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Woolsey Hall
The Newberry Memorial Organ
IV/197 by E.M. Skinner, Boston, MA, Op. 722 (1928)

Hutchings-Votey Organ Company, Boston, Massachusetts, Op. 1469, 1902 (HV)
J. W. Steere & Son Organ Company, Springfield, Massachusetts, Op. 682, 1915 (St)
Skinner Organ Company, Boston, Massachusetts, Op. 722, 1928 (Sk)
 
 The Woolsey Hall Organ (Newberry Memorial Organ) was built in 1901 by Hutchings, improved mechanically and almost doubled in size in 1915 by Steere, and entirely rebuilt and greatly enlarged in 1928 by the Skinner Organ Company.  Consultants were Harry B. Jepson, university organist, and G. Donald Harrison.  One of the largest most outstanding instruments of this period, it has been kept in excellent playing condition and is utilized throughout the academic year for student organ recitals, organ crawls, gala events and concerts.  It is maintained by the Associate Curators of Organs, Joseph F. Dezeda, and Nicholas Thompson-Allen.
 
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GREAT ORGAN
61 notes
(Man. II, 7-1/2")

 

 

 

 

SWELL ORGAN
61 notes
enclosed (Man. III, 10")

 

 

 

1.    Violone (6")

32'

61w

HV/Sk

 

1.   Gamba

16'

73m

HV

 

2.    Diapason

16'

61m

HV

 

2.   Bourdon

16'

85w

HV

 

3.    Bourdon

16'

61m

HV

 

3.   Diapason

8'

73m

HV/Sk

 

4.    First Diapason

8'

61m

HV/Sk

 

4.   Geigen Diapason

8'

73m

HV/Sk

 

5.    Second Diapason

8'

61m

HV/Sk

 

5.   Gamba

8'

73m

HV

 

6.    Third Diapason

8'

61m

HV/Sk

 

6.   Voix Celeste II  (draws #5)

8'

134m

HV

 

7.    Fourth Diapason

8'

61m

HV/Sk

 

7.   Salicional

8'

73m

HV

 

8.    Gamba

8'

61m

HV

 

8.   Aeoline

8'

73m

HV

 

9.    Erzähler

8'

61m

Sk

 

9.   Unda Maris [TC] (draws #8)

8'

61m

HV

 

10.  Principal Flute

8'

61m

Sk

 

10. Open Flute

8'

73m

HV

 

11.  Claribel Flute

8'

61w

St

 

11. Flauto Traverso

8'

73m

HV

 

12.  Doppelflöte

8'

61w

HV

 

12. Gedeckt

8'

73w&m

St/Sk

 

13.  Quint

5-1/3'

61m

HV

 

13. Quintadena

8'

73m

HV

 

14.  Principal

8'

61m

Sk

 

14. Flute Celeste II

8'

134w

Sk

 

15. Octave

4'

61m

HV

 

15. Octave

4'

73m

Sk

 

16.  Waldflöte

4'

61w

HV

 

16. Violina

4'

73m

HV

 

17.  Hohlpfeife

4'

61w

St

 

17. Unda Maris II

4'

122m

Sk

 

18.  Tierce

3-1/5'

61m

Sk

 

18. D Flute

4'

73w

Sk

 

19.  Twelfth

2-2/3'

61m

HV

 

19. Twelfth

2-2/3'

61m

Sk

 

20.  Fifteenth

2'

61m

Sk

 

20. Flautino

2'

61m

Sk

 

21.  Chorus Mixture

V

305m

Sk

 

21. Tierce

1-3/5'

73m

HV/Sk

 

22.  Harmonics

IV

244m

Sk

 

22. Quint Mixture

V

305m

Sk

 

23.  Cymbale

VII

427m

Sk

 

23. Cornet

V

305m

Sk

 

24.  Trombone (10")

16'

61m

Sk

 

24. Posaune

16'

73m

HV/Sk

 

25.  Tromba (10")

8'

61m

Sk

 

25. Trumpet

8'

73m

Sk

 

26.  Trumpet

8'

61m

HV

 

26. Cornopean

8'

73m

Sk

 

27.  Octave Tromba (10")

4'

61m

Sk

 

27. Oboe

8'

73m

HV

 

28.  Clarion

4’

61m

HV

 

28. Vox Humana (5")

8'

73m

HV

 

      Chimes (Solo)

 

 

 

 

29. Clarion

4'

73m

Sk

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Tremolo

 

 

 

 

CHOIR ORGAN
enclosed (
Man. I, 10")

 

 

      Chimes (Solo)

 

 

 

 

1.    Dulciana

16'

73m

HV

 

 

 

 

 

2.    Violin Diapason

8'

73m

Sk

 

STRING ENSEMBLE
enclosed (ancillary, 10")

 

 

3.    Cello

8'

73m

HV

 

1.   Orchestral Strings 2

8'

146m

Sk

 

