The OHS Pipe Organ Database

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Irvine Auditorium

OHS Database ID 52730.

Awards

OHS Convention Organ, 2016.


Status and Condition

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Technical Details

Four manuals. 7 divisions. 162 ranks. 10731 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. 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

  • In 1997 the audtorium was closed for an extensive renovation; the organ was removed by Austin and rebuilt; it was reinstalled in 2002 with a new console; the consultant for the organ restoration was William F. Czelusniak. (Jeff Scofield. May 31, 2014)

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Photographs

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String Section Drawknobs. Photograph by Thomas 2011-02-21
Solo and Great Drawknobs. Photograph by Thomas George 2011-02-21
Swell and Pedal Drawknobs. Photograph by Thomas George 2011-02-21
Console Detail - Touch Screen. Photograph by Thomas George 2011-02-21
Console. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2015-08-25
Auditorium Interior. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2015-08-25
Stage and Console. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2015-08-25
Auditorium, pipe facades and console. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Console center. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2011-02-17
Knee panel and swell shoes. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2011-02-12

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Stoplist

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  • Sesqui-Centennial Program 1926
    Philadelphia, PA
    Irvine Auditorium
    
    Austin Organ Company Opus 1416
    
    Built for the Sesqui-Centennial Exposition
    1926
    
    The specifications were drawn by a committee of Philadelphia 
    organists composed of Henry S. Fry, Dr. John McE. Ward, 
    Rollo F. Maitland, Frederick Maxon and S. Wesley Sears.  
    Their idea being it to have it distinctly 
    an "Organists Organ."
    
    GREAT ORGAN
    
    *Bourdon 16'  73 Pipes
    Violone Dolce 16' 61 Pipes
    First Open Diapason 8' 61 Pipes
    Second Open Diapason 8' 61 Pipes
    *Third Open Diapason 8' 61 Pipes
    *Fourth Open Diapason 8' 61 Pipes
    *Fifth Open Diapason 8' 61 Pipes
    Gamba 8'
    *Violoncello 8' 61 Pipes
    *Gemshorn 8' 61 Pipes
    *Flauto Major 8' 61 Pipes
    *Doppel Flote 8' 61 Notes
    *Bourdon 8' 61 Pipes 
    *Harmonic Flute 8' 61 Pipes
    *Clarabella 8' 61 Pipes
    *Quint 5 1/3' 61 Pipes
    *Octave 4' 61 Pipes
    Principal 4' 61 Pipes
    *Hohl Flote 4' 61 Pipes
    *Harmonic Flute 4' 61 Pipes
    Octave Quint 2 2/3' 61 Pipes
    Super Octave 2' 61 Pipes
    Mixture, 3 and 4 ranks, 232 Pipes
    *Mixture, 5 ranks 305 Pipes
    *Double Trumpet 16' 61 Pipes
    *Trumpet 8' 61 Pipes
    *French Trumpet 8' 61 Pipes
    Tuba (from solo,) 8' 61 Notes
    Clarion 4' 61 Notes
    French Horn 8' 61 Notes
    Chimes (Cathedral) G to G (from solo) 25 Notes
    *Harp (Celesta) 8' 61 Bars and Resonators
    *Harp (from 8') 4' 61 Notes
    Tremolo.
    
    *Enclosed in Great swell-box
    
    SWELL ORGAN
    
    Gemshorn 16' 73 Pipes
    Bourdon 16' 73 Pipes
    Open Diapason 8' 73 Pipes
    Diapason Phonon 8' 73 Pipes
    Geigen Principal, 8' 73 Pipes
    Horn Diapason 8' 73 Pipes
    Viole d'Gamba 8' 73 Pipes
    Salicional 8' 73 Pipes
    Voix Celeste 8' 73 Pipes
    Viole D'Orchestre, 8' 73 Pipes
    Viole Celeste (3 Ranks) 8' 219 Pipes
    Rohr Flote 8' 73 Pipes
    Melodia 8' 73 Pipes
    Flauto Dolce 8' 73 Pipes
    Unda Maris 8' 61 Pipes
    Principal 4' 73 Pipes
    Traverse Flute 4' 73 Pipes
    Flute d'Amour 4' 73 Pipes
    Violina 4' 73 Pipes
    Flautina 2' 73 Pipes
    Mixture (4 ranks) 244 Pipes
    *Mixture (5 ranks) 305 Pipes
    Contra Fagotto 16' 73 Pipes
    French Trumpet 8' 73 Pipes
    Corno d'Amore 8' 73 Pipes
    Oboe 8' 73 Pipes
    Clarion 4' 61 Pipes
    Vox Humana (1 rank,) 16' Vox Humana (2 ranks,) 8'; Vox Humana (1 rank,) 4' 146 Pipes
    Tremolo
    
