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Park Cities Presbyterian Church
4124 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75219

OHS Database ID 32546.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 5, 2012.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 64 stops. 75 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through information in the January, 2008 issue of The American Organist. (James Cook. December 24, 2007)
  • Updated through information submitted by Jack Bethards, Schoenstein & Co. (Database Manager. July 28, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- The console for this instrument also controls the gallery organ (Schoenstein Opus 151). (Database Manager. February 5, 2012)

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Bibliography

  • [Composite: several authors]. "Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas: Schoenstein & Co. Organ Builders [Cover Feature]," The American Organist (Vol. 42, No. 1 [January, 2008]: pp. 56-58). [Photographs, stoplist, contributions by Colin Howland and Jack Bethards]
  • [Unattributed]. "OHS Chapters | Reports: Schoenstein Retrospective," The Tracker (Vol. 57, No. 3 [Summer 2013], p. 39). [Description of January 26-27 program, "Schoenstein & Co. 1992-2012, A Retrospective"]

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  • Specification from builder's web site

  • Dallas, Texas
    Park Cities Presbyterian Church
    
    Schoenstein & Co.   Opus 150   2007               4 manuals, 64 stops, 75 ranks
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             GREAT ORGAN                            SWELL ORGAN
         16' Double Open Diapason   61          16' Lieblich Bourdon       12
          8' Stentorphone           SO           8' Open Diapason          61
          8' First Open Diapason    61           8' Stopped Diapason       61
          8' Second Open Diapason   61           8' Echo Gamba             68
          8' Third Open Diapason    12           8' Vox Angelica           68
          8' Stentor Gamba          SO           8' Cor Séraphique II      SO
          8' Gamba Celeste          SO           4' Principal              61
          8' Symphonic Flute        SO           4' Harmonic Flute         61
          8' Harmonic Flute         61           4' Cor Séraphique II      SO
          8' Bourdon                61       2 2/3' Nazard (open)          61
          4' Stentor Octave         SO           2' Fifteenth              61
          4' Principal              61       2 2/3' Tierce Mixture III    183
          4' Chimney Flute          61           8' Oboe Horn (capped)     61
          2' Fifteenth              61              Tremulant
      1 1/3' Mixture IV            244              Stops under Double Expression:
          8' Tromba (hooded)        61 a         8' Flauto Dolce           68
          4' Octave Tromba (hooded) 61 a         8' Flute Celeste (TC)     56
             Tremulant                           2' Quint Mixture III-V   267
             Great 16'                          16' Posaune (hooded)       61 a
             Great Unison Off                    8' Cornopean (hooded)     61 a
             Great 4'                            4' Clarion (hooded)       61 a
             Chimes                 dg           8' Vox Humana mf          61
          8' Tuba Magna             SO           8' Vox Humana pp          --
                                                    Swell 16'
             CHOIR ORGAN                            Swell Unison Off
         16' Aeoline                12              Swell 4'
          8' Open Diapason          61           8' Tuba Magna             SO
          8' Aeoline                61              Note: Vox Humana has a separate
          8' Vox Celeste (TC)       49              tremulant and expression box.
          8' Concert Flute          61              The mf expression employs a fast
          8' Lieblich Gedeckt       49 b            tremulant; the pp a slow one.
          4' Fugara                 61
          4' Forest Flute           61              SOLO ORGAN
      2 2/3' Twelfth                61           8' Stentorphone           61 a
      2 2/3' Nazard (chimneyed)     61           8' Stentor Gamba          68 a
          2' Fifteenth              61           8' Gamba Celeste          68 a
          2' Harmonic Piccolo       61           8' Symphonic Flute        61 a
      1 3/5' Tierce (GG)            54           2' Solo Piccolo (TC)      49 a
      1 1/3' Nineteenth (GG)        54           1' Solo Fife              -- a
          1' Twenty-second          49           8' Harmonic Trumpet       61
         16' Bass Horn              12           8' English Horn           61
          8' Oboe                   GS           8' French Horn            61 a
          8' Clarinet               61           8' Corno di Bassetto      61
          8' Flügel Horn            61           8' Trumpet                CH
             Tremulant                           8' Flügel Horn            CH
          8' Harp                   dg           8' Oboe Horn              SW
          4' Celesta                dg           8' Tuben III              SW
             Choir 16'                              Tremulant
             Choir Unison Off                       Variable Tremulant
             Choir 4'                               Stops under Double Expression:
          8' Tuba Magna             SO          16' Cor Séraphique         12
                                                 8' Cor Séraphique         61
             GALLERY GREAT (Floating)            8' Voix Angelique (TC)    61
          8' Open Diapason                       4' Stentor Octave         61
          8' Harmonic Flute                     16' Ophicleide             12 a
          4' Principal                           8' Tuba (hooded)          61 a
          2' Mixture IV                             Solo 16'
          8' Harmonic Trumpet       SW              Solo Unison Off
             Great Unison Off                       Solo 4'
             Great 4'                            8' Tuba Magna (hooded)    61 a
    
