Pipe Organ Database

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Thomas H. Cotner (2013)

Originally Hillgreen, Lane & Co. (Opus 704, 1923)

Location:

First United Methodist Church
317 N. Main St.
Altus, OK 73521 US
Organ ID: 57901

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 30 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 27 stops. 43 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: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 27
  • Registers: 43
  • 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 without cover.
  • 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 Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 19, 2016:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on February 21, 2016:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Andrew Schaeffer, based on personal knowledge of the organ.

Incorporates 10 ranks of the church's former Hilgreen-Lane instrument. This instrument was silenced in the 1968 with the installation of a Baldwin electronic organ. Thomas Cotner revived the old pipework and greatly expanded it with various vintage pipe work in 2013. The project also included a new console with a Matters control system.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console, 12 February 2016
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2016-02-05

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2016-02-05

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