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Minneapolis Auditorium
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota

OHS Database ID 9136.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 43, 1987-10-27.


Status and Condition

The organ has been removed from this location and is currently in storage.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 7, 2014.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

123 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The console is movable.

Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system. Concave radiating pedalboard.

Notes

  • Two consoles: 5m drawknob (classic) and 4m horseshoe (theatre). Repaired by Moller c. 1957. Removed 1989 for renovation and reinstallation in new building. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through information from Scot Huntington: "The organ was removed to storage some years ago, and the money for restoration disappeared. At present, the organ's future is dark, with no current plans for its reinstallation." (James Cook. September 26, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Richard C Greene. -- This organ is actually two organs, a V/122 concert organ and a IV/24 unit theatre organ. Addition of two mixture stops by M.P. Möller in 1957. When the auditorium was demolished in 1987, plans called for the instrument to be reinstalled in the new convention center. However, the project failed due to financial problems and was never finished. The organ remains in situ in its chambers at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The organ was dedicated by Lynwood Farnum & Eddy Dunsteader (Database Manager. October 5, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Edward Copeland. -- This organ has 2 consoles, one 5 manual drawknob, with 157 speaking stops controlling 122 ranks, and one 4 manual horseshoe console with 256 stops sharing 23 of the concert organs ranks, but also the *' Kinura which only played from the horse shoe console. pistons were also provided to cancel the swell shades on the "other" console, thus if someone left them open on the horse shoe you could cancel them from the concert console, or vice versa. Originally the 2 consoles were mounted on lifts in the center of the orchestra pit, but during a 1965 remodeling of the building they were relocated to the sides (5 manual under the great on the left side, and the 4 was put under the swell on the right. The consoles were then mounted on slides, like radio city. (Database Manager. April 12, 2013)
  • Updated through online information from Lawrence Lee. (Database Manager. February 7, 2014)

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Photographs

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Console. Image from a brochure; provided by Ronald S. Crowl 1971-05-14

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Stoplist

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  • Stopist from Dr. Edward Berryman.

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Minneapolis Auditorium Organ
    
    W. W. Kimball Co.   K.P.O. 7030   1928
    
    GREAT ORGAN
    16 Double Open Diapason
    16 Bourdon
    8 First Open Diapason
    8 Second Open Diapason
    8 Third Open Diapason
    8 Fourth Open Diapason
    8 Melophone
    8 Doppel Flute
    8 Viola
    8 Gemshorn
    8 Gemshorn Celeste
    4 First Octave
    4 Second Octave
    4 Third Octave
    4 Hohl Flute
    2-2/3 Twelfth
    2 Fifteenth
    1-3/5 Seventeenth
    1-1/3 Nineteenth
    1-1/7 Septime
    1 Twenty-Second
    II Rauschquinte
    III Cymbel
    V Mixture
    16 Double Trombone
    8 Tromba
    8 Trumpet
    4 Clarion
    Reed Tremolo
    Tremolo
    SW, CH, SOLO couplers at 16, 8, and 4
    8 Chimes
    8 Harp
    8 Marimba
    
    
    SWELL ORGAN
    16 Contra Viola Diapason
    16 Lieblich Gedeckt
    8 Diapason
    8 Violin Diapason
    8 Gamba Celeste
    8 Salicional
    8 Vox Celeste
    8 Dulcet II
    8 Clarabella
    8 Stopped Flute
    8 Harmonic Flute
    8 Spitz Flute Celeste
    4 Octave
    4 Harmonic Flute
    4 Violina
    4 Celestina II
    2 Flautino
    V Mixture
    IV Dolce Cornet
    16 Double Trumpet
    8 French Trumpet
    8 Cornopean
    8 Oboe
    8 Vox Humana
    4 Clarion
    Vox Vibrato
    Tremolo
    SW Unison; couplers at 16, 4
    Solo coupler at 16,8,4
    Choir coupler at 8
    8 Harp (CH)
    4 Celesta (CH)
    
    CHOIR ORGAN
    16 Contra Viola
    8 English Diapason
    8 Geigen Principal
    8 Viola
    8 Concert Flute
    8 Forest Flute
    8 Flute Celeste
    8 Muted Violin
    8 Unda Maris
    4 Prestant
    4 Flauto Traverso
    2-2/3 Nazard
    2 Piccolo
    1-3/5 Tierce
    16 Bassoon
    8 Tuba Horn
    8 English Horn
    8 Clarinet
    Tremolo
    CH Unison; CH couplers at 16, 4
    SW couplers at 16,8,4
    Solo coupler 8
    8 Harp
    8 Piano
    4 Celesta
    
    SOLO ORGAN
    8 Diapason Stentor
    8 Tibia Clause
    Tibia Tremolo
    8 Gross Gamba
    8 Cross Gamba Celeste
    8 Viole d’Orchestre
    8 Violes Celeste II
    8 Hohl Flute
    4 Octave
    4 Solo Flute
    16 Tuba Profunda
    8 Tuba Mirabilis
    8 Tuba Sonora
    8 Post Horn
    8 French Horn
    8 Saxophone
    8 Musette
    8 Orchestral Oboe
    8 Solo Vox Humana
    4 Clarion
    Vox Vibrato
    Tremolo
    Solo Unison; couplers 16,8,4
    Great coupler 8
    Swell couplers 16,8,4
    8 Chimes (GT)
    8 Harp (CH)
    
    BOMBARDE
    16 Bombarde
    8 Tuba Magna
    8 Tuba
    4 Clarion
    V Mixture
    8 Chimes (GT)
    8 Harp (CH)
    8 Marimba Harp (GT)
    8 Marimba (GT)
    4 Xylophone (CH)
    4 Celesta (CH)
    2 Orchestral Bells (CH)
    2 Glockenspiel (CH)
    16 Piano
    8 Piano
    4 Piano
    
    
    PEDAL ORGAN
    64 Gravissima (Resultant)
    32 Double Open Diapason
    32 Contra Violone
    16 Open Diapason
    16 Second Open Diapason
    16 Diaphone
    16 Violone
    16 Violin Diapason
    16 First Bourdon
    16 Second Bourdon
    16 Viola
    16 Gedeckt
    10-2/3 Quinte
    8 Diaphonic Diapason
    8 Octave
    8 Cello
    8 Stopped Flute
    8 Viole d’Orchestre
    8 Flute
    8 Gedeckt
    5-1/3 Twelfth
    4 Super Octave
    4 Octave Flute
    3-1/5 Tierce
    2 Twenty-Second
    32 Contra Bombarde
    16 Bombarde
    16 Trombone
    16 Ophicleide
    16 Tuba
    16 Basson
    8 Clarion
    4 Octave Clarion
    SW couplers 8,4
    CH couplers 8,4
    16 Piano
    8 Piano
    8 Chimes
    
    
    
     [Received on line from Richard C Greene February 06, 2009.]
    
     [Received on line from Richard C Greene February 06, 2009.]
  • Stopist from Dr. Edward Berryman. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.