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GRAND COURT ORGAN STOP SPECIFICATIONS

 

CHOIR ORGAN

Manual I Enclosed

 

PITCH STOP NAME WOOD/METAL PIPES

 

16 DOUBLE DULCIANA M 61

8 OPEN DIAPASON M 61

8 VIOLIN DIAPASON M 61

8 STOPPED DIAPASON W 61

8 CONCERT FLUTE W 61

8 QUINTADENA M 61

8 SALICIONAL M 61

8 VOX CELESTE M 49

8 VOX ANGELICA M 61

8 KERAULOPHONE M 61

8 DULCIANA M 61

4 SALICET M 61

4 FORREST FLUTE W 61

2 PICCOLO M 61

VI SOFT CORNET M 366

12/15/17/19/22/26

16 SAXOPHONE M 61

8 SAXOPHONE M 61

8 ENGLISH HORN M 61

8 CLARINET M 61

CHOIR TREMOLO I

CHOIR TREMOLO II

 

 

GREAT ORGAN

Manual II - Unenclosed Division

 

PITCH STOP NAME WOOD/METAL PIPES

 

32 SUB PRINCIPAL M 61

16 DOUBLE DIAPASON M 61

16 CONTRA GAMBA M 61

10 2/3 SUB QUINT W 61

8 MAJOR DIAPASON W/M 61

8 DIAPASON PHONON W/M 61

8 DIAPASON I W/M 61

8 DIAPASON II W/M 61

8 DIAPASON III W/M 61

8 DIAPASON IV W 61

8 GAMBA 2 RANKS M 122

8 MAJOR TIBIA W 61

8 MEZZO TIBIA W 61

8 MINOR TIBIA W 61

8 DOUBLE FLUTE W 61

8 NASARD FLUTE 2 RANKS M 122

4 OCTAVE M 61

VIII MIXTURE - 32' M 476

1/5/8/10/12/15/17/19

8 TRUMPET M 61

 

GREAT ORGAN

Manual II - Enclosed Division (Enclosed With Choir)

 

PITCH STOP NAME WOOD/METAL PIPES

 

8 COVERED TIBIA W 61

8 HARMONIC FLUTE M 61

5 1/3 QUINT M 61

4 PRINCIPAL M 61

4 HARMONIC FLUTE M 61

3 1/5 TIERCE M 61

2 2/3 OCTAVE QUINT M 61

2 SUPER OCTAVE M 61

VII MIXTURE M 427

12/15/17/19/22/26/29

16 DOUBLE TRUMPET M 61

8 TUBA M 61

8 HARMONIC TRUMPET M 61

4 HARMONIC CLARION M 61

GREAT TREMOLO I

GREAT TREMOLO II

GREAT TIBIA TREMOLO

 

GREAT ORGAN CHORUS DIVISION

Manual II - Unenclosed

 

PITCH STOP NAMES WOOD/METAL PIPES

 

8 CHORUS DIAPASON MAGNA M 61

8 CHORUS STENTORPHONE W/M 73

8 CHORUS OPEN DIAPASON I W/M 73

8 CHORUS OPEN DIAPASON II W/M 73

8 CHORUS OPEN DIAPASON III W 73

8 CHORUS GAMBA M 73

8 CHORUS MAJOR FLUTE W 73

8 CHORUS DOUBLE FLUTE W 73

4 CHORUS OCTAVE M 73

4 CHORUS FLUTE W 73

2 2/3 CHORUS NASARD M 61

CHORUS TREMOLO

 

 

SWELL ORGAN

Manual III Enclosed

 

PITCH STOP NAME WOOD/METAL PIPES

 

