Independent Presbyterian Church
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sanctuary Pipe Organ

 Dobson Organ to be completed in 2012
 
We had a BLESSING OF THE PIPES on Monday, October 10, 2011,  at 8:00 a.m. to celebrate the arrival of the new organ. We sang and prayed the new pipes into the sanctuary!  
 
 Click here for more details on the Blessing of the Pipes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Opus 90
Signed, Sealed and “Soon” to be Delivered…
     IPC has successfully signed a contract with the prestigious Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd.  of Iowa to build our Joseph W. Schreiber Memorial Organ!  Dobson designated our organ their “OPUS 90” and the detailed specifications of the new 3-manual, 6-division, 82-rank, 4785-pipe instrument can be perused on their website www.dobsonorgan.com.  
     While the Dobson studio begins building the organ in Iowa, we here at IPC will be concluding a $1.8 million capital campaign (fall 2010) to provide for speaking pipes in the new organ façade and to complete the necessary sanctuary renovations and preparations to receive the new organ in 2012.
     We thank the members of the Organ Task Force, the House and Properties Committee, the Worship Committee, Music Committee, Fine Arts Committee, Finance Committee and SPOT (Sanctuary Project Oversight Task Group) as well as the members of Session for leading us through the necessary years of study, prayer, discernment, and discussion that have brought us to this significant time in the life of IPC.
 
 
 
The Joseph W. Schreiber Memorial Organ
Independent Presbyterian Church
Birmingham, Alabama

Opus 90, 2012

 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
The original organ was built in 1925 by the E. M. Skinner Company. It was rebuilt and enlarged in 1969 by the Aeolian-Skinner Company, bringing its size to 75 ranks. In 1974 an antiphonal organ was installed in the rear gallery by the M. P. Moller Company.
 
 
 ORGAN SPECIFICATIONS FOR INDEPENDENT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA
 Previous Organ
AEOLIAN-SKINNER ORGAN
87 Ranks

GREAT
16 Violone
16 Erzähler
8 Principal
8 Flute Harmonique
8 Bourdon
8 Erzähler
4 Octave
4 Rohrflöte
2 2/3 Quint
2 Octave
V Cornet
V Fourniture
III Scharff
16 Major Trumpet (Antiphonal)
8 Major Trumpet (Antiphonal)
8 Trumpet
8 Tromba
8Tuba Mirabilis
4 Clarion
Unison Off
Chimes
Zimbelstern

CHOIR
8 Spitzflöte
8 Dolcan
8 Dolcan Celeste
4 Fugara
2 Nachthorn
1 1/3 Larigot
8 Clarinet
8 French Horn
8 Tuba Mirabilis
16 Major Trumpet (Antiphonal)
8 Major Trumpet (Antiphonal)
Celesta
Celesta Sub
Tremulant
Choir 16
Choir 8
Unison Off
Chimes

SWELL
16 Quintflöte
8 Geigen Principal
8 Viola
8 Viola Celeste
8 Flute Celeste II
8 Gedeckt
4 Principal
4 Flute Triangulaire
2 Octavin
II Sesquiatera
V Plein Jeu
16 Hautbois
16 Major Trumpet (Antiphonal)
8 Hautbois
8 Trompette
8 Major Trumpet (Antiphonal)
8 Corno d’Amore
8 French Horn
8 Vox Humana
8 Tuba Mirabilis
4 Clarion
Tremulant
Swell 16
Swell 4
Unison Off

POSITIV
8 Rohrflöte
4 Spillföte
2 Klein Principal
IV Cymbel

ANTIPHONAL
8 Gemshorn
4 Prestant
2 Blockflöte
IV Plein Jeu

PEDAL
32 Principal
32 Bourdon
16 Contrabass
16 Bourdon
16 Quintflöte (Swell)
16 Erzähler (Great)
16 Gemshorn (Antiphonal)
8 Octave
8 Bourdon
8 Erzähler (Great)
4 Choral Bass
4 Cor de Nuit
2 Cor de Nuit
VI Grave Harmonics
IV Mixture
32 Bombarde
16 Posaune
16 Hautbois (Swell)
8 Posaune
8 Hautbois (Swell)
8 Major Trumpet (Antiphonal)
8 Tuba Mirabilis
4 Posaune
4 Rohr Schalmei

PISTONS
8 Swell
7 Great
6 Choir
3 Antiphonal
3 Positiv
8 Pedal
1-8 Thumb General
1-12 Toe General

MECHANICS
Swell Expression
Choir Expression
Crescendo Pedal
Full Organ Reversible – Thumb and Toe
Great to Pedal – Thumb and Toe
Swell to Pedal – Thumb and Toe
Choir to Pedal Toe Stud
Antiphonal to Great Toe Stud
32 Bourdon Toe Stud
32 Bombarde Toe Stud
Cymbelstern Toe Reversible
Division Name Tabs to cancel division
99 Levels of Computer Memory

COUPLERS
8 Great to Pedal
8 Swell to Pedal
8 Choir to Pedal
8 Antiphonal to Pedal
8 Positiv to Pedal
4 Swell to Pedal
4 Choir to Pedal
16 Swell to Great
8 Swell to Great
4 Swell to Great
16 Choir to Great
8 Choir to Great
4 Choir to Great
8 Antiphonal to Great
8 Positiv to Great
16 Swell to Choir
8 Swell to Choir
4 Swell to Choir
8 Great to Choir
8 Antiphonal to Choir
8 Positiv to Choir
8 Antiphonal to Swell
8 Positiv to Swell