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Yaarab Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. / Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

OHS Database ID 8171.

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Awards

This organ was presented Historic Pipe Organ Award number 414 on 2013-07-02 and received the designation Landmark of American Organbuilding. An image of the award certificate may be seen here.


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 in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 6, 2013.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) unit chests.

Four manuals. 42 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Horseshoe style console. The console is on a lift.

Stop keys in horseshoe curves. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1996. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Cost $42,000. In 5 chambers. 10-rank Etherial/string div. (Nelson shows 387 reg.). Console on lift, stage right. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • (Database Manager. November 4, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Ralph W. Daniel. -- The Etherial division is located in a chamber on the upper section of the right (north) organ grille, not at the back of the auditorium or above the proscenium, as many rumors would have it. (Database Manager. August 9, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from John Tanner. -- The 12 notes of the 32' Diaphones are installed in an area between the organ chambers and the interior walls of the auditorium. 6 pipes are installed on one side of the auditorium and 6 pipes on the other side. these pipes speak on 25" of wind. The 35 horsepower kinetic blower was replaced in the late 1980s with a new 70 horsepower Spencer Blower. Also a Baldwin player Grand piano was added in 1963. This piano was originally installed on the Kilgen organ in the Piccadily Theater, Chicago. (Database Manager. February 8, 2009)

Online Documents

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  • Factory Specifications. Chamber Analysis and Specifications. Author: M. P. Möller, Inc. Source: 8 1/2 x 11 typed. Document Date. April 26, 1926. Document received from Steven E. Lawson 2018-04-28.

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Bibliography

  • [Unattributed]. "Cover Photo," The Tracker (Vol. 57, No. 4 [Fall 2013]). [Photograph on cover; caption on page 5]

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Photographs

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Stage and Console. Photograph by Christopher J. Ha
Right Organ Grille. Photograph by Christopher J. Ha
Left Organ Grille. Photograph by Christopher J. Ha
Console. Photograph by Luke Staisiunas
Console. Photograph by Christopher J. Ha

Pipe organs in Georgia sponsored by Parkey Organbuilders.

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Stoplist

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  • Typed Specification. Source: from Factory Specification (April 26, 1929)
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Yaarab Temple A.C.O.N.M.S. / Fox Theatre
    
    M. P. Möller, Inc.   Opus 5566   1929                     4 manuals, 42 ranks
    __________________________________________________________________________________________________
    
                     LEFT SECTION                                     RIGHT SECTION
                  CHAMBER "A" (lower)                              CHAMBER "C" (upper)
          8' Chimney Flute           85 pipes              8' Stentorphone            73 pipes
          8' Solo Violins III       255 pipes             16' Tibia Plena             85 pipes
          8' Clarinet                73 pipes             16' Bourdon                 97 pipes
          8' Orchestral Oboe         73 pipes             16' Violoncello             97 pipes
          8' Kinura                  73 pipes              8' Violoncello Celeste     80 pipes
          8' Minor Vox Humana        73 pipes             16' Harmonic Tuba           85 pipes
             All Drums and Traps *                         8' Saxaphone               73 pipes
             Bass Drums I & II, Small Cymbals              8' English Horn            73 pipes
             I & II, Castanets I & II, Triangles           4' Harp                    61 bars
             I & II, Tambourines I & II, Sleigh               Xylophone               49 bars
             Bells, Slap Sticks I & II, Wind
             Effect I & II, Aeroplane Effect,                      CHAMBER "D" (lower)
             Thunder Storm, Steamboat Whistle,             8' Solo Tibia Clausa       85 pipes
             Locomotive Whistle, Snare Drums               8' Gemshorn                73 pipes
             I & II, Chinese Block I & II,                 8' Gemshorn Celeste        73 pipes
             Chinese Gongs I & II, Sirens I &              8' Orchestral Violins III 255 pipes
             II, Song Birds I & II, Ford Horn,             8' French Horn             73 pipes
             Auto Horn, Door Bell, Chinese                 8' Mezzo Vox Humana        73 pipes
             Crash Cymbals I & II, Fire Gong,                 Chrysoglott             37 bars
             Locomotive Bell, Ding Dongs I & II,
             Shuffle
                                                      