16 DOUBLE DIAPASON M 61

16 SOFT BOURDON W 61

8 STENTORPHONE W/M 61*

8 HORN DIAPASON M 61

8 VIOLIN DIAPASON M 61

8 BELLFLUTE M 61

8 TIBIADURA W 61

8 GRAND FLUTE2 RANKS W 122

8 DOUBLE FLUTE W 61

8 CLARABELLA W 61

8 ORCHESTRAL FLUTE W 61

8 HARMONIC FLUTE M 61

8 MELODIA W 61

8 GAMBAI M 61

8 GAMBA CELESTE2 RANKS M 122

8 SOFT DULCIANA M 61

5-1/3 QUINT BOURDON W 61

4 OCTAVE I M 61

4 OCTAVE II M 61

4 HARMONIC FLUTE‑2 RANKS M 122

2-2/3 NASARD M 61

2 HARMONIC PICCOLO M 61

IV STRING MIXTURE M 305

15/17/19/24/26

VI MIXTURE M 438

12/15/17/19/22/26

16 BASS TUBA M 61*

16 BASS TROMBONE M 61*

8 TUBA SONORA M 61*

8 TROMBONE M 61*

4 HARMONIC CLARION M 61*

16 CONTRA FAGOTTO M 61

16 DOUBLE OBOE HORN M 61

8 TRUMPET M 61

8 HORN M 61

8 FAGOTTO M 61

8 OBOE M 61

8 BASSETHORN M 61

8 CLARINET M 61

8 CLARINET2 RANKS M 122

8 VOX HUMANA2 RANKS M 122

4 MUSETTE M 80

 

* 22 pressure

 

SWELL ORGAN ORIGINAL STRING DIVISION

 

PITCH STOP NAME WOOD/METAL PIPES

 

16 CONTRA BASS W/M 61

8 VIOLIN CELLO M 61

8 VIOL M 61

8 VIOL SHARP M 61

8 VIOLA M 61

5-1/3 QUINT VIOL M 61

4 VIOLINA M 61

4 OCTAVE VIOL M 61

3-1/5 TIERCE M 61

IV VIOL CORNET M 244

12/15/17/22

V CORROBORATING MIXTURE M 305

17/19/22/26/29

SWELL TREMOLO I

SWELL TREMOLO II

 

 

SOLO ORGAN

Manual IV - Enclosed

 

PITCH STOP NAME WOOD/METAL PIPES

 

16 DOUBLE OPEN DIAPASON M 73

16 GRAND VIOL M 73

8 OPEN DIAPASON I W/M 73

8 OPEN DIAPASON II W/M 73

8 OPEN DIAPASON III W/M 73

8 VIOLIN DIAPASON M 73

8 CLARABELLA W 73

8 TIERCE FLUTE 2 RANKS M 146

8 HARMONIC FLUTE M 73

8 CHIMNEY FLUTE M 73

8 GRAND GAMBA M 73

8 GRAND GAMBA - SHARP M 73

8 NASARD GAMBA - 2 RANKS M 146

8 VIOL M 73

8 VIOL SHARP M 63

8 GEMSHORN M 73

8 QUINTAPHONE W 73

5 1/3 QUINT DIAPASON M 73

4 OCTAVE M 73

4 HARMONIC FLUTE M 73

3 1/5 HARMONIC TIERCE M 73

2 2/3 12TH HARMONIC M 73

2 HARMONIC PICCOLO M 73

V MIXTURE M 365

8/12/15/17/19

VI MIXTURE M 438

12/15/19/22/24/26

VI GRAND MIXTURE M 438

5/8/12/15/19/22

16 TUBA M 73

16 DOUBLE TRUMPET M 73

8 OPHICLEIDE M 73

8 CORNOPEAN M 73

8 SOFT TUBA M 73

8 TRUMPET M 73

8 MUSETTE M 73

4 OPHICLEIDE M 73

4 SOFT TUBA M 73

SOLO TREMOLO I

SOLO TREMOLO II

 

ETHEREAL ORGAN

Manual V - Enclosed

 

PITCH STOP NAME WOOD/METAL PIPES

 

