The OHS Pipe Organ Database

University of Michigan
Thayer & N. University
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Hill Auditorium

OHS Database ID 6993.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
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 19, 2006.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 88 stops. 113 registers. 123 ranks. 7441 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. The console is movable.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1995. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Rebuild of 1927 Skinner organ (op. 664), using much of his pipework. Altered 1985 by Samuel Koontz. Chests and pipework restored by Nelson Barden & Co after water damage. Console rebuilt & solid state combination added in 1995. (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:
    Rebuild of E. M. Skinner Opus 664 (1927). (Database Manager. April 19, 2006)

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Photographs

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Console and Pipe Facade. Photograph by Steven R. Schrier 2012-03-22
Manuals and Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2012-10-01
Pipe Facade and Auditorium Ceiling. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2012-10-01
Console and Pipe Facade. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2012-10-01
Console and Pipe Facade. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2012-10-01

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Stoplist

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    University of Michigan - Hill Auditorium
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 664-A   1955       4 manuals, 88 stops, 123 ranks
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    
               GREAT ORGAN                            SWELL ORGAN
           16' Principal           61             16' Bourdon             73
           16' Bourdon             17 PED         16' Dulciana            73
            8' Principal           61              8' Principal           73
            8' Rohrflöte           61              8' Rohrflöte           73
            4' Octave              61              8' Flute Harmonique    73
            4' Rohrflöte           61              8' Quintadena          73
            2' Octave              61              8' Viole de Gambe      73
           II  Rauschquint        122              8' Viole Celeste (TC)  61
        IV-VI  Mixtur             330              8' Voix Celeste II    146
           IV  Scharf             244              8' Flauto Dolce        73
           16' Posaune             61              8' Flute Celeste (TC)  61
            8' Trumpet             61              4' Octave              73
            8' Trompette           61              4' Flute Harmonique    73
            4' Clarion             61              4' Unda Maris II      134
            4' Clairon             61              2' Octave              61
                                                  IV  Cornet (TC)        196
               CHOIR ORGAN                        VI  Mixture            366
           16' Gamba               73             16' Bombarde            73
            8' Diapason            73              8' Trompette           73
            8' Concert Flute       73              8' Oboe                73
            8' Gamba               12              8' Vox Humana          73
            8' Gedeckt             73              4' Clairon             73
            8' Dulcet II          146                 Tremulant
            8' Kleine Erzähler II 134
            4' Gemshorn            61                 ECHO ORGAN
            4' Flute               73              8' Gedeckt             61
        2 2/3' Nasat               61              8' Muted Viole         61
            2' Blockflöte          61              8' Unda Maris          61
        1 3/5' Terz                61              8' Vox Humana          61
            1' Sifflöte            61                 Tremulant
           16' Bassoon             61                 Chimes              25 tubes
            8' French Trumpet      SO
            8' Bassoon             12                 PEDAL ORGAN
            8' Cromorne            73             32' Diapason            32
            4' Rohrschalmei        73             32' Violone             32
               Tremulant                          16' Principal           32
            8' Harp (TC)           --             16' Diapason            12
            4' Celesta             61 bars        16' Violone             12
                                                  16' Principal           GT
               POSITIV ORGAN                      16' Bourdon             32
            8' Principal           61             16' Gamba               CH
            8' Gedeckt             61             16' Bourdon             SW
            4' Octave              61             16' Dulciana            SW
            4' Koppelflöte         61              8' Principal           32
            2' Octave              61              8' Diapason            12
            2' Blockflöte          61              8' Cello               12
        IV-VI  Mixture            330              8' Gedeckt             12
          III  Cymbel             183              8' Bourdon             12
            8' Trumpet             61              4' Octave              32
                                                   4' Gedeckt             12
               SOLO ORGAN                          2' Gedeckt             12
            8' Stentorphone        73             II  Rauschquint         64
            8' Flauto Mirabilis    73             IV  Mixture            128
            8' Gamba               73             IV  Scharf             128
            8' Gamba Celeste       73             32' Bombarde            32
            4' Octave              73             16' Ophicleide          12
            4' Orchestral Flute    73             16' Posaune             GT
           16' Contra Tuba         73             16' Bombarde            SW
           16' Heckelphone         61             16' Bassoon             CH
            8' Tuba Mirabilis      73             16' Heckelphone         SO
            8' Tuba                73              8' Trumpet             12
            8' French Trumpet      73              8' French Trumpet      SO
            8' Orchestral Oboe     73              4' Clarion             12
            8' Heckelphone         12                 Bass Drum
            8' Corno di Bassetto   73                 Tympani
            4' Clarion             73                 Chimes              EC
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-07-08]
    
    
  • Click Here From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.