Indianapolis, IN
Scottish Rite Cathedral


Builder:		Skinner Organ Co.
  Year:			1928
  Opus:			696
No. manuals:		4
No. stops:		68
No. ranks:		65
No. pipes:		4,365

Specification

Great
	16'	Open Diapason		73
	8'	Principal Diapason	73	(scale 38, heavy metal,
						leathered lips)
	8'	Second Diapason		73	(enclosed - scale 40)
	8'	Grossflote		73	(enclosed - open basses)
	8'	Melodia			73	(enclosed)
	8'	Erzahler Celeste II	134	(enclosed)
	4'	Octave			61
	4'	Harmonic Flute		61	(enclosed)
	2'	Fifteenth		61
	V	Mixture			305
	16'	Ophicleide		73	(enclosed - 10" wind)
	8'	Tuba			73	(enclosed - 10" wind)
	4'	Clarion			73	(enclosed - 10" wind)
		Tremolo
		Cathedral Chimes	EC
		Celestial Harp		61	bars  (enclosed - subject to sub
						and super couplers)
Swell
	16'	Bourdon			73
	8'	Open Diapason		73	(scale 40, leathered)
	8'	Gedeckt			73
	8'	Clarabella		73
	8'	Salicional		73
	8'	String Celeste II	146
	4'	Octave			73
	4'	Chimney Flute		73
	2'	Flageolet		61
	IV	Mixture			244
	16'	Posaune			73	(7 1/2" wind)
	8'	Cornopean		73	(7 1/2" wind)
	8'	Oboe			73
	8'	Vox Humana		73	(separate chest and tremolo)
	4'	Clarion			73	(7 1/2" wind)
		Tremolo
Choir
	16'	Gamba			73
	8'	Open Diapason		73
	8'	Concert Flute		73
	8'	Dulciana		73
	8'	Unda Maris		61
	4'	Flute d'Amour		61
	2'	Piccolo			61
	8'	Clarinet		73
	8'	Orchestral Oboe		73
	8'	English Horn		73
		Tremolo
Solo - 10" wind
	8'	Stentorphone		73	(scale 38, heavy metal,
						leathered)
	8'	Orchestral Flute	73	(open basses)
	8'	Gamba Celeste II	146
	4'	Rohrflote		61
	8'	Tuba Mirabilis		73	(15" wind)
	8'	French Horn		73
		Tremolo				(for 10" wind)
		Celestial Harp		GT
Echo
	8'	Chimney Flute		73
	8'	Spitz Flute Celeste II	134
	8'	Vox Angelica II		134
	4'	Traverse Flute		61
	8'	Vox Humana		73
		Cathedral Chimes	25	bells
Stage (added 1949 as Op. 696-B)
	8'	Diapason		61
	8'	Dulciana		61
	8'	Flute			61
	4'	Flute Harmonique	61
Stage Pedal (added 1949 as Op. 696-B)
	16'	Bourdon			12
Balcony Organ (added 1949 as Op. 696-B)
	8'	Diapason		61
	8'	Dulciana		61
	8'	Flute			61
	4'	Flute Harmonique	61
Balcony Pedal (added 1949 as Op. 696-B)
	16'	Bourdon			12
Pedal
	32'	Bourdon			32
	32'	Resultant		--
	16'	Open Diapason		32	(extra heavy, large scale)
	16'	Metal Diapason		GT
	16'	Violone			32
	16'	Bourdon			12
	16'	Lieblich		SW
	16'	Contra Gamba		CH
	8'	Major Flute		12
	8'	Viol			12
	8'	Gedeckt			12
	8'	Gamba			CH
	8'	Dolce Flute		SW
	32'	Bombarde		32
	16'	Trombone		32	(15" wind, large scale)
	16'	Ophicleide		GT
	16'	Contra Posaune		SW
	8'	Tromba			12
	4'	Clarion			12
		Cathedral Chimes	EC


Source: The Diapason, April 1928.

Photos 1-4 Source: Jeff Scofield.

Photos 5-6 Source: William Van Pelt.

Notes: (from The Diapason, April 1928)  "Pipes will be housed in a special 18 x 32 foot compartment above the ceiling of the auditorium, the sound being transmitted through a grill.  An exception will be the Echo organ, which will have a place of its own in the rear.  The console will be the only visible part of the organ and will be at the left side of the auditorium main floor facing the stage."

The console was relocated as Op. 696-A.

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