Painesville, OH
Lake Erie College - Music Hall


Builder:		Skinner Organ Co.
  Year:			1927
  Opus:			647
No. manuals:		4
No. stops:		68
No. ranks:		66
No. pipes:		4,359

Specification

Great
	16'	Bourdon			17	(Pedal ext.)
	8'	First Diapason		61
	8'	Second Diapason		61
	8'	Claribel Flute		61
	4'	Octave			61
	4'	Flute			61
	2 2/3'	Twelfth			61
	2'	Super Octave		61
	IV	Mixture			244
	16'	Ophicleide		61
	8'	Tuba			61
	4'	Clarion			61
		Chimes
Swell
	16'	Bourdon			73
	8'	Diapason		73
	8'	Rohflote		73
	8'	Gamba			73
	8'	Vox Cleeste		73
	8'	Flauto Dolce		73
	8'	Flute Celeste		73
	4'	Octave			73
	4'	Flute Triangulaire	73
	4'	Violina			73
	2'	Fifteenth		61
	V	Dolce Cornet		305
	III	Chorus Mixture		183
	16'	Waldhorn		73
	8'	Cornopean		73
	8'	Oboe d'Amour		73
	8'	Vox Humana		73
	4'	Clarion			73
		Tremolo
Choir
	16'	Dulciana		73
	8'	Geigen Principal	73
	8'	Concert Flute		73
	8'	Dulciana		73
	8'	Kleine Erzahler II	134
	4'	Flute			73
	2 2/3'	Nazard			61
	2'	Piccolo			61
	1 3/5'	Tierce			61
	8'	Clarinet		73
	8'	Orchestral Oboe		73
		Tremolo
		Harp
		Celesta
Solo
	8'	Orchestral Flute	73
	8'	Gamba			73
	8'	Gamba Celeste		73
	8'	Tuba Mirabilis		73
	8'	French Horn		73
	8'	English Horn		73
		Tremolo
		Chimes
Echo
	8'	Fernflote		61
	8'	Vox Angelica		61
	8'	Vox Humana		61
		Tremolo
Processional
	8'	Diapason		61
Pedal
	32'	Bourdon
	16'	Diapason		32
	16'	Bourdon			12
	16'	Violone			32
	16'	Echo Bourdon		SW
	16'	Dulciana		CH
	8'	Octave			12
	8'	Gedeckt			12
	8'	Cello			12
	8'	Still Gedeckt		SW
	4'	Super Octave		12
	4'	Flute			12
	32'	Bombarde		32
	16'	Trombone		12
	16'	Waldhorn		SW
	8'	Tromba			12
	4'	Clarion			12
		Chimes			SO

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.