The OHS Pipe Organ Database

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Portland, OR
Portland (Paramount) Theatre - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Organ by The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.--As built

--NOTE: Stops denoted with (S) indicate voices speaking from the Solo (house-right) chamber.   
        Those with an (X) indicate voices speaking simultaneously from the Main and Solo.

PEDAL                                            GREAT

16' Tuba Profunda                                16' Tuba Profunda
16' Diaphone                                     16' Diaphone
16' Tibia Clausa (S)                             16' Tibia Clausa TC
16' Bourdon                                      16' Tibia Clausa (S)
 8' Tuba Mirabilis                               16' Clarinet TC
 8' Tuba Horn                                    16' Saxophone TC
 8' Octave (Diapason)                            16' Solo String TC (X)
 8' Tibia Clausa (S)                             16' Vox Humana TC
 8' Clarinet                                     16' Vox Humana TC (S)
 8' Saxophone                                     8' Tuba Mirabilis
 8' Bass Solo String (X)                          8' Trumpet
 8' Cello (Viol d' Orchestre and Viol Celeste)    8' Tuba Horn
 8' Flute                                         8' Diaphonic Diapason
 4' Flute                                         8' Tibia Clausa
16' Piano                                         8' Tibia Clausa (S)
    Bass Drum                                     8' Orchestral Oboe
    Kettle Drum (Bass Drum roll)                  8' Kinura
    Snare Drum                                    8' Clarinet
    Crash Cymbal                                  8' Saxophone
    Cymbal                                        8' Solo String
    Accompaniment to Pedal                        8' Solo String (S)
    Great to Pedal                                8' Viol d' Orchestre
    Solo to Pedal                                 8' Viol Celeste
                                                  8' Concert Flute
                                                  8' Vox Humana
ACCOMPANIMENT                                     8' Vox Humana (S)
                                                  4' Piccolo
16' Solo String (X)                               4' Piccolo (S)
 8' Tuba Horn                                     4' Viol
 8' Diaphonic Diapason                            4' Octave Celeste
 8' Tibia Clausa                                  4' Flute
 8' Tibia Clausa (S)                              4' Vox Humana
 8' Clarinet                                      4' Vox Humana (S)
 8' Saxophone                                 2-2/3' Twelfth (Flute)
 8' Solo String                                   2' Fifteenth (Viol d' Orchestre)
 8' Solo String (S)                               2' Piccolo (Flute)
 8' Viol d' Orchestre                         1-3/5' Tierce (Flute)
 8' Viol Celeste                                 16' Piano
 8' Oboe Horn                                     8' Piano
 8' Quintadena                                    4' Piano
 8' Concert Flute                                    Marimba
 8' Dulciana                                         Harp
 8' Vox Humana                                       Bells (reiterating Glockenspiel)
 8' Vox Humana (S)                                   Sleigh Bells
 4' Piccolo                                          Master Xylophone
 4' Piccolo (S)                                      Xylophone
 4' Viol                                             Glockenspiel
 4' Octave Celeste                                   Chrysoglott
 4' Flute                                            Cathedral Chimes
 4' Vox Humana                                       Sub Octave
 4' Vox Humana (S)                                   Octave
2-2/3'Twelfth (Flute)                                Solo to Great
 2' Piccolo (Flute)
 8' Piano
    Mandolin (metal-tipped strips laid over the Piano strings--n's 25-88)
    Chrysoglott (a.k.a. Celesta)
    Snare Drum
    Chinese Block
    Tom Tom (single-stroke Snare w/ snare muted)
    Sand Block (on/off high pressure air exhaust blown over the edge of a metal plate)
    Solo to Accompaniment

BOMBARDE                                         SOLO 

16' Tuba Mirabilis TC                            8' Tuba Morabilis
16' Tuba Profunda                                8' Trumpet
16' Diaphone                                     8' Tuba Horn
16' Tibia Clausa TC                              8' Diaphonic Diapason
16' Tibia Clausa (S)                             8' Tibia Clausa
 8' Tuba Mirabilis                               8' Tibia Clausa (S)
 8' Trumpet                                      8' Orchestral Oboe
 8' Tuba Horn                                    8' Kinura
 8' Diaphonic Diapason                           8' Clarinet
 8' Tibia Clausa                                 8' Saxophone
 8' Tibia Clausa                                 8' Solo String
 8' Solo String                                  8' Solo String (S)
 8' Solo String (S)                              8' Oboe Horn
 8' Viol d' Orchestre                            8' Quintadena
 8' Viol Celeste                                 8' Vox Humana
 8' Concert Flute                                8' Vox Humana (S)
 4' Clarion Mirabilis                            8' Dulciana
 4' Clarion (Tuba Horn)                          4' Piccolo
 4' Piccolo                                      4' Piccolo (S)
 4' Piccolo (S)                                  8' Piano
    Xylophone                                       Marimba
    Glockenspiel                                    Master Xylophone
    Snare Drum                                      Glockenspiel
    Great to Bombarde Sub Octave                    Bells (reit. Glock.)
    Great to Bombarde Octave                        Chrysoglott
    Solo to Bombarde                                Cathedral Chimes

