Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Flentrop Orgelbouw (1976)

Exhibited in the 2001 OHS convention(s)

Location:

Duke University
401 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708 US
Duke Chapel
Organ ID: 3412

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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 Paul R. Marchesano on April 05, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 106 ranks. 5,033 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 66 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Built by Flentrop Orgelbouw
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 66
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Freie Kombinationen, i.e., German style switches above stop controls.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from William G. on November 27, 2020.
Database Manager on February 22, 2016:

Updated through online information from David Poile. According to John Fesperman in Flentrop in America, the organ was officially played for the first time on December 25, 1976.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on April 05, 2022.

Database Manager on July 31, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from David Ritch.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Lambert Chaumont 1695 temperament.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From 2013 AIO brochure
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Flentrop Stoplist for website 2017.pdf: Open In New Tab Stoplist for 1976 Flentrop
We received the most recent update for this document from William G. on November 27, 2020.
  • Duke Chapel - Description, links to photographs, stoplist, and extensive essays on the organ
  • Organs Duke University - Updated URL with description and essays under \"Further Reading\"

Instrument Images:

Organ: Photograph by David Ritch.. Taken on 2008-09-17

Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2000-05-10

Nave and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2000-05-10

Chapel interior to rear and Flentrop gallery organ: Photograph by Eric Plutz, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-01-27

Chapel exterior at night: Photograph by Eric Plutz, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-01-27

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