University of Kansas

Department of Music and Dance

New Mechanical Action Pipe Organ
Practice Instruments (2)

2001 

Oiled and fumed white organ case:

 

Manual I - 58 keys

1. Gedackt                      8’         12 pipes from #4, 46 of 15% tin
2. Spitzflöte                    4’         58 pipes of 15% tin
3. Nazard                 2 2/3’          58 pipes of 26% tin

Manual II - 58 keys

4. Rohrflöte                     8’         18 pipes of wood, 40 of 15% tin
5. Principal                      4’         58 pipes of 26% tin
    Spitzflöte                     4’         58 pipes from #2 (either/or)

Pedal - 30 keys

6. Bourdon                     16’         30 pipes of wood
7. Bourdon                      8’         18 pipes from #6, 12 more of wood


Oiled red alder organ case

Manual I - 58 keys

1. Quintadena                 8’         12 pipes from #4, 46 of 26% tin
2. Spitzflöte                    4’         58 pipes of 15% tin
3. 
It. Principal                 2’         58 pipes of 15% tin

Manual II - 58 keys

4. Rohrflöte                    8’         18 pipes of wood, 40 of 15% tin
5. Principal                     4’         58 pipes of 26% tin
    
Spitzflöte                    4’         58 pipes from #2 (either/or)

Pedal - 30 keys

6. Bourdon                     16’        30 pipes of wood
7. Bourdon                      8’         18 pipes from #6, 12 more of wood


Details and Inclusions of Proposed Specifications:

Tremulant

Wind stabilizer

Mechanically adjustable bench (by hand crank)

Manual natural coverings of bone, sharps of grenadil

Pedal natural coverings of hard maple, sharps of ebony

            Pedal keyboard to be parallel/flat as in Wolff organ

Console dimensions to be the same as Wolff recital hall organ

Manual III is a (permanently coupled) coupling manual

Unison couplers of Manuals I and II to Pedal

Turned rosewood stop knobs with hand-lettered porcelain faces

Mechanical key (rear-pivoted, suspended) action

Mechanical stop (slider) action

Open metal pipes cut to length; no tuning collars; cone-tuning

Metal stopped and ½-stopped pipes with soldered-on domed caps and ear tuning; no sliding tuning caps on metal pipes

All metal pipes of tin/lead alloys; no zinc or copper pipes

Solid wood cabinets with dove-tail and mortise & tenon joinery

Properly sized wedge bellows and blower; no schwimmers

Wooden pallets, wooden key action squares, wooden horizontal trackers

Variable scaling on all ranks

Movable “expression pedal” with adjustable tension (no swell shutters)

Self-adjusting manual key mechanism

One organ includes dummy forward/reverse sequencer pistons and toe studs as on Wolff organ