16 BOURDON W 73

8 OPEN DIAPASON 1 M 73

8 OPEN DIAPASON II M 73

8 CLEAR FLUTE W 73

8 HARMONIC FLUTE M 73

8 DOUBLE FLUTE W 73

8 GRAND GAMBA M 73

8 GRAND GAMBA SHARP M 64

5-1/3 QUINT FLUTE W 73

4 OCTAVO M 73

4 HARMONIC FLUTE M 73

2-2/3 12TH HARMONIC M 73

2 HARMONIC PICCOLO M 73

IV MIXTURE M 292

5/8/12/15

16 TUBA PROFUNDA M 73

8 TUBA MIRABILIS M 73

8 FRENCH TRUMPET M 73

8 GRAND CLARINET M 73

4 TUBA CLARION M 73

ETHEREAL TREMOLO I

ETHEREAL TREMOLO II

 

 

STENTOR ORGAN

Manual VI

 

The Stentor Division was intended to be a large manual and pedal division consisting of high-pressure diapasons and reeds. It was to be installed on the fifth floor above the String organ but was never realized. The Stentor keyboard is in operation and all floating divisions and percussion instruments can be played from it. In addition, several important solo voices are now available independantly on the Stentor Manual, using some of the previously blank Stentor stop tabs.

 

8 String Cello I (natural)

8 String Cello I (flat)

8 String Cello I (sharp)

8 String Cello II (natural)

8 String Cello II (flat)

8 String Cello II (sharp)

8 String Nasard Gamba, 2 rks, (natural)

8 String Nasard Gamba, 2 rks, (sharp)

8 Ethereal Clear Flute

4 Ethereal Clear Flute

8 Chorus Magna Diapason

16 String Celli to Celli

String Celli Unison Off

Stentor Tremolo I

Stentor Tremolo II

 

ECHO ORGAN

Floating - Enclosed

 

PITCH STOP NAMES WOOD/METAL PIPES

 

16 BOURDON W 61

8 OPEN DIAPASON M 61

8 VIOLIN DIAPASON M 61

8 STOPPED DIAPASON W 61

8 NIGHTHORN M 61

8 CLARABELLA W 61

8 MELODIA W 61

8 ORCHESTRAL VIOL M 61

8 SOFT VIOL M 61

8 SOFT VIOL (SHARP) M 61

8 UNDA MARIS (2 RANKS) W/M 110

5-1/3 OPEN QUINT M 61

4 OCTAVE M 61

4 HARMONIC FLUTE M 61

4 MELLOW FLUTE W 61

VI MIXTURE M 366

5/8/12/15/17/19

V CORNET M 305

12/15/17/19/22

16 DOUBLE TRUMPET M 61

8 TRUMPET M 61

8 CAPPED OBOE M 61

8 EUPHONE M 73

8 VOX HUMANA 2 RANKS M 122

ECHO TREMOLO I

ECHO TREMOLO II

 

 

ORCHESTRAL ORGAN

Floating Enclosed

Unavailable; awaiting restoration

 

PITCH STOP NAMES WOOD/METAL PIPES

16 CONTRA QUINTADENA W/M 73

8 DUOPHONE W 73

8 TIBIA W 73

8 COVERED TIBIA W 73

8 CONCERT FLUTE W 73

8 HARMONIC FLUTE M 73

8 MELLOW FLUTE W 73

8 STRING FLUTE W 73

8 DOUBLE FLUTE W 73

8 HOLLOW FLUTE W 73

4 OCTAVE M 73

4 HARMONIC FLUTE M 73

4 ORCHESTRAL FLUTE W 61

4 COVERED FLUTE W/M 73

2 HARMONIC PICCOLO M 61

16 ENGLISH HORN M 73

16 BASS CLARINET M 73

16 BASS SAXOPHONE M 73

16 BASSOON M 73

8 POST HORN M 73

8 ORCHESTRAL BASSOON M 73

8 ORCHESTRAL CLARINET M 73

8 ENGLISH HORN M 73

8 OBOE M 73

8 ORCHESTRAL OBOE M 73

8 BASSETT HORN M 73

8 SAXOPHONE M 73

8 FRENCH HORN I M 73

8 FRENCH HORN II M 73

8 FRENCH HORN III M 73

8 MUTED CORNET M 73

8 KINURA M 73

16 VOX HUMANA M 73

8 VOX HUMANA I M 73

8 VOX HUMANA II M 73

8 VOX HUMANA III M 73

8 VOX HUMANA IV M 73

8 VOX HUMANA V M 73

8 VOX HUMANA VI M 61

ORCHESTRAL TREMOLO I

ORCHESTRAL TREMOLO II

 

 

STRING ORGAN

Floating - Enclosed

 

PITCH STOP NAME

All Pipes are Metal unless otherwise noted.

