church organ pipes

The Skinner Organ:

Saint Mark's Episcopal Church

Glendale, California

The Former Organ:

Built by Schlicker Organ Company, 1973
Console by Möller Organ Company, 1963
Additions and Revoicing by Manuel Rosales

Three Manuals, 45 Ranks, 34 Stops

Schlicker Organ Company was at the front of the neo- baroque revival of building organs in the German tradition, based on a strong principal chorus and with a clear-speaking tone. This organ offers some lovely solo sounds and a strong full chorus with reeds. It works well in accompanying strong congregational singing, in expressive choral accompaniment, and in interpretive playing of a wide range of the organ literature, but in particular German Baroque music.

The organ was contained in two chambers, the Positiv in one small chamber, and the Great, Swell (under expression) and Pedal divisions in the larger chamber. Maintenance over the life of the organ was very good, and the pipes were in excellent condition. However, the console and other mechanisms of the organ began to give way several years ago.

The Schlicker organ has found a new home at First Lutheran Church in Montclair, New Jersey.




Swell (enclosed)




church sanctuary tarped
Removing the
Schlicker Organ

gothic organ pipes
Photos of the
Schlicker organ