Pipe Organ Database

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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 816, 1929)

Location:

Severance Hall
11001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106 US
Organ ID: 7271

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ has been restored to a previous 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
  • 94 ranks. 6,033 pipes. 4 manuals. 71 stops. 86 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 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 71
  • Registers: 86
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
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 February 20, 2007:

Updated through online information from Don Daley.

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

Database Manager on May 15, 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:
Inaugurated March 6, 1931 by Palmer Christian; extant and unaltered; currently unusable. [1997)

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Norton memorial organ. Installed 1931. Tone blocked by 1958 orchestral shell. Relocated in building and restored in 2000. 6024 pipes. Stoplist is in the pre-1955 edition of Barnes, The Contemporary American Organ.

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 OHS Convention <i>Organ Atlas 2009</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Great pipework and tone chute in stage ceiling: Cleveland Orchestra archives, courtesy of Eric J. Gastier (1950's).

Console: Cleveland Orchestra archives, courtesy of Eric J. Gastier (1950's).

Pedal division including 32' reed: Cleveland Orchestra archives, courtesy of Eric J. Gastier (1950's).

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