Pipe Organ Database

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Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (Opus 5719, 1936)

Location:

Silver Chapel
Fort McClellan, AL US
Organ ID: 36752

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Military Installations: Forts, Posts, etc.
  • 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 Jeff Scofield on May 23, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 12 ranks. 871 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 12 stops. 17 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 12
  • Registers: 17
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • 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 Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on May 23, 2022.
Database Manager on October 10, 2008:

Identified through information and photographs by Bill McElwee.

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

From THE AMERICAN ORGANIST October 1936: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on May 23, 2022.

From THE AMERICAN ORGANIST October 1936: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on May 23, 2022.
Write-up from THE AMERICAN ORGANIST October 1936: Open In New Tab Stoplist and accessories
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on May 23, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Chapel exterior: Photograph by William D. McElwee. Taken on 2008-10-06

Chapel exterior: Photograph by William D. McElwee. Taken on 2008-10-06

"""Silver"" plaque": Photograph by William D. McElwee. Taken on 2008-10-06

Console: Photograph by William D. McElwee. Taken on 2008-10-06

Chancel: Photograph by William D. McElwee. Taken on 2008-10-06

"Chamber grille, chimes": Photograph by William D. McElwee. Taken on 2008-10-06

Pipes: Photograph by William D. McElwee. Taken on 2008-10-06

Great pipes: Photograph by William D. McElwee. Taken on 2008-10-06

Swell pipes: Photograph by William D. McElwee. Taken on 2008-10-06

Offset basses: Photograph by William D. McElwee. Taken on 2008-10-06

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