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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Mormon Tabernacle
Temple Square
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

OHS Database ID 8565.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 23, 2017.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

5 manuals. 8 divisions. 149 stops. 171 registers. 205 ranks. 11623 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. Traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. 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

  • The original builder was Aeolian-Skinner (1948, Opus1075). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1997 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Renovation and enlargement. 256-channel SSL combination action added. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from William E. Berlo. (Database Manager. March 6, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Allen Blodgett. (Database Manager. November 26, 2014)

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Photographs

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Console. Photo by Jeff Scofield 2007-04-18
Left Stop Jamb. Photograph by Allen Blodgett 2014-08-30
Right Stop Jamb. Photograph by Allen Blodgett 2014-08-30
Organ Historical Society Plaque. Photograph by Allen Blodgett 2014-08-30
Console. Photograph by René Troost 2012-10-05
Left Stop Jamb. Photograph by René Troost 2012-10-05
Right Stop Jamb. Photograph by René Troost 2012-10-05
Organ Facade. Photograph by René Troost 2012-10-05

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Stoplist

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    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Mormon Tabernacle 
    Builder:	Æolian-Skinner Organ Co., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Year:	1949 (renovated by Schoenstein & Co., San Francisco, California, USA in 1988)
    Opus no.:	1075
    Stop controls:	drawknob (polished ebony drawknobs with ivory resin faces and brass shanks) 
    Keyboards:	ivory-covered manual keys with tracker  touch
    Pedals type:	concave, radiating
    No. of speaking stops:	147
    No. of ranks:	206
    No. of pipes:	11,623
    
    STOP LIST:
    
    I Choir (Enclosed)
    
    18 stops, 24 ranks, 1536 pipes
    
    Gamba 16 
    Principal 8 
    Concert Flute 8 
    Viola 8
    Viola Celeste 8 
    Dulcet 8 2 ranks
    Kleine Erzähler 8 2 ranks
    Prestant 4 
    Zauberflöte 4
    Gambette 4 
    Piccolo Harmonique 2 
    Fife 1 1988; from Carillon
    Sesquialtera II 1988; from Carillon
    Carillon III 
    Rauschpfeife III 
    Dulzian 16 
    Trompette 8 
    Krummhorn 8 
    Orchestral Oboe 8 
    Rohr Schalmei 4 
    Trompette Harmonique 8 (Bombarde)
    Tremulant
    
    Positiv (Unenclosed)
    
    Resident on manual I (Choir); also playable from manual II (Great) or manual IV (Solo).
    16 stops, 21 ranks, 1257 pipes
    
    Principal 8 1988; 
    Cor de Nuit 8 
    Quintade 8 
    Principal 4 
    Nachthorn 4 
    Nazard 2 2/3 
    Principal 2 
    Spillflöte 2 
    Tierce 1 3/5 
    Larigot 1 1/3 
    Sifflöte 1 
    Septerz II 
    Scharf III 
    Zimbel III 
    Rankett 16 
    Cromorne 8 1988
    Tremulant
    
    II Great (Unenclosed)
    
    29 stops, 44 ranks, 2564 pipes
    
    Subprincipal 16 
    Quintaton 16 
    Principal 8 
    Diapason 8 
    Montre 8 1988 
    Bourdon 8 
    Spitzflöte 8 
    Flûte Harmonique 8 1988 
    Bell Gamba 8 
    Grosse Quinte 5 1/3 
    Principal 4 
    Octave 4 
    Koppelflöte 4 
    Flûte Octaviante 4 1988
    Gemshorn 4 
    Grosse Tierce 3 1/5 
    Quinte 2 2/3 
    Super Octave 2 
    Blockflöte 2 
    Tierce 1 3/5 
    Septieme 1 1/7 
    Acuta III 
    Full Mixture IV
    Fourniture IV 
    Klein Mixtur IV 
    Cornet V 1988; f-f3
    Double Trumpet 16 1988
    Trumpet 8 1988
    Clarion 4 1988
    
    III Swell (Enclosed)
    
    29 stops, 40 ranks, 2561 pipes
    
    Lieblich Gedeckt 16 From earlier organ
    Gemshorn 16 
    Geigen Principal 8 
    Gedeckt 8 
    Claribel Flute 8 From earlier organ
    Flauto Dolce 8 
    Flute Celeste 8
    Viole de Gambe 8 
    Viole Celeste 8 
    Orchestral Strings 8 2 ranks; 136 pipes
    Salicional 8 
    Voix Celeste 8 
    Prestant 4 
    Fugara 4 
    Flauto Traverso 4 
    Nazard 2 2/3 
    Octavin 2 
    Hohlflöte 2 1988
    Cornet III 
    Cymbale IV From Plein Jeu VI; 1988
    Plein Jeu IV From Plein Jeu VI; 1988
    Plein Jeu VI 
    Contra Fagot 32 
    Contra Trompette 16 
    1ere Trompette 8 1988
    2eme Trompette 8 
    Hautbois 8 
    Voix Humaine 8 127 mm wp
    Quinte Trompette 5 1/3 
    Clairon 4 
    Tremulant
    
    IV Bombarde (Unenclosed)
    
    8 stops, 18 ranks, 1038 pipes
    
    Diapason 8 
    Octave 4 
    Grosse Cornet IV-VI
    Grande Fourniture VI 
    Bombarde 16 
    Trompette Harmonique 8 305 mm wp; 1988
    Trompette 8 
    Clairon 4 
    
    IV Solo (Enclosed)
    
