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Randall Dyer & Assoc., Inc. (Opus 79, 2002)

Originally Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 858, 1931)

Location:

Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789 US
Knowles Memorial Chapel
Organ ID: 19050

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from randall dyer on May 09, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 78 ranks. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 59 stops. 80 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 59
  • Registers: 80
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 14, 2014:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on May 17, 2009:

Updated through online information from Michael Shortal. -- Walnut console and antiphonal case. Ivory Keys. The Organ is 77 ranks. The Pedal principal is unit 16 & 8.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on December 24, 2008:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on August 26, 2007:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Main organ is in chamber on the right side of the chancel behind original E.M. Skinner facade of non-speaking pipes. Positiv is cantilevered out in front and below the case in a functional exposed display. The new antiphonal division in encased on the back wall of the rear gallery below the rose window. The organ is in regular use for services, concerts and teaching. The chapel is the home of the Winter Park Bach Festival, and the organ is also used then.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on June 29, 2005:

This Organ identified through information received from Randall Dyer. New electro-pneumatic slider and pallet chests throughout, except for Positiv and Pedal ranks, which are on original chests, releathered in kind. Console, Antiphonal, and solid-state control system are new as of 2002.

Original E. M. Skinner chests sold to Nelson Barden.

We received the most recent update for this note from Randall Dyer on May 09, 2020.
From builder's website: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chapel Exterior: Photograph by Stephen Hall. Taken on 2008-06-15

Skinner Pipe Facade and Positiv Pipe Display: Photograph by Stephen Hall. Taken on 2008-06-15

Chapel Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Stephen Hall. Taken on 2008-06-15

Positiv Pipe Display: Photograph by Stephen Hall. Taken on 2008-06-15

Antiphonal Organ Case and Trompette en Chamade: Photograph by Stephen Hall. Taken on 2008-06-15

Antiphonal Organ Case and Trompette en Chamade: Photograph by Stephen Hall. Taken on 2008-06-15

Console: Photograph by Eric Plutz. Taken on 2015-01-20

Manuals and Nameplate for Original Builder: Photograph by Stephen Hall. Taken on 2008-06-15

Manuals and Nameplate for Rebuild: Photograph by Stephen Hall. Taken on 2008-06-15

Chapel exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1993-07-08

Left stopjamb: Photograph by Michael Patrick Shortal, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-04

Right stopjamb: Photograph by Michael Patrick Shortal, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-04

Chapel interior to front: Photograph by Michael Patrick Shortal, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-04

Chapel interior to rear: Photograph by Michael Patrick Shortal, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-05-19

Console: Photograph by Michael Patrick Shortal, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-02-12

Chancel chambers and Antiphonal case: Photograph by Michael Patrick Shortal, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-05-19

Chapel front exterior: Photograph by Michael Patrick Shortal, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-05-19

Chancel and console: Photograph by Eric Plutz, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-01-20

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