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Noack Organ Co. (Opus 164, 2021)

Location:

Cathedral of Saint Paul
2120 3rd Avenue N
Birmingham, AL 35203 US
Organ ID: 64724

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • 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 Database Manager on December 16, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 75 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 60 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Noack Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on June 07, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Noack Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on June 07, 2021.

Choir (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Noack Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on June 07, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Noack Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on June 07, 2021.
Gallery:
  • Built by Noack Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Registers: 60
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Balanced tracker.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped 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 Jim Stettner on June 07, 2021.
BRUCE LUDWICK JR on July 10, 2020:

Organ to be delivered in mid-April 2021, dedicated in October 2021.

The entire Pedal Subbass unit (32'-16') and 32' Bassoon from the previous Moller organ will be reused in this installation.

We received the most recent update for this note from BRUCE LUDWICK JR on July 10, 2020.

Database Manager on December 15, 2019:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ.
Identified by Owen Lenzmeier, listing this web site as a source of information: https://stpaulsbhm.org/pipe-organ-project/new-organ/.
A number of ranks from the 1986 Möller organ will be retained and incorporated into the new instrument.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 16, 2019.
From Builder's Website: Open In New Tab Original document from Owen Lenzmeier. Originally published 2019-12-17
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 17, 2019.
Organ Stoplist: Open In New Tab Stoplist from the builder's website
We received the most recent update for this document from Jim Stettner on June 07, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ case in rear gallery: Photograph from an archival source: Computer drawing of the organ from the builder's website, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 2019

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