Painesville, Ohio

Lake Erie College – Music Hall


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Builder:        Skinner Organ Company
   Year:        1927
   Opus:        647
 
No. manuals:    4
No. stops:      68
No. ranks:      64
No. pipes:      4,359

Specification

             GREAT ORGAN                              SWELL ORGAN
         16' Bourdon             17 PED           16' Bourdon             73
          8' First Diapason      61                8' Diapason            73
          8' Second Diapason     61                8' Rohrflöte           73
          8' Claribel Flute      61                8' Gamba               73
          4' Octave              61                8' Voix Celeste        73
          4' Flute               61                8' Flauto Dolce        73
      2 2/3' Twelfth             61                8' Flute Celeste       73
          2' Super Octave        61                4' Octave              73
         IV  Mixture            244                4' Flute Triangulaire  73
         16' Ophicleide          61                4' Violina             73
          8' Tuba                61                2' Fifteenth           61
          4' Clarion             61                V  Dolce Cornet       305
             Chimes                              III  Chorus Mixture     183
                                                  16' Waldhorn            73
             CHOIR ORGAN                           8' Cornopean           73
         16' Dulciana            73                8' Oboe d'Amour        73
          8' Geigen Principal    73                8' Vox Humana          73
          8' Concert Flute       73                4' Clarion             73
          8' Dulciana            73                   Tremolo
          8' Kleine Erzähler II 134
          4' Flute               73                   PEDAL ORGAN
      2 2/3' Nazard              61               32' Bourdon             32
          2' Piccolo             61               16' Diapason            32
      1 3/5' Tierce              61               16' Bourdon             12
          8' Clarinet            73               16' Violone             32
          8' Orchestral Oboe     73               16' Echo Bourdon        SW
             Tremolo                              16' Dulciana            CH   
          8' Harp (TC)           --                8' Octave              12
          4' Celesta                               8' Gedeckt             12
                                                   8' Cello               12
             PROCESSIONAL ORGAN                    8' Stll Gedeckt        SW
          8' Diapason            61                4' Super Octave        12
                                                   4' Flute               12
             SOLO ORGAN                           32' Bombarde            32
          8' Orchestral Flute    73               16' Trombone            12
          8' Gamba               73               16' Waldhorn            SW
          8' Gamba Celeste       73                8' Tromba              12
          8' Tuba Mirabilis      73                4' Clarion             12
          8' French Horn         73                   Chimes              SO
          8' English Horn        73
             Tremolo
             Chimes
 
             ECHO ORGAN
          8' Fernflöte           61
          8' Vox Angelica        61
          8' Vox Humana          61
             Tremolo


Source: Allen Kinzey

Photo #1 Source: Mark Muller, via Jonathan Bowen.

Photo #2 Source: Jonathan Bowen.

Notes: Our pipe organ, a now rare, original E.M. Skinner, Opus 647, was hand-built by the master in 1927. Morley Music Hall was designed around this grand instrument.  For many years, college and community gathered for concerts and recitals as the magnificent voice of our organ filled Morley Hall.

Beginning in the 1950s, trends in organ music began to favor a more contemporary sound. In the 1970s, our organ underwent a timbre "upgrade."  Skinner pipes were replaced and the console was modernized. Through the 1980s, it was evident that the organ had lost some of the voice Mr. Skinner intended it to have. By the mid-1990s, weather and time had done further damage and the organ was unplayable.

Organ Historical Society Database: http://database.organsociety.org/SingleOrganDetails.php?OrganID=23336