1952 Æolian-Skinner Organ

Opus 1109 Restored and Renovated 1997

The sanctuary organ at Myers Park Baptist Church was installed in 1952 as a 3-manual and pedal instrument consisting of approximately 45 ranks, built by the Ǣolian-Skinner Organ Company of Boston, Massachusetts, under the tonal direction of G. Donald Harrison and built in the American-Classic tradition.

Over the years, some tonal revisions and additions have occurred, most recently in 1997.  In 2010, a 3-phase project began to improve the existing organ, the first of which included a new 4-manual and pedal solid-state console built by the Orgues Létourneau, provided by a generous gift from one of our church members. Phase II includes a plan to add ranks of pipes to the current organ housed above the left and right sides of the choir stalls. Phase III includes a plan to install an antiphonal organ in the rear gallery of the sanctuary. 


Slideshow: Ǣolian-Skinner Organ


Great Division
8 – Principal
8 – Harmonic Flute*
8 – Bourdon
8 – Gamba*
4 – Principal
2 – Super Octave
IV – Fourniture*
8 – Trumpet Harmonique

Swell Division (expressive)
16 – Gedeckt
8 – Geigen Principal
8 – Stopped Diapason
8 – Viole de Gambe
8 – Viole Celeste
8 – Flute Celeste II
4 – Octave Geigen
4 – Triangular Flute
2 – Fifteenth

III-IV – Plein-Jeu
16 – Hautbois
8 – Trompette
8 – Hautbois (extension)
4 – Clarion
Tremulant
Swell 16
Swell 4
Unison Off

Couplers
8 – Great/Pedal
8 – Swell/Pedal
8 – Choir/Pedal
4 – Great/Pedal
4 – Swell/Pedal
4 – Choir/Pedal
8 – Swell/Great
8 – Choir/Great
8 – Swell/Choir
16 – Swell/Great
4 – Swell/Great
16 – Choir/Great
4 – Choir/Great
16 – Swell/Choir
4 – Swell/Choir

Great/Choir Transfer
Pedal Division

32 – Bourdon (extension)
16 – Contre Basse
16 – Bourdon
16 – Lieblich Gedeckt (Sw)
8 – Spitz Principal
8 – Flute (Harmonic)
4 – Choral Bass
III – Mixture
16 – Bombarde
16 – Contre Hautbois (Sw)
8 – Trumpet (extension)
8 – Hautbois (Sw)
4 – Clarion (extension)

Choir Division (expressive)
8 – Viola
8 – Cor de Nuit
8 – Dulciana
4 – Principal*
4 – Koppel Flute
2 2/3 – Nazard
2 – Blockflote
1 3/5 – Tierce
8 – Trumpet Harmonique (Gt)
8 – Cromorne
Tremulant
Choir 16
Choir 4
Unison Off

*Indicates new ranks added in 1997

Crescendo
1 Standard
3 Programmable

Accessories
1 Full Organ (Toe & Thumb)
6 Great Pistons (Thumb)
6 Choir Pistons (Thumb)
6 Pedal Pistons (Toe)
8 Generals (Toe & Thumb)
16 Memory Levels

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