The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Univ. of Rochester, Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, New York 14604

Schmitt Organ Recital Hall

OHS Database ID 53806.

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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 October 14, 2014.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Electric stop action.

Two manuals. 32 stops. 44 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room.


  • As part of its work on the organ, Dobson built a completely new mechanical key action and electric stop action, enlarged the manual key compass from 56 to 58 notes, provided new pipework to expand the organ’s capabilities, completely revoiced the existing pipework, and repaired the windchests, wind system and those pipes that were retained. [Dobson Pipe Organ Builders web site] (Database Manager. October 14, 2014)

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Organ Case and Console. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2017-04-02
Console. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2017-04-02

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  • Specification from Dobson Organ Builders web site
    Rochester, New York
    University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music - Schmitt Organ Recital Hall
    Jan van Daalen Organ Builders   1978            2 manuals, 32 stops, 44 ranks
    Rebuilt by Dobson Pipe Organ Builders  2000
            GREAT ORGAN                           SWELL ORGAN
        16' Bourdon           58               8' Viol Principal    58
         8' Prestant          58               8' Gedackt           58
         8' Rohrflute         58               8' Gemshorn Celeste  46 tc
         4' Octave            58               4' Principal         58
         4' Spitzflute        58               4' Spillflute        58
         2' Super Octave      58           2 2/3' Nasard            40 tf
         2' Blockflute        58               2' Spitzprincipal    58
     1 1/3' Larigot           58                  Cornet IV        184 tc
     2 2/3' Sesquialtera II  116             2/3' Mixture III      174
     1 1/3' Mixture IV       232              16' Dulzian           58
         8' Trumpet           58               8' Trumpet           58
         8' Cromorne          58               8' Hautbois          58
            Tremolo                               Tremolo
            PEDAL ORGAN                           COMBINATION ACTION (256 levels)
        16' Subbass           32                  Swell    1-6    (thumb)
         8' Prestant          32                  Great    1-6    (thumb)
         8' Gedeckt           32                  Pedal    1-6    (toe)
         4' Choralbass        32                  General  1-10   (thumb & toe)
         2' Mixture IV       128                  General Cancel  (thumb)
        16' Fagotto           32                  Set             (thumb)
         8' Trumpet           32
         4' Rohrschalmey      32                  REVERSIBLES
            Tremolo                               Great to Pedal  (thumb & toe)
                                                  Swell to Pedal  (thumb & toe)
            COUPLERS                              Swell to Great  (toe)
            Swell to Great                        Sforzando       (thumb & toe)
            Great to Pedal
            Swell to Pedal                        PISTON SEQUENCER
                                                  Next & Previous (thumb & toe)
            Balanced Swell Pedal (mechanical)     ACCESSORIES
            Crescendo Pedal with four sequences   Sforzando indicator light
                                                  Crescendo digital display
            Mechanical key action
            Electric stop action
            Attached console
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-10-14]
  • Click Here Specification from Dobson Organ Builders web site Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.