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Spring 2016. 60 ranks more or less playing today.

Scroll below for a history of each rank. Will be updated as time permits to explain the history of each rank on the organ.

PedalGreatSwellChoir/PositivSolo Echo/Floating Couplers
Left row (mostly Reuter):

16' Violone
16' Bourdon
16' Gedeckt
16' Subbass

8' Open Diapason
8' Bass Flute
8' Tibia Clausa
8' Cello
8' Dolce

4' Octave

16' Ivy Trumpet
8' Ivy Trumpet
8' Oboe



Right Row (mostly Compton):

32' Violone (resultant)
32' Bourdon (resultant)

16' WurliTzer Diaphone
16' Compton Diaphone (metal)
16' Barton Tibia (sublevel)
16' Compton Tibia (bi-phone)
16' Compton Salicional

8' Compton Diapason (1st)

32' Euphone (Roosevelt)

16' Compton English Horn
16' Compton Tuba

8' Compton Trumpet
8' Compton Tuba



Swell to Pedal
Choir to Pedal

























35 drawknobs


Left row (Reuter exposed)

16' Geigen Principal (TC - Choir - low pressure)
16' Open Diapason (TC)

8' Open Diapason
8' Principal

4' Open Diapason Octave 4'
4' Principal

2 2/3' Nazard
2' Super Octave
1 1/3' Larigot

Mixture IV (Stinkens)

Middle Row Reuter:

8' Gedeckt
4' Flute (Gedeckt)



Exposed Reeds:

16' Ivy Trumpet
16' Contra Oboe (TC)

8' Ivy Trumpet
8' Oboe

4' Ivy Trumpet Octave
4' Clarion (Oboe)

Compton "Great"
(ALL EXPRESSED):

Middle row:

16' Compton Diaphone

8' Compton First Diapason
8' Compton Second Diapason

4' Compton First Diapason Octave
4' Compton Second Diapason Octave

Right row:

8' Compton Melotone
4' Compton Melotone
2 2/3' Compton Melotone
2' Compton Melotone
1 3/5' Compton Melotone
Melotone Vibrato
Melotone Echo I

Chimes
WurliTzer Xylophone
WurliTzer Sleighbells







Reuter opus 412
left 2 rows

16' Echo Bourdon
16' Octave (TC)

8' Grand Diapason
8' Octave
8' Violin Diapason
8' Melodia
8' Echo Bourdon
8' Viole
8' Viole Celeste
8' Echo Salicional
8' Voix Celeste
8' Spitzflute
8' Flute Celeste

4' Octave
4' Flute d'Amour

2' Spitz Principal
2' Flautino

16' Krummet (Compton) (TC)

8' Trompette
8' Hautbois
8' Vox Cortez

4' Vox Cortez

16' Barton Tibia Clausa
8' Barton Tibia Clausa
4' Barton Tibia Clausa
2' Barton Tibia Clausa

16' Tibia Cortez (Reuter)
8' Tiba Cortez (Reuter)
4' Tibia Cortez (Reuter)
2 2/3' Tibia Cortez (Reuter)
2' Tibia Cortez (Reuter)


Barton Glockenspiel
Compton Vibraharp































23 drawknobs



16' Contre Dulciana (TC)


8' Geigen Principal
8' Gedeckt (great)
8' Nasonflute
8' Gemshorn
8' Gemshorn Celeste
8' Dulciana
8' Dulciana Celeste
8' Spitzflute
8' Flute Celeste (TC)

4' Geigen Principal
4' Nasonflute
4' Violina (Salicional)
4' Dulcet (Dulciana)

2 2/3' Nazat
2' Fife (great)
1 3/5' Tierce
1 1/7' Septieme


8' Krummhorn



Harp










































solo unless noted otherwise
left row:

16' Compton Tibia Clausa
8' Compton Tibia Clausa
4' Compton Tibia Clausa
2' Compton Tibia Clausa


16' Compton Trumpet
16' Compton Tuba
8' Compton Trumpet
8' Compton Tuba
8' Compton Orchestral Oboe
8' Compton Clarinet
8' Compton Krummet
8' Compton Vox Humana (SOLO)


right row:

16' Compton Diaphone (Accomp)
8' Compton First Diapason (Accomp)
8' Compton Flute (Accomp)
8' Compton Cello (Accomp)
8' Compton Cello Celeste (Accomp)


other:

16' Ivy Trumpet
16' Contra Oboe (Great TC)
8' Ivy Trumpet
8' Oboe (Great)
8' Vox Humana Minor (Accomp)
4' Ivy Trumpet Octave



































8' Compton Tibia
4' Compton Tibia
8' Compton First Diapason
8' Compton 2nd Diapason
8' Compton Flute
8' Compton Cello & Celeste
8' Compton Salicional
8' Compton Double Strings (TC- flat & sharp)

4' Compton 2nd Diapason
4' Compton Flute
4' Compton Double Strings

8' Compton Tuba
8' Compton Clarinet
8' Compton Accomp. Vox Humana
Morton Marimba


Floating
Division















































30 TABLETS


Tibia Tremulant
Vox Tremulant
Great Tremulant
Swell Tremulant
Positiv Tremulant
Tremolo (all)
Swell to Pedal
Choir to Pedal