                  CHAMBER "B" (upper)                                ETHERIAL SECTION
         16' Diaphonic Diapason      85 pipes                    CHAMBER "E" (duplex chest)
         16' Tibia Clausa            97 pipes              8' Open Diapason           73 pipes
         16' Viola                   97 pipes              8' Dulciana                73 pipes
          8' Gamba                   85 pipes              8' Stopped Diapason        73 pipes
          8' Gamba Celeste           85 pipes              4' Flute Harmonic          73 pipes
         16' Solo Post Horn          85 pipes              8' Salicional              73 pipes
          8' Post Horn               73 pipes              8' Vox Celeste (t.c)       61 pipes
          8' French Trumpet          73 pipes              8' Small Trumpet           73 pipes
             Marimba                 49 bars               8' Oboe                    73 pipes
             Orchestral Bells        37 bars               8' Vox Humana              61 pipes
             Chimes                  25 tubes             16' Bourdon                 44 pipes
    
         32' Diaphone                12 pipes
               (unenclosed; added 1985)
    
    
             PEDAL                           GREAT                           SOLO
         32' Acoustic Bass               16' Tibia Clausa                16' Tibia Clausa
         16' Diaphone                    16' Diaphone                    16' Bourdon
         16' Tibia Plena                 16' Bourdon                     16' String Bass 4 Rks
         16' Tibia Clausa                16' String Bass                 16' Tuba
         16' Bourdon                     16' Bass Viole                  16' Bass Saxaphone (TenC)
         16' String Bass                 16' Gamba (TenC)                16' Vox Humanas 2 Rks
         16' Bass Viole                  16' Gamba Celeste (TenC)        16' Bass Clarinet
         16' Tuba                        16' Tuba                        16' Bass Kinura
         16' Solo Post Horn              16' Saxophone (TenC)             8' Diaphonic Diapason
          8' Diaphonic Diapason          16' Clarinet (TenC)              8' Stentorphone
          8' Stentorphone                16' Mezzo Vox Humana (TenC)      8' Tibia Plena
          8' Flute                       16' Vox Humana                   8' Solo Tibia Clausa
          8' Tibia Plena                  8' Diaphonic Diapason           8' Tibia Clausa
          8' Solo Tibia Clausa            8' Stentorphone                 8' Concert Flute
          8' Gambas 2 rks                 8' Solo Tibia Clausa            8' Chimney Flute
          8' Violoncellos 2 Rks           8' Tibia Plena                  8' Gemshorn
          8' Solo Violins 3 Rks           8' Tibia Clausa                 8' Gemshorn Celeste
          8' Clarinet                     8' Concert Flute                8' Gamba
          8' English Horn                 8' Chimney Flute                8' Gamba Celeste
          8' Tuba                         8' Gemshorn                     8' Violoncellos 2 Rks
          4' Tibia Clausa 2 Rks           8' Gemshorn Celeste             8' Solo Violins 3 Rks
          4' Gambas                       8' Gamba                        8' Orch. Violins 3 Rks
          4' English Horn                 8' Gamba Celeste                8' Tuba Harmonic
          4' Solo Violins 3 Rks           8' Violoncellos 2 Rks           8' Solo Post Horn
          4' Tuba                         8' Viola                        8' Post Horn
                                          8' Solo Violins 3 Rks           8' French Trumpet
             PEDAL 2ND TOUCH              8' Orch. Violins 3 Rks          8' Saxaphone
         16' Diaphone                     8' Tuba Harmonic                8' French Horn
         16' Solo Post Horn               8' Solo Post Horn               8' English Horn
          8' Tuba                         8' Post Horn                    8' Orchestral Oboe
             Chimes                       8' French Trumpet               8' Clarinet
             First Bass Drum              8' Saxaphone                    8' Kinura
             Second Bass Drum             8' French Horn                  8' Mezzo Vox Humana
             First Cymbal                 8' English Horn                 8' Minor Vox Humana
             Second Cymbal                8' Orchestral Oboe              4' Solo Tibia Clausa
             Kettle Drum                  8' Clarinet                     4' Tibia Clausa
             Snare Drum                   8' Kinura                       4' Tibia Plena
             Persian Cymbals              8' Mezzo Vox Humana             4' Concert Flute
             Chinese Gongs                8' Minor Vox Humana             4' Chimney Flute
                                          4' Stentorphone                 4' Gamba
             ACCOMPANIMENT                4' Solo Tibia Clausa            4' Gamba Celeste
         16' Bourdon                      4' Tibia Clausa                 4' Solo Violins 2 Rks
         16' String Bass                  4' Concert Flute                4' Orch. Violins 2 Rks
          8' Diaphonic Diapason           4' Chimney Flute                4' Violoncellos 2 Rks
          8' Stentorphone                 4' Gambas 2 Rks                 4' French Horn
          8' Solo Tibia Clausa            4' Solo Violins 3 Rks           4' Kinura
          8' Tibia Clausa                 4' Orchestral Violins           4' Mezzo Vox Humana
          8' Concert Flute                4' Solo Post Horn               4' Minor Vox Humana
          8' Chimney Flute                4' French Trumpet               4' Clarinet
          8' Gamba                        4' French Horn              2 2/3' Solo Tibia Clausa
          8' Gamba Celeste                4' Clarinet                 2 2/3' Solo Violins 3 Rks
