THE ELHANAN Q. HACKENBACK MEMORIAL GRAND ORGAN
THE BASILICA OF ST. GLADYS DE LA CROIX
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NEW YORK CITY

List of Builders:
   Hilborne Roosevelt 1885;
   Carlton C. Michell 1898;
   Los Angeles Art Organ Company 1901;
   Robert Hope-Jones 1903;
   E.M.Skinner 1908-20;
   Henry ('Harry') Vincent Willis 1938-48;
   Brad Jaeger III 1974 (estimated date of completion c.2015)

Willis console 1942: 6 manual keyboards, C - C 61 notes; pedals C - G 32 notes. For the purposes of clear understanding of the couplers and transfers, the keyboards at the six-manual console are designated as follows, starting at the bottom:

I: CHOIR
II: GREAT
III: SWELL
IV: SOLO
V: BOMBARDE
VI: ECHO



CHANCEL ORGAN

GREAT ORGAN - FIRST SUBDIVISION - UNENCLOSED (North side, playable on Great keys)
001     32      Contra Violone
002     16      Double Open Diapason
003     16      Contra Claribel Flute
004     8       First Open Diapason
005     8       Third Open Diapason
006     8       Fifth Open Diapason
007     8       Gemshorn
008     8       Gemshorn Celeste
009     8       Salicional
010     8       Doppel Flute
011     8       Harmonic Flute
012     8       Melodia
013     5 1/3   Quinte
014     4       First Principal
015     4       Third Principal
016     4       Gemshorn Octave
017     4       Wald Flute
018     4       Flute Triangulaire
019     2 2/3   Twelfth
020     2       First Fifteenth
021     2       Gemshorn Superoctave
022     2       Flageolet
023     1 3/5   Tierce
024     V       Mixture 8 12 15 19 22
025     V       Scharff 15 19 22 26 29
026     16      Contra Posaune
027     8       Posaune
028     8       Harmonic Trumpet
029     4       Clarion
GREAT ORGAN - SECOND SUBDIVISION - ENCLOSED (South side, playable on Great - or Bombarde keys)
030     32      Subbass
031     16      Gross Gamba
032     16      Bourdon
033     10 2/3  Quinte
034     8       Second Open Diapason
035     8       Fourth Open Diapason
036     8       Geigen Diapason
037     8       Gamba
038     8       Gamba Celeste
039     8       Keraulophon
040     8       Tibia
041     8       Concert Flute
042     8       Harmonic Spitz Flute
043     8       Rohr Flute
044     5 1/3   Gross Nazard
045     4       Second Principal
046     4       Geigen Octave
047     4       Gamba Octave
048     4       Flauto Traverso
049     4       Spitz Flute
050     3 1/5   Gross Tierce
051     2 2/3   Geigen Twelfth
052     2       Second Fifteenth
053     2       Harmonic Piccolo
054     VI      Harmonics 12 15 17 19 21 22
055     VI      Plein-Jeu 12 15 19 22 26 29
056     V       Cornet 1 8 12 15 17
057     32      Contra Trombone
058     16      Trombone
059     8       Trompette Harmonique
060     8       Trumpet
061     4       Clarion

i Great II on Bombarde ii Swell to Great iii Swell octave to Great iv Swell suboctave to Great v Choir to Great vi Solo to Great vii Bombarde to Great viii Echo to Great
SWELL ORGAN - ENCLOSED (North side, playable on Swell keys, 85 note chest, therefore all 16's go down to 32', etc., as shown)
062     32      Subbass (from 32' only)
063     16      Violone (bass from 62)
064     16      Bourdon (bass from 62)
065     8       Open Diapason
066     8       Violin Diapason (bass from 63)
067     8       Viola da Gamba
068     8       Viola Celeste (sharp)
069     8       Salicional
070     8       Vox Angelica (flat)
071     8       Claribel Flute
072     8       Gedeckt
073     4       Principal
075     4       Violin Octave
076     4       Salicet
075     4       Flute Triangulaire
076     2 2/3   Twelfth
077     2       Fifteenth
078     2       Salicetina
079     2       Flautina
080     1 3/5   Tierce
081     V       Sesquialtera 12 15 17 19 22
082     V       Mixture 15 19 22 26 29
083     VI      Dolce Cornet 1 8 12 15 17 19
084     32      Contra Fagotto (to 32' only)
085     16      Bombarde
086     16      Fagotto (bass from 84)
087     8       Trompette
089     8       Cornopean
090     8       Hautboy
091     5 1/3   Horn Quint
092     4       Harmonic Clarion
093     4       Hautboy Clarion

