Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc.

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Church of the Nativity

Leawood, Kansas
3 manuals, 37 ranks; Year complete: 1991

The pipe organ for the Church of the Nativity was built by Hook and Hastings of Boston, Massachusetts in 1917, as opus 2382 for the Thirteenth Church of Christ, Scientists in Chicago, Illinois. It was tonally and mechanically rebuilt by the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company, also of Boston, in 1946 as the company's opus 1086. In the fall of 1991, the instrument was secured through the assistance of the Organ Clearing House for rebuilding and installation by Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc. of Warrensburg, Missouri. It is a three manual electro-pneumatic instrument with 37 ranks and 2,160 pipes.

The new casework is constructed of oak and contains 30 polished zinc pipes with tin mouths. Twenty-one pipes are functional and are part of the 16' Pedal Principal stop.

The console was built for this installation with drawknobs, coupler rail and marker plates in the Aeolian-Skinner style to reflect the instrument's true heritage. The drawknobs and tilting coupler tablets are from Harris Precision Products. The key and stop functions are controlled by Peterson Electro-Musical Products Multi-plex relay system. The combination action, also by Peterson, has 32 levels of memory.

The large polished pipes in the organ's case were constructed by A. R. Schopp's Sons Inc. according to specifications provided by the organbuilder. Forty-nine pipes of the Positive Rohrflute and Koppleflute were made by Thomas H. Anderson, former head of the pipe shop at Aeolian-Skinner. These new pipes were voiced by John H. Hendriksen, former head flue voicer for Aeolian-Skinner. All of the pipes were checked for proper speech and regulated for the requirements of this church by Mr. Hendriksen.

Organ Specification

GREAT ORGAN Unenclosed
NamePitch
Violone (Sw)16'
Principal8'
Bourdon8'
Gemshorn8'
Octave4'
Harmonic Flute4'
Quinte2-2/3'
Super Octave2'
Mixture IV1-1/3'
Trumpet (Ped)8'

SWELL ORGAN Enclosed
NamePitch
Gedeckt8'
Viola8'
Viola Celeste (TC)8'
Dulciana8'
Principal4'
Flauto Traverso4'
Flautino2'
Mixture III 2'
Fagotto16'
Trumpet8'
Hautbois4'
Tremulant

POSITIVE ORGAN Unenclosed
NamePitch
Rohrflute8'
Koppelflute4'
Nazard2-2/3'
Blockflute2'
Tierce1-3/5'
Larigot1-1/3'
Cromorne8'
Tremulant

PEDAL ORGAN Unenclosed
NamePitch
Resultant32'
Principal16'
Bourdon16'
Violone (Sw)16'
Octave8'
Bourdon8'
Viola (Sw)8
Choral Bass4'
Mixture III 2'
Bombarde16'
Fagotto (Sw)16'
Trumpet8'
Clarion4'

COUPLERS
NamePitchDescription
Great to Pedal8'
Great to Great16'-4'Unison off
Great to Positive8'
Swell to Pedal8'-4'
Swell to Great16'-8'-4'
Swell to Swell16'-4'Unison off
Swell to Positive16'-8'-4'
Positive to Pedal8'-4'
Positive to Great16'-8'
Positive to Positive16'Unison off

PEDAL MOVEMENTS
NameDescription
Swell Pedal
Crescendo Pedal
Great to Pedal Reversibletoe stud and thumb piston
Swell to Pedal Reversibletoe stud and thumb piston
Positive to Pedal Reversibletoe stud and thumb piston
Swell to Great Reversibletoe stud and thumb piston
Positive to Great Reversibletoe stud and thumb piston
Resultant 32' reversibletoe stud and thumb piston

COMBINATION ACTION - 32 levels of memory
NameDescription
General Pistons1-12 for control of entire organ, duplicated by toe studs
Great Organ pistons 1-6
Swell Organpistons 1-6
Positive Organpistons 1-6
Pedal Organpistons 1-6
Set piston

Quimby Pipe Organs Inc.
P O Box 434
Warrensburg, Missouri 64093

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