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Lewis Pipe Organ Services (2021)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 9871, 1964)

Location:

South Highland Presbyterian Church
2035 Highland Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35205 US
Organ ID: 70046

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian 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 January 18, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 38 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 32 stops. 46 registers.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 32
  • Registers: 46
  • 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: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: Syndyne 8400
  • 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 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 Jeff Scofield on January 18, 2022.
Jeff Scofield on January 17, 2022:

From the Lewis Pipe Organs website: A new Polished Zinc horizontal trumpet will be added in early spring. This reed was built by the prestigious pipe builders A.R. Schopp’s Sons of Alliance, Ohio. This new reed will sit split on either side of the chancel and point straight down the nave. Control System: When the current relay and combination system started failing earlier this year it left part of the organ unplayable. South Highland Presbyterian decided to go with the feature full Syndyne 8400 control system. This all-in-one system will control the pipes as well as offer 5,000 levels of memory all available to the organist vnia a touchscreen on the console. Other Projects: New Keyboards from P&S Organ supply; ew Pedal Board and Swell shoes; ew Peterson 16 stage Swell shade operators; new Peterson Pedal Voices: 16’ Violone, 32’ Bourdon & Principal; new Chime Action for the existing chimes.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on January 17, 2022.
Copied from the factory specs and from the console January 11, 2022: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on January 18, 2022.

Instrument Images:

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

Chancel and exposed pipes: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-11

Choirloft, exposed pipes and en-Chamade: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-01-11

Console, exposed pipes and en-chamade: 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

Church exterior: Photograph by Chris Pruitt, via Wikimedia Commons. Taken on 2012-12-22

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