ix Tremulant (low wind) x Swell sub octave xi Swell unison off xii Swell octave xiii Solo to Swell xiv Bombarde to Swell xv Echo to Swell
CHOIR ORGAN - FIRST SUBDIVISION - ENCLOSED (North Side, playable on Choir - or Solo keys)
094     32      Contra Quintaton
095     16      Contra Erzahler
096     16      Lieblich Bourdon
097     8       Old English Diapason
098     8       Diapason Celeste (flat)
099     8       Viole d'Amour
100     8       Viole Celeste (sharp)
101     8       Erzahler
102     8       Erzahler Celeste (sharp)
103     8       Harmonic Claribel
104     8       Rohr Gedeckt
105     4       Spitz Principal
106     4       Erzahler Octave
107     2 2/3   Erzahler Twelfth
108     2       Erzahler Fifteenth
109     III     Erzahler Mixture 17 19 22
110     16      Bassoon
111     8       Trumpet
112     8       Corno d'Amore
113     4       Clarion

xvi Choir I on Solo xvii Tremulant xviii Choir I sub octave xix Choir I unison off xx Choir I octave
CHOIR ORGAN - SECOND SUBDIVISION - ENCLOSED (South side, playable on Choir - or Solo keys)
114     16      Double Dulciana
115     16      Quintaton
116     8       Horn Diapason
117     8       Dulciana
118     8       Dulciana Celeste (sharp)
119     8       Harmonic Gemshorn
120     8       Cor de Nuit
121     8       Unda Maris (flat)
122     4       Dulcet
123     4       Spitz Flute
124     2 2/3   Nazard
125     2       Dulciana Fifteenth
126     2       Spitz Piccolo
127     1 3/5   Tierce
128     1 1/3   Larigot
129     1 1/7   Septieme
130     1       Dulcetina
131     16      English Horn
132     8       Trompette
133     8       English Horn
134     8       Clarinet
135     4       Clarion

xxi Choir II on Solo xxii Tremulant xxiii Choir II sub octave xxiv Choir II unison off xxv Choir II octave
xxvi Swell to Choir xxvii Solo to Choir xxviii Bombarde to Choir xxix Echo to Choir
SOLO ORGAN - ENCLOSED (South side, playable on Solo keys)
136     16      Violoncello
137     8       Cello
138     8       Cello Celeste (flat)
139     8       Viola Pomposa
140     8       Viola Celeste (sharp)
141     8       Flauto Mirabilis
142     8       Concert Flute
143     4       Viola Octave
144     4       Hohl Flute
145     4       Flute Octaviante
146     2       Piccolo Harmonique
147     IV      Cornet des Violes 15 17 19 22
148     16      Contra Tromba
149     16      Bassett Horn
150     8       Tuba Sonora
151     8       Harmonic Tromba
152     8       Orchestral Trumpet
153     8       Cor Anglais
154     8       Corno di Bassetto
155     8       Vox Humana
156     4       Tromba Clarion

