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Girard College 1931 Skinner

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  • Girard College 1931 Skinner

    The Organ Media Foundation visits Girard College and the awesome Skinner organ located in the chapel. Organ spec and info located here. The instrument has over 100 ranks, so the video is a bit longer than most.


    My instrument: Allen MDS-65 with a New Century Zimbelstern
    Former instruments (RIP): Allen ADC 420; Conn Minuet 542

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    Girard College is home to the fifth largest pipe organ in Philadelphia. The Girard College Chapel organ (Opus 872) is the final instrument personally designed and finished by Ernest Skinner. Coinciding with the construction of the Chapel, design work on this organ began in early 1931 and was completed in 1933. The architects of the Chapel intended for the organ to be installed at the front of the building; however, the plans were altered because the organ needed more space. The entire organ was installed in the attic, one hundred feet above the floor and high enough to permit all but the very longest pedal pipes to stand at their full height. -- Girard College website

    What a fantastic organ in an ideal space! Very intelligently demonstrated by Dylan Shaw.

    A candidate for Hauptwerk, methinks, but what a task.


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