4.    Dulciana

8'

73m

HV

 

2.   Orchestral Strings 2

8'

146m

Sk

 

5.    Flute Harmonique

8'

73m

Sk

 

3.   Orchestral Strings 3

8'

146m

Sk

 

6.    Gedeckt

8'

73m

HV

 

4.   Orchestral Strings 4

8'

146m

Sk

 

7.    Octave

4'

73m

Sk

 

5.   Muted Strings 1

8'

146m

Sk

 

8.    Viola

4'

73m

HV

 

6.   Muted Strings 2

8'

146m

Sk

 

9.    Flauto Traverso

4'

73m

HV

 

7.   Muted Strings 3

8'

146m

Sk

 

10.  Harmonic Piccolo

2'

73m

HV

 

8.   Muted Strings 4

8'

146m

Sk

 

11.  Fagotto

16'

73m

HV

 

9.   Cornet des Violes

IV

244m

Sk

 

12.  Corno d’Amore

8'

73m

Sk

 

      Tremolo

 

 

 

 

13.  Clarinet

8'

61m

HV

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Tremolo

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


SOLO ORGAN
enclosed (
Man. IV, 15")

 

 

ORCHESTRAL ORGAN, enclosed
(10” wind, duplex on I & III)

 

 

 

1.    Diapason

16'

73w

St

 

1.   Viole d’Orchestre

8’

73m

St

 

2.    Viole

16'

73m

St

 

2.   First Viole Celeste (draws #1)

8’

73m

St

 

3.    Diapason, 2 ranks

8'

146m

St

 

3.   Second Viole Celeste

8’

 

St

 

4.    Gross Gamba

8'

73m

Sk

 

            (draws #1 & #2)

 

 

 

 

5.    Gamba Celeste (draws #4)

8'

73m

Sk

 

4.   Muted Viole

8’

73m

St

 

6.    Flauto Mirabilis

8'

73w

St/Sk

 

5.   Muted Celeste (draws #4)

8’

73

St

 

7.    Stopped Flute

8'

73w

HV

 

6.   Kleine Erzähler, 2 ranks

8’

73

Sk

 

8.    Octave

4'

73m

Sk

 

7.   Concert Flute

8’

73

St

 

9.    Gambette

4'

73m

Sk

 

8.   Bios Celste (draws #7)

8’

134

St

 

10.  Hohlpfeife

4'

73w

HV

 

9.   Orchestral Flute

4’

73

Sk

 

11.  Nazard

2-2/3'

61m

Sk

 

10. Flute à Cheminée

4’

73

St

 

12.  Piccolo

2'

61m

St

 

11. Nazard

2-2/3’

61

Sk

 

13.  Fourniture

V

305m

Sk

 

12. Piccolo

2’

61

Sk

 

14.  Ophicleide (25")

16'

73w&m

St

 

13. Tierce

1-3/5’

61

Sk

 

15.  Orchestral Trombone (25")

8'

73m

Sk

 

14. Larigot

1-1/3’

61

Sk

 

16.  Tuba

8'

73m

Sk

 

15. Septième

1-1/7’

61

Sk

 

17.  Trumpet

8'

73m

Sk

 

16. Dulciana Mixture

V

305

Sk

 

18.  French Horn

8'

73m

Sk

 

17. Bassoon (ext. #20)

16’

12

Sk

 

19.  Heckelphone

8'

73m

Sk

 

18. French Horn

8’

73

St

 

20.  Quint Tromba

5-1/3'

73m

HV/Sk

 

19. English Horn

8’

73

Sk

 

21.  Tuba Clarion

4'

73m

Sk

 

20. Bassoon

8’

73

Sk

 

      Tremolo

 

 

 

 

21. Orchestral Oboe

8’

73

St

 

      Chimes (27 notes, F-g’)

 

 

 

 

22. Corno di Bassetto

8’

73

St

 

22.  *Tuba Mirabilis (25")

8'

73m

Sk

 

      Tremolo

 

 

 

 

23.  *Trumpet Harmonique (25”)                        

8'

73m

Sk

 

      Harp, 49 notes

8’

 

 

 

* unenclosed

 

 

 

 

      Celesta, 61 bars

4’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Chimes (Solo)

8’

 

 

 

PEDAL ORGAN
32 notes (aug., 6")

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.   Gravissima

64’

 

 

 

ECHO ORGAN Enclosed

 

 

 

2.   Diapason (ext. #6)  

32’

12

HV

 

10” wind
duplex on I & IV

 

 

 

 

3.   Violone (Gt. #1)

32’

 

 

 

1.   Bourdon

16’

73

St

 

4.   Contra Bourdon (ext. #10)

32’

12

HV

 

2.   Diapason

8’

73

HV

 

5.   First Diapason

16’

32

HC

 

3.   Dulciana

8’

73

HV

 

6.   Second Diapason

16’

32

HV

 

4.   Vox Angelica (draws #3)

8’