    *Stop Marked (*) is a selective mixture consisting of Twelfth, 
    Fifteenth, Seventeenth, Twenty-First, and Twenty-second.  
    Each Rank has its corresponding stop-key, 
    so that each rank may be drawn separately.
    
    CHOIR ORGAN
    
    Contra Gamba 16' 73 Pipes
    Double Dulciana 16' 109 Pipes
    Dulciana (from 16') 8' 61 Notes
    Dolce (from 16') 4' 61 Notes
    Dulcet (from 16') 2' 61 Notes
    Dulcinet (from 16') 61 Notes
    Open Diapason 8' 73 Pipes
    Geigen Principal 8' 73 Pipes
    Concert Flute 8' 73 Pipes
    Flute Celeste 8' 61 Pipes
    Stopped Diapason (Large Scale) 8' 73 Pipes
    Chimney Flute 8' 73 Pipes
    Quintadena 8' 73 Pipes
    Viole d'Orchestre 8' 73 Pipes
    Viole Celeste 8' 73 Pipes
    Principal 4' 73 Pipes
    Gemshorn 8' 73 Pipes
    Gemshorn Celeste 8' 73 Pipes
    Flute d'Amour 4' 61 Pipes
    **Mixture (3 ranks) 183 Pipes
    Baryton 16' 73 Pipes
    Trombone 16' 73 Pipes
    Tromba 8' 61 Pipes
    Tromba Clarion 4' 73 Pipes
    Bass Clarinet 16' 73 Pipes
    Orchestral Horn 8' 73 Pipes
    Clarinet 8' 73 Pipes
    Cor Anglais 16' 85 Pipes
    Cor Anglais 8' 73 Notes
    Vox Humana (Small) 8' 61 Pipes
    Orchestral Oboe 8' 61 Pipes
    Harp (From Great) 8' 61 Notes
    Harp (From Great) 4' 61 Notes
    Chimes (From Solo) 25 Notes
    Tremolo
    
    **Selective mixture consisting of Twelfth, Fifteenth, 
    and Seventeenth.  Each rank has its corresponding 
    stop-key, so that each rank may be drawn separately.  
    
    TROMBONE CHORUS (Separate Chamber, Enclosed)
    
    Five sets of pipes of 16', 8', 8', 4', & 4' pitch.  305 Pipes
    One 16' Set
    Two 8' Sets
    Two 4' Sets
    Big Scales, high pressure.
    
    SOLO ORGAN
    
    Flauto Major 8' 73 Pipes
    Grand Diapason Phonon (largest scale,) 8' 73 Pipes
    Gross Gamba 8' 73 Pipes
    Gamba Celeste 8' 73 Pipes
    Gedeckt 8' 73 Pipes
    Flute Ouverte 4' 73 Pipes
    Concert Piccolo 2' 61 Pipes
    Tuba Profunda 16' 73 Pipes
    Harmonic Tuba 8' 73 Pipes
    Tuba Clarion 4' 73 Pipes
    French Horn (from Great) 8' 73 Notes
    Hunting Horn 8' 73 Pipes
    French Bugle 8' 73 Pipes
    Bell Clarinet 8' 73 Pipes
    Orchestral Oboe (from Choir) 8' 73 Notes
    **Tuba Magna (Open Chest,) High Pressure 8' 73 Pipes
    Chimes (Cathedral,)  25 Tubes
    Harp (from Great) 8' 61 Notes
    Harp (from Great) 4' 61 Notes
    Clarinet (from Choir) 8' 61 Notes
    Concert Flute (from Choir) 8' 61 Notes
    Flute d' Amour (from Choir) 8' 61 Notes
    Cor Anglais (from Choir) 8' 61 Notes
    Tremolo. 
    
