The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Central Continuation School / Milwaukee Area Technical School
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Cooley Auditorium

OHS Database ID 7321.

Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 117.


Status and Condition

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

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 34 stops. 67 registers. 38 ranks. 2621 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1990 (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:
    With player attachment; extant; unaltered. [OHS Plaque] (Database Manager. May 16, 2006)
  • Main divisions above proscenium arch. Cost in 1930 was $35,000 plus $17,000 for player unit. (Steven E. Lawson. August 8, 2014)

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist taken from the console, January 1985, with additional data from the chambers
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Central Continuation School/Milwaukee Area Technical College
    Cooley Auditorium
    
    Skinner opus 849, 1931
    
    SWELL (Manual III) (7 1/2" wind)       SWELL ORCH (Manual I)
       16 Bourdon             73              16 Bourdon             --
        8 Diapason            73               8 Diapason            --
        8 Rohrflöte           73               8 Rohrflöte           --
        8 Salicional          73               8 Salicional          --     
        8 Voix Celeste        73               8 Voix Celeste        --  
        8 Flute Celeste      134 d             8 Flute Celeste II    --    
        4 Principal           73               4 Principal           --   
        4 Flute               73 c             4 Flute               --    
      III Mixture            183             III Mixture             --  
       16 Waldhorn            73              16 Waldhorn            --  
        8 Trumpet             73               8 Trumpet             -- 
        4 Clarion             73               4 Clarion             --         
          Tremolo                                Tremolo
          Harp                --                 Harp                --     
          Celesta             61 bars            Celesta             --
    
    GREAT (Manual II) (7 1/2" wind)        GREAT ORCH (Manual I)
        8 Diapason            73               8 Diapason            --
        8 Diapason            73               8 Diapason            --
        8 Cello               73               8 Cello               --
        8 Cello Celeste       73               8 Cello Celeste       --
        4 Flute               73 e             4 Flute               --
    2 2/3 Nazard              61           2 2/3 Nazard              --
        8 Tuba Mirabilis      73 a             8 Tuba Mirabilis      --
        8 French Horn         73 a             8 French Horn         --
        8 English Horn        73               8 English Horn        --
        8 Flugel Horn         73               8 Flugel Horn         --
        8 Clarinet            73               8 Clarinet            --
        8 Vox Humana          73               8 Vox Humana          --
          Tremolo                                Tremolo
          Chimes              25 tubes           Chimes              --
        8 Echo Fern Flute     73               8 Echo Fern Flute     --
        8 Echo Vox Angelica  146 d             8 Echo Vox Angelica   --
        4 Echo Flute          73 f             4 Echo Flute          --
        8 Echo Vox Humana     73               8 Echo Vox Humana     --
          Tremolo                                Tremolo
        8 Stage Diapason      73          
        8 Stage Clarabella    73           COUPLERS
        8 Stage Gamba         73               8 Swell to Pedal
                                               8 Great to Pedal
    PEDAL (6" wind)                            8 Orch  to Pedal
       16 Diapason            32               4 Swell to Pedal
       16 Bourdon             32               4 Great to Pedal
       16 Echo Bourdon        SW               4 Orch  to Pedal
        8 Octave              12               -----
        8 Gedeckt             12                 Swell to Great
        8 Still Gedeckt       SW                 Orch  to Great
       16 Trombone            32 b               Swell to Orch
        8 Tromba              12 b             -----
          Chimes              GT              16 Swell
                                               4 Swell
    COMBINATIONS                              16 Swell to Great
    Swell 6                                    4 Swell to Great
    Great 8                                   16 Swell to Orch
    Orch  8                                    4 Swell to Orch
    General 4+0                               16 Orch
    Pedal 6 (toe)                              4 Orch
    Pedal Comb to Swell Comb on/off           16 Orch  to Great
    Pedal Comb to Great Comb on/off            4 Orch  to Great
    Pedal Comb to Orch  Comb on/off            4 Great
    Setter
                                           REVERSIBLES
                                                 Swell to Pedal (thumb)
                                                 Great to Pedal (thumb & toe)
    Echo & Stage Exp. Pedal                      Orch  to Pedal (thumb)
    Swell Expression Pedal                       All Swells (thumb & toe)
    Great Expression Pedal                       Sforzando (thumb and toe)
    Register Crescendo Pedal
    
    a  12" wind
    b  10" wind
    c  Triangulaire
    d  two ranks
    e  harmonic metal
    f  stopped metal
    