    11 stops, 11 ranks, 727 pipes
    
    Flauto Mirabilis 8 
    Gamba 8 
    Gamba Celeste 8 
    Concert Flute 4 
    Nazard 2 2/3 1979
    Piccolo 2 1979
    Tierce 1 3/5 1979
    French Horn 8 
    English Horn 8 
    Corno di Bassetto 8 
    Tuba 8 292 mm wp
    Cornet V 8 Great
    Harp 8 c-c4; amplified; 49 bars
    Chimes c-g2; amplified; 32 tubes
    Celesta From harp
    Tremulant
    
    V Antiphonal (Enclosed)
    
    9 stops, 11 ranks, 720 pipes
    
    Diapason 8 
    Gedeckt 8 From earlier organ
    Salicional 8 
    Voix Celeste 8 
    Principal 4 
    Kleine Mixtur III 
    Trompette 8 
    Vox Humana 8 
    Tuba Mirabilis 8 1988
    Cornet V Great
    Tremulant
    
    Pedal (Unenclosed)
    
    27 stops, 37 ranks, 1220 pipes
    
    Montre 32 From earlier organ; ext. of Great
    Subprincipal 16'
    Flûte Ouverte 32 From earlier organ
    Contre Bourdon 32 From earlier organ
    Principal 16 
    Flûte Ouverte 16
    Contre Basse 16 
    Violone 16 
    Bourdon 16 
    Gemshorn 16 Swell
    Gamba 16 Choir
    Lieblich Gedeckt 16 Swell
    Grosse Quinte 10 2/3 
    Principal 8 
    Violoncello 8 
    Spitzprincipal 8 
    Flûte Ouverte 8 
    Flauto Dolce 8 
    Gamba 8 Choir
    Lieblich Gedeckt 8 Swell
    Quinte 5 1/3 
    Choral Bass 4 
    Nachthorn 4 
    Gamba 4 Choir
    Lieblich Gedeckt 4 Swell
    Principal 2 
    Blockflöte 2 
    Full Mixture IV 
    Cymbale IV 
    Grand Harmonics V 
    Bombarde 32 
    Contra Fagot 32 Swell
    Ophicleide 16 
    Trombone 16 
    Double Trumpet 16 1988; Great
    Contre Tompette 16 1988; Swell
    Dulzian 16 Choir
    Posaune 8 
    Trumpet 8 
    Double Trumpet 8 1988; Great
    Contre Trompette 8 1988; Swell
    Krummhorn 8 Choir
    Clairon 4 
    Chalumeau 4 
    Kornett 2 
    
    Percussion
    
    Chimes on Great
    Chimes on Pedal
    Harp on Choir
    Celesta on Choir
    
    Couplers
    
    Swell to Choir 8, 4 4' affects only stops with top extension
    Solo-Bomb to Choir 8
    Antiphonal to Choir 8 1988
    
    Antiphonal to Solo 8 1988
    Great Tutti to Solo 8
    Pedal Tutti to Swell 8
    Swell to Great 8, 4 4' affects only stops with top extension
    Choir to Great 8, 4 4' affects only stops with top extension
    Solo-Bombarde to Great 16, 8, 4
    Antiphonal to Great
    Great to Pedal 8
    Swell to Pedal 8, 4
    Choir to Pedal 8
    Positiv to Pedal 8
    Solo-Bomb to Pedal 8, 4
    Antiphonal to Pedal 8
    Positiv off Choir 1988
    Positiv on Great
    Positiv on Solo
    Choir to Choir 16, 4 4' affects only stops with top extensions
    Swell to Swell 16, 4 4' affects only stops with top extensions
    Solo-Bombarde to Solo-Bombarde 16, 4
    Antiphonal to Antiphonal 16, 4
    
    Combinations
    
    64 memories (1988)
    
    General 0, 1-20 1-5 and 11-15 duplicated by toe studs; 1-3,
    5-7 and 13-15 duplicated on right side of
    manuals
    Choir 0, 1-8
    Great 0, 1-8
    Swell 0, 1-8
    Positiv 0, 1-6 1988
    Solo-Bomb 0, 1-8
    Antiphonal 0, 1-4
    Pedal 0, 1-8 6-8 duplicated on thumb pistons under Manual
    I; 1988
    
    Reversibles
    
    Each manual to Pedal 8' coupler (thumb)
    Great to Pedal Toe 
    Swell to Pedal Toe
    Solo-Bomb to Great Toe
    Bombarde 32' Toe
    Flûte Ouverte 32' Toe 1988
    Contra Fagot 32' Toe 1988
    Contre Bourdon 32' Toe
    Choir shades to Swell expression pedal (thumb)
    Manual I/II Thumb With indictor lights; 1988
    Sforzando Thumb & Toe Thumb 1988; Sforzando may be set
    independently for each memory.
    
    Accessories/Miscellaneous
    
    Crescendo 4 sequences: standard, A, B and C; A, B and C adjustable from console; 1988
    30-segment LED Crescendo Pedal indicator, 1988.
    Tremulants, Celestes and Percussion may be programmed to cancel with Crescendo
    Pedal; 1988
    Crescendo and Sforzando blind check; 1988
    Chime volume
    Chimes forte/piano
    Chime dampers on/off
    Harp dampers on/off
    Combination set
    Memory lock 1988
    Memory selector 1988
    Memory clear 1988
    Digital clock with mode selector, stop/start, reset, fast set, slow set, hold;
    1988
    "Stand by" and "On air" signals; 1988
    Broadcast timer; 1988
    Console fan on/off; 1988
    Technician call button
    Intercom; 1988
    Monitor; 1988
    Nauvoo Bell button
    
     [Received from Sebastian Scionti 2013-07-24.]
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