Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Center for the Performing Arts


 
 
Builder:        Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc
   Year:        1965
   Opus:        1477
No. manuals:    3
No. stops:      47
No. ranks:      58
No. pipes:      3,145
      

Specification

                          GREAT                                 POSITIV
                      16' Quintaton         61               8' Principal         61
                       8' Principal         61               8' Gedeckt           61
                       8' Rohrflöte         61               8' Erzähler          61
                       4' Octave            61               4' Octave            61
                       4' Spitzflöte        61               4' Koppelflöte       61
                   2 2/3' Nasat             61               2' Gemshorn          61
                       2' Flachflöte        61           1 1/3' Quinte            61
                   1 3/5' Terz              61              II  Sesquialtera     122
                   V-VII  Mixture          364           IV-VI  Mixtur           318
                      16' Trompet           61               8' Krummhorn         61
                       8' Trumpet           61                  Tremulant
                          Tremulant
                                                                PEDAL
                          SWELL                             32' Sub Principal     12 a
                       8' Viole             61              16' Principal         32
                       8' Viole Celeste     61              16' Subbass           32
                       8' Bourdon           61              16' Quintaton         GT
                       4' Prestant          61               8' Octave            32
                       4' Flute Harmonique  61               8' Spitzgedeckt      12
                       2' Octavin           61               4' Choralbass        32
                       V  Plein Jeu        305               4' Nachthorn         32
                      16' Hautbois          12               2' Nachthorn         12
                       8' Trompette         61               V  Mixture          160
                       8' Hautbois          61              32' Kontra Posaune    12 b
                       4' Clairon           61              16' Posaune           32
                          Tremulant                         16' Hautbois          SW
                                                             8' Trompette         12
                                                             4' Clarion           12

                                                             a  1-12 are Haskelled
                                                             b  1-12 are half-length

Source: Factory Specification, via Allen Kinzey.

Notes: The entire instrument, donated by the Miller Brewing Company, is stored below the stage in a specially constructed chamber. When the instrument is required, the floor is taken up and the organ is lifted to stage level by a single piston hydraulic lift. Due to height considerations under the stage, the 32' Principal was Haskelled and is believed to be the only Haskelled rank of that pitch in existence. The Austin Organ Company was called upon in 1984 to clean and revoice the Great and Pedal divisions. Years worth of dust falling through the stage floor as well as moisture from the adjacent Wisconsin River had taken its toll on the action and pipe work and a major cleaning was necessary. Under the consultation of the late Calvin Hampton some minor revoicing was carried out at that time and the 32' Principal was loudened. The rank now sounds with the room shaking dignity inherent to open pipes of that pitch.

Organ Historical Society Database: http://database.organsociety.org/SingleOrganDetails.php?OrganID=26015