Stamford, Connecticut

St. John's Episcopal Church


Ernest M. Skinner organ, Op. 266 (1917) in St. John's Episcopal Church (Stamford, CT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Builder:        Ernest M. Skinner Organ Co.
   Year:        1917
   Opus:        277
   
No. manuals:    4
No. stops:      47
No. ranks:      34
No. pipes:      2,081
      

Specification

            GREAT ORGAN                             CHOIR ORGAN
        16' Diapason            61               8' Geigen Principal    73
         8' First Diapason      61               8' Concert Flute       73
         8' Second Diapason     12               8' Quintadena          73
         8' Philomela          PED               8' Dulciana            73
         8' Gedeckt             SW               4' Fugara              73
         8' Erzähler            61               4' Flute               73
         4' Octave              61               2' Piccolo             61
         4' Flute               SW               8' Clarinet            73
         2' Fifteenth           61                  Tremolo

            SWELL ORGAN                             SOLO ORGAN
        16' Bourdon             73               8' Tuba                73
         8' Diapason            73                  Other stops prepared for
         8' Stopped Diapason    73
         8' Salicional          73                  PEDAL ORGAN
         8' Voix Celeste        73              16' Diapason            32
         8' Spitz Flute         73              16' Bourdon             32
         8' Aeoline             73              16' Echo Lieblich       SW
         8' Unda Maris          61 tc       10 2/3' Quint (Bourdon)     --
         4' Octave              73               8' Octave              12
         4' Flute               73               8' Gedeckt             12
         2' Flageolet           61               8' Still Gedeckt       SW
       III  Mixture            183              16' Trombone            32
        16' English Horn        73              16' English Horn        SW
         8' Cornopean           73
         8' Oboe                73
         8' Vox Humana          73
            Tremolo


Source: The Diapason, November 1919.

Notes: (from The Diapason, November 1919) "St. John's Episcopal Church at Stamford, Conn., considered one of the most beautiful church edifices in this country, has a large new organ built for it by the Skinner Company. The instrument was opened on the evening of Oct. 26 with a recital by William Anderson, organist and choirmaster of the church. The new organ replaces a fine old Roosevelt three-manual built thirty years ago. Mr. Skinner pronounced the organ chamber ideal and it has great height and corresponding width. The organ is on one side of the chancel and the console is placed on the opposite side. Every stop is complete and there is no borrowing except for some augmentation of pedal stops."

However, if every stop was straight, there would be 39 ranks instead of the 34 indicated in the OHS OPUS LIST.

Organ Historical Society Database: http://database.organsociety.org/SingleOrganDetails.php?OrganID=22364