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The Aeolian Co. (Opus 1625, 1928)

Location:

Curtis Institute of Music
1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US
Casimir Hall
Organ ID: 25446

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has been altered from its 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 48 ranks. 3,196 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 62 stops. 44 registers.
All:
  • 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: 62
  • Registers: 44
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Craig A. Otto on January 11, 2022:

Donated by Cyris H. K. Curtis, owner of the Curtis Publishing Company and dedicated in a recital by Lynwood Farnam on 11/27/1928.

We received the most recent update for this note from Craig A. Otto on January 11, 2022.

Database Manager on January 18, 2011:

Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- Located in the ceiling, with the sole tonal openings being two lunettes, one at each side of the room, which were only four feet high at the their highest point, tapering away near the ends of the room; the lunettes were below the level of the organ; Aeolian-Skinner added a new five-manual console and Positiv as Op. 958 in 1937 and replaced the organ in 1941 with their Op. 1022.

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

Database Manager on July 06, 2007:

Updated 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:
Replaced by 1941 Aeolian-Skinner, Opus 1022.

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:
Enlarged as Aeolian-Skinner Opus 958 (1937).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist <i>The Aeolian Pipe Organ and Its Music</i> by Rollin Smith; <i>The Diapason</i> January 1929
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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