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Norville Hall (1950s[?])

Originally Henry Erben (Opus 463, 1868)

Location:

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Carlowville, AL US
Organ ID: 25012

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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: Direct electric
  • 9 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: In side 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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 14, 2007:

According to church history, the organ is Erben's Opus 463, purchased and moved from First Christian Church in Selma during the 1920s. First Christian apparently acquired the organ from St. Paul's Episcopal in Selma, which replaced it (the Erben) with Roosevelt #466 in 1890. The date of the Erben's electrification here in Carlowville has not been documented, but the work appears to have be done in the 1950s. Jay Mitchell refurbished the organ's mechanics and pipework in 1987.

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 - taken from console
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2005-11-05

Note on reservoir re: electrification: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2005-11-05

Diagonal view of room - original façade: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2005-11-05

Console: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2005-11-05

Diagonal view of room - original façade (second view): Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2005-11-05

Chancel from rear aisle -- console on left, organ on right: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2005-11-05

Harmonic Flute 4' c - with notations scratched in face: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2005-11-05

Harmonic Flute 4' c - another view: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2005-11-05

Swell pipes: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2005-11-05

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