All Ranks have 73 pipes unless otherwise noted.

 

16 VIOLONE n = NATURAL

16 CONTRA GAMBA I s = SHARP

16 CONTRA GAMBA II f = FLAT

16 CONTRA VIOL I

16 CONTRA VIOL II

16 VIOL I

16 VIOL II

8 VIOLIN DIAPASON

8 GAMBA

8 CELLO I n

8 CELLO I s

8 CELLO I f

8 CELLO II n

8 CELLO II s

8 CELLO II f

8 NASARD GAMBA 2 Ranks n 146

8 NASARD GAMBA 2 Ranks s 146

8 ORCHESTRAL VIOLIN I n

8 ORCHESTRAL VIOLIN I s

8 ORCHESTRAL VIOLIN I f

8 ORCHESTRAL VIOLIN II n

8 ORCHESTRAL VIOLIN II s

8 ORCHESTRAL VIOLIN II f

8 ORCHESTRAL VIOLIN III n

8 ORCHESTRAL VIOLIN III s

8 ORCHESTRAL VIOLIN III f

8 ORCHESTRAL VIOLIN IV n

8 ORCHESTRAL VIOLIN IV s

8 ORCHESTRAL VIOLIN IV f

8 ORCHESTRAL VIOLIN V n

8 ORCHESTRAL VIOLIN V s

8 ORCHESTRAL VIOLIN V f

8 ORCHESTRAL VIOLIN VI n

8 ORCHESTRAL VIOLIN VI s

8 ORCHESTRAL VIOLIN VI f

8 MUTED VIOLIN I n

8 MUTED VIOLIN I s

8 MUTED VIOLIN I f

8 MUTED VIOLIN II n

8 MUTED VIOLIN II s

8 MUTED VIOLIN II f

8 MUTED VIOLIN III n

8 MUTED VIOLIN III s

8 MUTED VIOLIN III f

8 MUTED VIOLIN IV n

8 MUTED VIOLIN IV s

8 MUTED VIOLIN IV f

8 MUTED VIOLIN V n

8 MUTED VIOLIN V s

8 MUTED VIOLIN V f

8 MUTED VIOLIN VI n

8 MUTED VIOLIN VI s

8 MUTED VIOLIN VI f

5 1/3 QUINT VIOL n

5 1/3 QUINT VIOL s

4 ORCHESTRAL VIOLINA I n

4 ORCHESTRAL VIOLINA I s

4 ORCHESTRAL VIOLINA II n

4 ORCHESTRAL VIOLINA II s

3 1/5 TIERCE VIOL n 61

3 1/5 TIERCE VIOL s 61

2 2/3 NASARD VIOLINA n

2 2/3 NASARD VIOLINA s

2 SUPER VIOLINA n

2 SUPER VIOLINA s

8 DULCIANA I n

8 DUCLIANA I s

8 DULCIANA II n

8 DULCIANA II s

8 DULCIANA III n

8 DULCIANA III s

8 DULCIANA IV n

8 DULCIANA IV s

8 DULCIANA‑V n

8 DULCIANA V s

8 DULCIANA VI n

8 DULCIANA VI s

4 OCTAVE DULCIANA I n

4 OCTAVE DULCIANA I s

4 OCTAVE DULCIANA II n

4 OCTAVE DULCIANA II s

MUTATION 12TH 61

MUTATION 15TH 61

MUTATION 19TH 61

MUTATION 22ND 61

MUTATION 26TH 61

V DULCIANA MIXTURE (draws above Mutations)

