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Schantz Organ Co. (Opus 437, 1960)

Location:

First Methodist Church
518 19th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 4

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist 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)
  • 54 ranks. 3,174 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 67 stops. 47 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 67
  • Registers: 47
  • 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: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • 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 Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 07, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on May 26, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuilt 2000 by Casavant Frères.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>The Diapason</i> June 1962 and from the console
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Choir loft and Exposed Positif and Great: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1997-07-05

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1997-07-05

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Displays: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1996-12-24

Great Principals (cantilevered chest): Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 1994-01-01

Official Portrait of organ, 1960: Photograph by Church Archives. Taken on 1960-09-09

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