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  • 33 rank, three manual Austin Pipe Organ stoplist

    Good afternoon all,

    In my bio, I have also listed my experience with what I believe to be one of the greatest instruments that I've ever heard and played in my life so far. It's a 33 rank, three manual, and 32 pedal 1920s era Austin pipe organ with a Schantz console. This organ has an interesting history. Around 1961 or so, this organ was moved from another church not far from where it is today at its present church. Sometime in the 1980s, the M.P. Moller company also did some tuning and voicing to the instrument as well. Meanwhile, around the same time, a Schantz console was installed to replace the original Austin console sometime in the 1980s and a rededication ceremony was held back then to commemorate the organ's upgrades. To this day, it still retains its original pipes along with Austin's legendary "Universal Air Chest System." Its most recent servicing and/or tuning occurred around 2012 or so. Sadly, however, this pipe organ is no longer playable and is in need of a new blower motor just to remain functional. On top of that, the church where it is currently located at has since closed as well. I'd also like to add that the stops are round white drawknobs that are located on either side of the instrument in a cabinet style setting with a full size and retractable cover that can be locked and unlocked.

    In any case, here is the stoplist:

    Master Power Switch:

    Located on left side right below the Pedal and Swell stops

    Pedal Division:

    Trumpet 16’
    ChoralBass 4’
    Octave 8’
    Violone 16’
    Open Diapason 16’
    Bourdon 8’
    Gedeckt 16’
    Bourdon 16’
    Resultant 32’

    Swell Division:

    Unison Off
    Trumpet 8’
    Mixture III
    Principal 4’
    Viole d’Orchestra 8’
    Swell 16’
    Vox Humana 8’
    Blockflute 2’
    Stopped Diapason 8’
    Gedeckt 16’
    Swell 4’
    Flute Traverso 4’
    Viole Celeste 8’

    Great Division:

    Great 4’
    Great 16’
    Fifteenth 2’
    Octave 4’
    Principal 16’
    Unison Off
    Mixture IV
    Flute 4’
    Gemshorn 16’
    Bourdon 8’

    Choir Division:

    Unison Off
    Tierce (exact size unknown)
    Nasard (exact size unknown)
    Dulciana 8’
    Choir 16
    Krummhorn 8’
    Piccolo 2’
    Unda Maris 8’
    Choir 4
    Koppelflute 4’
    Concert Flute 8’

    Divisional Coupler Tabs include:

    Great to Pedal 8
    Great to Pedal 4
    Swell to Pedal 8
    Swell to Pedal 4
    Choir to Pedal 8
    Choir to Pedal 4

    Swell to Great 16
    Swell to Great 8
    Swell to Great 4
    Choir to Great 16
    Choir to Great 8
    Choir to Great 4

    Swell to Choir 8
    Swell to Choir 4

    Cathedral Chimes:

    Volume can go from numbers 1 to 5

    Three expression pedals

    1.) Choir
    2.) Swell
    3.) Crescendo

    Available preset and programmable pistons include the following:

    Swell Manual

    Buttons 1 through 5

    Great Manual:

    Buttons 1 through 6 (Left side)
    Great to Pedal button (center)
    Buttons 1 through 5 (right side)

    Choir Manual:

    Buttons 1 through 5 (center)
    General cancel switch (right side)

    Available organ toe studs include:

    Left side on bottom of console:

    General 1
    General 2
    General 3
    General 4
    General 5
    General 6
    Choir to Pedal

    Right side on bottom of console:

    Pedal 1
    Pedal 2
    Pedal 3
    Pedal 4
    Pedal 5
    Great to Pedal
    Swell to Pedal
    Last edited by ConnOrganOwner; 01-26-2018, 03:08 PM. Reason: Added information as to what the stops look like.
    My current organ:
    • Two manual and 25 pedal Conn Serenade 621F

  • #2
    No 8' Principal on the Great??!!


    • #3
      Originally posted by tbeck View Post
      No 8' Principal on the Great??!!
      I believe there might be a 8' Principal on the Great division as well, but it's hard to tell from the photos that I have of the console. Some of the stops came in kind of blurry in some areas despite the high resolution image....which is why I decided to just type out a stoplist.
      My current organ:
      • Two manual and 25 pedal Conn Serenade 621F


      • #4
        The 16' Principal in the stoplist is probably an 8' on the console. It would be very rare that an Austin/Moller/Schantz organ this size would have a 16' Great Principal.

        There has been some significant tonal re-work over the years as well, based on the nomenclature and stop layout, either in the 60's move or in the 80's re-build. A lot of the current stoplist is not 1920's Austin, as those organs followed a very consistent pattern. The "new style" Austins with upper work and mixtures that began to appear in the 1930's also followed an identifiable pattern, and this organ does not conform to that pattern either.