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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 953, 1937)

Location:

Univ. of Rochester
Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14627 US
Strong Auditorium
Organ ID: 25440

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 88 ranks. 5,209 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 66 stops. 74 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side 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: 6
  • Stops: 66
  • Registers: 74
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on September 08, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from Jonathan Ortloff. -- The organ was awarded an OHS citation in 2007. The date (1937) is the completion date. Contract was signed in December 1936. The organ was completed in May, 1937. Though all the pipes and chests are intact, the console, blower, static regulators, and remote combination machine have been removed and are in safe storage. The organ was last played in the early 1990s. There was originally an elevator shaft for a console lift. An elevator was never installed, so the console sat on a permanent platform built into the shaft. I'm not sure where the 74 stops comes from. By my count, there are 66 stops, i.e. top boards.

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

Database Manager on March 05, 2007:

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:
Extant; in disrepair.

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.
. On-line update from Jonathan Ortloff.: Open In New Tab Document created on 2000-01-01
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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