:

First Baptist Church
Jackson, MS US
Organ ID: 17961

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Status and Condition:

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

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 61 ranks. 3,898 pipes. 4 manuals. 50 stops. 62 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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: 4
  • Stops: 50
  • Registers: 62
  • 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.
Database Manager on April 26, 2005:

New Moller console and pipework in 1973 as Op. M-5900; some reed stops were revoiced; the contract was via Rive Pipe Organ Co., Metairie, Louisiana.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>The Diapason</i>, February 1940
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
1940 The Diapason: Open In New Tab An excerpt from The Diapason; the article spotlights this organ.
Document created on 1940-02-01
We received the most recent update for this document from F. Stebbins on March 05, 2022.

The Clarion-Ledger Newspaper Article Featuring Hazel Chisholm's Retirement: Open In New Tab The article spotlights Hazel Chisholm who served as organist for many years at FBCJ. Also, the Skinner organ mentioned.
Document created on 1970-03-01
We received the most recent update for this document from F. Stebbins on April 28, 2022.

The Clarion-Ledger Newspaper Article Featuring Hazel Chisholm's Retirement: Open In New Tab The article features Hazel Chisholm's retirement after many years at FBCJ. The Skinner organ is mentioned within the article too.
Document created on 1970-03-01
We received the most recent update for this document from F. Stebbins on April 28, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Choir loft and organ console: Photograph from an archival source: submitted by F. Stebbins. Taken approx. 1947

Cconsole: Photograph from an archival source: Clarion-Ledger Newspaper/3.1.70, submitted by F. Stebbins. Taken on 1970-03-01

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