73

HV

 

7.   Dulciana

16’

32

HV

 

5.   Voile d’Amour

8’

73

HV

 

8.   Violone (Gt. #1)

16’

 

 

 

6.   Cor de Nuit

8’

73

St

 

9.   Gamba (Swell #1)

16’

 

 

 

7.   Fernflöte

4’

73

St

 

10.  Bourdon (Gt. #3)

16’

 

 

 

8.   Trumpet

8’

73

HV

 

11.  Gedeckt (Swell #2)

16’

 

 

 

9.   Oboe Horn

8’

73

St

 

12.  Octave (ext. #5)

8’

12

 

 

10. Vox Humana (draws Tremolo)

 

73

St

 

13.  Principal (ext. #6)

8’

12

 

 

      Tremolo

 

 

 

 

14.  Salicional (Gt. #1)

8’

 

 

 

      Chimes (Solo)

 

 

 

 

15.  Cello (2 ranks, Solo #4 & 5)

8’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.  Flute Bass (Gt. #3)

8’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17. Still Gedeckt (Sw. #2)

8’

12

St

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.  Super Octave

4’

32

HV

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.  Flute

4’

32

HV

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.  Mixture

V

160

Sk

 

 

 

 

 

 

21.  Harmonics

VI

190

Sk

 

 

 

 

 

 

22.  Bombarde (ext. #23, 20” wind)

32’

12

Sk/HV

 

 

 

 

 

 

23.  Trombone (20” wind)

16’

32

Sk/HV

 

 

 

 

 

 

24.  Bass Tuba (Solo #14)

16’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25.  Fagotto (Choir #11)

16’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.  Quint Trombone (Gt. #24)

10-2/3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27.  Tromba (ext. #23, 20” wind)

8’

12

Sk/HV

 

 

 

 

 

 

28.  Tuba (Solo #14)

8’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29.  Clarion (Solo #14)

4’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combinations:

 

Couplers:

 

 

Choir & Orchestral: 1-12, cancel

 

Swell to Pedal 8’, 4’

Great to Solo 8'

Great:  1-12, cancel  Solo:  1-12, cancel

 

Great to Pedal 8'

Great to Solo 8'

Great Echo:  1-5, cancel

 

Choir to Pedal 8', 4'

Choir to Solo 8'

Swell & Orchestral:  1-12, cancel

 

Solo to Pedal 8', 4'

Swell 16', 4'

Solo Echo:  1-5, cancel

 

Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'

Choir 16', 4'

Couplers:  1-4, cancel

 

Solo to Great 16', 8', 4'

Solo 16', 4'

General:  1-10, general cancel

 

Choir to Gt. 16', 8', 5-1/3', 4'

Echo On/Great Off

Pedal and Echo Pedal:  1-10, cancel

 

Solo to Choir 8'

Echo On/Solo Off

General:  2, 4, 6, 8 10, general cancel

 

Swell to Choir 8', 4'

 

Pedal and Echo Pedal:  1-10, cancel

 

Solo to Swell 8'

 

Pedal and Echo Pedal:  1-10, cancel

 

Pedal to Swell (on/off)

 

Pedal and Echo Pedal:  1-10, cancel

 

Pedal to Choir (on/off)

 

 

 

 

 

Pedal Combinations

 

 

 

Pedal and Echo Pedal 1-10, cancel

 

 

 

General 2, 4, 6, 8, general cancel

 

 

 

Great to Pedal reversible

 

 

 

Swell to Pedal Reversible

 

 

 

Solo to Pedal Reversible

 

 

 

Sforzando 1 reversible

 

 

 

Sforzando 2 reversible

 

 

 

The string organ is available on all manuals and pedal, the expression being operated from the pedal controlling the division  upon which the String Ensemble is drawn.  When drawn on the Great or the Pedal, the expression is controlled by the Orchestral swell shoe.  All unison stops are two ranks; each extends to CC. 

The present English Horn and Trumpet Harmonique were installed by Skinner in 1931.  In the same year the original 32’ Bombarde resonators, made of wood, were replaced with resonators of metal.

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Thomas Murray plays theNewberry Memorial Organ at Yale University in this program of original works and transcriptions by Elgar. The program includes Elgar's monumental Sonata in G, opus 28 from 1895. The organ in Woolsey Hall is superbly suited for this repertoire and there is no better advocate for this music than Thoams Murray! Tournemire's rarely recorded, monumental Seven Last Words employs a dense, French late-Romantic style that makes up a musical "program," dramatically depicting the phrases uttered by Christ in his final hours. Featured performer at the 2004 and 2006 AGO conventions, Martin Jean is Professor of organ at Yale University and Director of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Schooled by both Franck and Widor, Louis Vierne brought the great French Romantic organ symphony to its zenith. Martin Jean brings these masterworks to life, using the full spectrum of sound available on Woolsey Hall's great organ.
   
 
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