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Æolian-Skinner Co., Op. 927 (1935)

Chancel organ revised 1949, 1958 & 1962

 
Designed by G. Donald Harrison (Tonal Director of Æolian-Skinner)
& G. Huntington Byles (Organist/Choirmaster of Trinity Church)
 
A. Thompson Allen Co., Curators

 

Great Organ

16 Sub Principal
8 Principal
8 Diapason
8 Gemshorn
8 Bourdon
4 Octave
4 Gemshorn
2 2/3 Quint
2 Super Octave
1 3/5 Tierce
IV Fourniture
8 Trumpet
4 Clarion
Chimes (enclosed in Choir)
 

Swell Organ

16 Lieblich Gedeckt
8 Geigen Principal
8 Stopped Diapason
8 Viole de Gambe
8 Voix Celeste
8 Flute Celeste II
4 Octave Geigen
4 Flute Harmonique
2 Fifteenth
VI Plein Jeu
16 Bombarde
8 Trompette
8 Oboe
4 Clarion
8 Vox Humana*
Tremolo


Choir Organ

16 Contra Gemshorn
8 Spitzflöte
8 Lieblich Gedackt
8 Dulciana
8 Unda Maris T.C.
4 Gemshorn
4 Lieblich Flöte
2 2/3 Nazard
2 Piccolo
1 3/5 Tierce
8 Trompette
8 English Horn
8 Clarinet
Tremolo
8 Tuba* (unenclosed, 13” w.p.)
 

Pedal Organ

32 Soubasse (ext. Bourdon 16)
16 Principal
16 Sub Principal GT
16 Violone
16 Gemshorn CH
16 Bourdon
16 Echo Lieblich SW
8 Octave
8 Flute Ouverte
8 Gemshorn CH
8 Still Gedeckt SW
5 1/3 Quint
4 Super Octave
4 Flute Harmonique
16 Bombarde
8 Trompette
4 Clairon
Chimes GT


Chancel Great

8 Diapason
8 Rohrflöte
8 Erzähler
4 Octave
2 Fifteenth (from Fourniture IV)
IV Fourniture
8 Trompette

Chancel Choir

8 Stopped Diapason
8 Salicional
8 Unda Maris T.C. (prepared)
4 Flute Harmonique+
8 Flügel Horn+

Chancel Pedal

16 Bourdon
8 Principal
4 Choral Bass (ext. Principal 8)
16 Fagotto (half-length)

78 Ranks (Gallery: 62, Chancel: 16)

* from Op. 851, 1930 (Trinity College Chapel, Hartford CT)
+ from Op. 464, 1924 (Cooper Residence, New Britain CT)

 

 
North Chancel Case
(photo: Len Lavasseur)
 
 
Walden Moore, organist/choirmaster since 1984,
at console of Op. 927 (a.k.a. "Sister Soosie")
 
 
Nave Organ case in rear gallery
(photo: Len Lavasseur) 
 

 

Music Played on Trinity's Organ

 
 Andrew Kotylo, organ (recorded live, 8 Dec 2008)

 


 

More Information About Aeolian-Skinner, Op. 927

 

Music on the Green, written by well-known historian (and New Haven native) Barbara Owen, details the long and rich history of Trinity's music program, from 1752 until the present time. This fascinating softbound book of 100 pages covers Trinity's choirs, choirmasters, organs, and even the church bells in both words and pictures. It can be ordered through the Organ Historical Society by clicking HERE.