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Yale University - Woolsey Hall
500 College Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06511

OHS Database ID 7117.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 167.


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 February 5, 2013.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 7 divisions. 142 stops. 171 registers. 198 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. 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. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1994. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Incorporates parts of Hutchings-Votey Op. 1469 (1902) and J.W. Steere & Son Op. 682 (1915). (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:
    Rebuild of 1902 Hutchings-Votey/1915 J. W. Steere, #682; (42 registers by H-V; 24 registers by Steere; 60 registers by Skinner; 11 registers part Skinner, part H-V; 4 rg part Skinner, part Steere) ; dedication recital by Harry Jepson, December 6, 1929; additional work added two planned for reeds in 1931 piggybacked on contract of 1852; lst Orchestral Trombone re-installed by A. ThompsonAllen in 1994; extant; unaltered. (Database Manager. May 8, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. July 15, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Bob Meister (OHS member). (Database Manager. February 5, 2013)
  • The work of reconstructing the organ was completed during the summer of 1929. The inaugural recital was given by Professor Harry Benjamin Jepson on December 6, 1929. Jepson's program was:

    Franck, Grand Pièce Symphonique, Op. 17
    Jepson, Nocturne from the Third Sonata
    Bach, Passacaglia and Fugue
              Choral Prelude, "Have mercy Lord, my sin forgive"
    Vierne, Temp di scherzo ma non troppo vivo from the Fifth Organ Symphony, Op. 47
    Howells, Psalm Prelude, Op. 32, No. 3
    Dupré, Suite Bretonne, Op. 21
          II. The Spinner
    Borodin, Two Transciptions
          At the Convent
          Revery
    Widor, Finale from the Seventh Organ Symphony, Op. 42
    (Steven E. Lawson. May 26, 2018)

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Organ facade. Photo by Len Levasseur 2009-02-16
1928 Facade. The Newberry Memorial Organ at Yale University by Edward W. Flint
Skinner Console. The Newberry Memorial Organ at Yale University by Edward W. Flint

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: The Newberry Memorial Organ at Yale University by Edward W. Flint, and Joe Dzeda
    New Haven, Connecticut
    Yale University - Woolsey Hall
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 722   1928          4 manuals, 142 stops, 198 ranks
    ________________________________________________________________________________
    
