Indianapolis, Indiana

Scottish Rite Cathedral


Scottish Rite Cathedral (Indianapolis, IN)
 
Skinner Organ, Op. 696 (1928) in Scottish Rite Cathedral (Indianapolis, IN)
 
Skinner Organ, Op. 696 (1928) in Scottish Rite Cathedral (Indianapolis, IN)
 
Skinner Organ, Op. 696 (1928) in Scottish Rite Cathedral (Indianapolis, IN)
 
Scottish Rite Cathedral (Indianapolis, IN)
 
Scottish Rite Cathedral (Indianapolis, IN)
Builder:        Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.
   Year:        1949
   Opus:        696-B
   
No. manuals:    4
No. stops:      77
No. ranks:      75
No. pipes:      4,877
 
 
 
                GREAT ORGAN (* enclosed)                  SWELL ORGAN
            16' Open Diapason         73              16' Bourdon               73
             8' Principal Diapason    73               8' Open Diapason         73
             8' Second Diapason       73 *             8' Gedeckt               73
             8' Grossflote            73 *             8' Clarabella            73
             8' Melodia               73 *             8' Salicional            73
             8' Erzähler Celeste II  134 *             8' String Celeste II    146
             4' Octave                61               4' Octave                73
             4' Harmonic Flute        61 *             4' Chimney Flute         73
             2' Fifteenth             61               2' Flageolet             61
             V  Mixture              305              IV  Mixture              244
            16' Ophicleide  (10" wp)  73 *            16' Posaune     (7½" wp)  73
             8' Tuba        (10" wp)  73 *             8' Cornopean   (7½" wp)  73
             4' Clarion     (10" wp)  73 *             8' Oboe                  73
                Cathedral Chimes      EC               8' Vox Humana            73
                Celestial Harp        61 bars *        4' Clarion     (7½" wp)  73
                                                          Tremolo
                CHOIR ORGAN
            16' Gamba                 73                  PEDAL ORGAN
             8' Open Diapason         73              32' Bourdon               32
             8' Concert Flute         73              32' Resultant             --
             8' Dulciana              73              16' Open Diapason         32
             8' Unda Maris (TC)       61              16' Metal Diapason        GT
             4' Flute d'Amour         73              16' Violone               32
             2' Piccolo               61              16' Bourdon               12
             8' Clarinet              73              16' Lieblich              SW
             8' Orchestral Oboe       73              16' Contra Gamba          CH
             8' English Horn          73               8' Major Flute           12
                Tremolo                                8' Viol                  12
                                                       8' Gedeckt               12
                SOLO ORGAN (10" wind)                  8' Gamba                 CH
             8' Stentorphone          73               8' Dolce Flute           SW
             8' Orchestral            73              32' Bombarde              32
             8' Gamba Celeste II     146              16' Trombone    (15" wp)  32
             4' Rohrflöte             61              16' Contra Posaune        SW
             8' Tuba Mirabilis (15")  73               8' Tromba                12
             8' French Horn           73               4' Clarion               12
                Tremolo (for 10" wind)                    Cathedral Chimes      EC
                Celestial Harp        GT
 
                ECHO ORGAN
             8' Chimney Flute         73
             8' Spitz Flute Cel II   134
             8' Vox Angelica II      134
             4' Traverse Flute        61
             8' Vox Humana            73
                Tremolo
                Cathedral Chimes      25 bells
 
                STAGE ORGAN (added 1949 as Op. 696-B)
             8' Diapason              61
             8' Dulciana              61
             8' Flute                 61
             4' Flute Harmoniqe       61
 
                STAGE PEDAL (added 1949 as Op. 696-B)
            16' Bourdon               12 STG
 
                BALCONY ORGAN (added 1949 as Op. 696-B)
             8' Diapason              61
             8' Dulciana              61
             8' Flute                 61
             4' Flute Harmoniqe       61
 
                BALCONY PEDAL (added 1949 as Op. 696-B)
            16' Bourdon               12 BAL


Source: The Diapason, April 1928

Photos 1-4 Source: Jeff Scofield

Photos 5-6 Source: William Van Pelt

Notes: "Pipes will be housed in a special 18 x 32 foot compartment above the ceiling of the auditorium, the sound being transmitted through a grill. An exception will be the Echo organ, which will have a place of its own in the rear. The console will be the only visible part of the organ and will be at the left side of the auditorium main floor facing the stage." (from The Diapason, April 1928)

The console was relocated as Op. 696-A

Organ Historical Society Database: https://pipeorgandatabase.org/OrganDetails.php?OrganID=23436