Chicago, Illinois

First Church of Christ, Scientist / Grant Memorial A.M.E. Church


Skinner Organ, Op. 773 (1929) in the First Church of Christ, Scientist (Chicago, IL)
 
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Chicago, IL)
 
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Chicago, IL)
 
 
Builder:        Skinner Organ Company
   Year:        1923
   Opus:        435
   
No. manuals:    4
No. stops:      45
No. ranks:      44
No. pipes:      3,019
      

Specification

             GREAT ORGAN                             CHOIR ORGAN
         16' Diapason            73               8' Diapason            73
          8' First Diapason      73               8' Concert Flute       73
          8' Second Diapason     73               8' Kleine Erzähler II 122
          8' Claribel Flute      73               4' Flute               73
          8' Erzähler            73           2 2/3' Nazard              61
          4' Octave              73               8' Clarinet            73
          4' Flute               73                  Tremolo
        III  Mixture            183               8' Harp (TC)           --
          8' Tromba              73               4' Celesta             61 bars

             SWELL ORGAN                             SOLO ORGAN
         16' Bourdon             73               8' Gross Gedeckt       73
          8' Diapason            73               8' Gamba               73
          8' Gedeckt             73               8' Gamba Celeste       73
          8' Salicional          73               8' Tuba Mirabilis      73
          8' Voix Celeste        73               8' French Horn         73
          8' Flauto Dolce        73               8' English Horn        61
          8' Flute Celeste (TC)  61                  Tremolo
          4' Flute               73
          2' Flautino            61                  PEDAL ORGAN
        III  Mixture            183              16' Diapason            32
         16' Contra Posaune      73              16' Diapason (metal)    GT
          8' Cornopean           73              16' Bourdon             32
          8' Flügel Horn         73              16' Echo Bourdon        SW
          8' Vox Humana          61               8' Octave              12
          4' Clarion             73               8' Gedeckt             12
             Tremolo                             16' Trombone            32
                                                 16' Contra Posaune      SW
                                                  8' Tromba              12

Source: The Diapason, August 1923.

Photo Source: Stephen Schnurr, Pipe Organs of Chicago.

Notes: The church was built in 1897 and seats 1,500. The building first housed a 3-manual 1897 Farrand & Votey. In 1950, the building was sold to the Grant Memorial A.M.E. Church, which was founded in 1914. The console is located to the left of the central platform, with pipe chambers along the far left (west) wall.

Organ Historical Society Database: http://database.organsociety.org/SingleOrganDetails.php?OrganID=22860