xxx Tremulant (except Trombas and Tuba) xxxi Solo sub octave xxxii Solo unison off xxxiii Solo octave
xxxiv Bombarde to Solo xxxv Echo to Solo
BOMBARDE ORGAN - ENCLOSED (North side - playable on Bombarde - or Choir keys)
157     16      Gross Geigen
158     8       Major Diapason
159     8       Bell Gamba
160     8       Flauto Stupenda
161     5 1/3   Quinte
162     4       Octave
163     4       Flauto Ottava
164     3 1/5   Tenth
165     2 2/3   Twelfth
166     2       Fifteenth
167     VI      Harmonics 5 8 10 12 14 15
168     VIII    Grand Chorus 1 8 12 15 19 22 26 29
169     16      Contra Tuba
170     8       Tuba Mirabilis
171     8       Trompeta Real
172     4       Tuba Clarion

xxxvi Bombarde on Choir
xxxvii Echo to Bombarde
PEDAL ORGAN - FIRST SUBDIVISION - UNENCLOSED (South side)
173     32      Double Open Wood
174     32      Double Open Diapason
175     32      Subbass (Great II 30)
175     16      Open Wood (ext 173)
176     16      Open Diapason (ext 174)
177     16      Contrabass
178     16      Great Gamba (Great II 31)
179     16      Great Bourdon (Great II 32)
180     10 2/3  Quint
181     8       Octave Wood (ext 175)
182     8       Principal
183     8       Violoncello (ext 177)
184     8       Great Flute (Great II 32)
185     5 1/3   Twelfth (ext 180)
186     4       Super Octave Wood (ext 181)
187     4       Fifteenth
188     VI      Sesquialtera 10 12 15 17 19 22
189     32      Contra Posaune
190     32      Contra Trombone (Great II 57)
191     16      Bombarde
192     16      Posaune (ext 189)
193     16      Trombone (Great II 57)
194     8       Posaune (ext 192)

PEDAL ORGAN - SECOND SUBDIVISION - ENCLOSED (North Side)
195     32      Contra Violone
196     32      Subbass
197     16      Major Bass
198     16      Violone (ext 195)
199     16      Bourdon
200     16      Dulciana
201     10 2/3  Gross Nazard
202     8       Octave (ext 197)
203     8       Flute (ext 199)
204     8       Dulcet (ext 200)
205     6 2/5   Gross Tierce
206     5 1/3   Nazard (ext 201)
207     4 4/7   Gross Septieme
208     4       Super Octave (ext 202)
209     4       Octave Flute (ext 203)
210     3 1/5   Tierce  (ext 205)
211     2 2/3   Larigot (ext 206)
212     2 2/7   Septieme (ext 207)
213     2       Sifflet (ext 209)
214     32      Contra Fagotto
215     16      Trombone
216     16      Bassoon (ext 214)
217     16      Bass Clarinet
218     10 2/3  Quint Trombone
219     8       Trumpet
220     8       Flugel Horn
221     4       Clarion
222     2       Cornett

xxxviii Choir to Pedal xxxix Great to Pedal xl Swell to Pedal xli Solo to Pedal xlii Bombarde to Pedal xliii Echo to Pedal


ECHO & ORCHESTRAL ORGAN

(situated at the extreme east end of the Basilica, under the tomb of Cyrus Z. Hackenback and Elhanan Q. Hackenback, and speaking through grilles in the floor)

ALTAR ORGAN - ENCLOSED (playable from Great - or Choir keys)

223     16      Contra Salicional
224     16      Lieblich Bourdon
225     8       Echo Diapason
226     8       Dolce
227     8       Dolce Celeste (flat)
228     8       Lieblich Gedeckt
229     4       Fugara
230     4       Zauberflote
231     2 2/3   Rohr Nazard
232     2       Zauber Piccolo
233     1       Sifflet
234     V       Echo Dulciana Cornet 1 8 12 15 17
235     16      Vox Baryton
236     8       Echo Trumpet
237     8       Oboe da Caccia
238     8       Vox Humana
239     4       Vox Soprano
240     8       Celesta

