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Les Deutsch's Theater Organ Specifications

Here are the specifications for my Theater Organ Project. I am using Neil Jensen's Keymedia Productions 3/35 Connoisseur Theater Organ running on a Apple Macintosh Computer for the sound generation.

I ended up using 30 of the 35 ranks and had quite a job fitting these (I wanted them all!) into this console. I have studied a lot of great theater organs and developed this specification as a result. Notice the use of "Alternate Traps" as per George Wright's organs. Several other theater organists helped with this specification by giving me their personal advise and comments. All ranks are sampled from Wurlitzer organs unless otherwise indicated.

The chamber analysis is as follows:

Main Chamber     Solo Chamber     Percussion Chamber  
Tuba Horn
16'-8'
  Tuba Mirabilis
8'
  Wood Harp
49 notes
Diaphonic Diapason
32'-8'
  Style "D" Trumpet
8'
  Xylophone
49 notes
Tibia Causa (15")
16'-4'
  English Horn (Trivo 15")
8'
  Glockenspeil
37 notes
Open Diapason (Christie)
8'-4'
  Brass Trumpet
8'
  Chrysoglott
44 notes
Clarinet
8'
  Horn Diapason (Palmer)
16'-4'
  Cathedral Chimes (Christie)
25 notes
Musette
8'
  Tibia Clausa (15")
16'-4'
  Vibraphone (Musser)
42 notes
Viol D'Orchestre
16'-4'
  Krumet
8'
  Piano (Steinway)
 88 notes
Viol Celeste
16'-8'
  Kinura
8'
  Bass Drum  
Salicional (Christie)
8'-2'
  Orchestral Oboe
8'
  Crash Cymbal  
Salicional Celeste (Christie)
8'-4'
  Brass Saxophone
8'
  Ride Cymbal  
Oboe Horn
16'-8'
  Solo String
8'-4'
  Jazz Cymbal  
Quintadena
8'
  Solo String Celeste
8'-4'
  Brush Cymbal  
Quintadena Celeste
8'
  Vox Humana
8'
  Snare Drum  
Lieblich Flute (Morton)
8'-4'
        Tom Tom  
Concert Flute
16'-2'
        Tambourine  
Concert Flute Celeste
4'
        Castinets  
Vox Humana
8'
        Wood Block  
            Cow Bell  
            Sand Block  
               Triangle   
            Misc. Effects  
Here is the actual specification. I have devised the unification to fit on the console with enough spaces for some intermediate bolster support. There are 140 stop tabs on the double bolster plus 25 tabs on the straight rail for a total of 165 tabs. There are 69 thumb pistons and 16 toe studs.
  Pedal     
  Lower Bolster    Upper Bolster
       
32'
Diaphone
8'
Tibia Clausa (Solo)
16'
Ophicleide
8'
Clarinet
16'
Diaphone
8'
Cello
16'
Diaphonic Horn
8'
Oboe Horn
16'
Tibia Clausa (Solo)
8'
Concert Flute
16'
Violone
16'
Piano
16'
Oboe Horn   Bass Drum (Finger Cymbal)
16'
Bourdon   Crash Cymbal (Triangle)
8'
English Horn   Ride Cymbal (Brush Cym)
8'
Tuba Horn   Alternate Traps
8'
Open Diapason
 8'
Accomp to Pedal
8'
Horn Diapason
 8'
Great to Pedal
       
  Accompaniment    
  Lower Bolster    Upper Bolster
       
8'
English Horn
8'
Vox Humana (Main)
8'
Brass Trumpet
4'
Octave Horn
8'
Tuba Horn
4'
Piccolo (Main)
8'
Diaphonic Diapason
4'
Salicet
8'
Horn Diapason
4'
Concert Flute
8'
Tibia Clausa (Main)
8'
Piano
8'
Clarinet
 
Harp
8'
Saxophone
 
Chrysoglott
8'
Solo String
 
Snare Drum (Tambourine)
8'
Viol d'Orchestre
 
Ride Cymbal (Maracas)
8'
Salicional
 
Brush Cymbal (Castanets)
8'
Oboe Horn
 
Tom Tom (Sand Block)
8'
Quintadena
 
Wood Block (Cow Bell)
8'
Lieblich Flute
 
Alternate Traps
8'
Concert Flute
 4' 
Accomp Octave
 
 
 
