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Convent of the Transfiguration (Episcopal)
495 Albion Avenue
Glendale, Ohio 45246

OHS Database ID 31721.

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Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 14, 2011.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 5 divisions. 29 stops. 35 ranks. Manual compass is 73 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.

Notes

  • Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr. (Database Manager. November 28, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from ERIC J. GASTIER. -- Great 61 All others 73 (Database Manager. August 14, 2011)

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Photographs

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Chancel Chapel from Nave. Photograph by Robert Gregory (Schantz Organ Company) 2011-08-27
Organ Facade. Photograph by Robert Gregory (Schantz Organ Company) 2011-08-27

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist reconstructed from Moller layout drawings

  • Conventual Chapel of the Sisters of the Transfiguration (Episcopal)
    Glendale, Ohio
    Möller op. 5402, 1929 (app. 35 ranks, 29 stops)
    
    Great (61 p., 3-½” w.p.)
    16’ Double Dulciana
    8’ Open Diapason
    8’ Clarabella
    8’ Flute Traversiere (Choir)
    8’ Flute a Cheminee (Choir)
    8’ Gemshorn
    8’ Dulciana (ext.)
    4’ Principal
    2’ Piccolo Harmonique (Choir)
    8’ Bell Clarinet (Choir)
    
    Swell (73 p., 4” w.p.)
    16’ Bourdon
    8’ Open Diapason
    8’ Stopped Diapason
    8’ Salicional
    8’ Voix Celestes (II)
    8’ Aeoline
    4’ Flute Harmonic
    4’ Flute Conique
    III Mixture
    8’ Harmonic Horn
    8’ Hautboy
    
    Choir (73 p., 4” w.p.)
    8’ Cone Diapason
    8’ Flute Traversiere
    8’ Flute a Cheminee
    8’ Viole d’Amour
    8’ Vox Angelique
    4’ Flute Couverte
    2’ Piccolo Harmonique
    8’ Bell Clarinet
    
    Ancillary (73 p.)
    8’ Quintadena (3-½” w.p.)
    V Harmonic Aetheria (2-3/8” w.p.)
    8’ Vox Humana (prep.)
    
    Pedal
    16’ Open Diapason (32 p., wood)
    16’ Bourdon (32 p.)
    16’/8’ Dulciana (Great)
    16’ Contra Salicional (Swell)
    16’/8’ Lieblich (Swell)
    16’ Contra Fagotto (Swell)
    
    Notes
    1. This specification is derived only from the surviving Möller layout drawings (now in the files of Schantz 
    Organ Company); other borrows not apparent from these drawings probably existed.
    
    2. The organ was designed by Mr. Prower Symons “especially to accompany women’s and children’s voices,” 
    according to an old pamphlet about the chapel.
    
    3. The organ was installed in two transept chambers.  In the left (behind Möller’s non-speaking 
    quartersawn oak façade of 60 pipes) stood the Great, Swell, and Choir arranged on two levels.  The 
    right chamber (behind a wood grille) is limited to the second floor level; it contained the Ancillary 
    organ and the two Pedal 16’s installed horizontally.
    
    4. This instrument was removed by Julian Bulley of Toledo Pipe Organ Company, Dayton, Ohio in 1976 
    or 1977.
    
    5. Schantz Organ Company replaced this organ in 1977 with a III/28, its #1449, with the 1929 Möller 
    façade remaining.  Schantz also retained the seven largest pipes of the 16’ Open Diapason and 
    capped them for use as the 32’ Untersatz #6-12.
    
    6. The chapel was designed by Ralph Adams Cram and was dedicated on St. Barnabus' Day, 
    June 11, 1929.
    
     [Received from ERIC J. GASTIER 2011-08-14.]
  • Stoplist reconstructed from Moller layout drawings Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.