The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Residence: William Ripley Dorr
Palos Verdes Estates, California.

Stoplist copied from The American Organist February 1930

 

   Palos Verdes, California
   William Ripley Dorr Residence

   Hall   1929   2/10
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   As per the policy of THE AMERICAN ORGANIST at the time, stop
   names of extensions and borrows are shown with the same name
   as the parent rank.

   GREAT                      SWELL                       PEDAL

8' Diapason          73    8' Gedeckt           73    16' Bourdon 32
8' Viole d'Orchestre 73    8' Viole d'Orchestre GT    16' Gedeckt **
8' Gemshorn Celeste  73    8' Gemshorn Celeste  GT     8' Bourdon 12
8' Melodia           73    8' Aeoline           GT     8' Gedeckt SW
8' Aeoline           73    4' Harmonic Flute    GT
4' Harmonic Flute    73    8' Oboe              73    **  Bourdon on
   Sub                     8' Vox Humana        61        soft wind
   Unison Off                 Tremulant
   Super                      Sub
                              Unison Off
                              Super

Mr. Dorr specified the following characteristics:  "I would like the
Diapason big and mellow ... pure, warm Diapason and pretty big, as I 
want almost everything else fairly soft.  I do not want the organ to
be too loud. The Gemshorn should be quite soft, but louder than the
Aeoline. The Gedeckt I would like considerably softer than the 
Melodia. The Oboe should be somewhat horny, so that without tremulant
it will make a good stop for soft Trumpet effects. The Vox might be
very soft indeed, and with the fluty characteristics instead of the
stringy. The Bourdon I would like of medium scale and the Lieblich
of course much softer."

          [Received from Jeff Scofield September 15, 2019]

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