The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Memorial Presbyterian
201 S. Skinker
St. Louis, Missouri 63105

OHS Database ID 5553.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 332, 2008-10-23.


Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2014-07-04.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 62 stops. 92 registers. 43 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Tilting/rocking tablets on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. Concave radiating pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1995. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Some alterations early 1990's by Michael Quimby. Included in Sep. 1995 organ crawl by St. Louis AGO. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Updated through online information from John Speller. -- The console was solid-stated in 2009 by Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc., making use of the original Aeolian stop-keys. The rest of the original equipment was carefully stored in the church, and the original remote actions and relays remain in place, though out of use. (Database Manager. 2014-07-04)

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Photographs

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Church Exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1990-05-14
Sanctuary Interior and Chancel. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1990-05-14
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1990-05-14

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist taken from console 1995

  • Memorial Presbyterian Church, Saint Louis, Missouri
    
    Aeolian Organ Company, Op. 1791, 1931
    
    Great: C-c4, 61 notes, 73 note chests 
    
    16' Open Diapason
    8' First Diapason [leathered lips]
    8' Second Diapason
    8' Harmonic Flute 
    8' Concert Flute (Choir)
    8' Gemshorn [independent; not the same rank as Choir Gemshorn]
    4' Octave
    4' Traverse Flute (61 pipes)
    2.2/3' Twelfth (61 pipes)
    2' Fifteenth (61 pipes)
    8' Tromba (Choir) 
    8' French Horn (Choir)  
       Tremolo
    8' Harp (Choir)
    4' Celesta (Choir)
       Chimes (25 tubes)
       Great 16'
       Great Unison Release
       Great 4'
    
    Swell: C-c4, 61 notes, 73 note chests, enclosed
    
    16' Bourdon
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Rohr Flute
    8' Spitz Flute
    8' Spitz Flute Celeste (73 pipes)
    8' Salicional
    8' Voix Celeste (73 pipes)
    4' Octave
    4' Flute Δ (61 pipes)
    2' Flageolet (61 pipes)
    4 rks. Mixture (244 pipes)
               C 12-17-19-22
               c  8-12-17-19
               c1 5-8-12-17
               c2 5-8-10-12
               no break at c3 
    16' Posaune [8" scale]
    8' Trumpet
    8' Oboe
    8' Vox Humana
    4' Clarion
       Tremolo
    8' Harp (Choir)
    4' Celesta (Choir)
       Swell 16'
       Swell Unison Release
       Swell 4'
    
    Choir: C-c4, 61 notes, 73 note chests, enclosed
    
    8' Geigen
    8' Concert Flute
    8' Gamba
    8' Gamba Celeste (61 pipes)
    4' Flute d' Amour (61 pipes)
    2.2/3' Nazard (61 pipes)
    2' Piccolo (61 pipes)
       Tremolo
    8' Tromba [7./2" wind]
    8' French Horn [7.1/2" wind]
    8' English Horn 
    8' Clarinet
    8' Orchestral Oboe [long resonators]
    8' Harp (TC, ext. of Celesta)
    4' Celesta (61 bars)
       Choir 16'
       Choir Unison Release
       Choir 4'
    
    Pedal: C-g1, 32 notes
    
    32' Resultant (derived)
    16' First Diapason (wood)
    16' Second Diapason (wood)
    16' Third Diapason (Great)
    16' Bourdon
    16' Lieblich Gedeckt (Swell)
    8' Octave (ext.)
    8' Flute (ext.)
    8' Still Gedeckt (Swell)
    4' Super Octave (ext.)
    4' Flute (ext.)
    16' Posaune (Swell)
    4' Celesta (Choir)
       Chimes (Great)
    
    Couplers:
    
    Swell to Pedal 8'
    Great to Pedal 8'
    Choir to Pedal 8'
    Great to Pedal 4'
    Swell to Pedal 4'
    Choir to Pedal 4'
    Swell to Pedal 2' [sic.]
    
    Swell to Great 8'
    Choir to Great 8'
    Swell to Choir 8'
    Great to Choir 8'
    
    Swell to Great 16'
    Swell to Great 4'
    Swell to Choir 16'
    Swell to Choir 4'
    Choir to Great 16'
    Choir to Great 4'
    
    Pitman electro-pneumatic action.  General cancel operates on Crescendo Pedal.
        
      
    
     [Received from John Speller 2014-07-05.]
  • Stoplist taken from console 1995 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.