xliv Altar on Choir xlv Tremulant xlvi Altar sub octave xlvii Altar unison off xlviii Altar octave xlix Celesta dampers off
STRING ORGAN - ENCLOSED (Playable from Swell - or Choir keys)
251     32      Violon Basse
252     16      Violoncelle
253     16      Violoncelle Celeste (sharp)
254     16      Violoncelle Angelique (flat)
255     8       Viole d'Orchestre
255     8       Viole Celeste (sharp)
256     8       Viole Angelique (flat)
257     8       Viole Sourdine
258     8       Sourdine Celeste (sharp)
259     8       Sourdine Angelique (flat)
260     8       Zauberflote
261     8       Flute Celeste
262     5 1/3   Viole Quinte
263     4       Viole Octaviante
264     4       Octave Celeste (sharp)
265     4       Octave Angelique (flat)
266     3 1/5   Viole Tierce
267     2       Violino
268     V       Cornet des Violes 12 15 17 19 22
269     16      Baryton
270     8       Euphone
277     8       Musette

l String on Choir li String sub octave lii String unison off liii String octave
WOODWIND ORGAN - ENCLOSED (playable from Solo keys)
278     16      Bass Flute
279     8       Orchestral Flute
280     8       Wood Flute
281     4       Octave Flute
282     2       Piccolo
283     32      Serpent
284     16      Bassoon
285     8       Oboe
286     8       Clarinet
287     8       Cor Anglais
288     8       Saxophone
289     4       Soprano

liv Tremulant lv Woodwind sub octave lvi Woodwind unison off lvii Woodwind octave
BRASS ORGAN - ENCLOSED (playable from Bombarde keys)
290     16      Corno Dolce
291     8       Horn Diapason
292     8       Harmonic Flute
293     8       Tibia
293     16      Euphonium
294     16      Trombone
295     8       Brass Trumpet I
296     8       Brass Trumpet II
297     8       Muted Trumpet
298     8       French Horn I
299     8       French Horn II
230     8       Muted Horn
231     4       Bugle
232     VI      Cornet des Cors de Champs 1 5 8 10 12 15

lviii Tremulant lix Brass sub octave lx Brass unison off lxi Brass octave
ECHO ORGAN - ENCLOSED (playable from Echo - or Choir Keys)
234     16      Double Dulciana
235     8       Dulciana
236     8       Echo Dulciana
237     8       Voix Serenissime
238     8       Klein Gedeckt
239     4       Dulcet
240     III     Harmonia Aetheria 10 12 15
241     8       Krumm Horn

lxii Echo on Choir lxiii Tremulant lxiv Echo sub octave lxv Echo unison off lxvi Echo octave


NORTH TRANSEPT ORGAN

Situated at the end of the transept, facing south

NORTH TRANSEPT GREAT ORGAN - ENCLOSED (playable from Great - or Choir keys)

242     32      Contra Bass
243     16      Stentor Bass
244     16      Major Bass
245     16      Minor Bass
246     8       Stentorphone
247     8       Diapason Phonon
248     8       Major Gamba
249     8       Tibia Plena
250     5 1/3   Quint
251     4       Stentor Octave
252     4       Principal
253     4       Tibia Ottava
254     III     Sesquialtera 10 12 15
255     V       Rauschpfeife 8 12 15 19 22
256     IV      Harmonics 17 19 21 22
257     III     Acuta 24 26 29
258     16      Contra Tromba
259     8       Diaphonic Tromba
260     8       Major Posaune
261     4       Tromba Clarion

lxvii North Transept Great on Choir
NORTH TRANSEPT SWELL ORGAN - ENCLOSED (playable from Swell - or Echo keys)
261     32      Gross Gamba
262     16      Contra Gamba
263     16      Subbass
264     8       Horn Diapason
265     8       Traversflote
266     8       Heckelphone
267     8       Gamba
268     8       Gamba Celeste (sharp)
269     8       Gamba Angelica (flat)
270     4       Octave
271     4       Flute Ouverte
277     II      Quartane 12 15
278     IV      Mixture 19 22 26 29
279     V       Gross Cornet  sub8 1 5 10 12
280     32      Contra Trombone
281     16      Trombone
282     16      Major Bassoon
283     8       Harmonic Trumpet
284     8       Cornopean
285     8       Waldhorn
286     5 1/3   Quint Horn
287     4       Clarion