BACK RAIL________________________________________________________________________

PEDAL--PIZZICATO TOUCH                           TREMULANTS

16' Tuba Profunda                                Main
                                                 Tibia Clausa
                                                 Vox Humana
ACCOMPANIMENT SECOND TOUCHES                     Diaphone/Tuba
8' Tuba Mirabilis                                Tibia Clausa (S)
8' Tuba Horn                                     Vox Humana (S)
8' Diaphonic Diapason                            Tuba Mirabilis
8' Tibia Clausa
8' Tibia Clausa (S)                
8' Saxophone                   Pedal Traps 1st Touch/Second Touch Switch Toggle Switch 
8' Strings (X)                 --Located above Pedal Crash Cymbal & Cymbal tabs--
4' Piccolos (X)
   Cathedral Chimes                              SWELL PEDALS--Left to right--
   Solo to Accompaniment                         Main
   Solo to Accompaniment--Pizzicato              Solo
                                                 Crescendo (affects Pedal and Great)

16' Tuba Profunda                               PIANO-STYLE PEDALS
 8' Tibia Clausa                              --Located above right end of pedal board--
 8' Tibia Clausa (S)             
    Solo to Great                               Diaphone Thunder
    Solo to Great--Pizzicato                    Tuba Thunder

                                               --Located below left side of key shelf--
16' Tuba Profunda                             
 8' Tuba Horn                                   Horse's Hooves
 8' Tibia Clausa                                Bird (Main)
		                                Bird (Solo)
                                                Surf (toggle switch)
                                                Fire Gong (reiterating)
                                                Steamboat Whistle
                                                Auto Horn

SWELL INDICATORS ("bobber" type)                SWELL COUPLERS (toggle switches)
--Located in middle of top stop rail--     --Located at center position over back rail--
Main                                            Main 
Solo                                            Solo
General                                         General


Pedal--1-10 --Far left Accompaniment manual key slip
Accompaniment--PP/P/MF/F/FF & 1-5
Great--PP/P/MF/F/FF & 1-5++
Bombarde--P/MF/F/FF/FFF & 1-5

++Great pistons fitted with second touch contacts.  1st touch=Great Divisional
  Second touch fires all divisionals of like piston position at once.
  Example:  Great piston #1 fires all #1 divisional pistons

**The General swell pedal is fitted with a metal stud that operates the Piano's sustain 
  mechanism when pressed.      

Console Lights ON/OFF switch

CHAMBER ANALYSIS--This provided by Eric Schmiedeberg--

MAIN CHAMBER--All ranks on 10" wind unless noted otherwise--

16' Diaphonic Diapason--73 pipes--15" wind
16' Harmonic Tuba--85 pipes--15" wind
 8' Tibia Clausa--73 pipes--15" wind
16' Flute--97 pipes
 8' Solo String--61 pipes
 8' Viol d' Orchestre--85 pipes
 8' Viol Celeste--73 pipes
 8' Clarinet--61 pipes
 8' Dulciana--61 pipes
 8' Vox Humana--61 pipes--6" wind
    Chrysoglott--49 notes

SOLO CHAMBER--All ranks on 10" wind unless otherwise noted--

16' Tibia Clausa--85 pipes--15" wind
 8' Tuba Mirabilis--73 pipes--15" wind
 8' Trumpet (brass resonators)--61 pipes
 8' Saxophone (brass resonators w/ treble flue pipes)--61 pipes
 8' Oboe Horn--61 pipes
 8' Orchestral Oboe--61 pipes
 8' Kinura--61 pipes
 8' Solo String--61 pipes
 8' Quintadena--61 pipes
 8' Vox Humana--61 pipes--6" wind
    Marimba/Harp--49 notes
    Xylophone--37 notes
    Glockenspiel--37 notes
    Sleigh Bells--25 notes
    Cathedral Chimes--25 notes
    All non-tonal percussions
    Sound Effects

UNENCLOSED--In a room above Solo chamber--

Upright Piano--85 notes used
Master Xylophone--37 notes


10 horsepower Spencer Turbine Co. unit

--I am not certain, but being familiar with the Paramount, I would venture the relays 
  and switching arrays were located in the basement of the theatre under the stage.