Oak Park, Illinois

First Methodist Church


 
 
 
 
 
 
Builder:        Skinner Organ Company
   Year:        1925
   Opus:        528
   
No. manuals:    4
No. stops:      49
No. ranks:      43
No. pipes:      2,973

Specification

            GREAT ORGAN (6" wind)                     SWELL ORGAN (7 1/2" wind)
        16' Bourdon               5 PED           16' Bourdon              73
         8' First Diapason       61                8' Diapason             73
         8' Second Diapason      61                8' Gedeckt              73
         8' Claribel Flute       61                8' Salicional           73
         8' Erzähler             61                8' Voix Celeste         73
         4' Octave               61                8' Aeoline              73
         4' Flute                61                4' Octave               73
         8' Tuba         (in SO) 61                4' Flute Triangulaire   73
         4' Clarion      (in SO) 61                2' Fifteenth            61
            Chimes               EC               IV  Mixture             244
                                                  16' Waldhorn             73
            CHOIR ORGAN (6" wind)                  8' Cornopean            73
         8' Diapason             73                8' Flügel horn          73
         8' Concert Flute        73                8' Vox Humana           73
         8' Kleine Erzähler II  146                4' Clarion              73
         4' Flute                73                   Tremolo
         2' Piccolo              61
         8' Clarinet             73                   PEDAL ORGAN (6" wind)
            Tremolo                               32' Diapason (resultant) --
         8' Harp (TC)            --               16' Diapason             32
         4' Celesta              61 bars          16' Bourdon              32
                                                  16' Echo Bourdon         SW
            SOLO ORGAN (10" wind)                  8' Octave               12
         8' Orchestral Flute     73                8' Gedeckt              12
         8' Gamba                73                8' Cello                SO
         8' Gamba Celeste        73                8' Still Gedeckt        SW
         8' Tuba Mirabilis (20") 73                4' Flute                12
         8' French Horn          73               16' Trombone  (wood, 8") 32
            Tremolo                               16' Waldhorn             SW
                                                   8' Tromba    (wood, 8") 12
            ECHO ORGAN (6" wind)                      Chimes               EC
         8' Chimney Flute        61
         8' Vox Humana           61
            Tremolo
            Cathedral Chimes     25 tubes
 
                                    CHAPEL CONSOLE

            GREAT ORGAN               SWELL ORGAN               PEDAL ORGAN
         8' Diapason               8' Diapason              16' Bourdon
         8' Claribel Flute         8' Concert Flute          8' Gedeckt
         8' Erzähler               8' Kleine Erzähler II    16' Waldhorn
         4' Octave                 4' Flute
         4' Flute                  2' Piccolo
                                   8' Clarinet
                                      Tremolo
                                      Celesta


Source: Allen Kinzey

Notes: The sanctuary was built in 1925, as which time the Skinner was installed. The organ was dedicated in February, 1926. The organ is housed in two chambers – one to each side of the choir loft. A separate two-manual console  is located in the adjacent 100-seat chapel. The chapel console plays several ranks of the main organ that sound through a screen into the chapel.

The church has an excellent website, with organ photos and information. Click here to visit the website.

Photos 1 & 3 Source: Stephen Schnurr, Pipe Organs of Chicago

Organ Historical Society Database: http://database.organsociety.org/SingleOrganDetails.php?OrganID=9368