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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 722, 1928)

Originally Hutchings-Votey Organ Co. (Opus 1469, 1902)

Location:

Yale University - Woolsey Hall
500 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511 US
Organ ID: 7117

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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 unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 26, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 198 ranks. 7 divisions. 4 manuals. 142 stops. 171 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 26, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 142
  • Registers: 171
  • 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: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • 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 Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 26, 2018.
Database Manager on May 26, 2018:

The work of reconstructing the organ was completed during the summer of 1929. The inaugural recital was given by Professor Harry Benjamin Jepson on December 6, 1929. Jepson's program was:

Franck, Grand Pièce Symphonique, Op. 17
Jepson, Nocturne from the Third Sonata
Bach, Passacaglia and Fugue
          Choral Prelude, "Have mercy Lord, my sin forgive"
Vierne, Temp di scherzo ma non troppo vivo from the Fifth Organ Symphony, Op. 47
Howells, Psalm Prelude, Op. 32, No. 3
Dupré, Suite Bretonne, Op. 21
      II. The Spinner
Borodin, Two Transciptions
      At the Convent
      Revery
Widor, Finale from the Seventh Organ Symphony, Op. 42

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 26, 2018.

Database Manager on February 05, 2013:

Updated through online information from Bob Meister (OHS member).

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

Database Manager on July 15, 2009:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on May 08, 2006:

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:
Rebuild of 1902 Hutchings-Votey/1915 J. W. Steere, #682; (42 registers by H-V; 24 registers by Steere; 60 registers by Skinner; 11 registers part Skinner, part H-V; 4 rg part Skinner, part Steere) ; dedication recital by Harry Jepson, December 6, 1929; additional work added two planned for reeds in 1931 piggybacked on contract of 1852; lst Orchestral Trombone re-installed by A. ThompsonAllen in 1994; extant; unaltered.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1994.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Incorporates parts of Hutchings-Votey Op. 1469 (1902) and J.W. Steere & Son Op. 682 (1915).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
<i>The Newberry Memorial Organ at Yale University</i> by Edward W. Flint, and Joe Dzeda: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Instrument Images:

Organ facade: Photo by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2009-02-16

1928 Facade: <i>The Newberry Memorial Organ at Yale University</i> by Edward W. Flint.

Skinner Console: <i>The Newberry Memorial Organ at Yale University</i> by Edward W. Flint.

Console: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2013-02-15

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