The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Cleveland Public Auditorium
Cleveland, Ohio

Public Hall/Music Hall

OHS Database ID 6254.

Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 81.


Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition June 15, 2011.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

5 manuals. 123 stops. 153 registers. 149 ranks. 9782 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers at the center front of the room. There are no visible pipes. 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. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1991 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Temporary Klann console in 1971, original in storage. Some work by Joseph Nagle in 1970s. Metal pipes of Echo stolen by 1990. [Same as Public Hall?] (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • 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:
    Opening recital by Edwin Arthur Kraft on September 10, 1922; extant. (Database Manager. January 4, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Don Daley. -- Klann Console used exclusively, organ rarely played, chambers very dusty/dirty (Database Manager. May 24, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Bob Higgins. (Database Manager. December 31, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Conor Annable. (Database Manager. June 15, 2011)

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Bibliography

  • Schnurr, Jr., Stephen J.. "Cleveland Public Auditorium," 2009 Organ Atlas: The City of Cleveland and Northern Ohio (pp. 44-53). [Photographs, stoplists]

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Photographs

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Building Exterior. Photograph by Joseph M. McCabe 2007-06-23
Stage and Pipework. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-06-26
Stage, Pipework, and Main Auditorium. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-06-26
Stage from Main Auditorum Side. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-06-26
Theater, Stage, and Pipework. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-06-26
Swell Pipework. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2006-01-11
Swell Pipework. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2006-01-11
Swell Pipework. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2006-01-11
Swell Pipework. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2006-01-11
Swell Pipework. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2006-01-11
Swell Pipework. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2006-01-11

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Stoplist

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives

  • Cleveland, Ohio
    Cleveland Auditorium
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 328   1921          5 manuals, 123 stops, 149 ranks
    ________________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN (10" wind)                    SOLO ORGAN (15" wind)
         16' Diapason              73              16' Contra Salicional     73
         16' Bourdon               17 PED           8' Diapason              73
          8' First Diapason        73               8' Stentorphone          73
          8' Second Diapason       73               8' Gross Gedeckt         73
          8' Third Diapason        73               8' Doppel Flute          73
          8' Stentorphone          73               8' Harmonic Flute        73
          8' Philomela             73               8' Gross Gamba           73
          8' Clarabella            73               8' Gamba Celeste         73
          8' Gamba                 73               8' String Organ          --
          8' Erzähler              73               4' Prestant              61
          8' String Organ          --               4' Hohlpfeife            61
      5 1/3' Gross Quinte          73               4' Viola                 61
          4' First Octave          61               4' Gamba Celeste         61
          4' Second Octave         61               2' Piccolo               61
          4' Harmonic Flute        61               V  Mixture              305
      2 2/3' Twelfth               61               V  Cymbale              305
          2' Fifteenth             61              16' Ophicleide            73
        III  Mixture              183               8' Tuba Mirabilis (30")  73
          V  Chorus Mixture       305               8' French Tuba           73
         16' Ophicleide            73               8' Tuba                  73
          8' Tromba                73               8' Bassoon               73
          4' Clarion               61               8' French Horn           73
             Cathedral Chimes      25 tubes         8' Corno di Bassetto     73
         16' Piano         }       -- a             8' Heckelphone           61
          8' Piano         } 85 notes a             8' Orchestral Oboe       61
          4' Piano         }       -- a             8' Musette               61
                                                    4' Tuba Clarion          61
             SWELL ORGAN (10" wind)                 4' Clarion               61
         16' Bourdon               73                  Tremolo
         16' Dulciana              73
          8' First Diapason        73                  ECHO ORGAN (10" wind)
          8' Second Diapason       73               8' Diapason              73
          8' Stentorphone          73               8' Gedeckt               73
          8' Clarabella            73               8' Gamba                 73
          8' Gedeckt               73               8' Gamba Celeste         73
          8' Gamba                 73               8' String Organ          --
          8' Viol d'Orchestre      73               4' Flute                 61
          8' Salicional            73               4' Gamba Celeste II     122
          8' Voix Celeste          73               8' Tromba                73
          8' Flauto Dolce          73               8' French Horn           61
          8' Flute Celeste (TC)    61               8' Vox Humana            61
          8' Aeoline               73                  Tremolo
          8' Unda Maris (TC)       61                  Cathedral Chimes      25 tubes
          8' String Organ          --  
          4' Octave                61                  PEDAL ORGAN (6" & 10½" wind)
          4' Flute Harmonique      61              64' Gravissima            --
          4' Violina               61              32' Diapason (2nd Diap)   12
          4' Voix Celeste          61              32' Contra Violone (6")   12
          4' Unda Maris II        122              16' First Diapason (8½")  32
          2' Flageolet             61              16' Second Diapason       32
        III  Sesquialtera         183              16' Violone               32
          V  Mixture              305              16' Dulciana              SW
         16' Posaune               73              16' Gamba                 CH
         16' English Horn          73              16' First Bourdon         32
          8' Tuba                  73              16' Lieblich Gedeckt      SW
          8' Cornopean             73              16' Echo Bourdon          32
          8' French Trumpet        73          10 2/3' Quint (1st Bdn)       --
          8' Corno d'Amour         73               8' Octave (1st Diap)     12
          8' Vox Humana            61               8' Principal (2nd Diap)  12
          4' Tuba Clarion          61               8' Cello (Vln)           12
          4' Clarion               61               8' Gedeckt (1st Bdn)     12
             Tremolo                                8' Still Gedeckt         SW
                                                    8' Echo Gedeckt          12
             CHOIR ORGAN (10" wind)                 4' Super Octave (2nd D)  12
         16' Contra Gamba          73               V  First Mixture    derived b
          8' First Diapason        73               V  Second Mixture   derived c
          8' Second Diapason       73              32' First Bombarde (Tbn)  12 (30")
          8' Concert Flute         73              32' Second Bombarde (Oph) 12 (15")
          8' Bois Celeste          73              16' Trombone              32
          8' Quintadena            73              16' Ophicleide            32
          8' Viola                 73              16' Posaune               SW
          8' Dulcet II            146              16' Fagotto               CH
          8' Klein Erzähler II    134               8' Tromba (Tbn)          12
          8' String Organ          --               8' Trumpet (Oph)         12
          4' Octave                61               4' First Clarion (Tbn)   12
          4' Flute                 61               4' Second Clarion (Oph)  12
          4' Gemshorn              61              16' Piano                 GT
      2 2/3' Nazard                61               8' Piano                 GT
          2' Piccolo               61
      1 3/5' Tierce                61                  STRING ORGAN (10" wind)
      1 1/7' Septieme              61               8' Gamba                 73
        III  Mixture              183               8' Gamba Celeste         73
         16' Fagotto               73               8' Salicional            73
          8' Trumpet               73               8' Salicional Celeste    73
          8' Orchestral Oboe       73               8' Dulcet                73
          8' Clarinet              73               8' Dulcet Celeste        73
          4' Clarion               61               
             Tremolo
          8' Celesta Sub (TC)      --
          4' Celesta               61 bars
    