lxviii North Transept Swell on Echo lxix Tremulant lxx North Transept Swell sub octave lxxi North Transept Swell unison off lxxii North Transept Swell octave
NORTH TRANSEPT SOLO - ENCLOSED (playable from Solo - or Bombarde keys)
288     16      Diaphonic Contra Gamba
289     8       Diaphonic Gamba
290     8       Diaphonic Gamba Celeste (sharp)
291     8       Diaphonic Flute
292     32      Contrabass Tuba
293     16      Contra Tuba
294     16      Contra Trompette
295     8       Tuba Major
296     8       Trompette Militaire
297     4       Tuba Clarion
298     4       Trompette Clarion

lxviii North Transept Solo on Bombarde lxix Tremulant (diaphones only) lxx North Transept Solo sub octave lxxi North Transept Solo unison off lxxii North Transept Solo octave
NORTH TRANSEPT PEDAL - ENCLOSED
299     32      Contra Tibia Plena
300     32      Contra Tibia Clausa
301     32      Great Bass (242)
302     32      Gamba Bass (261)
303     21 2/3  Gross Quint
304     16      Tibia Plena (ext 299)
305     16      Tibia Clausa (ext 300)
306     16      Stentor Bass (243)
307     16      Major Bass (244)
308     16      Minor Bass (245)
309     16      Gamba (262)
310     16      Bourdon (263)
311     8       Octave Tibia Plena (ext 304)
312     8       Octave Tibia Clausa (ext 305)
313     III     Harmonics 10 2/3, 6 2/5, 4 4/7
314     VI      Mixture 8 12 15 17 19 22
315     64      Diaphone
316     32      Diaphone (ext 315)
317     32      Contra Trombone (280)
318     16      Diaphone (ext 316)
319     16      Bombarde
320     16      Trombone (ext 317)
321     8       Clarion (ext 319)


SOUTH TRANSEPT ORGAN

Situated at the end of the transept, facing north

SOUTH TRANSEPT GREAT ORGAN - ENCLOSED (playable from Great - or Choir keys)

322     32      Violone
323     16      Sub Principal
324     16      Sub Flute
325     8       Principal (Double-langward type)
326     8       Harmonic Claribel Flute
327     8       Viola Grandiosa
328     5 1/3   Quint
329     4       Octave
330     4       Octave Flute
331     3 1/5   Decima
332     2 2/3   Octave Quint
333     2       Super Octave
334     1 2/5   Tierce
335     V       Fourniture 15 19 22 26 29
336     V       Cymbale 22 26 29 33 36
337     V       Cornet  1 8 12 15 17
338     16      Bombarde
339     8       Harmonic Trumpet
340     8       Horn
341     4       Clarion

lxxiii South Transept Great on Choir
SOUTH TRANSEPT SWELL ORGAN - ENCLOSED (playable from Swell - or Echo keys)
342     32      Subbass
343     16      Gross Geigen
344     16      Bourdon
345     8       Montre
346     8       Flute a Pavillon
347     8       Flute Harmonique
348     8       Violoncelle
349     8       Viole de Gambe
350     8       Voix Celeste (sharp)
351     8       Salicional
352     8       Voix Aeolienne (flat)
353     4       Violette
354     4       Flute Octaviante
355     2 2/3   Nazard
356     2       Piccolo
357     1 3/5   Tierce
358     1       Flageolet
359     V-VIII  Plein Jeu Harmonique 8 12 15 19 22
360     32      Contra Bassoon
361     16      Bassoon
362     8       Trompette
363     8       Cor des Champs
364     8       Hautbois
365     8       Voix Humaine
366     4       Clairon

