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PIPE ORGANS OF
TEMPLE SQUARE

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Tabernacle Organ -- Specification
 
Builder: Æolian-Skinner Organ Co., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Year: 1949 (renovated by Schoenstein & Co., San Francisco, California, USA in 1988)
Opus no.: 1075
Case: Pine, hand-grained to appear as quarter-sawn oak; case extensions constructed by Fetzers, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah in 1915
Console type: 5-manual and pedal open American-style case with adjustable music rack all of walnut?; console is secured to rotating disc permitting approximately 180° of rotation with position lock
Stop controls: drawknob (polished ebony drawknobs with ivory resin faces and brass shanks) EDIT
Keyboards: ivory-covered manual keys with tracker  touch
Pedals type: concave, radiating
Key action: electro-pneumatic
Stop action: electro-pneumatic
Temperament: Equal
Tuning: 440 Hz
No. of speaking stops: 147
No. of ranks: 206
No. of pipes: 11,623
Wind power: electric, 3 Spencer? blowers: main: 30 hp; auxiliary pedal: 3 hp (1988); antiphonal: 3/4 hp.
Wind pressures:
 (in inches/mm.)
Choir: 121; Positiv: 67; Great: 89, 98, 116, 124; Swell: 108,
124; Bombarde: 156; Solo: 237; Antiphonal: 111; Pedal: 86,
110, 114, 117, 157, 178

Stoplist:

(to jump to a division, click on name below)
Choir | Positiv | Great | Swell | Solo | Bombarde | Antiphonal | Pedal
Couplers | Combinations | Reversibles | Accessories/Miscellaneous

I Choir (Enclosed; C-c4; 61)

18 stops, 24 ranks, 1536 pipes

Gamba 16 68 pipes
Principal 8 68 pipes
Concert Flute 8 68 pipes
Viola 8 68 pipes
Viola Celeste 8 68 pipes
Dulcet 8 2 ranks, 136 pipes
Kleine Erzähler 8 2 ranks, 124 pipes
Prestant 4 68 pipes
Zauberflöte 4 68 pipes
Gambette 4 68 pipes
Piccolo Harmonique 2 61 pipes
Fife 1 1988; from Carillon
Sesquialtera II 1988; from Carillon
Carillon III 183 pipes
Rauschpfeife III 183 pipes
Dulzian 16 61 pipes
Trompette 8 61 pipes
Krummhorn 8 61 pipes
Orchestral Oboe 8 61 pipes
Rohr Schalmei 4 61 pipes
Trompette Harmonique 8 (Bombarde)
Tremulant

Positiv (Unenclosed; C-c4; 61)

Resident on manual I (Choir); also playable from manual II (Great) or manual IV (Solo).
16 stops, 21 ranks, 1257 pipes

Principal 8 1988; 61 pipes
Cor de Nuit 8 61 pipes
Quintade 8 61 pipes
Principal 4 61 pipes
Nachthorn 4 61 pipes
Nazard 2 2/3 61 pipes
Principal 2 61 pipes
Spillflöte 2 61 pipes
Tierce 1 3/5 61 pipes
Larigot 1 1/3 61 pipes
Sifflöte 1 61 pipes
Septerz II 98 pipes
Scharf III 183 pipes
Zimbel III 183 pipes
Rankett 16 61 pipes
Cromorne 8 1988; 61 pipes
Tremulant

II Great (Unenclosed; C-c4; 61)

29 stops, 44 ranks, 2564 pipes

Subprincipal 16 61 pipes
Quintaton 16 61 pipes
Principal 8 61 pipes
Diapason 8 61 pipes
Montre 8 1988; 61 pipes
Bourdon 8 61 pipes
Spitzflöte 8 61 pipes
Flûte Harmonique 8 1988; 61 pipes
Bell Gamba 8 61 pipes
Grosse Quinte 5 1/3 61 pipes
Principal 4 61 pipes
Octave 4 61 pipes
Koppelflöte 4 61 pipes
Flûte Octaviante 4 1988; 61 pipes
Gemshorn 4 61 pipes
Grosse Tierce 3 1/5 61 pipes
Quinte 2 2/3 61 pipes
Super Octave 2 61 pipes
Blockflöte 2 61 pipes
Tierce 1 3/5 61 pipes
Septieme 1 1/7 61 pipes
Acuta III 183 pipes
Full Mixture IV 244 pipes
Fourniture IV 244 pipes
Klein Mixtur IV 244 pipes
Cornet V 1988; f-f3; 185 pipes
Double Trumpet 16 1988; 61 pipes
Trumpet 8 1988; 61 pipes
Clarion 4 1988; 61 pipes

