The OHS Pipe Organ Database

University of Chicago
1156 E. 59th St.
Chicago, Illinois

Rockefeller Chapel

OHS Database ID 11167.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 20, 2008.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 8 divisions. 89 stops. 115 registers. 113 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Notes

  • Dedicated 1 Nov 1928 by Lynnwood Farnum. 4m chancel console and 2m gallery console. Altered by Kurt Roderer in 1967. David Skinner added a Reuter Pedal reed unit. Gallery organ rebuilt with new 2m console and some pipework by Schlicker. Some restoration by Bradford Organ Co. As of 2002 the organ was unplayable with an electronic substitute in use. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Martin Hill. -- Currently under renovation by Schantz. (Database Manager. February 10, 2007)
  • Rebuild and enlarged by Schantz, 2008. (James Cook. October 20, 2008)

Online Documents

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  • Original Contract. Photographed on exhibit October 19, 2008 by John Seboldt.. Author: Author not identified Document Date. October 19, 1926.

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Photographs

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Chapel Exterior. Vintage postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis (ca. 1929)

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey
    Chicago, Illinois
    University of Chicago - Rockefeller Chapel
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 634   1927           4 manuals, 89 stops, 113 ranks
    ________________________________________________________________________________
    
                                     CHANCEL ORGAN
            GREAT ORGAN                               SWELL ORGAN
        32' Violone               PED             16' Bourdon                73
        16' Open Diapason          61             16' Dulciana               73
         8' 1st Open Diapason      61              8' Open Diapason          73
         8' 2nd Open Diapason      61              8' Claribel Flute         73
         8' 3rd Open Diapason      61              8' Chimney Flute          73
         8' Principal Flute        61              8' Gamba                  73
         8' Erzähler               73              8' Voix Celeste II       146
         8' Chimney Flute          SW              8' Flute Celeste II      134
         8' Orchestral Strings IV  CH              8' Echo Viole             73
         8' Flute Celeste II       SW              8' Echo Viole Celeste     73
         4' Octave                 61              8' Orchestral Strings IV  CH
         4' Flute Harmonique       61              4' Octave                 73
     2 2/3' Twelfth                61              4' Flute Triangulaire     73
         2' Fifteenth              61              4' Unda Maris II         146
         V  Mixture               305              2' Flautino               61
        16' Double Trumpet         61 *            V  Cornet                305
         8' Tromba                 61 *            V  Chorus Mixture        305
         4' Clarion                61 *           16' Posaune                73
            Chimes                 SO              8' French Trumpet         73
         *  high pressure, enc. in CH              8' Cornopean              73
                                                   8' Oboe                   73
            CHOIR ORGAN                            8' Vox Humana             73
        16' Gamba                  73              4' Clarion                73
         8' Geigen Principal       73                 Tremolo
         8' Gamba                  73
         8' Concert Flute          73                 PEDAL ORGAN
         8' Orchestral Strings IV 244             32' Major Bass             32
         8' Kleine Erzähler II    134             32' Violone                32
         4' Flute Harmonique       73             16' Major Bass             12
         4' Gambette               73             16' Contre Basse           32
     2 2/3' Nazard                 61             16' Bourdon                32
         2' Piccolo                61             16' Open Diapason          GT
     1 3/5' Tierce                 61             16' Gamba                  CH
     1 1/7' Septieme               61             16' Echo Lieblich          SW
        16' Bassoon                73             16' Dulciana               SW
         8' English Horn           73              8' Octave                 12
         8' Clarinet               73              8' Octave                 GT
         8' Orchestral Oboe        73              8' Gedeckt                12
         8' French Horn            73              8' Cello                  24
            Tremolo                                8' Still Gedeckt          SW
         8' Harp (TC)              --              4' Flute                  12
         4' Celesta                61 bars        IV  Mixture               128
                                                  32' Bombarde               32
            SOLO ORGAN                            16' Trombone               12
         8' Open Diapason          73             16' Posaune                SW
         8' Flauto Mirabilis       73             16' Bassoon                CH
         8' Gamba                  73              8' Tromba                 12
         8' Gamba Celeste          73              8' Posaune                SW
         8' Orchestral Strings IV  CH              4' Clarion                12
        16' Heckelphone            73                 Chimes                 SO
         8' Tuba Mirabilis         73
         8' Tuba (smooth)          73
         8' French Horn            73
         8' English Horn           73
         8' Heckelphone            73
         8' Corno di Bassetto      73
         4' Clarion                73
            Tremolo
            Chimes                 25 tubes
    
                                     GALLERY ORGAN
    
            GREAT ORGAN                               SWELL ORGAN
         8' Diapason               61             16' Bourdon                73
         8' Gemshorn               61              8' Open Diapason          73
         8' Melodia                61              8' Rohrflöte              73
         4' Octave                 61              8' Salicional             73
         8' Trumpet                61              8' Voix Celeste           73
                                                   4' Octave                 73
            PEDAL ORGAN                            4' Flute Harmonique       73
        16' Sub Bass               32            III  Mixture               183
        16' Bourdon                32              8' Cornopean              73
        16' Echo Bourdon           SW              8' Corno d'Amour          73
         8' Octave                 12              8' Vox Humana             73
         8' Flute                  12                 Tremolo
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-03-02]
    
    
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.