Skinner Organ Co., Opus 328, 1921

OHS Database ID 6254.


Cleveland Public Auditorium
Cleveland Ohio

Public Hall/Music Hall

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.

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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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This organ received OHS Citation number 81.


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.

5 manuals. 147 stops. 117 registers. 150 ranks. 9782 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

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.

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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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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Cleveland Public Auditorium
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 328   1921         5 manuals, 147 stops, 150 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 Flut         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        73 (30")
         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         61 tc            8' Vox Humana            61
         8' Aeoline               73                  Tremolo
         8' Unda Maris            61 tc               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        12 (6")
         4' Unda Maris II        122              16' First Diapason        32 (8½")
         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               The knobs engraved "String
       III  Mixture              183               Organ" engage three pairs
        16' Fagotto               73               of undulating ranks:
         8' Trumpet               73               8' Gamba                 73
         8' Orchestral Oboe       73               8' Gamba Celeste         73
         8' Clarinet              73               8' Salicional            73
         4' Clarion               61               8' Voix Celeste          73
            Tremolo                                8' Dulcet                73
            Celesta               61 bars          8' Dulcet Celeste        73
            Celesta Sub           -- tc
    
         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
            Sforz. 1 (red)                            Choir
            Sforz. 2 (red)                            Swell/Solo
            Crescendo (green)                         Crescendo
            All Swells to Swell (yellow)
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  August 18, 2014]