The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua, New York 14722

OHS Database ID 41268.


Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 8, 2009.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 75 stops. 94 ranks. 5640 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. Concave radiating pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Updated through on-line information from Fred Rueckert. -- More information for you. Ivory keys with 4 oz. touch, manual compass CC to C4, 61 notes, Pedal compass CCC TO G 32 notes, Contains a Saxophone (labial) and Viol d' Amour. This information does not include 32' Bombarde addition. The organ does have a 16' Bombarde listed in the pedal and listed as a 16' Tuba in the solo. -- the above information does NOT include 32' Bombarde added in 2003 (Database Manager. August 11, 2008)
  • According to the OHS PC Database, this was a complete rebuild, with new chests, of the 1907 Warren organ previously modified by Möller (1920s and 1970s). (James Cook. June 5, 2009)
  • Updated through on-line information from Fred Rueckert. -- Would it be fair to say the original Warren instrument is no longer there? The pipes (not made by Warren) are; however the instrument in the vault is made by OSI with the computer system by another company. The pipes have been re-used. It is now possible to play the instrument as it was in 1907, and also play is as it was altered in 1928 and 1972. 32' Bombarde added in 2003. The instrument was re-dedicated in 1993 as the Massey Memorial Pipe Organ. (Database Manager. June 5, 2009)
  • Updated through on-line information from Mark R. Fischer. -- Swell has a four note coupler extension. Pedal has a full 12 note super coupler (except Mixture) (Database Manager. July 8, 2009)
  • Console badly damaged by leaking water in the winter of 2018. To be repaired by the Fischers. (Jeff Scofield. June 1, 2019)

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  • . Source: Stoplist copied from The American Organist
           Chautauqua, New York
           Chautauqua Institution
    
           Warren Church Organ Co.          1907      New organ
           M. P. Möller                     1928      New console
           M. P. Möller                     1972      New console, renovation, tonal changes
           Paul E. Fischer Pipe Organ Co.   1992-93   Complete renovation and tonal restoration
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           GREAT                           SWELL
    
       16' Dbl Open Diapason 61        16' Bourdon           65
        8' Major Diapason    61         8' Open Diapason     65
        8' 1st Open Diapason 61         8' Concert Flute     65
        8' 2nd OPen Diapason 61         8' Stopped Diapason  65
        8' Clarabella        61         8' Quintadena        65
        8' Gamba             61         8' Viol d'Gamba      65
        8' Doppel Flute      61         8' Viol d'Orchestre  65
        8' Dolce             61         8' Aeoline           65
        4' Octave            61         8' Voix Celeste II  130
        4' Principal         61         4' Octave            65
        4' Wald Flute        61         4' Flute Traverso    65
        4' Viola             61         4' Violina           65
    2 2/3' Twelfth           61         2' Flautina          61
        2' Fifteenth         61        IV  Mixture          244
      III  Mixture          183        16' Contra Fagotto    65
       II  Mixture          122         8' Horn              65
       16' Contra Posaune    61         8' Oboe              65
        8' Trumpet           61         8' Vox Humana        61
        4' Clarion           61         4' Clarion           65
                                           Tremolo
           SOLO (unenclosed)
                                           CHOIR
        8' Stentorphone      61
        8' Gross Flute       61        16' Contra Gamba      65
        8' German Gamba      61         8' Geigen Principal  65
        8' Gamba Celeste     61         8' Melodia           65
        4' Octave            61         8' Gedeckt           65
        4' Harmonic Flute    61         8' Dulciana          65
        V  Grand Harmonics  305         8' Viol d'Amour      65
       16' Tuba              61         8' Unda Maris        65
        8' Tuba              61         4' Harmonic Flute    65
        8' Bell Clarinet     61         4' Fugara            65
        4' Tuba              61     2 2/3' Nazard            61
           Tremolo                      2' Harmonic Piccolo  61
           Chimes            CH     1 3/5' Tierce            61
                                      III  Cymbel           183
           PEDAL                       16' Bassoon           65
                                        8' Cor Anglais       65
       32' Dbl Open Diapason 44         8' Clarinet          65
       32' Sub Bourdon       44         8' Saxophone         65
       16' Major Diapason    44         8' Orchestral Oboe   65
       16' Open Diapason     GT            Tremolo
       16' Bourdon           12            Chimes            21
       16' Violone           44
       16' Dulciana          44
       16' Lieblich Gedeckt  SW
       16' Gamba             CH
        8' Octave (ext. 32') 24
        8' Violoncello       44
        8' Spitz Principal   44
        8' Bass Flute        44
        4' Spitz Principal   12
      III  Mixture          132
       32' Bombarde (2003)   12
       16' Bombarde (Tuba)   12 SO
       16' Trombone          44
        8' Trumpet           44
           Super     
    
                [Received from Jeff Scofield June 1, 2019]
    
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist copied from The American Organist Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.