Opus 44: Two Practice Organs, University of Kansas – Lawrence, KS (2001)

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Oiled and fumed white organ case:

Manual I (58 keys)

  • Gedackt 8’ (12 pipes from Manual II Rohrflöte, 46 of 15% tin)
  • Spitzflöte 4’ (58 pipes of 15% tin)
  • Nazard 2 2/3’ (58 pipes of 26% tin)

Manual II (58 keys)

  • Rohrflöte 8’ (18 pipes of wood, 40 of 15% tin)
  • Principal 4’ (58 pipes of 26% tin)
  • Spitzflöte 4’ (58 pipes from Manual I Spitzflöte, either/or)

Pedal (30 keys)

  • Bourdon 16’ (30 pipes of wood)
  • Bourdon 8’ (18 pipes from #6, 12 more of wood)

Oiled red alder organ case:

Manual I (58 keys)

  • Quintadena 8’ (12 pipes from Manual II Rohrflöte, 46 of 26% tin)
  • Spitzflöte 4’ (58 pipes of 15% tin)
  • It. Principal 2’ (58 pipes of 15% tin)

Manual II (58 keys)

  • Rohrflöte 8’ (18 pipes of wood, 40 of 15% tin)
  • Principal 4’ (58 pipes of 26% tin)
  • Spitzflöte 4’ (58 pipes from Manual I Spitzflöte, either/or)

Pedal (30 keys)

  • Bourdon 16’ 30 pipes of wood
  • 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