12/15/19/22/26

STRING TREMOLO I

STRING TREMOLO II

 

 

MAIN PEDAL ORGAN

 

PITCH STOP NAMES WOOD/METAL PIPES

 

64 GRAVISSIMA (RESULTANT) W 25 (Sub Quint)

(32 Open Diapason I + Independent 21 1/3 Sub Quint)

32 CONTRA DIAPHONE W 32

32 CONTRA OPEN DIAPASON I W 32

32 CONTRA OPEN DIAPASON II M From Great

32 CONTRA BOURDON W 32

16 DIAPHONE W 12

16 OPEN DIAPASON I W 32

16 OPEN DIAPASON II M 32

16 OPEN DIAPASON III W 32

16 OPEN FLUTE W 32

16 BOURDON W 32

16 VIOLONE W 32

16 GAMBA M 32

16 SOFT BOURDON W From Swell

16 DULCIANA M From Choir

10 2/3 OPEN QUINT M 32

10 2/3 STOPPED QUINT W 32

8 OCTAVE M 32

8 OPEN DIAPASON W 32

8 STENTOR W/M 12

8 TIBIA I W 32

8 TIBIA II W 12

8 SOFT FLUTE W 32

8 SOFT OCTAVE BOURDON W 32

8 CELLO I M 32

8 CELLO II M 32

8 SOFT DULCIANA M 32

4 OCTAVE M 32

4 PRINCIPAL M 32

4 TIBIA I W 32

4 TIBIA II W 12

4 FLUTE W 32

VIII MIXTURE 32 M From Great

1/5/8/10/12/15/17/19

VI MIXTURE 16 M From Great

8/10/12/15/17/19

VII MIXTURE M 224

10/12/15/17/19/22/24

XI GRAND MUTATION M 320

1/5/8/10/12/15/17/19/22/24

32 CONTRA BOMBARDE W 32

16 BOMBARDE W/M 12

16 TUBA M 32

16 TROMBONE M 32

8 BOMBARDE W/M 12

8 TROMBA M 32

4 CLARION M 32

16 CONTRA FAGOTTO M 32

8 FAGOTTO M 32

16 EUPHONIUM M 32

 

ETHEREAL PEDAL

 

PITCH STOP NAMES WOOD/METAL PIPES

 

32 ACOUSTIC BASS (RESULTANT) W 32 (Open Quint)

(16 Open Diapason + Independent 10 2/3 Open Quint)

16 OPEN DIAPASON W 32

16 BOMBARDE M 32

8 BOMBARDE M 32

 

ECHO PEDAL

 

PITCH STOP NAMES WOOD/METAL PIPES

 

16 OPEN DIAPASON W 32

16 STOPPED DIAPASON W 32

 

ORCHESTRAL PEDAL

 

PITCH STOP NAMES WOOD/METAL PIPES

 

16 VOX HUMANA I M 32

16 VOX HUMANA II M 32

 

STRING PEDAL

 

32 STRING DIV. CONTRA DIAPHONE W 32

32 STRING CONTRA GAMBA M 32

16 STRING DIAPHONE W 12

16 STRING DIV. GAMBA M 12

16 STRING DIV. VIOLONE I W 32

16 STRING DIV. VIOLONE II M 32

16 STRING DIV. VIOL M 32

16 STRING DIV. VIOL SHARP M 32

8 STRING DIV. DIAPHONE W/M 12

8 STRING DIV. GAMBA M 12

8 STRING DIV. VIOLONE I W 12

8 STRING DIV. VIOLONE II M 12

8 STRING DIV. VIOL M 12

8 STRING DIV. VIOL SHARP M 12

4 STRING DIV. VIOLONE M 12

16 STRING MUTATION DIAPHONE M 32

16 STRING MUTATION VIOLONE M 32

10 2/3 STRING MUTATION M 32

8 STRING MUTATION M 32

5-1/3 STRING MUTATION M 32

4 STRING MUTATION M 32

2-2/3 STRING MUTATION M 32

2 STRING MUTATION M 32

1-3/5 STRING MUTATION M 32

1-1/3 STRING MUTATION M 32

4/5 STRING MUTATION M 32

XII GRAND STRING DIV. MIXTURE

(Draws 32 Diaphone + Above Mutations)

