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Robert I. Coulter - Organbuilder (Opus 9, 2013)

Originally Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 576, 1926)

Location:

South Highland Presbyterian Church
2035 Highland Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205 US
Chapel
Organ ID: 52694

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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 18, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 23 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 20 stops. 37 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 20
  • Registers: 37
  • 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: 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 Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on January 18, 2022.
Jeff Scofield on January 18, 2022:

From the Coulter blogspot: Given the different requirements for installation, and the condition of the Skinner chests, new windchests will be built in a sympathetic style to those of E. M. Skinner. In this instrument, the existing console and keyboards will be retained. The Great organ will be located on the Gallery wall, along the center axis of the room for proper tonal egress. This division will feature a new Principal chorus of high content tin for a refined and elegant sound. The Swell and Pedal organs will be located in the chancel area.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on January 18, 2022.

Database Manager on May 08, 2014:

Altered and relocated existing organ. Identified by Michael Montgomery, using information from this web site: http://coulterorgans.com/projects/SHPCchapel.html. --

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab http://coulterorgans.com/projects/SHPCchapel.html
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on January 18, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Chapel interior to front: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-11

Chapel interior to rear and Great division: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-11

Console and right chamber: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-11

Left chamber: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-11

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-11

Left stopjamb: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-11

Right stopjamb: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-11

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