Pipe Organ Database

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Schlicker Organ Co. (1973)

Location:

Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229 US
Wright Center
Organ ID: 59868

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 18 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 13 stops. 57 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit 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
  • Stops: 13
  • Registers: 57
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • 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 Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 03, 2017:

Updated by Richard Byrd, who has heard or played the organ.

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

Database Manager on February 26, 2017:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ.
Identified by Richard Byrd, who has heard or played the organ.
Originally installed in a large, rectangular case capable of being moved about the Wright Center concert hall stage. The console was on its own movable platform. Around 1999, it was removed from case arrangement and installed house-right in a "swallow's nest" configuration. Console lives one level below pipework.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From James Stettner: Open In New Tab Typed specification
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Dedication Program Book: Open In New Tab Specification
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Original Case, Console, Facade Pipework: Photo from Dedication Booklet; courtesy of Richard Byrd (1973).

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