lxxiv South Transept Swell on Echo lxxv Tremulant lxxvi South Transept Swell sub octave lxxvii South Transept Swell unison off lxxviii South Transept Swell octave
SOUTH TRANSEPT SOLO ORGAN - ENCLOSED (playable from Solo - or Bombarde keys)
367     16      Quintaton
368     8       Doppel Flute
369     8       Viole Stentor
369     8       Viole Stentor Celeste (sharp)
369     8       Viole Stentor Angelique (flat)
370     4       Viole Octaviante
371     III     Cornet des Violes 10 12 15
372     32      Tubasson
373     16      Bombardon
374     8       Ophicleide
375     8       Cor Seraphique
376     5 1/3   Cor Quinte
377     4       Clarion

lxxix South Transept Solo on Bombarde lxxx Tremulant (flues only) lxxxi South Transept Solo sub octave lxxxii South Transept Solo unison off lxxxiii South Transept Solo octave
SOUTH TRANSEPT PEDAL ORGAN - ENCLOSED
379     64      Contra Subbass
380     32      Major Bass
381     32      Violone (322)
382     32      Subbass (ext 379)
383     16      Open Bass (ext 380)
384     16      Stopped Bass (ext 382)
385     16      Principal Bass(323)
386     16      Flute Bass (324)
387     16      Geigen Bass (343)
388     16      Bourdon Bass (344)
389     8       Open Octave (ext 383)
389     8       Stopped Octave (ext 384)
390     II      Quartane 12 15
391     III     Mixture 22 26 29
392     64      Contrabass Trombone
393     32      Contra Bombarde
394     32      Contra Trombone (ext 392)
395     32      Contra Bassoon (360)
396     16      Bombarde (ext 393)
397     16      Trombone (ext 394)
398     8       Trumpet
399     4       Clarion (ext 398)

DOME ORGAN

(situated on the east side of the Dome gallery, facing west)

DOME DIAPASON CHORUS - ENCLOSED (playable from the Great - or Choir or Bombarde keys)

400     16      Prestant
401     16      Gedeckt
402     8       Principal
403     8       Hohl Flute
404     8       Rohr Flute
405     5 1/3   Quint
406     4       Octave
407     4       Spizt Flute
408     II      Rauschquint 12 15
409     II      Terzian 17 19
410     V       Mixture 15 19 22 26 29
411     IV      Scharff 26 29 33 36
412     III     Zimbel 36 38 40

lxxxiv Dome Chorus on Bombarde lxxxv Dome Chorus on Choir
DOME FANFARE ORGAN - UNENCLOSED (playable from the Bombarde - or Solo keys)
413     16      Contre Trompette
414     8       Trompette en Chamade
415     8       Trompette Harmonique
416     5 1/3   Quint Trompette
417     4       Clairon en Chamade

lxxxvi Dome Fanfare on Solo

CORONA ORGAN

(situated in the oculus of the Dome, some five hundred and twelve feet from the floor, in the open air)

CORONA (playable from the Bombarde - or Choir keys)

418     16      Contra Tuba Magna
419     8       Tuba Mirum
420     8       Tuba Magna
421     8       Silver Trumpet
422     4       Clarion Magna

NORTH NAVE ORGAN

(situated in a swallows' nest gallery at the east end of the nave, on the north side)

HAUPTWERK - UNENCLOSED (playable from the Great - or Swell keys)

423     16      Pommer
424     8       Prinzipal
425     8       Suavial
426     8       Rohr Flute
427     4       Octave
428     4       Koppel Flute
429     2 2/3   Quinte
430     2       Super Octave
431     IV      Mixture 19 22 26 29
432     8       Trompete

lxxxvii Hauptwerk on Swell lxxxviii Tremulant
BRUSTWERK - ENCLOSED (playable from the Choir - or Solo keys)
433     8       Quintadena
434     8       Holzgedeckt
435     4       Nason Flute
436     2       Block Flute
437     1 1/3   Quint
438     II      Sesquialtera 12 17
439     II      Zimbel 36 40
440     16      Regal
441     8       Fagot

lxxxix Brustwerk on Solo xc Tremulant
NORTH NAVE PEDAL - UNENCLOSED
442     16      Subbass
443     8       Open Flute
444     4       Octave
445     16      Fagot