          8' Gemshorn                     4' Kinura                       2' Solo Tibia Clausa
          8' Gemshorn Celeste             4' Mezzo Vox Humana             2' Concert Flute
          8' Violoncellos 2 Rks           4' Minor Vox Humana             2' Solo Violins 3 Rks
          8' Viola                    2 2/3' Tibia Clausa             1 1/7' Solo Tibia Clausa
          8' Solo Violins 3 Rks       2 2/3' Nazard                       1' Solo Tibia Clausa
          8' Orch. Violins 3 Rks      2 2/3' Violoncellos 2 Rks           1' Solo Violins 3 Rks
          8' Tuba                         2' Tibia Clausa                (4')Harp
          8' Saxaphone                    2' Concert Flute               (8')Harp
          8' French Horn                  2' Solo Violins 3 Rks          (4')Xylophone
          8' English Horn             1 3/5' Tierce                      (2')Octave Xylophone
          8' Orchestral Oboe             (4')Harp                            Orchestral Bells (Repeat)
          8' Clarinet                    (8')Harp                            Glockenspiel (Single)
          8' Kinura                      (4')Xylophone                       Marimba (Repeat)
          8' Mezzo Vox Humana            (2')Octave Xylophone                Marimbaphone (Single)
          8' Minor Vox Humana                Orchestral Bells (Repeat)       Chrysoglott
          4' Tibia Clausa                    Glockenspiel (Single)           Chimes
          4' Concert Flute                   Marimba (Repeat)
          4' Violoncello                     Marimbaphone (Single)           BOMBARDE
          4' Viola                           Chrysoglott                 16' Diaphone
          4' Solo Violins 3 Rks              Chimes                      16' Brass Ensemble 5 Rks
          4' French Horn                  ***** Etherial Section *****   16' Flute Ensemble 2 Rks
          4' Mezzo Vox Humana             8' Open Diapason               16' Strings 2 Rks (TenC)
      2 2/3' Violoncello                  8' Dulciana                    16' Wood Wind Ens. 6 Rks (TC)
          2' Concert Flute                8' Stopped Diapason             8' Diapasons 3 Rks
          2' Violoncello                  8' Salicional                   8' Tibia Ensemble 3 Rks
          2' Viola                        8' Vox Celeste (TenC)           8' String Ensemble 8 Rks
      1 3/5' Viola                        4' Flute Harmonic               8' Brass Ensemble 6 Rks
         (4')Harp                         8' Small Trumpet                8' Wood Wind Ens. 7 Rks
         (8')Harp                         8' Oboe                            Vox Humana Chorus 7 Rks
         (4')Xylophone                    8' Vox Humana                   4' Tibia Ensemble 3 Rks
         (2')Octave Xylophone                                             4' Violins Ensemble 11 Rks
             Orchestral Bells (Repeat)       GREAT 2ND TOUCH              4' Wood Wind Ens. 6 Rks
             Marimba (Repeat)            16' Diaphone                     2' Tibias 2 Rks
             Marimbaphone (Single)       16' Tuba                         1' Fifes 3 Rks
             Chrysoglott                 16' Gamba (TenC)                (4')Xylophone
             Chimes                      16' Gamba Celeste (TenC)            Marimba (Repeat)
             First Snare Drum (Roll)     16' Solo Post Horn                  Marimbaphone (Single)
             First Snare Drum (Tap)       8' Diaphonic Diapason              Orchestral Bells (Repeat)
             Second Snare Drum (Roll)     8' Tibia Plena                     Glockenspiel (Single)
             Second Snare Drum (Tap)      8' Solo Tibia Clausa               Chrysoglott (Single)
             Muffled Drum (Roll)          8' Gamba                           Chimes
             Tom Tom                      8' Gamba Celeste                   First Snare Drum (Roll)
             Shuffle                      8' Post Horns 2 Rks                First Snare Drum (Tap)
             Chinese Blocks (Roll)           Glockenspiel (Single)           Second Snare Drum (Roll)
             Chinese Blocks (Tap)            Snare Drums (Roll)              Second Snare Drum (Tap)
             Tambourines                     Solo to Great 8'                Muffled Drum (Roll)
             Castanets                       Solo to Great 4'                Tom Tom
                                                                             Shuffle
             ACCOMPANIMENT 2ND TOUCH                                         Chinese Blocks (Roll)
          8' Diaphonic Diapason                                              Chinese Blocks (Tap)
          8' Tibia Plena                                                     Tambourine
          8' Solo Tibia Clausa                                               Castanets
          8' Gamba                                                        ***** Etherial Section *****
          8' Gamba Celeste                                                8' Open Diapason
          8' Solo Violins 3 Rks                                           8' Dulciana
          8' Orch. Violins 3 Rks                                          8' Stopped Diapason
          8' Tuba                                                         8' Salicional
          8' English Horn                                                 8' Vox Celeste (TenC)
          8' Saxaphone                                                    4' Flute Harmonic
          8' French Horn                                                  8' Small Trumpet
          8' Clarinet                                                     8' Oboe
             Glockenspiel (Single)                                        8' Vox Humana
             Chimes
             Snare Drum (Roll)
             Triangles
             Song Birds
             Solo to Accomp. 8'
             Solo to Accomp. 4'
    
