Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 325-B, 1951)

Originally Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 325, 1920)
Exhibited in the 2018 OHS convention(s)

Location:

Univ. of Rochester, Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY US
Kilbourn Hall
Organ ID: 22588

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 97 ranks. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 80 stops. 109 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 80
  • Registers: 109
  • 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 with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Roman Lizak on May 02, 2022:

The work proposed by Aeolian-Skinner in 1951 consisted of the following:

Great 1. The Great 4' Octave was to be rescaled from C25 to C61. The pipes were only to be sent back to the factory. 2. The 12th and 15th to be rescaled and revoiced throughout, and pipes, top boards, and rack boards were to be returned to the factory. 3. A new IV Fourniture was to be installed in place of the present 4 Rank Mixture. Top and Rack Boards to be returned to the factory. 4. A III Cymbal to be installed in place of the old First Open Diapason. The pipes were to be given to someone for salvage. Top Boards and Rack Boards to be returned to the factory. In addition, a template showing the location of the twelve offset basses to be made and sent to the factory.

Swell 1. A IV Plein Jeu was to be made in place of the old 8' First Open Diapason. The pipes were to be used later in the Pedal. Top and Rack Boards to be sent back to the factory and a template was to be made for the 12 offset basses. 2. The 2-2/3, 1-3/5, and 1-1/3 were to be revoiced and rescaled to form an IV Cornet. Rack Boards and Top Boards to be sent back to the factory. 3. The 16' Fagotto was to be sent back and revoiced. 4. A new 8' Trompette was to be installed in place of the present 8' Cornopean, and the old pipes, top boards, and rack boards were to be sent back. 5. The old 4' Clarion was to be revoiced as a 4' Clairon. Top Boards, Rack Boards, and pipes sent back to the factory.

Choir 1. The present 4' Trumpet to be reset so that it speaks at 4' Pitch. 2. The old III Dulciana Cornet complete with Top and Rack Boards to be returned to the factory for rescaling and revoicing as a III Zimbel Mixtur.

Pedal 1. The old Swell 8' First Open Diapason to be used as an 8' Principal. 2. The old Choir 8' Diapason to be used as a unit stop playing at 4', 2-2/3, and 2'.

Aeolian-Skinner quoted $6,250 for the above listed work

We received the most recent update for this note from Roman Lizak on May 02, 2022.

Database Manager on January 04, 2006:

Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Alterations to E. M. Skinner Opus 325 (1920).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Factory Documentation and correspondence: Open In New Tab Factory Documentation courtesy of the OHS Archive
Document created on 1951-07-12
We received the most recent update for this document from Roman Lizak on May 02, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Hall interior to front: Photograph by esm.rochester.edu, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-09-01

Hall interior: Photograph by nyreg.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-07-26

Console and stage: Photograph by WXXI News, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2004-08-06

Console: Photograph by Jonathan Ortloff, via the Aeolian-Skinner Archives, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

Console: Photograph by esm.rochester.edu, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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