The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14850

Sage Chapel

OHS Database ID 4889.

Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 111.

OHS Convention Organ, 2014.


Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2011-11-22.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 53 stops. 58 registers. 68 ranks. 4013 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed. 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. Adjustable combination pistons. 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

  • Status Note: There 1997 (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Incorporates pipework from 1909 E. M. Skinner Op. 175. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Updated 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:
    Replaced #175; dedication recitals played by Richard Gore on December 8, 1940 and Luther Noss on December 13, 1940; slight alterations by G.F.Adams and A.R.Strauss in 1967 with original pipework stored; combination action replaced by solid-state. [OHS Plaque! (Database Manager. 2007-05-07)
  • Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. (Database Manager. 2011-11-22)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • Blanton, Joseph. The Organ in Church Design. (Albany, Texas: Venture Press, 1957), [0]

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Photographs

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Nave, Console, and Pipe Facade. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2013-10-10
Console and sanctuary. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2011-11-20
Console and sanctuary. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2011-11-20
Facade and window. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2011-11-20
Great pipework. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2011-11-20
Builder's nameplate. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2011-11-20

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Stoplist

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives

  • Ithaca, New York
    Cornell University - Sage Chapel
    
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 1009   1940   3 manuals, 53 stops, 68 ranks
    __________________________________________________________________________________
    
               GREAT ORGAN                            SWELL ORGAN
           16' Quintaten              61          16' Bourdon                73
            8' Principal              61           8' Diapason               73
            8' Bourdon                61           8' Stopped Diapason       73
            8' Spitzflöte             61           8' Viole de Gambe         73 
            4' Principal              61           8' Viole Celeste          73
            4' Rohrflöte              61           8' Aeoline                73 
        2 2/3' Quint                  61           4' Principal              73
            2' Super Octave           61           4' Cor de Nuit            73
           IV  Full Mixture          244           2' Fifteenth              61
           IV  Fourniture            244         III  Plein Jeu             183
          III  Cymbel                183          16' Fagotto                73
            8' Trumpet                61           8' Trompette              73
                                                   8' Oboe                   73
               CHOIR ORGAN                         8' Vox Humana             73
            8' Viole                  73           4' Clarion                73
            8' Concert Flute          73              Tremolo
            8' Erzähler               73
            8' Erzähler Celeste (TC)  61              PEDAL ORGAN
            4' Flauto Traverso        73          32' Contra Bourdon          7
            2' Zauberflöte            61          16' Principal              32
            8' English Horn           73          16' Bourdon                32
            8' Cromorne               73          16' Violone                32
               Tremolo                            16' Echo Lieblich          SW
                                                   8' Principal              32
               POSITIV ORGAN                       8' Gedacktpommer          32
            8' Nason Flute            61           8' Violone                12
            4' Nachthorn              61       5 1/3' Quint                  32
        2 2/3' Nasat                  61           4' Principal              32
            2' Italian Principal      61           4' Koppelflöte            32
        1 3/5' Terz                   61           2' Blockflöte             32
            1' Oktav                  61          IV  Fourniture            128
          III  Zimbel                183          16' Bombarde               32
                                                   8' Trompette              12
                                                   4' Clarion                12
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-08-14]
    
    
  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.