    
             COUPLERS                                          EFFECTS     
             Bombarde 4'                     Song Birds I (4 Birds)          Triangle
             Bombarde 2'                     Song Birds II (4 Birds)         Persian Cymbals
             Solo 4'                         Siren I (Megaphone)             Chinese Gongs
             Solo 16'                        Siren II (Megaphone)            Grand Crash
             Great 4'                        Ford Horn                       Cymbals (Small)
             Solo to Great 16'               Door Bell                       Grand Cymbals
             Accompaniment 4'                Slap Sticks                     Sleigh Bells
             Accomp. to Great 8'             Steamboat Whistle               Wind Effect
             Solo to Great 8'                Auto Horn                       Storm (Thunder Roll)
             Solo to Accomp. 8'              Fire Gong                       Thunder Crash
             Bombarde to Great 8'            Locomotive Bell                 Chime Peal
             Solo to Pedal 8'                Locomotive Whistle              Ding Dong I
             Bombarde to Pedal 8'            Aeroplane Effect                Ding Dong II
             Great to Pedal 8'
             Accomp. to Pedal 8'                             ACCESSORIES
             Pedal Octaves                   Locking slides to select Expression Pedals
                                             Sforzando Piston under Great Manual
             TRICK COUPLERS                  Trap Cancel Piston
             Great to Solo 4 4/7'            Vibrato Cancel Piston
             Great to Solo 5 1/3'            Coupler Cancel Piston
             Great to Solo 6 2/5'            2nd Touch Cancel Piston
                                             Drum Pistons ("On" and "Off")
             TREMOLOS (VIBRATOS)             Electric Piston for Operator's Booth
             Orchestral A                    Electric Piston for Attendant
             Orchestral B                    Red Light for Crescendo
             Orchestral C                    National Light for Generator Test
             Orchestral D                    Red & White Disk Indictors for Expression Pedals
             Orchestral E                    Yellow Light for Harp Dampers when "On"
             Foundation B                    Purple Light for Chime Dampers when "On"
             Foundation C                    Voltmeter
             Foundation D                    
             Foundation E                                      PEDALS
                                             Lever for Chimes Dampers (reversible)
             ADJUSTABLE COMBINATIONS         Lever for Harp Dampers (reversible)
             6 Bombarde & Ethereal *         Sforzando Level (reversible)
             6 Solo                *         Balanced Expression Pedal I
             6 Great & Ethereal    *         Balanced Expression Pedal II
             6 Accompaniment       *         Balanced Expression Pedal III (concaved smooth raw wood)
             6 Pedal                         Balanced Expression Pedal IV
             6 Entire Organ                  Balanced Expression Pedal V (Ethereal Organ)
             * 2nd Touch affects Pedal       Crescendo Pedal (cancels percussions & tremolos)
                                             Balanced Mater Expression Pedal
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2018-07-20]
    
    
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