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Grand Avenue Temple Methodist
205 E. Ninth St.
Kansas City, Missouri

OHS Database ID 5632.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 41, 1983-04-17.


Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition April 5, 2012.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 46 stops. 70 registers. 55 ranks. 2869 pipes. 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 with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Adjustable combination pistons. Concave radiating pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1996 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Additions (11rk) in 1948 by E. M. Skinner & Son. Renovated by Quimby Pipe Organs, c. 1994. Played at 1996 Region VI AGO Convention. Upperwork EM Skinner suggested be added to Opus 190: Great: 2-2/3 Twelfth; 2 Fifteenth; Choir: 2-2/3 Nazard, 1-3/5 Tierce, 1-1/3 Larigot, 1-1/7 Septieme; Pedal: 5-1/3 Cornet Mixture (160 pipes, 5-1/3, 4, 2, 1-3/5) On the Swell is a 2-2/3 Mixture III Rks, footnoted as returned to original composition in 1995. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Extant; dedicated February 13, 1912 by Edward Kreiser; eleven ranks added in 1948 at the suggestion of E.M. Skinner, but not built by him; restorative repairs by Michael Quimby in 1995. (Database Manager. December 1, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from David Lewis. -- E. M. Skinner replaced the Swell 8' Claribel Flute with an 8' Flute Celeste II in 1948-49. The other additions were made at the suggestion of Skinner and carried out by Ernest M. Skinner, Inc. (Carl Bassett) in 1951. (Database Manager. August 8, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from David Lewis. -- The Dedicatory Recital was played by Edward KREISER, a pupil of Alexandre Guilmant. (Database Manager. August 8, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from David Lewis. (Database Manager. August 8, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- The organ was altered by Ernest Skinner in 1949, but is otherwise intact. (Database Manager. April 5, 2012)

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Bibliography

  • Speller, John. "A Skinner Centennial--Opus 190 at Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church, Kansas City, Missouri," The Diapason (Vol. 103, No. 7 [July 2012]). [description of centennial organ program, stoplist, and photographs]

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Photographs

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Console. Photograph by Sophy Tao 2012-03-25
Console. Photograph by Sophy Tao 2012-03-25
Manuals and Coupler Tablets. Photograph by Sophy Tao 2012-03-25
Chancel and Pipe Façades. Photograph by Sophy Tao 2012-03-25
Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Façades. Photograph by Sophy Tao 2012-03-25
Left Pipe Façade. Photograph by Sophy Tao 2012-03-25
Tiffany Stained Glass Windows and Ceiling. Photograph by Sophy Tao 2012-03-25
Tiffany Stained Glass Windows and Ceiling. Photograph by Sophy Tao 2012-03-25
Console and Choir (1929). Photograph from the Church Archives; image courtesy of David Lewis
Church Exterior. Vintage Postcard, Image Courtesy of David Lewis
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1995-06-19
Chancel, Pipe Facades, and Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1995-06-19
Church Exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1995-06-19

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Stoplist

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives

  • Kansas City, Missouri
    Grand Avenue Methodist Church
    
    The Ernest M. Skinner Co.   Opus 190   1910       4 manuals, 46 stops, 55 ranks
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    
              GREAT ORGAN (6" wind)                   SWELL ORGAN (8" wind)
          16' Bourdon             17 PED          16' Bourdon             73
           8' Philomela          PED               8' Diapason            73 a
           8' First Diapason      61 a             8' Spitz Flute         73
           8' Second Diapason     61               8' Gedeckt             73
           8' Waldflöte           61               8' Salicional          73
           8' Erzähler            61               8' Voix Celeste        73
           4' Octave              61               8' Flute Celeste II   110 b
           4' Flute               61               8' Aeoline             73
       2 2/3' Twelfth             61 (1951)        8' Unda Maris II      134
           2' Fifteenth           61 (1951)        4' Octave              73
           8' Tuba                SO               4' Flute               61
              Chimes (in SW)      25 tubes         2' Flautino            61
                                                 III  Mixture (12.15.17) 183
              CHOIR ORGAN (7" wind)               16' English Horn        73
          16' Gamba               73               8' Cornopean           73
           8' Diapason            73               8' Oboe                73
           8' Gamba               73               4' Clarion             61
           8' Concert Flute       73                  Tremolo
           8' Quintaton           73
           8' Dulcet II          146                  PEDAL ORGAN
           4' Flauto Traverso     61              32' Diapason (8")       32
       2 2/3' Nazard              61 (1951)       16' Diapason            12
           2' Piccolo             61              16' Violone             32 c
       1 3/5' Tierce              61 (1951)       16' First Bourdon       32
       1 1/3' Larigot             61 (1951)       16' Second Bourdon      SW
       1 1/7' Septième            61 (1951)       16' Gamba               CH
           8' Clarinet            73          10 2/3' Gross Quint         -- (1st Bdn)
           8' English Horn        73               8' Octave              12
           8' Vox Humana          73               8' Gedeckt             12
              Tremolo                              8' Gamba               CH
              Carillons                            V  Cornet Mixture     190
                                                  16' Ophicleide          SO
              SOLO ORGAN (7" wind)                16' English Horn        SW
           8' Philomela          PED               8' Tuba                SO
           8' Gamba               GT               4' Clarion             SO
           8' Voix Celeste        73
           8' Concert Flute       CH                  COUPLERS
           4' Flauto Traverso     CH                  Swell to Pedal 8, 4
          16' Ophicleide (20")    61                  Choir to Pedal 8, 4
           8' Tuba                12                  Great to Pedal 8
           8' Clarinet            CH                  Solo to Pedal 8, 4
           8' English Horn        CH                  Swell to Great 16, 8, 4
           8' Orchestral Oboe     CH                  Choir to Great 8
           8' Vox Humana          CH                  Solo to Great 16, 8, 4
           4' Clarion             12                  Swell to Choir 8
              Tremolo                                 Swell to Swell 16, 4
              Carillons           CH                  Choir to Choir 16, 4
                                                      Solo to Solo 16, 4
              COMBINATION ACTION                      Great to Great 4
              General        1-2
              Great Organ    1-2-3-4                  EXPRESSION
              Swell Organ    1-2-3-4-5                Balanced Swell Pedal
              Choir Organ    1-2-3-4                  Balanced Choir-Solo Pedal
              Solo Organ     1-2-3-4                  Crescendo Pedal
              Pedal Organ    1-2-3-4 (toe)
              Set
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-07-10]
    
    
  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.