III Swell (Enclosed; C-c4; 61)

29 stops, 40 ranks, 2561 pipes

Lieblich Gedeckt 16 From earlier organ; 68 pipes
Gemshorn 16 68 pipes
Geigen Principal 8 68 pipes
Gedeckt 8 68 pipes
Claribel Flute 8 From earlier organ; 68 pipes
Flauto Dolce 8 68 pipes
Flute Celeste 8 56 pipes
Viole de Gambe 8 68 pipes
Viole Celeste 8 68 pipes
Orchestral Strings 8 2 ranks; 136 pipes
Salicional 8 68 pipes
Voix Celeste 8 68 pipes
Prestant 4 68 pipes
Fugara 4 68 pipes
Flauto Traverso 4 61 pipes
Nazard 2 2/3 61 pipes
Octavin 2 61 pipes
Hohlflöte 2 1988; 68 pipes
Cornet III 183 pipes
Cymbale IV From Plein Jeu VI; 1988
Plein Jeu IV From Plein Jeu VI; 1988
Plein Jeu VI 366 pipes
Contra Fagot 32 61 pipes
Contra Trompette 16 61 pipes
1ere Trompette 8 1988; 68 pipes
2eme Trompette 8 61 pipes
Hautbois 8 68 pipes
Voix Humaine 8 127 mm wp; 68 pipes
Quinte Trompette 5 1/3 61 pipes
Clairon 4 61 pipes
Tremulant

IV Bombarde (Unenclosed; C-c4; 61)

8 stops, 18 ranks, 1038 pipes

Diapason 8 61 pipes
Octave 4 61 pipes
Grosse Cornet IV-VI 306 pipes
Grande Fourniture VI 366 pipes
Bombarde 16 61 pipes
Trompette Harmonique 8 305 mm wp; 1988; 61 pipes
Trompette 8 61 pipes
Clairon 4 61 pipes

IV Solo (Enclosed; C-c4; 61)

11 stops, 11 ranks, 727 pipes

Flauto Mirabilis 8 68 pipes
Gamba 8 68 pipes
Gamba Celeste 8 68 pipes
Concert Flute 4 68 pipes
Nazard 2 2/3 1979; 61 pipes
Piccolo 2 1979; 61 pipes
Tierce 1 3/5 1979; 61 pipes
French Horn 8 68 pipes
English Horn 8 68 pipes
Corno di Bassetto 8 68 pipes
Tuba 8 292 mm wp; 68 pipes
Cornet V 8 Great
Harp 8 c-c4; amplified; 49 bars
Chimes c-g2; amplified; 32 tubes
Celesta From harp; 61 notes
Tremulant

V Antiphonal (Enclosed; C-c4; 61)

9 stops, 11 ranks, 720 pipes

Diapason 8 68 pipes
Gedeckt 8 From earlier organ; 68 pipes
Salicional 8 68 pipes
Voix Celeste 8 68 pipes
Principal 4 68 pipes
Kleine Mixtur III 183 pipes
Trompette 8 68 pipes
Vox Humana 8 68 pipes
Tuba Mirabilis 8 1988; front case; 381 mm wp; 61 pipes
Cornet V Great
Tremulant

Pedal (Unenclosed; C-g1)

