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Oberlin Conservatory of Music
90 N Professor St.
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

Finney Chapel

OHS Database ID 41292.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition April 20, 2010.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 76 ranks. 4014 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Flat straight pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Hitchdown couplers.

Notes

  • Updated through on-line information from Nathaniel Powell. (Database Manager. April 20, 2010)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • Schnurr, Jr., Stephen J.. "Oberlin Conservatory of Music," 2009 Organ Atlas: The City of Cleveland and Northern Ohio (pp. 172-185). [Photographs, stoplists]

Other Websites

  • Finney Chapel. Photograph, description, stoplist.[Last accessed 0000-00-00.]

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Photographs

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Keydesk. Photograph by Jim Cook 2009-07-08
Organ. Photograph by Jim Cook 2009-07-08
Organ. Photograph by Jim Cook 2009-07-08
Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-06-25
Chapel Interior and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-06-25
Chapel Interior and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-06-25
Keydesk. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-06-25
Keydesk. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-06-25
Reeds. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-06-25
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-06-25
List of Builders. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-06-25
Chapel Exterior. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-06-25
Hook-down pedals on the left side used in French Mode. Photograph by William Rehwinkel 2019-07-30
Hook-down pedals on the right side used in French Mode. Photograph by William Rehwinkel 2019-07-30

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Stoplist

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  • From 2009 Organ Atlas: The City of Cleveland and Northern Ohio
    Oberlin, Ohio
    Oberlin College - Finney Chapel
    
    C.B. Fisk, Inc.   Opus 116   2001                       3 manuals, 59 stops, 74 ranks
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
     
             I. GRAND ORGUE                            III. RÉCIT (enclosed)
            16' Montre              61                  16' Bourdon             61
            16' Bourdon             61                   8' Diapason            61
             8' Montre              61                   8' Flûte traversière   49
             8' Gambe               61                       (c1-b12 from Bourdon)
             8' Flûte harmonique    61                   8' Bourdon             61
             8' Bourdon             61                   8' Viole de gambe      61
             4' Prestant            61                   8' Voix céleste        61
             4' Octave              61                   4' Dulciane            61
             2' Doublette           61                   4' Flûte octaviante    61
             V  Dessus de Cornet   144 (c25-f54)         2' Octavin             61
            II  Grande Fourniture  122                  IV  Plein Jeu          232
        V-VIII  Petite Fourniture  356                  16' Basson              61
            16' Bombarde            61                   8' Trompette           61
             8' Trompette           61                   8' Basson-Hautbois     61
             4' Clarion             61                   8' Voix humaine        61
                                                         4' Clairon             61
            II. POSITIF (enclosed)                          Blank knob
            16' Quintaton           61
             8' Principal           61                      PÉDALE
             8' Salicional          61                  32' Montre              12 GT
             8' Unda maris          49 tc               32' Bourdon (ext Soub.) 12
             8' Cor de Nuit         61                  16' Contrebasse         32
             4' Prestant            61                  16' Montre              12 GT
             4' Flute douce         61                  16' Violonbasse         32
         2 2/3' Nasard              61                  16' Soubasse            32
             2' Doublette           61                   8' Flûte               32
         1 3/5' Tierce              61                   8' Violoncelle         32
         1 1/3' Larigot             61                   4' Flûte               32
             1' Piccolo             61                  32' Contre Bombarde     32
            IV  Plein Jeu          232                  16' Bombarde            32
            16' Cor Anglais         61                   8' Trompette           32
             8' Trompette           61                   4' Clairon             32
             8' Clarinette          61
    
                PÉDALES DE COMBINAISON                      COUPLER DRAWKNOBS
                (operable only in mode française)           (American mode only)
                T. GO. (Tirasse Grand Orgue)                Récit Pédale
                T. P.  (Tirasse Positif)                    Positif Pédale
                T. R.  (Tirasse Récit)                      G.O. Pédale
                C. GO. (Copula GO/GO)                       Octaves graves
                C. P.  (Copula Positif/GO)                   (operates only when
                C. R.  (Copula Récit/GO)                     Servopneumatic Lever
                R. P.  (Copula Récit/Positif)                is engaged.)
                O. G.  (Octaves graves GO)                  Positif G.O.
                Ped.   (Anches Pédale)                      Récit G.O.
                Gd O.  (Anches Grand Orgue)                 Récit Positif
                Pos.   (Anches Positif)                     
                Réc.   (Anches Récit)                       Trémolo Récit
                Tr. R. (Trémolo Récit)                      Trémolo Positif
                Tr. P. (Trémolo Positif,                     (affects GO as well)
                        affects GO was well)
                Or.    (Effet d'orage)
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  August 21, 2014]