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Yale University - Woolsey Hall
New Haven, Connecticut

Woolsey Hall

OHS Database ID 23485.


Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 8, 2006.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 65 stops. 78 registers. 75 ranks. 4354 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 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:
    Basis of E. M. Skinner Opus 722 (1928). (Database Manager. May 8, 2006)
  • Woolsey Hall and the Newberry Memorial Organ were dedicated on June 20, 1903. After opening remarks, a musical program was played by Harry Benjamin Jepson, University Organist; Wallace Goodrich, Organist of Trinity Church, Boston; and Gaston M. Dethier, Organist, St. Francis Xavier's Church, New York City.

    J. S. Bach, Fantasia and Fugue in G minor
    Harry Benjamin Jepson

    J. S. Bach, Three Chorale Preludes
       a. Komm Gott, Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist
       b. Wir glauben all' ean einen Gott
       c. In dulci Jubilo
    C. M. Widor, Symphonie Romane, Opus 73 (Upon the Ecclesiastical Meloday, Haec Dies Exultemus) I. Moderato, II. Choral, IV. Final
    Wallace Goodrich

    J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fuge in D minor
    César Franck, Grande Pièce Symphonique
       a. Andante serioso, Allegro non troppe e maestoso
       b. Andante, Allegro, Andante
       c. A la Fantasia, Finale
    Gaston M. Dethier

    The program concluded with the singing of the Doxology (Steven E. Lawson. May 26, 2018)

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Auditorium and Organ Facade. Vintage post card, courtesy of James Stark (1910s)

Pipe organs in Connecticut sponsored by S.L. Huntington & Co.

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: from The Newberry Memorial Organ at Yale University by Edward W. Flint
    New Haven, Connecticut
    Yale University - Woolsey Hall
    
    Hutchings-Votey Organ Co.   1902                     4 manuals, 65 stops, 75 ranks
    __________________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN                             SWELL ORGAN
         16' Diapason                  61         8' Stentorphone              61
          8' Diapason I                61         8' Diapason                  61
          8' Diapason II               61         4' Principal                 61
          8' Diapason III              61            Dolce Cornet V rks       305
          4' Octave                    61        16' Bourdon           (wood)  61
      2 2/3' Twelfth                   61         8' Bourdon           (wood)  61
          2' Fifteenth                 61         8' Flauto Traverso   (wood)  61
             Mixture V rks            305         8' Quintadena                61
         16' Quintaton         (wood)  61         4' Harmonic Flute            61
          8' Principal Flute   (wood)  61        16' Contra Gamba              61
          8' Doppel Flute      (wood)  61         8' Gamba                     61
          4' Wald Flute        (wood)  61         8' Voix Celestes             61
          8' Gross Gamba               61         8' Salicional                61
          8' Gemshorn                  61         8' Aeoline                   61
          8' Viole d'Amour             61         4' Violina                   61
          4' Gambette                  61        16' Posaune                   61
         16' Trumpet                   61         8' Cornopean                 61
          8' Trumpet                   61         8' Oboe                      61
          4' Clarion                   61         8' Vox Humana                61
    
             CHOIR ORGAN                             PEDAL ORGAN
         16' Contra Dulciana           61        64' Gravissima (resultant)    --
          8' Diapason                  61        32' Diapason II       (wood)  56
          8' Dulciana                  61        16' Diapason I        (wood)  44
          8' Melodia           (wood)  61        16' Diapason II (fr. 32')     --
          8' Lieblich Gedeckt  (wood)  61        16' Dulciana                  32
          4' Flauto Traverso   (wood)  61         8' Octave (fr. Diap I)       --
          2' Piccolo Harmonique        61         8' Bass Flute (fr. Diap II)  --
          8' Violoncello               61         4' Super Octave              32
          8' Viole d'Orchestre         61        32' Contra Bourdon    (wood)  56
          8' Violes Celestes III rks  110        16' Bourdon (fr. 32')         --
               (draws 8' VDO)                    16' Lieblich Gedacht (Sw)     --
          4' Viola                     61         8' Bourdon (fr. 32')         --
         16' Contra Fagotto            61         4' Flute             (wood)  32
          8' Clarinet                  61        32' Contra Bass (resultant)   --
                                                 16' Violone                   44
             SOLO ORGAN                           8' Violoncello (fr. Violone) --
          8' Dolce                     61        16' Bombard                   44
          8' Tibia Plena               61        16' Contra Fagotto (Ch)       --
          8' Gross Flute       (wood)  61         8' Tromba (fr. Bombard)      --
          4' Hohlpfeife        (wood)  61        
          8' Tuba Sonora               61        
          8' Orchestral Oboe           61         
    
    There are 20 Couplers; 29 Combination Pistons; 11 Composition Pedals;
    3 Balanced Swell Pedals and Balanced Crescendo Pedal.
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2018-05-25]
    
    
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: from The Newberry Memorial Organ at Yale University by Edward W. Flint Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.