PEDAL TREMOLO I

 

PERCUSSION DIVISION

Floating

 

MAJOR CHIMES 37 TUBULAR CHIMES; TENOR C TO c1

MINOR CHIMES 25 TUBULAR CHIMES; TENOR G TO g

METALOPHONE 49 METAL BARS; TENOR C TO c5

CELESTA 49 METAL BARS; TENOR C TO c5

This is an original Mustel Celesta

GONGS 49 BRASS RESONATORS; TENOR C TO c5

PIANO I 88 NOTES, VACUUM ACTION;

This is an upright piano with a player-like action.

The console is prepared for a Piano II, a Harp I and a Harp II.

 

 

COUPLERS AND ACCESSORIES

 

Full compliment of inter- and intra-manual couplers

Independent, full compliment of expression couplers

Expression sliders (under each manual, controlled with the thumb)

Three settable Tuttis

Crescendo Pedal with Divisional Cutouts

Full compliment of divisional pistons

46 General pistons

Ten-stage speed controls for both tremolos

(The Stentor Expression shoe also controls the Tremolo I speed control; the Percussion Expression shoe also controls Tremolo II speed control)


 

BLOWERS

 

MAIN BLOWER ROOM (2nd Gallery behind Main Organ Chamber)

 

High Pressure Blower 60 HP 870 RPM 18 25 inches H20 11.500 CFM +/-

Low Pressure Blower 20 HP 1150 RPM 8 inches H20 6750 CFM

Chorus Division Blower 20 HP 880 RPM 24 inches H20

 

Motor Generator I 5 HP 1140 RPM, 5 10 Volt DC-500 250 AMP

Motor Generator II 2 HP 1720 RPM, 9 Volt DC 140 AMP

 

SUCTION BLOWER ROOM (2nd Gallery ‑behind Main Organ Chamber)

 

Suction Blower 3 HP 1150 RPM 20 inches H20‑ Vacuum

 

STRING & ETHEREAL BLOWER ROOM (4th Floor ‑behind String Chamber)

 

String Division Blower 30 HP 1750 RPM 20 inches H20 5600 CFM

Ethereal Division Blower 25 HP 1750 RPM 34 inches H20 2700 CFM

 

ECHO ORGAN (7th Floor in Echo Chamber)

 

Echo Division Blower 3 HP 870 RPM 5 inches H20

 

 

MAIN COMPONENTS

 

The chests, reservoirs, and pipes are divided as follows:

 

Division Location Chests Reservoirs Wind Pressure Stops Ranks Pipes

Choir Main Chamber 5 1 5" 19 24 1452

Great Main Chamber 8 2 5"‑ 11" 32 47 2867

Swell Main Chamber 12 4 5" 7" 22" 51 71 4410

Solo Main Chamber 8 4 15" 35 51 3640

Ethereal 7th Floor South 13 3 20" 25" 23 26 1652

String 4th Floor South 32 7 15" 27" 114 105 6992

Orchestral Main Chamber 13 2 15" 20" 42 41 2875

Echo 7th Floor North 8 2 5" 24 35 2077

Chorus Main Chamber 7 3 14"‑16"‑18" 11 11 779

Pedal Main Chamber 31 2 5" 24" 48 50 1682

Relays Main Chamber 0 2 6"‑9"

Tremolo Action Main Chamber 0 1 5"

Major Chimes 7th Floor South 4 1 25"

Echo Chime 7th Floor North 0 1 5"

Piano 1 Main Chamber 0 1 ‑20" (vacuum)

Console 2nd Floor East 0 2 ‑20" (vacuum)

TOTALS 141 38 399 461 28414

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