Solo to Solo 16
Solo to Solo 4
Great to Solo

Swell to Swell 16
Swell to Swell 4
Swell to Swell 2

Great to Great 16
Great to Great 4
Great to Great 2
Solo to Great
Swell to Great 16
Swell to Great
Swell to Great 4
Choir to Great

Choir to Choir 16
Choir to Choir 4
Swell to Choir
Great to Choir
Echo to Choir
Choir to Swell
Great to Swell
Echo to Swell




Keyboard cheek tablets:

Solo Tremolo
Great Tremolo
Swell Tremolo
Choir Tremolo

Solo Unison Off
Swell Unison Off
Choir Unison Off

Cheek tablets are
not operable via piston



























Rank history:

(roughly in order of installation):


Reuter opus 822 (entire), built 1948.

The genesis of the Acme 1.
5 ranks, originally highly unified with a 2 manual console.

1. Open Diapason (8'-4')
2. Gedeckt (16'-2')
3. Salicional (8'-4')
4. Dulciana (8'-4')
5. Oboe (8'-4')


Next addition were select ranks of the Reuter opus 195 theatre organ originally installed at the Hotel Orndorff (later renamed Hotel Cortez) in El Paso Texas in 1925.

6. Viole Celeste (8' TC)
7. Tibia Clausa (8'-2') -termed 'Tibia Cortez' on the Acme 1
8. Vox Humana (8') -termed 'Vox Cortez' on the Acme 1


Next was the Reuter 412 (entire), built for a church in Nevada, Iowa around 1936 or so.
9. Grand Diapason 8'
10. Melodia 8'
11. Dulciana 8' (used as a Dulciana Celeste on the Acme 1)
12. Violin Diapason 8'
13. Hautbois 8'
14. Salicional 8'
15. Vox Celeste 8' TC
16. Echo Bourdon 16'-2'
17. Bourdon 16' (Pedal rank, 32 notes)
18. Octave 4' (1970's addition by Reuter)
19. Spitz Principal 2' (1970's addition by Reuter)
Next several ranks were acquired from the 1968 Reuter pipe organ built for a church in Ivy, Virginia

20. Geigen Principal 8'-4'
21. Spitzflute 8'
22. Gemshorn 8'
23. Gemshorn Celeste 8'TC (Moller) 24. Krummhorn 8'
25. Nazard 2 2/3'
26. Super Octave 2'
27. Larigot 1 1/3' (New Reuter)
28. Tierce 1 3/5' (non-Reuter) 29. Septieme 1 1/7' (non-Reuter)
30. Principal 4'
31. Mixture IV (Stinkens)
32. Trumpet 8' (with Schlicker 16' extention for pedal)


33. Violone 16' (32 note pedal)(Originally off the Austin Theatre organ at the Liberty Theatre in Covington, KY)
34. Tibia Clausa 16' (32 note pedal Barton from the Olympic (???) Stadium, Michigan
4' of this rank will eventually be installed as well)
35. Voix Celeste 8' TC (Austin)
36. WurliTzer Diaphone 16' (unknown, but thought maybe from "The Rink" in Chicago
37. Nason Flute 8'-4' (Moller)
38. Rohrflute 8'-4' (Austin - to be installed summer 2016 in the positiv/choir organ of the Acme 1)
39. Nasard 2 2/3', Moller?, to be installed summer 2016 in the swell organ of the Acme 1

Compton Ranks

Originally the Compton was built in 1934 for the Paramount Cinema in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
40. Compton First Diapason 16' to 4' (Glasgow, 1934)
41. Compton Tibia Clausa 16' to 2' (Glasgow, 1934)
42. Compton Vox Humana 8'-4' (Glasgow, 1934)
43. Compton Clarinet 8' (Glasgow, 1934)
44. Compton Tuba 16'-4' (Glasgow, 1934)
45. Compton Double Strings 8'-4'
46. Compton Salicional 16'-4'
47. Compton Solo Vox Humana 8'-4'
48. Compton Krummet 8' (Glasgow, 1934)
49. Compton Trumpet 16'-4'
50. Compton Stopped Flute 8'-4'
51. Compton Orchestral Oboe 8'
52. Compton Cello 8'-4'
53. Compton Cello Celeste 8' TC - 4')
54. Compton 2nd Diapason 4'
55. Compton French Horn (2016 planned addition)
56. Compton Harmonic Flute 8'-4' (2016 planned addition


57. Roosevelt Euphone 32' (from the 1890 Chicago Auditorium Theatre, last installed at St. Mary the Virgin in NYC)
58. Bourdon 32' (planned 2016 installation)
59. WurliTzer 16' Diaphone (2nd wood diaphone, for basement, planned 2016)
60. Contra Bombarde 32' (Aeolian) (2016 planned installation 32' to 4' pedal)



Also of interest is an original 1930's Compton Melotone, the only Melotone in the USA, & one of the few remaining that actually function (fully restored by Anthony Meads)


Today all but 3 of these ranks are playing, but total will be a bit larger with a few additional mixtures to be acquired someday:
60 ranks (if including the individual mixture ranks, the planned total will be approx. 67 ranks)