The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Carl Schurz High School
3601 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60641

Auditorium

OHS Database ID 32795.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 401, 2011-05-07.

OHS Convention Organ, 2012.


Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and is used occasionally.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 10, 2012.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 52 stops. 33 registers. 45 ranks. 2934 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr. (Database Manager. January 21, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- Recipient of OHS Historic Organ Citation 401 in 2011. (Database Manager. November 12, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. February 10, 2012)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • Kinzey, Allen. "Citation," The Tracker (Volume 55, No. 4 [Fall 2011]).
  • Northway, Dennis E.. "A New Four-Manual Pipe Organ in Seven Weeks: Moller Opus 6373 at Chicago's Carl Schurz High School," The Diapason (Vol. 103, No.5 (May 2012), pp. 26-27).

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Photographs

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High School Exterior. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-12
Console, Pipe Facades, and Chamber Grillework. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-12
Stage, Pipe Facades, and Chamber Grillework. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-12
Pipe Facades and Chamber Grillework. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-12
Console. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-12
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-12
Left Stop Jamb. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-12
Right Stop Jamb. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-12

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Stoplist

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  • The Tracker, Fall 2011, Volume 55, No. 4

  • GREAT - Manual II (61 notes)
    16   Double Diapason (metal, 73 pipes, scale 35)
    8    First Open Diapason (metal, scale 43)
    8    Second Diapason (ext 16')
    8    Harmonic Flute (metal, scale 50)
    4    Octave (metal, scale 56)
    2-2/3 Twelfth (metal, scale 65)
    2    Fifteenth (metal, scale 70)
         Cornet III-V (metal, 269 pipes)
         Mixture III (metal, 183 pipes)
         Harmonics IV (metal, 244 pipes)
         Chimes (Ch)
         Great 16, Unison Off, 4
         Swell to Great 16, 8, 4
         Choir to great 16, 8, 4
         Solo to Great 8, 4
    
    SWELL - Manual III (enclosed, 73 notes, 7\" WP)
    16   Salicional (metal, 97 pipes, scale 46)
    8    Geigen Principal (metal, scale 46)
    8    Rohr Floete (wood and metal)
    8    Salicional (ext.)
    8    Voix Celeste (t.c., 61 pipes, metal, scale at 59 at c-o)
    4    Geigen (ext.)
    4    Chimney Flute (ext. 8' Rohr Floete)
    4    Salicet (ext.)
    2    Flautino (metal, 61 pipes, scale 73, 2/3 tapered)
         Plein Jeu V (metal, 305 pipes)
    16   Contra Fagotto (metal, 97 pipes 5\" dia, 3-1/2\" dia' at 8'CC)
    8    Trumpet (metal, 73 pipes)
    8    Fagotto (ext.)
    8    Vox Humana (61 pipes, in second enclosure, metal)
    4    Clarion (ext. 16')
         Tremolo
         Swell 16, Unison Off, 4
         Choir to Swell 16, 8, 4
         Solo to Swell 8, 4
    
    CHOIR - Manual I (enclosed, 73 pipes, 5\" WP)
    16   Spitz Floete (metal, 2/3 taper, 85 pipes, scale)
    8    Diapason (metal, scale 47)
    8    Spitz Floete (ext.)
    8    Spitz Floete Celeste (metal, tapered, t.c, 61 pipes, scale 52)
    4    Principal (metal, scale 62)
    2-2/3 Twelfth (capped metal, scale 72)
    2    Fifteenth (metal, 61 pipes, scale 76)
    8    Clarinet
    8    Vox Humana (Sw.)
         Tremolo
         Chimes (25 tubes)
         Choir 16, Unison Off, 4
         Swell to Choir 16, 8, 4
         Solo to Choir 8, 4
    
    SOLO - Manual IV (enclosed, 73 pipes, 8\" WP)
    8    Stentor Diapason (metal)
    8    Major Flute (wood and metal)
    8    Gross Gamba (metal, scale 56)
    8    Gross Gamba Celeste (metal, scale 56)
    8    Tuba Mirabilis (metal, 5-1/2\" dia.)
         Tremolo
         Solo 16, Unison Off, 4
         Great to Solo 16, 8, 4
         Choir to Solo
         Swell to Solo
    
    PEDAL (5\" WP, Trombone 8\" WP)
    32   Resultant (From Diapason and Bourdon)
    16   Diapason (wood, 44 pipes)
    16   Second Diapason (Gt.)
    16   Contra Bass (stopped wood, 44 pipes)
    16   Spitz Floete (Ch.)
    16   Salicional (Sw.)
    8    Octave (ext. 16' Diapason)
    8    Flute (ext. 16' Contra Bass)
    8    Spitz Floete (ext. Ch. 16')
    16   Trombone (in Solo, metal, 56 pipes, 9\" dia.)
    8    Trombone (ext.)
    4    Trombone (ext.)
         Chimes (Gt)
         Great to Pedal 8, 4
         Swell to Pedal 8, 4
         Choir to Pedal 
         Solo to Pedal 8, 4
    
    ACCESSORIES
    12 Full Organ pistons (1-12 thumb, 1-6 toe)
    8  Great and Pedal pistons and Cancel (thumb)
    8  Swell and Pedal pistons and Cancel (thumb)
    6  Choir and Pedal pistons and Cancel (thumb)
    6  Solo and Pedal pistons and Cancel (thumb)
    6  Pedal pistons and Cancel (affecting couplers, thumb, and toe)
       General Cancel (thumb)
       Combination Setter (thumb, with indicator light)
       Pedal to Great pistons on/off (thumb)
       Pedal to Swell pistons on/off (thumb)
       Pedal to Solo pistons on/off (thumb)
       Pedal to Solo pistons on/off (thumb)
       Great to Pedal reversible (toe)
       Test button and light (for current)
       Chimes damper (toe reversible)
       Harp damper (toe reversible)
       All Swells to Swell reversible (toe, with indicator light)
       Swell, Choir, Solo expression shoes (with indicator dials)
       Crescendo Pedal (with indicator dial)
       Sfortzando reversible (thumb and toe, with indicator light)
    
     [Received from T. Daniel Hancock 2011-11-12.]
  • The Tracker, Fall 2011, Volume 55, No. 4 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.