The Grand Organ, opus 80

37 Stops - 44 Ranks

 

Specifications

HAUPTWERK: Manual I

Bordun 16’ 61 pipes, oak
Prinzipal 8’ 61 pipes, 75% tin
Rohrflöte 8’ 61 pipes, 40% tin
Oktave 4’ 61 pipes, 75% tin
Nachthorn 4’ 61 pipes, 40% tin
Quinte 2 2/3’ 61 pipes, 75% tin
Oktave 2’ 61 pipes, 75% tin
Terz 1 3/5’ 61 pipes, 75% tin
Grossmixtur V-VI 334 pipes, 75% tin
Trompete 8’ 61 pipes, 75% tin

SCHWELLWERK: Manual II

Viola 8’ some pipes from old Abbey organ 61 pipes, 60% tin
Viola Celeste 8’ TC 49 pipes, 60% tin
Bordun 8’ some pipes from old Abbey organ 61 pipes, pine
Prinzipal 4’ 61 pipes, 60% tin
Viola 4’ pipes from old Abbey organ 61 pipes, 60% tin
Zauberflöte 4’ pipes from old Abbey organ 61 pipes, 40% tin
Nachthorn 2’ 61 pipes, 40% tin
Mixtur IV 244 pipes, 75% tin
Bombarde 16’ 61 pipes, 75% tin
Trompete 8’ 61 pipes, 75% tin
Englisch Horn 8’ 61 pipes, 75% tin
Tremulant

KRONENWERK: Manual III

Flöte 8’ some pipes from old Abbey organ 61 pipes, pine
Flöte Celeste 8’ TC pipes from old Abbey organ 49 pipes, pine
Prinzipal 4’ 61 pipes, 75% tin
Blockflöte 4’ 61 pipes, 40% tin
Sesquialter II 122 pipes, 40% tin
Oktave 2’ 61 pipes, 75% tin
Quinte 1 1/3’ 61 pipes, 40% tin
Krummhorn 8’ 61 pipes, 75% tin
Tremulant
Zimbelstern

PEDAL:

Prinzipal 16’ 32 pipes, 75% tin
Subbass 16’ pipes from old Abbey organ 32 pipes, pine
Oktavbass 8’ 32 pipes, 75% tin
Pommer 8’ pipes from old Abbey organ, 12 pipes pine
Choralbass 4’ 32 pipes, 60% tin
Posaune 32’ 12 pipes, oak
Posaune 16’ 32 pipes, oak
Trompete 8’ 32 pipes, 75% tin

COUPLERS:

Hauptwerk - Pedal Kronenwerk - Hauptwerk
Schwellwerk - Pedal Schwellwerk - Hauptwerk
Kronenwerk - Pedal Kronenwerk - Schwellwerk

The Grand organ consists of 37 stops and 44 ranks of pipes, for a total of 2,478 pipes, divided between three manuals and the pedal. The traditional layout of the organ is in the strict order of the Werkprinzip. The pipes of the Hauptwerk division are in the center of the organ case. Below the Hauptwerk is the Schwellwerk. The pipes of the Schwellwerk division are located in the lower case behind the expression shades, which allow the organist to control the dynamics of the sound. The divided Pedal division pipes are cantilevered to the left and to the right of the Hauptwerk. The Kronenwerk is located above the Hauptwerk.


The stop action is electric, with a computerized multi~level combination action, allowing for easy and rapid changes of registration. No other electrical or electronic devices are employed, with the exception of the blower motor for wind supply. The Grand organ can also be registered and played from the Choir organ manual and pedal key boards.


The Grand organ was constructed in our shop from May 1997 through February 1998. It was disassembled and transported to Mount Angel for final assembly. The instrument was completed in June 1998.


The following craftsmen participated in the construction of Mount Angel Abbey’s Choir and Grand organs:

Albert J. Brass - Alexander E. Bronitsky - James F. Cullen
Alexander D. Leshchenko - Richard J. Murphy - Earl C. Naylor
Martin Ott - Sascha Ott - Karen A. Perrone

Electrical engineering and execution: Richard Houghton, Milan, Michigan.
Wood inlay of music racks: Herbert Bilgram, St. Louis, Missouri.