Pipe Organ Database

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Hutchings Organ Co. (1913)

Originally Farrand & Votey Organ Co. (Opus 700, 1893)

Location:

University of Michigan
Thayer & N. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 US
Hill Auditorium
Organ ID: 2595

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on February 08, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 70 ranks. 4,049 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 66 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 66
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 19, 2006:

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:
Pipework retained in Skinner Opus 664 (1927).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Farrand & Votey (1892).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Move and rebuild of the 1892 Farrand & Votey from University Hall. Rebuilt by Skinner Organ Co. 1927 as Op. 664. Specifications in Pipe Organs of Ann Arbor, James O. Wilkes (1995, 4th edition), p. 13.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Specification from <i>Catalogue of the University School of Music, 1917-18</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Stage showing proscenium, organ facade and console, ca. 1920.: Vintage postcard, courtesy of William Dunklin.

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