Pipe Organ Database

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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 634, 1927)

Location:

University of Chicago
1156 E. 59th St.
Chicago, IL US
Rockefeller Chapel
Organ ID: 11167

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 113 ranks. 8 divisions. 4 manuals. 89 stops. 115 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 8
  • Stops: 89
  • Registers: 115
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 20, 2008:

Rebuild and enlarged by Schantz, 2008.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on February 10, 2007:

Updated through online information from Martin Hill. -- Currently under renovation by Schantz.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Dedicated 1 Nov 1928 by Lynnwood Farnum. 4m chancel console and 2m gallery console. Altered by Kurt Roderer in 1967. David Skinner added a Reuter Pedal reed unit. Gallery organ rebuilt with new 2m console and some pipework by Schlicker. Some restoration by Bradford Organ Co. As of 2002 the organ was unplayable with an electronic substitute in use.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From Allen Kinzey: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Original Contract: Open In New Tab Photographed on exhibit October 19, 2008 by John Seboldt.
Document created on 1926-10-19
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chapel Exterior: Vintage postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis (ca. 1929).

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