Saint Mark United Methodist Church - Atlanta, Georgia

Swell Organ Specification
16' Rohr Gedeckt
(digital by another firm)
16' Erzahler
8' Viola de Gambe
8' Viola Celeste (CC)
8' Rohr Flute
8' Erzahler (ext)
8' Erzahler Celeste (tc)
4' Principal
4' Spitzfloete
2 2/3' Nazard
2' Spillfloete
1 3/5' Tierce
III - V Plein Jeu (1')
16' Fagotto
8' Trompette
8' Flugelhorn
(replaces 4' Hautbois)
8' Vox Humana

In early 2009, we were contacted by organist John Richardson to consult tonal revisions to the 1970 Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ at Saint Mark United Methodist Church.

It was decided that the first step in this process would be the restoration and installation of the E. M. Skinner 8' Flugelhorn into the existing Swell organ. As the Aeolian-Skinner was from 1970 and reflects the unique styles and specifications of the era, such as a 4' Hautbois, a high pitched mixture and no other principal stops.

The E. M. Skinner flugelhorn will be completely restored in the Coulter-Organbuilder shop. With all pipes recieving a thourough cleaning and the zinc resonators being refinished in the Skinner manner. All pipes will be set for proper speech on the current wind pressure. To accomidate the 'new' stop, an all new toe-board will be build in the Skinner style to properly allow for the pipes, which are an octave lower than the 4' Hautbois.

It is important to note that all components removed from the organ to make these changes will be professionally stored in the church in the event future generations would wish to undo these changes. We, and the organist believe it is important to remain respectful of previous opinions and styles of organbuilding when making changes.

It is indeed an honor to work closely with this fine musician, and the wonderful music ministry at Saint Mark United Methodist Church. We look forward to assiting in their desire to blend two different pipe organs into an instrument that speaks with one blended yet individualistic voice.

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