STOP SPECIFICATIONS
GRAND ORGAN
RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL
New York City
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********* ANALYSIS OF RANKS **********
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(* denotes "straight" ranks)
{pitch} {name}                  {pipes}         {scaling}       {wind}
GREAT ORGAN CHAMBER     10" wind unless otherwise marked
16      Contra bass             56 pipes        (wood)
16      Gedeckt                 97 pipes        (wood)
16      Muted diapason          97 pipes        32sc
16      Viola                   97 pipes        42sc
16      Trombone                97 pipes        8" @ 16'C       15" wind
16      French horn             85 pipes        8" @ 16'C
8       Open diapason 1 *       73 pipes        39sc
8       Open diapason 2 *       73 pipes        42sc
4       Octave *                73 pipes        54sc
        12th & 15th IIranks *     122 pipes       12th=64sc
                                              15th=67sc
        Mixture IV rks *         244 pipes
8       Concert flute           85 pipes        (wood)
8       Violins II rks           170 pipes       68sc
8       Dulciana                85 pipes        56sc
8       Unda Maris              85 pipes        56sc
8       Clarinet                73 pipes
8       Orchestral oboe         73 pipes
        Chrysoglott (w/dampers) 49 notes
ORCHESTRAL ORGAN CHAMBER        10" wind unless otherwise marked
16      Violin diapason         97 pipes        35sc
16      Tibia minor             97 pipes        (wood)
16      Wald horn               97 pipes        6" @ 16'C
8       Horn diapason *         73 pipes        45sc
8       Spitz flute Celeste II rks *
                (cel=tc)        134 pipes
8       Gamba *                 73 pipes        58sc
8       Gamba Celeste *         73 pipes        58sc
8       Salicional *            73 pipes        64sc
8       Voix Celeste *          73 pipes        64sc
8       Muted violins II rks *   146 pipes       64sc
        Mixture VI rks *         366 pipes
8       Trumpet (Brass)         73 pipes
8       Oboe horn *             73 pipes
8       Vox humana              73 pipes                        6" wind
8       Vox humana II rks        146 pipes                       6" wind
                (regular & large scales)
SOLO ORGAN CHAMBER              15" wind unless otherwise marked
------ FOURTH FLOOR ------
8       Melophone               73 pipes        (wood)
4       Harmonic flute          73 pipes        58sc
16      'Cello violone          97 pipes        40sc
8       'Cello Celeste          73 pipes        52sc
8       Saxophone (Brass)       73 pipes                        10" wind
16      English horn            85 pipes                        10" wind
8       Kinura                  73 pipes                        10" wind
8       Basset horn             73 pipes                        10" wind
------ THIRD FLOOR ------
32      Tuba Sonora             109 pipes       (1-24 wood)
32      Tibia clausa            109 pipes       (wood)
16      English post horn       85 pipes
8       Tuba mirabilis          73 pipes                        25" wind
16      Diaphonic diapason      85 pipes        (1-12 wood)     25" wind
                                                37sc @ 8'C
PERCUSSION ORGAN CHAMBER
        Harp and Marimba        49 notes
        Xylophone               49 notes
        Glockenspiel and Bells  37 notes
        Bass Drum
        Special Bass Drum (Orchestral)
        Special Bass Drum (Thunder Drum)
        Snare Drum
        Special Snare Drum (Orchestral)
        Chinese Gong
        Triangle
        Chinese Block
        Castanets
        Tambourine
        Tom-Tom
        Shuffle
        Crash Cymbal
        Persian Cymbal
        Bird
        Sleigh Bells
        Grand Piano
 
SYNOPSIS
Great Chamber                   17 registers    22 ranks    1,685 pipes
Orchestral Chamber              15 registers    23 ranks    1,667 pipes
Solo Chamber                    13 registers    13 ranks    1,081 pipes
TOTAL                           45 registers    58 ranks    4,433 pipes
 
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                      ********** STOPLIST **********
 
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Stops are arranged in console order, showing names as engraved on tabs.
 
Chamber locations are given by letter; tabs had usual "dots".
 