          a  Mason & Hamlin CC scale (9'4" concert grand), a mobile pneumatic
             piano-player action that rolls up to the keyboard and connects via
             plug at stage-left as viewed from the Public Hall side.
          b  Collective; from Pedal 16' First Bourdon and 32' Contra Violone
          c  Collective; from Pedal 16' First Bourdon and 32' Contra Violone
    
             COUPLERS (above Manual V)                 ACCESSORIES
             Swell to Pedal                            Thumb Pistons
             Great to Pedal                            General  1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8
             Choir to Pedal                            Echo     1-2-3-4-5-6
             Solo to Pedal                             Solo     1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10
             Echo to Pedal                             Swell    1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10
             Swell to Pedal 4                          Great    1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10
             Choir to Pedal 4                          Choir    1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10
             Solo to Pedal 4                           Combination Setter
             Swell to Great                            General Cancel
             Choir to Great
             Solo to Great                             Toe Pistons
             Echo to Great                             Swell    1, 5 and 8
             Swell to Choir                            Choir    1, 5 and 8
             Solo to Choir                             Solo     1, 5 and 8
             Echo to Choir                             Pedal    1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10
             Echo to Swell
             Echo to Solo                              Piston Couplers
             Great to Solo                             Pedal to Great Combs. ON/OFF
             Swell to Swell 16                         Pedal to Swell Combs. ON/OFF
             Swell to Swell 4                          Pedal to Choir Combs. ON/OFF
             Swell to Great 16                         Pedal to Solo Combs.  ON/OFF
             Swell to Great 4
             Swell to Choir 16                         Reversibles (Thumb & Toe Pistons)
             Swell to Choir 4                          Echo to Pedal
             Choir to Choir 16                         Solo to Pedal
             Choir to Choir 4                          Swell to Pedal
             Choir to Great 16                         Great to Pedal
             Choir to Great 4                          Choir to Pedal
             Solo to Solo 16                           All Swells to Swell (Toe only)
             Solo to Solo 4                            Sforzando I
             Solo to Great 16                          Sforzando II
             Solo to Great 4
             Echo to Echo 16                           PEDAL DIVIDE (left key-cheeks)
             Echo to Echo 4                            Swell Pedal Divide ON/OFF
             Great to Great 4                          Choir Pedal Divide ON/OFF
                                                       Solo Pedal Divide  ON/OFF
             INDICATOR LIGHTS
             Current (white)                           EXPRESSION PEDALS (left to right)
             Alternator (white)                        Echo/Piano
             Sforzando I (red)                         Choir
             Sforzando II (red)                        Swell/Solo
             Crescendo (green)                         Crescendo
             All Swells to Swell (yellow)
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-07-19]
    
    
  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.