    Notes: 
    The Great, Swell, and Pedal are installed in a large chamber over the proscenium.
    The Echo is installed in a small chamber at the rear of the balcony
    The Stage is installed in a small swell box above the Player Cabinet House Right.
    
    The Swell Orch and Great Orch divisions constitute the Orchestral Division, which 
    couples as a single entity; the combination pistons affect both sets of stopknobs.
    The Swell Orch knobs are on the left jamb, below the "regular" swell knobs.
    The Great Orch knobs are on the right jamb, to the right of the "regular" Great knobs.
    
     [Received from David Bohn 2014-10-01.]
  • Typed stoplist. Source: from Allen Kinzey
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Central Continuation School - Cooley Auditorium
    
    Skinner Organ Co.   Opus 849   1930          3 manuals, 34 stops, 38 ranks
    __________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT (7½" wind)                      ORCHESTRAL (Manual I)
          8' Diapason            73            16' Bourdon             SW
          8' Chimney Flute       73             8' Diapason            GT
          8' Cello               73             8' Diapason            SW
          8' Cello Celeste       73             8' Chimney Flute       GT
          4' Flute               73             8' Rohrflöte           SW
      2 2/3' Nazard              61             8' Cello               GT
          8' Tuba Mirabilis      73 a           8' Cello Celeste       GT
          8' French Horn         73 a           8' Salicional          SW
          8' English Horn        73             8' Voix Celeste        SW
          8' Flugel Horn         73             8' Flute Celeste II    SW
          8' Clarinet            73             4' Principal           SW
          8' Vox Humana          73             4' Flute               GT
             Tremolo                            4' Flute               SW
             Chimes              25 tubes   2 2/3' Nazard              GT
                                              III  Mixture             SW
             GREAT ECHO (5" wind)              16' Waldhorn            SW
          8' Fern Flute          73             8' Tuba Mirabilis      GT
          8' Vox Angelica II    146             8' Trumpet             SW
          4' Flute               73             8' French Horn         GT
          8' Vox Humana          73             8' English Horn        GT
             Tremolo                            8' Flugel Horn         GT
                                                8' Clarinet            GT
             GREAT STAGE (5" wind)              8' Vox Humana          GT
          8' Diapason            73             4' Clarion             SW
          8' Clarabella          73                Tremolo             GT
          8' Gamba               73                Tremolo             SW
                                                   Chimes              GT
             SWELL (7½" wind)                      Harp                SW
         16' Bourdon             73                Celesta             SW
          8' Diapason            73
          8' Rohrflöte           73                PEDAL (6" wind)
          8' Salicional          73            16' Diapason            32
          8' Voix Celeste        73            16' Bourdon             32
          8' Flute Celeste II   134            16' Echo Bourdon        SW
          4' Principal           73             8' Octave              12
          4' Flute               73             8' Gedeckt             12
        III  Mixture            183             8' Still Gedeckt       SW
         16' Waldhorn            73            16' Trombone            32 b
          8' Trumpet             73             8' Tromba              12 b
          4' Clarion             73                Chimes              GT
             Tremolo
          8' Harp (TC)           --             a  12" wind
          4' Celesta             61 bars        b  10" wind
    
             SWELL ECHO
          8' Fern Flute          --
          8' Vox Angelica II     --
          4' Flute               --
          8' Vox Humana          --
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2018-04-03]
    
    
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: from Allen Kinzey Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.