The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Kent State University
1325 Theatre Dr.
Kent, Ohio 44242

School of Music: Ludwig Recital Hall

OHS Database ID 46548.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 3, 2019.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 33 stops. 40 registers. 40 ranks. 2362 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. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (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

  • Identified through on-line information from Eric J. Gastier. (Database Manager. March 6, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Corey Fowler -- Organ is not used and is not regularly tuned or maintained. (Database Manager. June 18, 2013)
  • Organ was featured in a series of weekday recitals in the spring of 2015 with Ryan Croyle, organist. (Chad Boorsma. June 20, 2015)
  • Updated by Steve Bournias, who has heard or played the organ.
    Great Gemshorn 8 [borrowed to pedal]
    no Great Quintaton 8 [borrowed to pedal]
    Great Quintadena 8 [borrowed to pedal]
    (Steven E. Lawson. July 13, 2018)
  • Updated by Nicholas Stackpole, who plays the organ: "It remains unaltered, and is used weekly for rehearsal by myself, but not for performances or anything else. It has not been tuned for at least a year and a half, and there are a few dead notes. Moveable console with enclosed choir/positiv and swell divisions. It is in pretty good condition considering that it has not been tuned for at least a year and a half." (Stephen Hall. October 3, 2019)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Console. Photograph by Nicholas Stackpole 2019-10-01
Stage and Pipe Display. Photograph by Corey Fowler 2008-11-08
Stage, Console, and Pipe Display. Photograph (1960) courtesy of the Schantz Organ Company
Great Pipework. Photograph by Nicholas Stackpole 2019-10-01
Swell Pipework. Photograph by Nicholas Stackpole 2019-10-01
Left pedal and swell shoes. Photograph by Nicholas Stackpole 2019-09-27
Console and Pipework. Photograph by Nicholas Stackpole 2019-09-26
Console in backstage storage. Photograph by Nicholas Stackpole 2019-08-19
Console. Photograph by Nicholas Stackpole 2019-09-12
Left Stop Jamb. Photograph by Nicholas Stackpole 2019-08-19
Right Stop Jamb. Photograph by Nicholas Stackpole 2019-09-19
Crescendo Lights. Photograph by Nicholas Stackpole 2019-09-27
Couplers. Photograph by Nicholas Stackpole 2019-09-27
Right pedal and swell shoes. Photograph by Nicholas Stackpole 2019-09-27
Choir Pipework. Photograph by Nicholas Stackpole 2019-10-01

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from a Schantz sales promotional flyer
           Kent, Ohio
           Kent State University
    
           Schantz   Op. 460   1960   3/40
           ______________________________________________
    
           GREAT                         CHOIR-POSITIV
       16' Quintaton        61        8' Nason Flute   61
        8' Principal        61        8' Dulciana      61
        8' Bourdon          61        8' Unda Maris    49
        8' Gemshorn         61        4' Gemshorn      61
        4' Octave           61        4' Koppelflote   61
        4' Spitzflöte       61    2 2/3' Nasard        61
    2 2/3' Twelfth          61        2' Principal     61
        2' Fifteenth        61    1 3/5' Tierce        61
      III  Fourniture      183      III  Cymbale      183
                                      8' Cromorne      61
           SWELL                         Tremulant
        8' Rohrflote        73
        8' Salicional       73           PEDAL
        8' Voix Celeste     61       16' Principal     32
        4' Geigenprinzipal  61       16' Bourdon       32
        4' Flute Traverso   61       16' Quintaton     GT
        2' Flute            24       16' Rohrbourdon   12 SW
      III  Plein Jeu       183        8' Octave        32
       16' Dulzian          73        8' Quintaton     GT
        8' Trompette        73        8' Quintadena    GT
        4' Rohrschalmei     73        8' Rohrboudon    SW
           Tremulant                  4' Choralbass    12
           Sub                       II  Rauschquinte  64
           Super                     16' Posaune       32
                                     16' Dulzian       SW
                                      8' Trompete      12
                                      4' Rohrschalmei  SW
    
       [Received online from Jeff Scofield  July 15, 2011]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from a Schantz sales promotional flyer Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.