Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc.

producing organs that do the job with style

Saint Margaret's Episcopal Church

Palm Desert, California
4 manuals, 71 ranks; Year complete: 1998

"Building an organ for Saint Margaret's has been our greatest challenge to date. Not only would the instrument need to bathe an acoustically dry room with warm tone, it would have great musical demands placed upon it. Given the flexibility required, we responded heartily to the desire for an instrument mostly enclosed in expression boxes; the need for generous pipe scales, heroic pipe construction and full voicing; a visual design that would harmonize without competing; and the provision of innovative features such as double-enclosed chorus reeds and an unusual transfer system, allowing players to maximize every color at their disposal.

Throughout this process, my staff have surpassed themselves, producing their finest work yet. Any acclaim the organ may received must rest squarely on their extraordinary dedication and hard work." ~ Michael Quimby

Organ Specification

 

GREAT ORGAN Enclosed (6" w.p.)
NamePitchPipesDescription
Double Diapason 16' 68 1-7 from Pedal, 8-19 facade
Bourdon 16' 49 1-12 from Pedal
First Diapason 8' 61 1-12 bearded open wood
Second Diapason 8' 68 1-12 bearded open wood
Harmonic Flute 8' 56 1-12 from Pedal Bourdon
Chimney Flute 8' 68 wood & metal
Quint 5-1/3' 42 from middle
Octave 4' 61  
Principal 4' 68  
Spire Flute 4' 68  
Twelfth 2-2/3' 61  
Fifteenth 2' 61  
Seventeenth 1-3/5' 61  
Chorus Mixture IV-VI 1-1/3' 298  
Tierce Mixture III-V 1-3/5' 269  
Tremolo      
Chimes     Manual IV

 

separate enclosure within Great box, 10" w.p.
NamePitchPipes
Trombone 16' 68
Trumpet 8' 68
Clarion 4' 68
Great 16'    
Great Unison Off    

 

SWELL ORGAN Enclosed (5" w.p.)
NamePitchPipesDescription
Lieglichgedeckt 16' 68 wood
Diapason 8' 68 slotted 13-61
Viole de Gambe 8' 68  
Viole Celeste 8' 68  
Stopped Diapason 8' 68 wood
Flauto Dolce 8' 68  
Flute Celeste 8' 61 from GG
Octave 4' 68  
Harmonic Flute 4' 68  
Nazard 2-2/3' 68  
Harmonic Piccolo 2' 68  
Tierce 1-3/5' 68  
Grave Mixture III 2-2/3' 183  
Plein Jeu III 1' 183  
Bassoon 16' 12 full length, ext 8'
Bassoon & Oboe 8' 68  
Double Trumpet 16' 68  
Trumpet 8' 68  
Clarion 4' 68  
Tremolo      
Celesta Sub     Manual IV
Celesta     Manual IV
Swell 16'      
Swell 4'      
Swell Unison Off      

 

CHOIR ORGAN Enclosed (7-1/2" w.p.)
NamePitchPipesDescription
Violoncello 8' 68 flared & slotted
Cello Celeste 8' 68 flared & slotted
Viola 4' 68  
Violin 2' 61  
Doppelflöte 8' 68  
Orchestral Flute 4' 68 Metal, harmonic treble
Bass Clarinet 16' 12 ext 8'
Clarinet 8'    
Traverse Flute 8' 68 open wood from CC, harm. treble
Erzähler 8' 68  
Erzähler Celeste 8' 68  
English Horn 8' 61 single-bell, capped
Vox Humana 8' 68  
Tremolo      
Tuba Major 8'   Manual IV
Celesta Sub     Manual IV
Celesta     Manual IV
Choir 16'    
Choir Unison Off      

 

MANUAL IV Unenclosed (25" w.p.)
NamePitchPipesDescription
Trumpet 8'   Great
Tuba Major 8' 61 does not couple
Chimes   37 C0-C2, tubes
Celesta Sub     prepared
Celesta     prepared
Manual IV 16'      
Manual IV 4'      
MANUAL IV Unison Off      

 

PEDAL ORGAN Unenclosed (6" w.p.)
NamePitchPipesDescription
Resultant Open Wood 32'    
Lieblich Gedeckt 32'   1-12 electronic, sw
Open Wood 16' 32  
Diapason 16' 32 facade
Violone 16' 32 bearded; wood & metal
Bourdon 16' 32  
Lieblichgedeckt 16'   sw
Grosse Quinte 10-2/3' 32 1-17 facade
Diapason 8' 12 ext 16'
Open Flute 8' 12 ext 16' Open Wood
Octave 8' 32 1-13 facade
Cello 8' 12 ext 16'
Bourdon 8' 12 ext 16'
Lieblichgedeckt 8'   sw
Grosse Tierce 6-2/5' 32  
Quinte 5-1/3' 12 ext 10-2/3'
Choral Bass 4' 32  
Open Flute 4' 12 ext 16' Open Wood
Lieblichgedeckt 4'   sw
Contra Bombarde 32' 12 full length, extends Pedal 16'
Contra Trombone 32' 12 extends Great 16' instead
Bombarde 16' 32  
Trombone 16'   Gr
Double Trumpet 16'   sw
Bassoon 16'   sw
Bass Clarinet 16'   ch
Trumpet 8' 12 ext 16' Bombarde
Trombone 8'   Gr
Clarion 4' 12 ext 16' Bombarde
Oboe 4'   sw
Tuba Major 8'   MANUAL IV
Tuba Clarion 4'   MANUAL IV
Pedal Unison Off      
Chimes     MANUAL IV

 

COUPLERS
NamePitch
Great to Pedal  
Swell to Pedal  
Choir to Pedal  
IV to Pedal  
Swell to Pedal 4'
Choir to Pedal 4'
IV to Pedal 4'
Swell to Great  
Choir to Great  
IV to Great  
Swell to Choir  
IV to Choir  
IV to Swell  
Swell to Great 16'
Choir to Great 16'
IV to Great 16'
Swell to Great 4'
Choir to Great 4'
IV to Great 4'
Swell to Choir 16'
IV to Choir 16'
Swell to Choir 4'
IV to Choir 4'
IV to Swell 16'
IV to Swell 4'
Pedal to Choir  

 

COMBINATION ACTION Solid State Logic, 256 levels
NameDescription
Man. IV 1-6 thumb pistons
Swell 1-8 thumb pistons
Great 1-7 thumb pistons
Choir 1-7 thumb pistons
Pedal 1-6 toe studs
General 1-12 thumb pistons
General 13-27 toe studs
Memory Level Up thumb piston
Memory Level Down thumb piston
Back thumb pistons
General Cancel thumb piston

 

REVERSIBLES
NameDescription
Great to Pedal thumb piston, kick pedal
Swell to Pedal thumb piston, kick pedal
Choir to Pedal thumb piston
Man. IV to Pedal thumb piston
Lieblich Gedeckt 32' Kick pedal
Festival Bells Kick pedal
Sforzando thumb piston, kick pedal

 

BALANCED PEDALS
Name
Choir Expression
Swell Expression
Great Expression
Register Crescendo/Great Reeds Expression

 

EXPRESSION COUPLERS
NameDescription
Swell Nave Shades On/Off
Great Nave Shades On/Off
Great Reeds Expression on Choir, on Swell, on Great, on Crescendo (Crescendo silenced)

Quimby Pipe Organs Inc.
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Warrensburg, Missouri 64093

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