Guest stevecbournias Posted January 21, 2006 Share Posted January 21, 2006 I am interested in the organs that forum members normally play. I'd like as many as are willing to post the basic information about the organ they play as to builder(s), years(s), stop-list, and any other interesting facts. I do not play as a church musician but instead have regular use of an off-campus organ. Here in Ohio adjoining the state-sponsored campus of YSU is a colonial-style edifice containig a 4m/76rk Austin organ that normally is played publicly Sundays. The rest of the time opportunity is extended to pre-approved persons in the Mahoning Valley to have generous access to this fine instrument which has pipes dating to 1900, 1960 and more recent additions in 1996. The work completed in 1960 successfully merged the 1900 tonal material with the newer classic-inspired work of RJ Piper (ex-Willis-III-arrived Hartford,Conn 1949) of Austin Organs Inc.. For example it is well nigh next to impossible to know without a trip into the inwards of this organ that the 4ft member of the great principal chorus is a recycled 1900 violin diapason. The scrolls have been rolled back up and sealed and the tone is that of a clean and crisp classic 4ft octave that sings very nicely. The pedal contains much older work. The bourdon 16 is as full and pervasive as any wood open . It undergirds the entire pedal and can be felt immediately upon being engaged. The next-door neighbor is a contrabass 16 which also has the fullness of the wood open but also contains some elements of string tone albeit a very assertive voice that is also felt accross the floor. Impressive as these pedal voices are they pale away when the 32ft comes on. It too is a 1900 open wood that has been capped and is of such scale that it booms like any 32ft wood open. In addition to a very well-developed main organ there is a 3 division antiphonal. No pipes are visible anywhere in the room and the grilles are the only clue that a pipe organ resides therin. The solo has a pair of orchetral strings that are an orchestra in themselves, copied from the Solo at Salisbury Cathedral in England from the 1934 Willis-III rebuild .The swell voxhumana is a 1900 stop imported from England and likely from TC Lewis. It is a lovely voice of rare refinement among voxes.The 16ft pedal gemshorn is not tapered and of large scale yet it merges imperceptably with the 8ft gt gemshorn of tapered pipes. The Ant spitzflutes are etheral as are the choir dulcianas. The sw and solo chorus reeds are dignified and fiery...the work of David AJ Broome (formerly JW Walker of England arrived Hartford 1957) of Austin. Below are appended the complete specs: Great quintaten 16 diapason 8 bourdon 8 gemshorn 8 octave 4 nachthorn 4 octave quint 2-2/3 super octave 2 fourniture IV gt4-u 16-8-4sw 16-8-4ch 16-8-4so Ant Gt principal 8 spitzflote 8 spitz celeste 8 principal 4 fifteenth 2 mixture III Swell Lieblich gedeckt 16 geigen principal 8 rohrflote 8 gambe 8 voix celeste 8 principal 4 waldflote 4 blockflote 2 pleinjeu IV fagotto 16 trompette 8 fagotto 8X clairon 4 voxhumana 8 tremulant 16-4-u-sw ch8 so8 Ant Sw hohlflote 8 viola 8 voix celeste 8 flute couverte 4 blockflote 2 sesquialtera II trumpet 8 tremulant choir nason flute 8 dulciana 8 unda maris 8 prestant 4 koppelflote 4 oktav 2 larigot 1-1/3 sesquialtera II cymbal III krummhorn 8 tremulant 16-4-u-ch 16-8-4sw 16-8-4so gt8 ant gt on ch solo orch flute 8 violoncello 8 cello celeste 8 concert flute 4 french horn 8 english horn 8 trumpet harmonic 8 clairon 4 tremulant chimes 16-4-uso sw8 gt8 ch8 ant sw on so pedal untersatz 32x contrabass 16 bourdon 16 gemshorn 16x quintaten 16 gt gedeckt 16 sw principal 8 spitzflote 8 quintaten 8 gt gedeckt 8 sw choralbass 4 spitzflote 4x flute 2x mixture III bombarde 16 fagotto 16 sw trompette 8x krummhorn 4 ch chimes gt8-4 sw8-4 ch8-4 so8-4 Ant Ped violone 16 bourdon 16X flute 8x This organ is maintained by Victor Marsilio of Victor Organ Co in greater Youngstown Ohio. wish list: wish the organ had a 32 reed and chamade and tuba Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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