Quimby Pipe Organs Inc.
Sky Rose Chapel
The pipe organ for SkyRose Chapel is a four manual instrument of 65 ranks, which contains 3,937 pipes. The Solo division played from the fourth manual features several historical reed ranks built by the Skinner and Aeolian-Skinner Organ Companies of Boston, Massachusetts. These include the Tuba (c. 1924), French Horn (c. 1946), English Horn (c. 1946), and Corno di Bassetto (c. 1946). The instrument is provided with Chime and Harp stops. The 20 tubular Deagan Class A Chimes built in 1924 are played by an electro-pneumatic striking action and the restored Harp with 61 bars and resonators featuring their original electro-pneumatic action was built by the Skinner Organ Company in 1929.

The visible casework for the SkyRose pipe organ is constructed of oak and contains 38 painted zinc pipes with pipe metal mouths painted gold and nine oak pipes. The pipes in the central case are functional and are part of the Pedal 32-16-8' Principal, and Great 16' Violone. The longest pipe in the facade is 32' G of the Pedal Principal rank. The wood pipes in the side case are part of the Pedal 16' Bourdon rank. The pedal organ contains a full length 32' Posaune which is located in the alcove behind the exposed wood pipes.

The exterior of the console was designed in consultation with Fay Jones and Maurice Jennings. The parts of the console played by the organist include 133 drawknobs on each side of the manuals which control the stops and intra-manual couplers, and the coupler rail above the keyboards containing 30 couplers allowing the organist to couple one or more manuals to another. The manuals, drawknobs, and tilting coupler tablets were constructed by Harris Precision Products, Whittier, California. The key and stop functions are controlled by a Peterson Electro-Musical Products Multiplex relay system which includes a MIDI, allowing the instrument to be played from a sequence recorder. The combination action controlled by thumb pistons beneath the keys of the manuals and various toe pistons and paddles above the pedal board, also by Peterson Electro-Musical Products, has 99 levels of memory, piston sequencer, three general ventil pistons to control Reeds Off, Mixtures Off, and Manual 16's and Pedal 32's Off, three ensemble pistons, and three programmable Crescendo settings.

The wind for the pipes is provided by blowers that equal 11 HP. The wind for playing the pipes is stored in 14 reservoirs and four schwimmers regulated to the required wind pressures. Wind pressures range from 15" measured by water gauge for the Tuba to 4" for the Choir division.

Members of Quimby Pipe Organ, Inc., making significant contributions in the construction of the instrument are Doug Christie, Chris Emerson, Charles Ford, Johanna Harrington, Eric Johnson, Kevin Kissinger, Brad McGuffey, Michael Miller, Gary Olden, Michael Quimby, Wayne Shirk, Stan Sparrowhawk, Elizabeth Viscusi, and Randy Watkins.



Organ Specification

GREAT ORGAN Unenclosed
NamePitchPipesDescription
Violone16'731-12 in facade
Diapason8'541-7 from pedal Principal
Principal8'61
Violoncello8'61extension 16' Violone
Harmonic Flute8'491-12 from 8' Bourdon
Bourdon8'61
Octave4'61
Koppel Flute4'61
Quint2 2/3'61
Super Octave2'61
Mixtures IV1 1/3'24419-22-26-29
Bombarde16'61extension Trompette
Tuba Mirabilis8'61duplexed from Solo
Trompette Harmonique8'73
Trumpet8'85
Cromorne8'61duplexed from Choir
Clarion Harmonique4'61
Tremolo
Chimesduplexed from Solo
Harpduplexed from Solo
Tower Chimes
MIDI on Great

SWELL ORGAN
NamePitchPipesDescription
Gedeckt16'80
Gedeckt8'68extension 16' Gedeckt
Viola8'80
Viola Celeste8'80
Salicional8'68
Voix Celeste8'68
Principal4'68
Nachthorn4'68
Viola4'68extension 8' Viola
Viola Celeste4'68extension 8' Viola Celeste
Rohr Nazat2 2/3'61
Octave2'61
Flageolet2'61
Tierce1 3/5'61
Plein Jeu IV2'1832' Rank from Octave
Hautbois16'80
Trompette8'80
Hautbois8'68extension 16' Hautbois
Vox Humana8'68
Vox Mystique8'68Vox Humana box closed
Clarion4'68
Tremolo
Chimes
MIDI on Swell

CHOIR ORGAN Enclosed
NamePitchPipesDescription
Silver Flute16'801-12 electronic
Flauto Mirabilis8'68duplexed from Solo
Gamba8'68duplexed from Solo
Gamba Celeste8'68duplexed from Solo
Rohrflute8'68
Gemshorn8'68
Melodia8'561-12 from Rohrflute
Silver Flute8'68extension 16' Silver Flute
Silver Flute Celeste TC8'56
Principal4'68
Orchestral Flute4'68duplexed from Solo
Spitz Flute4'68
Silver Flute4'68extension 16' Silver Flute
Nazard2 2/3'61
Octave2'61
Block Flute2'61
Tierce1 3/5'61
Mixture III Ranks1'18322-26-29
Cromorne16'80
Trompette Harmonique8'61duplexed from Great
Cromorne8'61extension 16' Cromorne
Clarion Harmonique4'61duplexed from Great
Tuba Mirabilis8'61duplexed from Solo
Tremolo
Chimes
Harp8'duplexed from Solo
Celeste4'duplexed from Solo
MIDI on Choir