             GALLERY SWELL (Floating)               PEDAL ORGAN
         16' Bourdon                            32' Contra Bourdon         12
          8' Chimney Flute                      16' Open Wood              32
          8' Salicional                         16' Double Diapason        GT
          8' Voix Sérénissime *                 16' Gamba                  32
          8' Voix Celeste *                     16' Bourdon                32
          4' Chimney Flute                      16' Aeoline                CH
          4' Salicet                            16' Lieblich Bourdon       SW
      2 2/3' Nazard                             16' Cor Séraphique         SO
          2' Fifteenth                           8' Principal              32
         16' Contra Oboe                         8' Bourdon                12
          8' Harmonic Trumpet *                  8' Flute                  GT
          8' Oboe                                8' Open Diapason          CH
             Tremulant                           8' Stopped Diapason       SW
             Swell 16'                           8' Aeoline                CH
             Swell Unison Off                    4' Fifteenth              32
             Swell 4'                            4' Flute                  GT
          *  stops under double expression       2' Flute                  GT
                                             2 2/3' Mixture III            96
             COUPLERS                           32' Contra Trombone (F/L)  12 a
             Great to Pedal         8 4         16' Trombone               32 a
             Swell to Pedal         8 4         16' Ophicleide             SO
             Choir to Pedal         8 4         16' Posaune                SW
             Solo to Pedal          8 4         16' Bass Horn              CH
             Gal Great to Pedal     8            8' Tuba Magna             SO
             Gal Swell to Pedal     8            8' Tromba                 12 a
             Swell to Great      16 8 4          8' Posaune                SW
             Choir to Great      16 8 4          8' Trumpet                CH
             Solo to Great       16 8 4          8' Flügel Horn            CH
             Gal Great to Great     8            4' Octave Tromba          12 a
             Gal Swell to Great     8            4' Corno di Bassetto      SW
             Swell to Choir      16 8 4          4' Oboe Horn              SW
             Solo to Choir       16 8 4             Pizzicato Bass (fr. Bourdon)
             Great to Choir         8               Pedal Unison Off
             Gal Great to Choir     8               Chimes                 dg
             Gal Swell to Choir     8           16' Diapason              GAL
             Pedal to Choir         8           16' Echo Bourdon          GAL
             Solo to Swell       16 8 4          8' Chimney Flute         GAL
             Choir to Swell      16 8 4          4' Flute                 GAL
             Gal Great to Swell     8           16' Contra Oboe           GAL
             Gal Swell to Swell     8            8' Harmonic Trumpet      GAL
             Gal Great to SOlo      8
             Gal Swell to Solo      8            a  stops on heavy wind
                                                 b  1-12 from Concert Flute
    
             SPECIAL COUPLERS                       MECHANICALS
             Pedal Divide                           Solid State Capture
             Swell to Great Sforzando                 Combination Action with:
             Solo to Great Sforzando                256 memory levels
                                                    91 pistons and toe studs
             EXPRESSION                             Programmable piston range
             Five balanced pedals with                for each memory level
               selector for expression              Piston Sequencer
               and Crescendo                        10 reversible controls
                                                      including Full Organ
                                                    Manual I/II transfer
                                                    Record/Playback system
    
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2015-09-15]
    
    
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