{pitch} {stop name}         {chamber}   {comments}
 
-------- P E D A L --------
64      Gravissima              S       Tibia cl.
32      Bombarde                S       Tuba son.
32      Sub bass                S       Tibia cl.
16      English post horn       S
16      Tuba profunda           S       Tuba son.
16      Trombone                G
16      Diaphone                S
16      Wald horn               O
16      Contra bass             G
16      Contra tibia clausa     S
16      Violone                 S     'Cello violone
16      Violin diapason         O
16      Muted diapason          G
16      Contra viola            G      Viola
16      French horn             G
16      English horn            S
16      Bourdon                 O     Tibia min.
16      Lieblich gedeckt        G
10 2/3  Tuba quint              S     Tuba son.
10 2/3  Quint                   S     Tibia cl.
8       Tuba mirabilis          S
8       English post horn       S
8       Tuba Sonora             S
8       Tromba                  G     Trombone
8       Diapason                S     Diaphonic
8       Octave                  G     Contra bass
8       Wald horn               O
8       Tibia clausa            S
8       Violincello             S    'Cello violone
8       'Cello Celeste          S
8       Violin diapason         O
8       Tibia minor             O
8       Muted diapason          G
8       Violins III             G      Viola & Violins II
8       Concert flute           G
8       Lieblich gedeckt        G
4       Cornet                  S       Tuba son.
4       Tromba clarion          G
4       Super octave            G      Contra bass
4       Tibia minor             O
4       Open flute              G      Concert
4       'Cello                  S
4       'Cello Celeste          S
4       Violins III             G      Viola & Violins II
        Mixture III             G      Muted diapason
16      Grand piano
8       Grand piano
8       Cathedral chimes
        Thunder drum, stroke
        Thunder drum, roll
        Bass drum, band
        Bass drum, orchestra
        Cymbals
        Snare drum, band roll
        Snare drum, orchestra roll
        Accompaniment to Pedal
        Great to Pedal
        Orchestral unison to Pedal
        Orchestral octave to Pedal
        Solo unison to Pedal
        Solo octave to Pedal
 
-------- P E D A L    S E C O N D    T O U C H --------
 
32      Bombarde                S       Tuba son.
32      Sub bass                S       Tibia cl.
10 2/3  Tuba quint              S       Tuba son.
8       Cathedral chimes
        Thunder drum, stroke
        Thunder drum, roll
        Bass drum, band
        Tympani
        Cymbals
        Persian cymbals
        Chinese gong
        Triangle
        Grand Crash
        Solo unison to Pedal
        Solo octave to Pedal
 
-------- A C C O M P A N I M E N T --------
 
16      Wald horn                O
16      Bass clarinet  (tc)      G
16      Contra viola             G
16      Lieblich gedeckt         G
16      Double Dulciana  (tc)    G
8       Tuba Sonora              S
8       Tromba                   G
8       Violin diapason          O
8       Wald horn                O
8       Tibia clausa             S
8       Tibia minor              O
8       Muted diapason           G
8       Orchestral oboe          G
8       Clarinet                 G
8       French horn              G
8       Kinura                   S
8       English horn             S
8       Viola                    G
8       Violins II               G
8       Concert flute            G
8       Lieblich gedeckt         G
8       Dulciana                 G
8       Unda Maris               G
8       Vox humana               O
8       Vox humana II            O
4       Clarion                  O     Wald horn
4       Muted octave             G
4       Octave viola             G
4       Violins II               G
4       Traverse flute           G      Concert fl.
4       Flute d;amour            G      Gedeckt
4       Dulciana                 G
4       Unda Maris               G
4       Vox humana               O
4       Vox humana II            O
2 2/3   Nazard                   G      Gedeckt
2       Piccolo                  G      Concert fl.
2       Flautina                 G      Gedeckt
2       Dolcetin                 G      Dulciana
1 3/5   Tierce                   G      Gedeckt
8       Grand piano
4       Grand piano
8       Marimba
8       Marimba harp
4       Xylophone
2       Glockenspiel
8       Harp
4       Celesta
        Snare drum, band tap
        Snare drum, band roll
        Snare drum, orchestra tap
        Snare drum, orchestra roll
        Tambourine
        Castanets
        Chinese block, tap
        Chinese block, roll
        Tom-tom
        Shuffle
        Octave                          (superoctave coupler)
        Orchestral to accompaniment
 
-------- A C C O M P A N I M E N T   S E C O N D   T O U C H --------
 
8       Melophone               S
8       English post horn       S
8       Tuba Sonora             S
8       Tromba                  G
8       Diapason                S       Diaphonic
8       Tibia clausa            S
8       Basset horn             S
8       Clarinet                G
8       Saxophone               S
8       'Cellos II              S
8       English horn            S
        Cathedral Chimes
2       Glockenspiel
        Snare drum, band roll
        Snare drum, orchestra roll
        Chinese block, roll
        Triangle
        Bird
        Orchestral to accompaniment
        Solo to accompaniment
 
