Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Public Auditorium


Skinner organ, Op. 328 (1921) in the Cleveland Public Auditorium (Cleveland, OH)
 
2009 OHS Convention attendees in the Cleveland Public Auditorium
 
Vincent H. Percy, Municipal Organist, at Skinner organ, Op. 328 (1921) in the Cleveland Public Auditorium (Cleveland, OH)
Vincent H. Percy, Municipal Organist
 
 
 
 
Builder:        Skinner Organ Company
   Year:        1921
   Opus:        328
No. manuals:    5
No. stops:      147
No. ranks:      150
No. pipes:      9,965
      

Specification

       GREAT ORGAN (10" wind)                   SOLO ORGAN (15" wind)
   16' Diapason              73             16' Contra Salicional     73
   16' Bourdon               17 PED          8' Diapason              73
    8' First Diapason        73              8' Stentorphone          73
    8' Second Diapason       73              8' Gross Gedeckt         73
    8' Third Diapason        73              8' Doppel Flute          73
    8' Stentorphone          73              8' Harmonic Flut         73
    8' Philomela             73              8' Gross Gamba           73
    8' Clarabella            73              8' Gamba Celeste         73
    8' Gamba                 73              8' String Organ          --
    8' Erzähler              73              4' Prestant              61
    8' String Organ          --              4' Hohlpfeife            61
5 1/3' Gross Quinte          73              4' Viola                 61
    4' First Octave          61              4' Gamba Celeste         61
    4' Second Octave         61              2' Piccolo               61
    4' Harmonic Flute        61              V  Mixture              305
2 2/3' Twelfth               61              V  Cymbale              305
    2' Fifteenth             61             16' Ophicleide            73
  III  Mixture              183              8' Tuba Mirabilis        73 (30")
    V  Chorus Mixture       305              8' French Tuba           73
   16' Ophicleide            73              8' Tuba                  73
    8' Tromba                73              8' Bassoon               73
    4' Clarion               61              8' French Horn           73
       Cathedral Chimes      25 tubes        8' Corno di Bassetto     73
   16' Piano         }       -- a            8' Heckelphone           61
    8' Piano         } 85 notes a            8' Orchestral Oboe       61
    4' Piano         }       -- a            8' Musette               61
                                             4' Tuba Clarion          61
       SWELL ORGAN (10" wind)                4' Clarion               61
   16' Bourdon               73                 Tremolo
   16' Dulciana              73
    8' First Diapason        73                 ECHO ORGAN (10" wind)
    8' Second Diapason       73              8' Diapason              73
    8' Stentorphone          73              8' Gedeckt               73
    8' Clarabella            73              8' Gamba                 73
    8' Gedeckt               73              8' Gamba Celeste         73
    8' Gamba                 73              8' String Organ          --
    8' Viol d'Orchestre      73              4' Flute                 61
    8' Salicional            73              4' Gamba Celeste II     122
    8' Voix Celeste          73              8' Tromba                73
    8' Flauto Dolce          73              8' French Horn           61
    8' Flute Celeste         61 tc           8' Vox Humana            61
    8' Aeoline               73                 Tremolo
    8' Unda Maris            61 tc              Cathedral Chimes      25 tubes
    8' String Organ          --
    4' Octave                61                 PEDAL ORGAN (6" & 10½" wind)
    4' Flute Harmonique      61             64' Gravissima            --
    4' Violina               61             32' Diapason (2nd Diap)   12 (6" & 8½")
    4' Voix Celeste          61             32' Contra Violone        12 (6")
    4' Unda Maris II        122             16' First Diapason        32 (8½")
    2' Flageolet             61             16' Second Diapason       32
  III  Sesquialtera         183             16' Violone               32
    V  Mixture              305             16' Dulciana              SW
   16' Posaune               73             16' Gamba                 CH
   16' English Horn          73             16' First Bourdon         32
    8' Tuba                  73             16' Lieblich Gedeckt      SW
    8' Cornopean             73             16' Echo Bourdon          32
    8' French Trumpet        73         10 2/3' Quint (1st Bdn)       --
    8' Corno d'Amour         73              8' Octave (1st Diap)     12
    8' Vox Humana            61              8' Principal (2nd Diap)  12
    4' Tuba Clarion          61              8' Cello (Vln)           12
    4' Clarion               61              8' Gedeckt (1st Bdn)     12
       Tremolo                               8' Still Gedeckt         SW
                                             8' Echo Gedeckt          12
       CHOIR ORGAN (10" wind)                4' Super Octave (2nd D)  12
   16' Contra Gamba          73              V  First Mixture (Syn)   -- b
    8' First Diapason        73              V  Second Mixture (Syn)  -- c
    8' Second Diapason       73             32' First Bombarde (Tbn)  12 (30")
    8' Concert Flute         73             32' Second Bombarde (Oph) 12 (15")
    8' Bois Celeste          73             16' Trombone              32
    8' Quintadena            73             16' Ophicleide            32
    8' Viola                 73             16' Posaune               SW
    8' Dulcet II            146             16' Fagotto               CH
    8' Klein Erzähler II    134              8' Tromba (Tbn)          12
    8' String Organ          --              8' Trumpet (Oph)         12
    4' Octave                61              4' First Clarion (Tbn)   12
    4' Flute                 61              4' Second Clarion (Oph)  12
    4' Gemshorn              61             16' Piano                 GT
2 2/3' Nazard                61              8' Piano                 GT
    2' Piccolo               61
1 3/5' Tierce                61                 STRING ORGAN (10" wind)
1 1/7' Septieme              61              The knobs engraved "String
  III  Mixture              183              Organ" engage three pairs
   16' Fagotto               73              of undulating ranks:
    8' Trumpet               73              8' Gamba                 73
    8' Orchestral Oboe       73              8' Gamba Celeste         73
    8' Clarinet              73              8' Salicional            73
    4' Clarion               61              8' Salicional Celeste    73
       Tremolo                               8' Dulcet                73
       Celesta               61 bars         8' Dulcet Celeste        73
       Celesta Sub           -- tc

