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Schoenstein & Co. (Opus 178, 2021)

Location:

First United Methodist Church
2416 W Cloverdale Park
Montgomery, AL 36106 US
Organ ID: 69124

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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 Jeff Scofield on September 13, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 41 ranks. 5 divisions. 3 manuals.
Great:
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Schoenstein & Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 14, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Schoenstein & Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 14, 2021.

Choir (Expressive):
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Schoenstein & Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 14, 2021.

Antiphonal:
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Schoenstein & Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 14, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Schoenstein & Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 14, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Schoenstein & Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • 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
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on October 14, 2021.
Jim Stettner on October 14, 2021:

Installed in twin, mirror-image chambers in the front left and right corners of the chancel. The Antiphonal is exposed on the back wall above the read gallery. The installation including tonal regulation and finishing was copleted in the first week of September. The organ was first heard in worship on Sunday, October 12, 2021. The dedication recital will be played by David Higgs on Friday, November 5 at 7:00 pm.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on October 14, 2021.
Specifications for Schoenstein Opus 178, 2021: Open In New Tab Stoplist, couplers, finger pistons, toe studs, pedal movements, etc.
We received the most recent update for this document from Jim Stettner on October 14, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Schoenstein & Co., via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2021

Antiphonal Organ: Photograph by Schoenstein & Co., via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. September 2021

Left case and Choir division: Photograph by Schoenstein & Co., via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. September 2021

Right case and Great and Swell divisions: Photograph by Schoenstein & Co., via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. September 2021

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