-------- A C C O M P A N I M E N T   P I Z Z I C A T O --------
 
8       English post horn       S
8       Tuba Sonora             S
8       Melophone               S
8       Tibia clausa            S
8       Saxophone               S
8       'Cellos II              S
        Orchestral to accompaniment
        Solo to accompaniment
 
-------- G R E A T --------
 
32      Double lieblich gedeckt  G      (tenor c)
16      Trombone                 G
16      Muted diapason           G
16      Lieblich gedeckt         G
8       Trumpet                  O
8       Tuba Sonora              S
8       Tromba                   G
8       Diapason                 S       Diaphonic
8       Melophone                S 
8 *     Open diapason (1st)      G
8 *     Open diapason (2nd)      G
8       Violin diapason          O
8       Tibia clausa             S
8       Tibia minor              O
8       Muted diapason           G
8       French horn              G
8       Viola                    G
8       Concert flute            G
8       Lieblich gedeckt         G
8       Dulciana                 G
8       Unda Maris               G
8       Vox humana               O
8       Vox humana II            O
4       Tromba clarion           G
4 *     Octave                   G
4       Muted octave             G
4       Octave viola             G
4       Tibia minor              O
4       Traverse flute           G      Concert fl.
4       Flute d'amour            G      Gedeckt
2 2/3 * 12th & 15th              G
2       Super octave             G      Muted diap.
2       Flautina                 G      Gedeckt
  *     Mixture  IV              G
8       Grand piano
        Cathedral Chimes
4       Xylophone
2       Glockenspiel
8       Harp
4       Celesta
        Snare drum, band tap
        Snare drum, band roll
        Snare drum, orchestra roll
        Octave
        Accompaniment sub to great
        Accompaniment unison to great
        Accompaniment octave to great
        Orchestral sub to great
        Orchestral unison to great
        Orchestral octave to great
        Solo unison to great
        Solo octave to great
 
-------- G R E A T   S E C O N D   T O U C H --------
 
16      English post horn       S
16      Tuba profunda          S       Tuba son.
16      Contra tibia clausa     S
16      Basset horn  tc         S
16      Bass clarinet  tc       G
16      English horn            S
8       Tuba mirabilis          S
8       English post horn       S
8       Tuba Sonora             S
8       Diapason                S       Diaphonic
4       Tibia flute             S       Tibia cl.
4       Harmonic flute          S
        Snare drum, band roll
        Snare drum, orchestra roll
        Chinese block, roll
        Triangle
        Orchestral to great
        Solo to great
 
-------- O R C H E S T R A L --------
 
16      Wald horn                 O
16      Violin diapason           O
16      Bourdon                   O     Tibia min.
16      Vox humana  (tc)          O
16      Vox humana II  (tc)       O
8       English post horn         S
8       Trumpet                   O
8       Tuba Sonora               S
8       Diapason                  S       Diaphonic
8       Melophone                 S
8 *     Horn diapason             O
8       Violin diapason           O
8       Wald horn                 O
8       Tibia clausa              S
8       Tibia minor               O
8       Basset horn               S
8       Orchestral oboe           G
8       Clarinet                  G
8       Saxophone                 S
8       French horn               G
8       Kinura                    S
8       English horn              S
8 *     Oboe horn                 O
8 *     Gamba                     O
8 *     Gamba Celeste             O
8 *     Salicional                O
8 *     Voix Celeste              O
8       Viola                     G
8       Violin 'Cello             S
8       'Cello Celeste            S
8       Violins II                G
8 *     Spitzflote Celeste II     O
8 *     Muted violins II          O
8       Concert flute             G
8       Lieblich gedeckt          G
8       Dulciana                  G
8       Unda Maris                G
8       Vox humana                O
8       Vox humana II             O
4       Clarion                   O     Wald horn
4       Octave                    O     Violin diap.
4       Tibia minor               O
4       Traverse flute            G      Concert fl.
4       Harmonic flute            S
4       Flute d'amour             G      Gedeckt
4       Vox humana                O
4       Vox humana II             O
2 2/3   Nazard                    G      Gedeckt
2       Piccolo                   O     Tibia min.
2       Harmonic piccolo          S
2       Flautina                  G      Gedeckt
1 3/5   Tierce                    G      Gedeckt
  *     Mixture VI                O
8       Grand piano
8       Marimba
8       Marimba harp
4       Xylophone
2       Glockenspiel
8       Harp
4       Celesta
        Octave
        Accompaniment unison to orchestral
        Accompaniment octave to orchestral
        Solo unison to orchestral
        Solo octave to orchestral
 