    **Extended 73 pipes from 16' in order 
    that it may be available as a 16' stop 
    on the Pedal.  
    
    STRING ORGAN
    
    Floating (at will) on all manuals, with appropriate mechanism for control. 
     Enclosed in its own expression chamber and arranged so that it is controlled 
    from its own expression pedal, as well as from the swell pedal 
    representing the manual in which it is drawn.  
    The expression box constructed to give a wide range of expression.  
    
    Consists of:
    
    3 ranks 16', Pedal Organ.
    20 ranks 8'
    3 ranks 4'
    3 ranks mutation pitch, 12th, 15th & 17th.
    
    The stop keys control same in groups as follows:
    
    5 Ranks 8'
    5 Ranks 8'
    3 Ranks 8'
    3 Ranks 8'
    2 Ranks 8'
    2 Ranks 8'
    3 Ranks 4'
    3 Ranks Mutation
    
    Three ranks (extended) 16' to operate from Pedal organ. 
    Three ranks (from manual) 8' to operate from Pedal organ.
    One stop key controlling entire String organ.
    
    Tremolo
    
    
    PEDAL ORGAN
    
    Resultant 64' 32 Notes
    Double Open Diapason 32' 68 Pipes
    Contra Violone 32' 44 Pipes
    Conrta Bourdon 32' 63 Pipes
    Diaphone 16' 32 Pipes
    Open Diapason 16' 44 Pipes
    Open Diapason (from 32') 16' 21 Notes
    Metal Open Diapason 16' 44 Pipes
    Gamba 16' (from Choir) 32 Notes
    Violone 16' (from 32') 32 Notes
    Dulciana 16' (from Choir) 32 Notes
    Dulciana 8' (from Choir) 32 Notes
    First Bourdon 16' 32 Pipes
    Second Bourdon 16' (from 32') 32 Notes
    Lieblich Gedeckt 16' (from Swell) 32 Notes
    Gross Quint 10 2/3' (from 32') 32 Notes
    Octave 8' (from 16' wood-open) 32 Notes
    Principal 8' (from Metal 16') 32 Notes
    Gross Flote 8' (from 32' open) 32 Notes
    Flauto Dolce 8' (from Swell Bourdon) 32 Notes
    Violoncello Celeste 8' (2 ranks from solo) 32 Notes
    Twelfth 5 1/3' (from 32') 32 Notes
    Octave Flute 4' (from 32' Open) 32 Notes
    Mixture 5  Ranks 160 Pipes
    Contra Bombarde 32' (enclosed in Solo,) 44 Pipes
    Bombarde 16' (enclosed in Solo,) 32 Notes
    Trombone 16' 56 Pipes
    Tromba 8' (from 16') 32 Notes
    Clarion 4' (from 16') 32 Notes
    Tuba Profunda 16' (from Tuba Magna) 32 Notes
    Harmonic Tuba 8'  (from Tuba Magna) 32 Notes
    Tuba Clarion 4'   (from Tuba Magna) 32 Notes 
    Bass Clarinet 16' (from Choir) 32 Notes
    Contra Fagotto 16' (from Swell) 32 Notes
    String Celeste 16' (3 Ranks extended String Organ) 32 Notes
    String Celeste 8'  (from manual 3 ranks) 32 Notes
    Trombone 16' (from Chorus Organ) 32 Notes
    Xylophone 4' (from Solo Organ) 37 Notes
    Carillons 4' (from Solo Organ) 37 Notes
    Glockenspiel 4' (Single Stroke, from Solo Organ) 37 Notes
    Glockenspiel 4' (Repeating, from Solo Organ) 37 Notes
    Marimba Harp 8' (Single Stroke, from Great Organ) 49 Notes
    Marimba Harp 8' (Repeating, from Solo Organ) 49 Notes
    
    
    
    
    
    
     [Received from Thomas A. George 2014-10-01.]
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