SOLO ORGAN Enclosed
NamePitchPipesDescription
Contra Gamba16'801-12 electronic
Flauto Mirabilis8'68
Gamba8'68extension 16' Gamba
Gamba Celeste8'68
Orchestral Flute4'68
Gambette4'68extension 16' Gamba
English Horn8'73
French Horn8'73
Corno di Bassetto8'73
Tuba Mirabilis8'80
Clarion Tuba4'68extension Tuba Mirabilis
Tremolo
Harp8'61electro-pneumatic action
Celesta4'49extension 8' Harp
Tower Chimesrank prepared for
Chimes20Deagan Class A
MIDI on Solo

PEDAL ORGAN
NamePitchPipesDescription
SubPrincipal 8-31 case32'491-7 electronic
Contra Bourdon32'561-12 electronic
Principal16'32extension 32' Principal
Violone16'32duplexed from Great
Bourdon16'32extension 32' Bourdon
Gamba16'32duplexed from Solo
Gedeckt16'32duplexed from Swell
Silver Flute16'32duplexed from Choir
Octave8'32extension 16' Principal
Violoncello8'32duplexed from Great
Viola Celeste8'32duplexed from Swell
Bourdon8'32extension 32' Bourdon
Gedeckt8'32duplexed from Swell
Choral Bass4'32
Bourdon4'32extension 32' Bourdon
Mixture IV2 2/3'128
Contra Posaune32'32extension Great Trumpet
Contra Basson32'321-12 electronic, duplexed from Swell Hautbois
Posaune16'32extension from Great Trumpet
Bombarde16'32duplexed from Great
Hautbois16'32duplexed from Swell
Cromorne16'32duplexed from Choir
Tuba Mirabilis8'32duplexed from Solo
Trumpet8'32duplexed from Great
Trompette Harmonique8'32duplexed from Great
Hautbois8'32duplexed from Great
Hautbois8'32duplexed from Great
Clarion4'32from Great Trumpet
Hautbois4'32from Swell Hautbois
Cromorne4'32from Choir Cromorne
Chimes21from Solo
MIDI on Pedal

COUPLERS
NamePitch
Great to Pedal8'-4'
Swell to Pedal8'-4'
Choir to Pedal8'-4'
Solo to Pedal8'-4'
Swell to Great16'-8'-4'
Choir to Great16'-8'-4'
Solo to Great16'-8'-4'
Choir to Swell8'
Solo to Swell16'-8'-4'
Great to Choir8'
Swell to Choir16'-8'-4'
Solo to Choir16'-8'-4'
Great to Solo8'
Swell to Solo8'
Great to Great16'-4' Unison Off
Swell to Swell16'-4' Unison Off
Choir to Choir16'-4' Unison Off
Solo to Solo16'-4' Unison Off
All Swells to Swell

GENERAL & DIVISIONAL PISTONS
NameDescription
Great Organ1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-0 Thumb Pistons
Swell Organ1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-0 Thumb Pistons
Choir Organ1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-0 Thumb Pistons
Solo Organ1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-0 Thumb Pistons
Pedal Organ1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-0 Thumb Pistons & Toe
General Pistons1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18; Thumb Pistons, Generals 1-6 and 13-18 duplicated by toe studs
Next Piston
Previous Piston
Set Piston
General Cancel Piston

CRESCENDO & EXPRESSION PEDALS
NameDescription
General Crescendo Pedal (60 positions) Standard Crescendo
Peterson Crescendo IndicatorCrescendo A Programmable, Crescendo B Programmable, Crescendo C Programmable
Swell Expression Pedal16 stages electro-pneumatic
Choir Expression Pedal16 stages electro-pneumatic
Solo Expression Pedal16 stages electro-pneumatic

REVERSIBLES
NameDescription
Great to PedalThumb and Harris Paddle
Swell to PedalThumb and Harris Paddle
Choir to PedalThumb and Harris Paddle
Solo to PedalThumb and Harris Paddle
Swell to GreatThumb and Harris Paddle
Choir to GreatThumb
Solo to GreatThumb and Harris Paddle
Swell to ChoirThumb
32' PrincipalThumb and Harris Paddle
32' BourdonThumb
32' Contra PosauneThumb and Harris Paddle
32' Contra BassonThumb
SforzandoThumb and Harris Paddle
All Swells to SwellThumb
Manual TransferThumb

MIDI
Name
Yamaha MDF-2 Sequencer
MIDI in and out jacks
Duplicate Sequencer out jack

PISTON SEQUENCER
Name
Peterson Electro-Musical Products

P O Box 434 Warrensburg, Missouri 64093
660.747.3066
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