    a  Mason & Hamlin CC scale (9'4" concert grand), a mobile pneumatic
       piano-player action that rolls up to the keyboard and connects via
       plug at stage-left as viewed from the Public Hall side.
    b  Collective; from Pedal 16' First Bourdon and 32' Contra Violone
    c  Collective; from Pedal 16' First Bourdon and 32' Contra Violone

       COUPLERS (above Manual V)                ACCESSORIES
       Swell to Pedal                           Thumb Pistons
Great to Pedal General 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 Choir to Pedal Echo 1-2-3-4-5-6 Solo to Pedal Solo 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 Echo to Pedal Swell 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 Swell to Pedal 4 Great 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 Choir to Pedal 4 Choir 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 Solo to Pedal 4 Combination Setter Swell to Great General Cancel Choir to Great Solo to Great Toe Pistons Echo to Great Swell 1, 5 and 8 Swell to Choir Choir 1, 5 and 8 Solo to Choir Solo 1, 5 and 8 Echo to Choir Pedal 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 Echo to Swell Echo to Solo Piston Couplers Great to Solo Pedal to Great Combs. ON/OFF Swell to Swell 16 Pedal to Swell Combs. ON/OFF Swell to Swell 4 Pedal to Choir Combs. ON/OFF Swell to Great 16 Pedal to Solo Combs. ON/OFF Swell to Great 4 Swell to Choir 16 Reversibles (Thumb & Toe Pistons) Swell to Choir 4 Echo to Pedal Choir to Choir 16 Solo to Pedal Choir to Choir 4 Swell to Pedal Choir to Great 16 Great to Pedal Choir to Great 4 Choir to Pedal Solo to Solo 16 All Swells to Swell (Toe only) Solo to Solo 4 Sforzando I Solo to Great 16 Sforzando II Solo to Great 4 Echo to Echo 16 PEDAL DIVIDE (left key-cheeks) Echo to Echo 4 Swell Pedal Divide ON/OFF Great to Great 4 Choir Pedal Divide ON/OFF Solo Pedal Divide ON/OFF INDICATOR LIGHTS Current (white) EXPRESSION PEDALS (left to right) Alternator (white) Echo/Piano Sforz. 1 (red) Choir Sforz. 2 (red) Swell/Solo Crescendo (green) Crescendo All Swells to Swell (yellow)

Source: Allen Kinzey, with details from the 2009 Organ Atlas of the OHS Convention held in Cleveland and Northern Ohio.

Photo 1 Source: OHS Archives, via Jonathan Bowen

Photo 2 Source: Harry Martenas

External Link: Video

Notes: The String Organ consists of six ranks (3 unisons and 3 celestes) for a total of 438 pipes.

Organ Historical Society Database: http://database.organsociety.org/SingleOrganDetails.php?OrganID=6254