 
  Great    
  Lower Bolster    Upper Bolster
       
 16'
English Horn (Ten C)
 8'
Oboe Horn
 16'
Brass Trumpet (Ten C)
 8'
Quintadena
 16'
Ophicleide
 8'
Lieblich Flute
 16'
Open Diapason
 8'
Concert Flute
 16'
Horn Diapason
 8'
Vox Humana (Solo)
 16'
Tibia Clausa (Solo)
 8'
Vox Humana (Main)
 16'
Tibia Clausa (Main, Ten C)
5 1/3'
Fifth (Main)
 16'
Clarinet (Ten C)
4'
Octave
 16'
Orchestral Oboe (Ten C)
4'
Piccolo (Solo)
 16'
Saxophone (Ten C)
4'
Piccolo (Main)
 16'
Solo String
 4'
Solo String
 16'
Bourdon
 4'
Lieblich Flute
 16'
Vox Humana (Solo, Ten C)
3 1/5'
Tenth (Main)
 16'
Vox Humana (Main, Ten C)
2 2/3'
Twelfth (Main)
 8'
Tuba Mirabilis
2'
Piccolo (Solo)
 8'
English Horn
2'
Fifteenth
 8'
Brass Trumpet
1 3/5'
Lieblich Tierce
 8'
Tuba Horn
1'
Lieblich Fife
 8'
Open Diapason
8'
Piano
 8'
Horn Diapason
 
Harp
 8'
Tibia Clausa (Solo)
 
Xylophone
 8'
Tibia Clausa (Main)
 
Glockenspiel
 8'
Clarinet
16' 
Great Sub Octave
 8'
Krumet
 
Great Unison Off
 8'
Orchestral Oboe
4' 
Great Octave
 8'
Saxophone
16' 
Solo to Great
 8'
Solo String
 8' 
Solo to Great
 8'
String Ensemble IV
 8' 
Solo Pizz to Great
       
  Solo    
  Lower Bolster    Upper Bolster
       
 8'
Tuba Mirabilis
8'
Lieblich Flute
 8'
English Horn
4'
Piccolo (Solo)
 8'
Style "D" Trumpet
2 2/3'
Twelfth (Solo)
 8'
Tuba Horn
2'
Piccolo (Solo)
 8'
Open Diapason
 1 3/5'
Tierce (Solo)
 8'
Tibia Clausa (Solo)
8'
Piano
 8'
Tibia Clausa (Main)   Harp
 8'
Clarinet   Xylophone
 8'
Krumet   Glockenspiel
 8'
Kinura   Chrysoglott
 8'
Orchestral Oboe   Vibraphone
 8'
Musette   Cathedral Chimes
 8'
Saxophone
 16' 
Solo Sub
 8'
Solo String
 
Solo Unison Off
 8'
Vox Humana (Solo)
  4' 
Solo Octave
       
   On the Straght Rail    Other Controls
       
  Accompaniment 2nd Touch   Combination Action (220 Levels)
       
  8'
English Horn   Generals 1-15
  8'
Brass Trumpet   Solo 0, pp, p, mf, f, ff, 1-10
  8'
Tuba Horn   Great 0, pp, p, mf, f, ff, 1-10
  8'
Tibia Clausa (Solo)   Accomp. 0, pp, p, mf, f, ff, 1-10
  8'
Clarinet   Pedal 1-10 (Toe Studs)
  Glockenspiel Octave   Sfz (Lit), Set, General Cancel
  Triangle    
  Accomp Traps   Expression
 4'
Great to Accomp    
 8'
Solo to Accomp   Main (Sostenuto Switch)
      Solo
  Tremulants   Percussion
      Cresencdo
  Solo    
  Main   Misc. Controls
  Strings    
  Clarinet   Alt (Piston)
  Tuba Mirabilis & Brass Trumpet   Record Toggle (Lit Piston)
  Tibia, Sax, & Vox   Spare (Lit Piston)
  Tuba Horn & Style "D" Trumpet   Reit Rate
  Vibraphone    Control Panel (in Drawar)
       
  General   Effects (Toe Studs)
       
  Swell Master   Piatti
  Flute Celestes On   Cymbal Roll
  String Celestes Off   Bird Whistle
  Percussion Reit.   Train Whistle
  Vibraphone Dampers   Novelty Whistle
  Great Sostenuto   Chinese Gong
  Solo Sostenuto