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Northwestern University
Sheridan Road
Evanston, Illinois 60201

Alice Millar Chapel

OHS Database ID 25174.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 12, 2016.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 69 stops. 74 registers. 100 ranks. 5235 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from Martin Hill. (Database Manager. February 9, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. May 14, 2007)
  • Updated 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:
    Extant; some minor changes; new Giesecke reeds, Brustwerk shutters and keyboards by Schlicker. (Database Manager. July 3, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Richard Ditewig. (Database Manager. October 5, 2016)
  • Updated through online information from Richard Ditewig.
    Regarding the replacement of Aeolian-Skinner reeds by Giesecke, only the 8' Regal on the Brustwerk and 16' Rankett and 8' Krummhorn on the Positiv were replaced. (Database Manager. October 12, 2016)

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Organ Case and Facade. Photograph by Melanie Lust 2018-07-13

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from The Diapason, with clarification from Allen Kinzey
    Evanston, Illinois
    Northwestern University - Alice Millar Chapel
    
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company   Opus 1413   1964   4 manuals, 69 stops, 100 ranks
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                GREAT (II)                           RÉCIT (III)
            16' Violone           61             16' Quintaton          61
             8' Principal         61              8' Principal          61
             8' Bourdon           61              8' Flûte à Cheminée   61
             8' Open Flute        61              8' Viole de Gambe     61
             4' Octave            61              8' Viole Celeste      61
             4' Spindle Flute     61              4' Octave             61
         2 2/3' Twelfth           61              4' Flute Harmonique   61
             2' Fifteenth         61              2' Doublette          61
         III-V  Cornet           274             II  Sesquialtera (GG) 108
         IV-VI  Mixture          300             IV  Fourniture        244
           III  Sharp Mixture    183            III  Cymbale           183
            16' Fagotto           61             16' Bombarde           61
             8' Trumpet           61              8' Trompette          61
                                                  8' Hautbois           61
                POSITIV (I)                       8' Voix Humaine       61
             8' Stillgedeckt      61              4' Clairon            61
             8' Gemshorn          61                 Tremulant
             4' Prinzipal         61
             4' Rohrflöte         61                 PEDAL ORGAN
         2 2/3' Nazat             61             32' Kontrabass         32
             2' Spitzprinzipal    61             16' Principal          32
             2' Zauberflöte       61             16' Subbass            32
         1 3/5' Terz              61             16' Quintadena         32
         1 1/3' Octavquinte       61             16' Violone            GT
         III-V  Mixtur           220             16' Quintaton          RE
            II  Glockenton       122              8' Octave             32
            16' Rankett           61              8' Spire Flute        32
             8' Krummhorn         61              8' Gedeckt            32
                Tremulant                         8' Quintaton          RE
                                                  4' Choralbass         32
                BRUSTWERK (IV)                    4' Blockflöte         32
             8' Quintflöte        61              4' Quintaton          RE
             8' Spitzflöte        61              2' Kleinprinzipal     32
             8' Schwebung (TC)    49             II  Sesquialtera       64
             4' Koppelflöte       61            III  Mixur              96
             4' Gemshorn          61             IV  Scharff           128
             2' Kleinprinzipal    61             32' Kontraposaune      32
             1' Sifflöte          61             16' Posaune            32
        III-IV  Zimbel           208             16' Dulzian            32
             8' Regal             61              8' Trompete           32
                Tremulant                         4' Schalmei           32
             8' Festival Trumpet  61                 Zimbelstern
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-04-25]