SOUTH NAVE ORGAN

(situated in a swallows' nest gallery at the east end of the nave, on the south side)

ORGANO GRANDE - UNENCLOSED (playable from the Swell - or Great keys)

446     8       Principale
447     8       Voce Umana (flat)
448     8       Flauto
449     4       Ottava
450     2 2/3   Duodecima
451     2       Decimaquinta
452     1 1/3   XIXa
453     1       XXIIa
454     2/3     XXVIa
455     1/2     XXIXa
456     1/3     XXXIIIa
457     1/4     XXXVIa

xci Organo Grande on Great xcii Tremulant
ORGANO PICCOLO - ENCLOSED (playable from the Solo - or Choir keys)
458     4       Flauto in ottava
459     8       Tromboncini
460     1/2     Campana

xciii Organo Piccolo on Choir xciv Tremulant

WEST END ORGAN

Situated on the gallery over the west door

WEST CHORUS - UNENCLOSED (playable from the Great - or Swell, or Bombarde keys)

461     16      Double Diapason
462     8       First Open Diapason
463     8       Second Open Diapason
464     8       Tibia Dura
465     4       Principal
466     2       Fifteenth
467     V       Mixture 12 15 17 19 22
468     16      Double Trumpet
469     8       Harmonic Trumpet
470     4       Harmonic Clarion

xcv West Chorus on Swell xcvi West Chorus on Bombarde
STATE TRUMPETS - UNENCLOSED AND HORIZONTAL (playable from the Bombarde - or Choir keys)
475     16      State Trumpet Bass
476     8       State Trumpet I
477     8       State Trumpet II
478     4       State Trumpet Clarion

xcvii State Trumpets on Choir
WEST PEDAL
479     32      Contra Violone (ext 461)
480     16      Open Bass
481     16      Subbass
482     8       Octave (ext 480)
483     8       Flute (ext 481)
484     32      Bombardon
485     16      Ophicleide (ext 484)
486     8       Trompette (ext 485)
487     4       Clarion (ext 486)
LAST TRUMPET - UNENCLOSED (On 200" pressure, horizontal, over west door, playable only from the Echo keys)
488     8       Last Trumpet

In addition to countless other accessories provided at the 1942 console, there are the following VENTIL SWITCHES, which make possible the interplay and dialogue between various section of the organ. Each department is normally 'Off', unless its ventil switch is drawn. It is then 'on' (a fact denoted by an illuminated tablet engraved with the name of the department above its respective drawknobs). Each department is normally 'at home' on the manual assigned to it in the specification given above, and this fact is also shown in the illuminated tablet: e.g., 'ORGANO GRANDE (ON GREAT)'. If the department is transferred to another manual by one of the designated drawknobs (e.g. Organo Grande on Swell), then the first illuminated tablet will go dark, and a second one will light up, appropriately engraved (e.g., - in this same instance - 'ORGANO GRANDE (ON SWELL)'.

Ventil Switches (by drawknob):

These ventil switches, and the transfers, may be set on the general pistons, of which there are several dozen, and may also be controlled by a group of adjustable pistons reserved for them alone, situated in the key-cheeks of the various manuals and duplicated by toe-studs.

The seven swell pedals normally operate the boxes of the six manual divisions respectively (and of course the pedal), and also the boxes of any departments belonging to those manuals, or transferred to those manuals. Alternatively they may be set on a switchboard at the console. There is also a crescendo pedal.

There is a warning light for the Last Trumpet.

Stephen Bicknell
Organ Historian, Designer and Consultant
6 Fournier Street
London E1 6QE

Tel: +44 (0)171 247 8212
Email: oneskull@dircon.co.uk
Web site: http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~oneskull


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