The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Carnegie Music Hall
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

OHS Database ID 22114.


Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
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Technical Details

Four manuals. 53 stops. 60 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

Notes

  • Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Tonal Changes by E. M. Skinner, 1910. (Database Manager. November 29, 2005)

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Frederic Archer standing at the F&V console. Courtesy of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, courtesy of James Stark (1890s)
Auditorium and Organ Facade. Courtesy of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, courtesy of James Stark (1895)

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  • Typed Specification. Source: from municipalorgans.net website
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Carnegie Institute - Music Hall
    
    Farrand & Votey Organ Co.   1895                4 manuals, 53 stops, 60 ranks
    _____________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN                            SWELL ORGAN
         16' Double Diapason        61          16' Bourdon                61
          8' First Open Diapason    61           8' Open Diapason          61
          8' Second Open Diapason   61           8' Violin Diapason        61
          8' Viol di Gamba          61           8' Salicional             61
          8' Viol d'Amour           61           8' Æoline                 61
          8' Gemshorn               61           8' Vox Celestis           61
          8' Doppelflöte            61           8' Stopped Diapason       61
          4' Octave                 61           4' Octave                 61
          4' Hohlflöte              61           4' Violina                61
      2 2/3' Octave Quint           61           4' Flute Harmonique       61
          2' Super Octave           61           2' Flageolet              61
             Mixture, 3-4 rks      208              Cornet, 2-3-4-5 rks   230
          8' Trumpet                61          16' Contra Fagotto         61
                                                 8' Cornopean              61
             CHOIR ORGAN                         8' Oboe                   61
         16' Contra Gamba           61           8' Vox Humana             61
          8' Open Diapason          61
          8' Geigen Principal       61              PEDAL ORGAN
          8' Dolce                  61          32' Resultant              --
          8' Concert Flute          61          16' Open Diapason          30
          8' Quintadena             61          16' Violone                30
          4' Gemshorn               61          16' Dulciana               30
          4' Flute d'Amour          61          16' Bourdon                30
          2' Piccolo Harmonique     61          16' Lieblich Gedeckt (Sw)  --
          8' Clarinet               61           8' Violoncello            30
                                                 8' Flute                  30
             SOLO ORGAN                         16' Trombone               42
          8' Stentorphone           61          16' Contra Fagotto (Sw)    --
          8' Viola                  61           8' Tromba (fr. Trombone)  --
          8' Philomela              61
          4' Hohlpfeife             61              COUPLERS
         16' Tuba Major             61              Great to Pedal      8
          8' Tuba Mirabilis         61              Swell to Pedal      8
          8' Orchestral Oboe        61              Choir to Pedal      8
                                                    Solo to Pedal       8
             ECHO ORGAN (on Solo; prepared)         Pedal Octaves
          8' Dolcissimo                             Swell to Great  16  8  4
          8' Clarabella                             Choir to Great  16  8
          8' Unda Maris                             Solo to Great       8  4
          4' Dulcet                                 Swell to Choir      8
          8' Vox Humana                             Solo to Swell       8
                                                    Solo to Solo           4
             MECHANICAL ACCESSORIES                 Swell to Swell         4
             Swell Tremulant  
             Choir Tremulant                        ADJUST. COMBINATION PISTONS
             Solo Tremulant                         4 Great and Pedal
             Echo Tremulant                         4 Swell and Pedal
             High Pressure Wind Indicator           3 Choir and Pedal
             Low Pressure Wind Indicator            3 Solo and Pedal
             Electric Battery Swith
             Combination Release                    COMBINATION PEDALS
             3 Swell-shade indictors                Great forte w/ approp. pedal
                                                    Great mezzo      "       "
             PEDAL MOVEMENTS                        Great piano      "       "
             Full Organ                             Swell forte      "       "
             Pedal Ventil                           Swell mezzo      "       "
             Great to Pedal reversible              Swell piano      "       "
             "Pedal to draw all couplers            Choir forte      "       "
               necessary for full organ"            Choir piano      "       "
             Balanced Swell Pedal
             Balanced Choir Pedal
             Balanced Solo Pedl
             "Pedal to open all swell boxes"
             "Pedal to close all swell boxes"
             "Pedal to throw on Solo to Great coupler"
             "Echo on Solo off pedal"
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2018-07-19]
    
    
  • Click Here Typed Specification. Source: from municipalorgans.net website Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.