The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Univ. of Rochester
Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, New York 14627

Strong Auditorium

OHS Database ID 25440.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 360, 2007-10-13.


Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2008-09-08.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 6 divisions. 66 stops. 74 registers. 88 ranks. 5209 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Extant; in disrepair. (Database Manager. 2007-03-05)
  • Updated through on-line information from Jonathan Ortloff. -- The organ was awarded an OHS citation in 2007. The date (1937) is the completion date. Contract was signed in December 1936. The organ was completed in May, 1937. Though all the pipes and chests are intact, the console, blower, static regulators, and remote combination machine have been removed and are in safe storage. The organ was last played in the early 1990s. There was originally an elevator shaft for a console lift. An elevator was never installed, so the console sat on a permanent platform built into the shaft. I'm not sure where the 74 stops comes from. By my count, there are 66 stops, i.e. top boards. (Database Manager. 2008-09-08)

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from The Aeolian-Skinner Archives

  • Rochester, New York
    University of Rochester - Strong Auditorium
    
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 953   1937   4 manuals, 66 stops, 88 ranks
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                GREAT ORGAN (II)                        SWELL ORGAN (III)
            16' Violone             61              16' Quintaton           73 
             8' Principal           61               8' Geigen Principal    73
             8' Diapason            61               8' Stopped Flute       73
             8' Hohlflöte           61               8' Viola da Gamba      73
             8' Gemshorn            61               8' Viola Celeste       73
             4' Octave              61               4' Octave              73
             4' Flute Harmonique    61               4' Flute Triangulaire  73
         2 2/3' Quint               61               4' Violina             73
             2' Super Octave        61           2 2/3' Nazard              61
             2' Blockflöte          61               2' Flageolet           61
            IV  Full Mixture       244              IV  Full Mixture       244
            IV  Fourniture         244              IV  Plein Jeu          244
           III  Cymbel             183              16' Double Trumpet      73
                Chimes              CH               8' Trumpet             73
                                                     8' Oboe                73
                CHOIR ORGAN (I)                      4' Clarion             73
            16' Dulciana            73                  Tremulant
             8' Viola               73
             8' Orchestral Flute    73                  PEDAL ORGAN
             8' Dolcan              73              16' Principal           32
             8' Dolcan Celeste (TC) 61              16' Contrabass          32
             4' Zauberflöte         73              16' Violone             GT
         2 2/3' Nazard              61              16' Flute Conique       32
             2' Piccolo             61              16' Quintaton           SW
         1 3/5' Tierce              61              16' Dulciana            CH
             8' Clarinet            73               8' Octave              32
                Tremulant                            8' Open Flute          32
                Chimes                               8' Violoncello         GT
                                                     8' Quintaton           SW
                POSITIV ORGAN (IV)                   8' Dulciana            CH
             8' Koppelflöte         61               4' Super Octave        32
             8' Quintade            61               4' Nachthorn           32
             4' Prinzipal           61               2' Blockflöte          32
             4' Nachthorn           61             III  Mixture             96
         2 2/3' Nasat               61              II  Fourniture          64
             2' Blockflöte          61              16' Trombone            32
         1 3/5' Terz                61               8' Trumpet             12
         1 1/3' Larigot             61               8' Bassoon             32
             1' Sifflöte            61               4' Clarion             12
            IV  Scharf             244                  Chimes              CH
           III  Zimbel             183
             8' Krummhorn           61
    
                SOLO ORGAN (IV; enc. in CH)
             8' Orchestral Oboe     73
             8' Harmonic Trumpet    73
             4' Harmonic Clarion    73
                Tremulant
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-01-14]
    
    
  • Stoplist from The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.