27 stops, 37 ranks, 1220 pipes

Montre 32 From earlier organ; ext. of Great
Subprincipal 16'; 12 pipes
Flûte Ouverte 32 From earlier organ; 12 pipes
Contre Bourdon 32 From earlier organ; 12 pipes
Principal 16 32 pipes
Flûte Ouverte 16 32 pipes
Contre Basse 16 32 pipes
Violone 16 32 pipes
Bourdon 16 32 pipes
Gemshorn 16 Swell
Gamba 16 Choir
Lieblich Gedeckt 16 Swell
Grosse Quinte 10 2/3 32 pipes
Principal 8 32 pipes
Violoncello 8 32 pipes
Spitzprincipal 8 32 pipes
Flûte Ouverte 8 32 pipes
Flauto Dolce 8 32 pipes
Gamba 8 Choir
Lieblich Gedeckt 8 Swell
Quinte 5 1/3 32 pipes
Choral Bass 4 32 pipes
Nachthorn 4 32 pipes
Gamba 4 Choir
Lieblich Gedeckt 4 Swell
Principal 2 32 pipes
Blockflöte 2 32 pipes
Full Mixture IV 128 pipes
Cymbale IV 128 pipes
Grand Harmonics V 160 pipes
Bombarde 32 32 pipes
Contra Fagot 32 Swell
Ophicleide 16 32 pipes
Trombone 16 32 pipes
Double Trumpet 16 1988; Great
Contre Tompette 16 1988; Swell
Dulzian 16 Choir
Posaune 8 32 pipes
Trumpet 8 32 pipes
Double Trumpet 8 1988; Great
Contre Trompette 8 1988; Swell
Krummhorn 8 Choir
Clairon 4 32 pipes
Chalumeau 4 32 pipes
Kornett 2 32 pipes

Percussion

Chimes on Great
Chimes on Pedal
Harp on Choir
Celesta on Choir

Couplers

Swell to Choir 8, 4 4' affects only stops with top extension
Solo-Bomb to Choir 8
Antiphonal to Choir 8 1988

Antiphonal to Solo 8 1988
Great Tutti to Solo 8
Pedal Tutti to Swell 8
Swell to Great 8, 4 4' affects only stops with top extension
Choir to Great 8, 4 4' affects only stops with top extension
Solo-Bombarde to Great 16, 8, 4
Antiphonal to Great
Great to Pedal 8
Swell to Pedal 8, 4
Choir to Pedal 8
Positiv to Pedal 8
Solo-Bomb to Pedal 8, 4
Antiphonal to Pedal 8
Positiv off Choir 1988
Positiv on Great
Positiv on Solo
Choir to Choir 16, 4 4' affects only stops with top extensions
Swell to Swell 16, 4 4' affects only stops with top extensions
Solo-Bombarde to Solo-Bombarde 16, 4
Antiphonal to Antiphonal 16, 4

Combinations

64 memories (1988)

General 0, 1-20 1-5 and 11-15 duplicated by toe studs; 1-3,
5-7 and 13-15 duplicated on right side of
manuals
Choir 0, 1-8
Great 0, 1-8
Swell 0, 1-8
Positiv 0, 1-6 1988
Solo-Bomb 0, 1-8
Antiphonal 0, 1-4
Pedal 0, 1-8 6-8 duplicated on thumb pistons under Manual
I; 1988

Reversibles

Each manual to Pedal 8' coupler (thumb)
Great to Pedal Toe 
Swell to Pedal Toe
Solo-Bomb to Great Toe
Bombarde 32' Toe
Flûte Ouverte 32' Toe 1988
Contra Fagot 32' Toe 1988
Contre Bourdon 32' Toe
Choir shades to Swell expression pedal (thumb)
Manual I/II Thumb With indictor lights; 1988
Sforzando Thumb & Toe Thumb 1988; Sforzando may be set
independently for each memory.

Accessories/Miscellaneous

Crescendo 4 sequences: standard, A, B and C; A, B and C adjustable from console; 1988
30-segment LED Crescendo Pedal indicator, 1988.
Tremulants, Celestes and Percussion may be programmed to cancel with Crescendo
Pedal; 1988
Crescendo and Sforzando blind check; 1988
Chime volume
Chimes forte/piano
Chime dampers on/off
Harp dampers on/off
Combination set
Memory lock 1988
Memory selector 1988
Memory clear 1988
Digital clock with mode selector, stop/start, reset, fast set, slow set, hold;
1988
"Stand by" and "On air" signals; 1988
Broadcast timer; 1988
Console fan on/off; 1988
Technician call button
Intercom; 1988
Monitor; 1988
Nauvoo Bell button


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