Pipe Organ Database

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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 548, 1925)

Location:

University of South Dakota
Cherry Street
Vermillion, SD 57069 US
Aalfs Auditorium
Organ ID: 9774

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Margaret Downie Banks on November 04, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 28 ranks. 1,835 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 23 stops. 33 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 23
  • Registers: 33
  • 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: Tilting/rocking tablets on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • 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 Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 10, 2012:

Updated through online information from Tim Handle. -- On stage in Slagle auditorium.

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

Database Manager on July 28, 2011:

Updated through online information from Paul Lohman. -- I added the # of pipes

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

Database Manager on August 08, 2010:

Updated through online information from Richard C Greene. -- The organ is to be included in a restoration project of Slagle Auditorium that is to be completed in 2010. Schantz will restore the organ and add the originally prepared-for Solo stops. An enclosure will be built for the Tuba Mirabilis so that it will be expressive with the rest of the Solo division.

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

Database Manager on March 11, 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:
Deteriorated and placed in storage ca. 1994.

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 2000

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Altered in 1961 by Eugene Doutt (some 8' ranks moved to 4' - original pipeworkthat was removed is stored in the chambers). Used infrequently. Only the Tuba Mirabilis 8' (over the proscenium arch) was installed in the Solo division. Rest of the stops were prepared-for.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Allen Kinzey via <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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