The OHS Pipe Organ Database

University of Virginia
112 Old Cabell Hall
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904

Old Cabell Hall

OHS Database ID 5133.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
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 October 8, 2012.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 25 stops. 35 registers. 27 ranks. 1585 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Non-traditional style console. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Combination action thumb pistons.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1992. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Movable console. Original fold-up console restored c. 1983 by A. Thompson-Allen Co. (Ded. 20 Oct 1983 by Earl Miller) Organ removed 1990's while hall was refurbished. Organ reinstalled by May 1996, but console not yet connected. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • 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:
    Dedicated March 18-19, 1907; restored by A. Thompson-Allen Co. in 1983; extant, with original movable bat-wing console. (Database Manager. November 19, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Console is stored in a small room off the stage, it is mounted on a movable platform. Organ is in regular use (2008) primarily ceremonial occasions such as baccalaureate ceremonies, but it is included in performances of several musical organizations and serves as a practice instrument for student organists. (per Press Release by the University dated April 22, 2008) (Database Manager. April 23, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Bob Moody. -- Hutchings-style batwing console. 30 note pedal. Great 16 open has monkey quint on bottom 6 notes. Remote stepper combination machine. Have to climb through swell chest or use a ladder to make changes. Magnets have separate windings for each use. E.g. Swell to Great has separate winding for 16, 8, and 4. Duplexing handled the same way. (Database Manager. October 8, 2012)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • Staff. "," Where the Tracker Action Is (Vol. 33, No. 1 (July 2003)). [p. 4 (stoplist)]

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Photographs

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Console. Photograph courtesy Hilbus Chapter, OHS 2003-04-27
Console. Photograph courtesy Hilbus Chapter, OHS 2003-04-27
Console plug for cable. Photograph courtesy Hilbus Chapter, OHS 2003-04-27
"Console, cable connected". Photograph courtesy Hilbus Chapter, OHS 2003-04-27
Console. Photograph courtesy Hilbus Chapter, OHS 2003-04-27
Console. Photograph courtesy Hilbus Chapter, OHS 2003-04-27
Console. Photograph courtesy Hilbus Chapter, OHS 2003-04-27
Pedals. Photograph courtesy Hilbus Chapter, OHS 2003-04-27
Connecting cable - plug. Photograph courtesy Hilbus Chapter, OHS 2003-04-27

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from The Life & Work of Ernest M. Skinner by Dorothy Holden, with clarification by Allen Kinzey
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    University of Virginia - Cabell Hall
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 127   1906       3 manuals, 25 stops, 27 ranks
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    
            GREAT ORGAN                             SWELL ORGAN
        16' Diapason            61              16' Bourdon             61
         8' Diapason            61               8' Diapason            61
         8' Gross Floete        61               8' Gedackt             61
         8' Gamba               61               8' Salicional          61
         8' Gedackt             SW               8' Voix Celestes       61
         8' Erzähler            61               8' Dulciana            61
         4' Octave              61               4' Flute               61
         2' Fifteenth           61               4' Violin              61
         8' Cornopean           SW               2' Piccolo             61
                                               III  Cornet             183
            CHOIR ORGAN (enclosed with SW)       8' Cornopean           61
         8' Geigen Principal    61               8' Oboe                61
         8' Melodia             61                  Tremolo
         8' Dulciana            SW
         8' Unda Maris (TC)     49                  PEDAL ORGAN
         4' Flute               SW              16' Diapason            30
         2' Piccolo             SW              16' First Bourdon       30
         8' Clarinet            61              16' Second Bourdon      SW
         8' Oboe                SW               8' Floete              12
                                                 8' Gedackt             SW
                                                 8' Cello *             SW
    
                                                 * Salicional & Voix Celestes
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2015-08-01]