-------- S O L O --------
 
16      English post horn         S
16      Tuba profunda             S       Tuba son.
16      Wald horn                 O
16      Contra tibia clausa       S
16      Basset horn (tc)          S
16      Bassoon (tc)              G      Arch. oboe
16      Bass clarinet (tc)        G
16      Bass saxophone (tc)       S
16      Kinura (tc)               S
16      English horn              S
16      Violone                   S
16      Contra viola              G
16      Vox humana (tc)           O
16      Vox humana II (tc)        O
8       Tuba mirabilis            S
8       English post horn         S
8       Trumpet                   O
8       Tuba Sonora               S
8       Tromba                    G
8       Wald horn                 O
8       Diapason                  S       Diaphonic
8       Melophone                 S
8       Violin diapason           O
8       Tibia clausa              S
8       Tibia minor               O
8       Bassett horn              S
8       Orchestral oboe           G
8       Clarinet                  G
8       Saxophone                 S 
8       French horn               S 
8       Kinura                    S
8       English horn              S
8       Viola                     G
8       Violin 'cello             S
8       'Cello Celeste            S
8       Violins II                G
8       Concert flute             G
8       Vox humana                O
8       Vox humana II             O
4       Cornet                    S     Tuba son.
4       Clarion                   O     Wald horn
4       Tibia flute               S     Tibia cl.
4       Tibia minor               O
4       Harmonic flute            S
4       'Cello                    S
4       Octave viola              G
4       Violins II                G
2 2/3   Tibia twelfth             S    Tibia cl.
2 2/3   Flute twelfth             O    Tibia min.
2       Tibia piccolo             S    Tibia cl.
2       Piccolo                   O     Tibia min.
2       Harmonic piccolo          S
8       Grand piano
4       Grand piano
8       Cathedral chimes
8       Marimba
8       Marimba harp
4       Xylophone
2       Xylophone
2       Glockenspiel
2       Orchestral bells
8       Harp
4       Celesta
        Octave
 
-------- P I S T O N S --------
 
10      Toe pistons to Pedal
10      Double touch accompaniment and pedal pistons
10      Double touch great and pedal pistons
10      Double touch orchestral and pedal pistons
10      Double touch solo and pedal pistons
10      General pistons
        General Cancel piston
        Drum piston (enables all drums on manuals and pedal)
        Trap cancel piston
        Tremolo cancel piston
        Bird piston and toe piston
 
        Toe pedals for the following:
                Chinese gong, first touch roll, second touch stroke
                Persian cymbal, first touch roll, second touch stroke
                Thunder roll/crash
        Toe pistons for the following:
                Triangle
                Sleigh bells 1
                Sleigh bells 2
 
-------- T R E M U L A N T S --------
 
        High and low pressure tremulants in all sections
        Tibia Clausa tremulous
        Vox Humana tremulant
        Vox Humana II tremulant
 
-------- A C C E S S O E I E S --------
 
        Three expression pedals
        Master expression pedal
        Crescendo pedal (with ind. light)
        Position indicators for expression pedals
        Mezzo toe pedal (with ind. light)
        Sforzando  toe pedal (with ind. light)
        General Cancel toe pedal (affects crescendo)
        Toe pedals as follows:
                Chimes dampers (reversible)
                Chimes soft (rev.)
                Harp sustain (rev.)
                Muffled drum (rev.)
                Piano soft
                Piano sustain
 
        Two signal lights and signal buttons
 
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-------- C O M M E N T S --------
 
The two consoles are exact duplicates one of the other.  There are two
complete relay and switching systems, located in one room on the 4th
floor, OP side.  There are two complete setter-board piston actions,
located in one room on the 4th floor, Prompt side.  The "open" position
of a swell pedal takes precedence between consoles, if both consoles
are in simultaneous use.
 
The General Cancel toe pedal, besides canceling all the stop-keys,
operated a big pneumatic which pushed the Crescendo pedal into the
closed position.  It had been disconnected; I understand that if you had
your foot on the Crescendo pedal when you canceled, it would about
break your ankle.
 
The consoles originally had concert-style organ benches.  They were later
replaced with Howard seats.
 
The organ is laid out as follows:
 
        BLOWER          OP side, Sub-basement
        WORKSHOP        OP side, 3rd floor
        ORCHESTRAL      OP side, 3rd floor
        GREAT           OP side, 4th floor
        RELAYS          OP side, 4th floor
        SOLO            Prompt side, 3rd and 4th floors
        PERCUSSIONS     Prompt side, 3rd floor
        COMBINATIONS    Prompt side, 4th floor


 [Received from Andrew Moore 2013-07-31.]
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