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Robert M. Turner (2005)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1022, 193)

Location:

Curtis Institute of Music
1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US
Field Concert Hall
Organ ID: 53297

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Conservatories and Independent Music Schools
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 116 ranks. 7 divisions. 5 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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: 5
  • Divisions: 7
  • 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: 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 Thumb 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 September 07, 2014:

Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 26, 2019.

Database Manager on September 05, 2014:

New console for the existing organ. Identified by Bryan Dunnewald, based on personal knowledge of the organ. --

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

Instrument Images:

Great Pipework: Photograph by Adam F. Dieffenbach. Taken on 2014-10-30

Pedal Pipework: Photograph by Adam F. Dieffenbach. Taken on 2014-10-30

Console: Photograph from Robert M. Turner website 2000.

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