              GREAT ORGAN (7½" wind)                 SWELL ORGAN (10" wind)
          32' Violone                61          16' Bourdon                73
          16' Diapason               61          16' Gamba                  73
          16' Bourdon                73           8' Diapason               73
           8' First Diapason         61           8' Geigen Diapason        73
           8' Second Diapason        61           8' Open Flute             73
           8' Third Diapason         61           8' Flauto Traverso        73
           8' Fourth Diapason        61           8' Gedeckt                73
           8' Principal Flute        61           8' Quintadena             73
           8' Claribel Flute         61           8' Flute Celeste II      146
           8' Doppelflöte            61           8' Gamba                  73
           8' Gamba                  61           8' Voix Celeste II       146
           8' Erzähler               61           8' Salicional             73
       5 1/3' Quint                  61           8' Aeoline                73
           4' Principal              61           8' Unda Maris (TC)        61
           4' Octave                 61           4' Octave                 73
           4' Waldflöte              61           4' Flute Triangulaire     73
           4' Hohlpfeife             61           4' Violina                73
       3 1/5' Tierce                 61           4' Unda Maris II         122
       2 2/3' Twelfth                61       2 2/3' Twelfth                61
           2' Fifteenth              61           2' Flautino               61
           4' Chorus Mixture V      305       1 3/5' Tierce                 61
       1 3/5' Harmonics IV          244           2' Quint Mixture V       305
       1 1/3' Cymbale VII           427           8' Cornet V              305
           8' Trumpet                61          16' Posaune                73
           4' Clarion                61           8' Trumpet                73
          16' Trombone        (10")  61           8' Cornopean              73
           8' Tromba          (10")  61           8' Oboe                   73
           4' Octave Tromba   (10")  61           4' Clarion                73
              String Ensemble                     8' Vox Humana       (5")  61
              Chimes (So)                            String Ensemble
                                                     Chimes (So)
              CHOIR ORGAN (10" wind)                 Tremolo
          16' Dulciana               73
           8' Violin Diapason        73              ORCHESTRAL ORGAN (10" wind)
           8' Flute Harmonique       73           8' Concert Flute          73
           8' Gedeckt                73           8' Bois Celeste (TC)      61
           8' 'Cello                 73           8' Viole d'Orchestre      73
           8' Dulciana               73           8' First Viole Celeste    73
           4' Octave                 73           8' Second Viole Celeste   73
           4' Flauto Traverso        73           8' Muted Viole            73
           4' Viola                  73           8' Muted Celeste          73
           2' Piccolo Harmonique     61           8' Kleine Erähler II     146
          16' Fagotto                73           4' Orchestral Flute       73
           8' Corno d'Amore          73           4' Flûte à Cheminée       73
           8' Clarinet               73       2 2/3' Nazard                 61
              String Ensemble                     2' Piccolo                61
              Tremolo                         1 3/5' Tierce                 61
                                              1 1/3' Larigot                61
              SOLO ORGAN (15" wind)           1 1/7' Septième               61
          16' Diapason               73       2 2/3' Dulciana Mixture V    305
          16' Viole                  73          16' Bassoon                85
           8' Diapason II           146           8' Bassoon (fr. 16')      --
           8' Gross Gamba            73           8' French Horn            73
           8' Gamba Celeste          73           8' English Horn           73
           8' Flauto Mirabilis       73           8' Corno di Bassetto      73
           8' Stopped Flute          73           8' Orchestral Oboe        73
           4' Octave                 73           8' Harp (TC)              --
           4' Gambette               73           4' Celesta                61 bars
           4' Hohlpfeife             73              Chimes (So)
       2 2/3' Nazard                 61              Tremolo
           2' Piccolo                61
           2' Fourniture V          305              PEDAL ORGAN (6" wind)
           8' Tuba                   73          64' Gravissima (resultant) --
           8' Trumpet                73          32' Diapason               56
           8' French Horn            73          32' Contra Bourdon (Gt)    --
           8' Heckelphone            73          32' Violone (Gt)           --
       5 1/3' Quinte Tromba          61          16' First Diapason         44
           4' Tuba Clarion           73          16' Second Diap. (fr. 32') --
                on 25" wind:                     16' Bourdon (Gt)           --
          16' Ophicleide             73          16' Gedeckt (Sw)           --
           8' Orchestral Trombone    73          16' Violone (Gt)           --
           8' Tuba Mirabilis         73 unenc.   16' Gamba (Sw)             --
           8' Trumpet Harmonique     73 unenc.   16' Dulciana               32
              String Ensemble                     8' Octave (fr. 1st Diap)  --
              Chimes (f2-g4)         27 tubes     8' Principal (fr. 32')    --
              Tremolo                             8' Flute Bass (Gt)        --
                                                  8' Still Gedeckt (Sw)     --
              STRING ENSEMBLE                     8' Salicional (Gt)        --
           8' Orchestral Strings 1  146           8' 'Cello II (So)         --
           8' Orchestral Strings 2  146           4' Super Octave           32
           8' Orchestral Strings 3  146           4' Flute                  32
           8' Orchestral Strings 4  146       5 1/3' Harmonics VI          192
           8' Muted Strings 1       146           4' Mixture V             160
           8' Muted Strings 2       146          32' Bombarde        (20")  56
           8' Muted Strings 3       146          16' Trombone (fr. Bombd.)  --
           8' Muted Strings 4       146          16' Bass Tuba (So)         --
              Cornet des Violes IV  244          16' Fagotto (Ch)           --
              Tremolo                        10 2/3' Quint Trombone (Gt)    --
                                                  8' Tromba (fr. Bombd.)    --
              ECHO ORGAN (10" wind)               8' Tuba (So)              --
          16' Bourdon                73           4' Clarion (So)           --
           8' Diapason               73              String Ensemble
           8' Cor de Nuit            73              Chimes (So)
           8' Viole d'Amour          73
           8' Dulciana               73              ECHO PEDAL ORGAN (10" wind)
           8' Vox Angelica           73          16' Diapason               44
           4' Fernflöte              73          16' Bourdon (Ec)           --
           8' Trumpet                73           8' Octave (fr. Diap)      --
           8' Oboe Horn              73           8' Flute (Ec)             --
           8' Vox Humana             73              Chimes (So)
              Tremolo
              Chimes                 SO
    
    
              ADJUSTABLE COMBINATIONS                COUPLERS
              Great           1-12,0  (thumb)        Swell to Pedal      8  4
              Swell           1-12,0  (thumb)        Great to Pedal      8
              Choir           1-12,0  (thumb)        Choir to Pedal      8  5-1/3
              Solo            1-12,0  (thumb)        Solo to Pedal       8  4
              Great-Echo       1-5,0  (thumb)        Swell to Great  16  8  4
              Solo-Echo        1-5,0  (thumb)        Choir to Great  16  8  5-1/3  4
              Pedal           1-10,0  (toe)          Solo to Great   16  8  4
              Couplers         1-4,0  (thumb)        Swell to Choir      8  4
              Generals       1-10,00  (thumb)        Solo to Choir       8
              Generals 2,4,6,8,10,00  (toe)          Solo to Swell       8
              Set                     (thumb)        Swell to Solo       8
              General Cancel          (thumb)        Great to Solo       8
                                                     Choir to Solo       8
              ON/OFF THUMB PISTONS                   Swell to Swell  16     4
              Ped. to Man. Combs. - Solo             Choir to Choir  16     4
              Ped. to Man. Combs. - Swell            Solo to Solo    16     4
              Ped. to Man. Combs. - Great            Echo on Great off
              Ped. to Man. Combs. - Choir            Echo on Solo off
              Solo Stops on Crescendo
                                                     
              REVERSIBLES                            INDICATOR LIGHTS
              Great to Pedal      (thumb & toe)      Crescendo
              Swell to Pedal      (thumb & toe)      Sforzando I
              Choir to Pedal      (thumb)            Sforzando II
              Solo to Pedal       (thumb & toe)      All Swells to Swell          
              Sforzando I         (toe)
              Sforzando II        (toe)
              All Swells to Swell (thumb)
    
              BALANCED PEDALS (left to right)
              Choir Expression
              Orchestral Expression
              Swell Expression
              Solo & Echo Expression
              Register Crescendo
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2018-05-25]
    
    
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