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Saint Peter's Catholic Church

Fort Wayne, Indiana
3 manuals, 37 ranks; Year complete: 1999

The pipe organ for Saint Peter's Church was built by the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company of Boston, Massachusetts in 1958 as Opus 1337 for the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Fort Wayne, Indiana. In the spring of 1998, the instrument was purchased by Saint Peter's Church for reubuilding and installation by Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc., Warrensburg, Missouri. The instrument, as rebuilt, is a three-manual electro-pneumatic instrument with 37 ranks and 2,218 pipes. The organ case is from the original Tellers-Kent Organ Company installation.

The original ranks of the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ have been installed without modification to the original voicing. Only corrective voicing and tonal finishing have been undertaken on these ranks. The original Aeolian-Skinner specification has been augmented by the addition of an eight stop choir division containing 6 ranks from the previous Tellers-Kent pipe organ, a two rank Chancel Organ with the 4' Spitzflute from Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1315, a new 1 3/5' Tierce for the swell division built by Thomas H. Anderson, former head of the pipe shop for Aeolian-Skinner, a new 2' Principal for the choir division, and a 16-8-4'unit Trumpet rank voiced in Aeolian-Skinner style installed in the choir division. All voicing work has been accomplished by Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc. The windchest and reservoir for all choir ranks, except the Trumpet, were built for the great division of Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1068. The choir Trumpet rank is located on the Tellers-Kent Organ Company Trumpet unit windchest. The Harp with original action and Chimes are from the Tellers-Kent installation. The Tierce is located on an Aeolian-Skinner windchest from the voicing machine of John Hendriksen, former head flue voicer, for Aeolian-Skinner.

A three manual 1978 Reuter console provided for this installation has been refinished, rebuilt with draw knobs, coupler rail, and marker plates in the Aeolian-Skinner style to reflect the instrument's heritage. The draw knobs and tilting coupler tablets are from Harris Precision products. The key and stop functions are controlled by a Peterson-Electro Musical Products diode matrix switching system. The combination action, also by Peterson, has 32 levels of memory.

The key, stop action, and reservoirs of Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1337 and all other windchests have been completely restored with new CPL leather.

Organ Specification

GREAT ORGAN (Unenclosed)
NamePitchPipesDescription
Principal8'61
Holz Gedeckt8'61
Flauto Dolce8'61
Flute Celeste8'49
Octave4'61
Koppel Flute4'61
Twelfth2-2/3'61
Fifteenth2'61
Mixture III1-1/3'183
Trumpet8'61Enclosed in choir box
Tremolo
Chimes
Great to Great16'
Great Unison Off
Great to Great4'

CHOIR ORGAN (Enclosed)
NamePitchPipesDescription
Bourdon8'61from Tellers-Kent Swell
Dulciana8'61from Tellers-Kent Swell
Unda Maris TC8'49from Tellers-Kent Choir
Flauto Traverso4'61from Tellers-Kent Choir
Gemshorn4'61from Tellers-Kent Great
Principal2'61from new QPO Inventory
Clarinet8'61from Tellers-Kent Choir
Contra Trumpet16'61 notes ext 8' Trumpet
Royal Trumpet8'73from QPO Inventory
Clarion4'61 notes ext 8' Trumpet
Tremolo
Choir to Choir16'
Choir Unison Off
Choir to Choir4'
Zimbelstern

CHANCEL ORGAN (Plays from choir manual only)
NamePitchPipes
Gedeckt8'61
Spitzflute4'61

COUPLERS
NamePitch
Great to Pedal8'
Great to Pedal4'
Swell to Pedal8'
Swell to Pedal4'
Choir to Pedal8'
Choir to Pedal4'
Swell to Great16'
Swell to Great8'
Swell to Great4'
Choir to Great16'
Choir to Great8
Choir to Great4'
Swell to Choir16'
Swell to Choir8'
Swell to Choir4'
Great to Choir8'

SWELL ORGAN (Enclosed)
NamePitchPipesDescription
Viola Pomposa8'61
Viola Celeste8'61
Rohrflute8'61
Klein Principal4'61
Harmonic Flute4'61
Rohr Nazat2-2/3'61
Blockflute2'61
Tierce1-3/5'61New
Plein Jeu III Ranks2'183
Trumpet8'61
Hautbois4'61
Tremolo
Swell to Swell16'
Swell Unison Off
Swell to Swell4'

PEDAL ORGAN (Unenclosed)
NamePitchPipesDescription
Contra Bourdon32'32 notes from 16' Bourdon, 1-12 electronic
Contra Bass16'32
Bourdon16'56
Flauto Dolce16'32 notes ext Great Flauto Dolce
Octave8'44
Bourdon4'32 notes ext 16' Bourdon
Spitz Principal4'32 notes ext 8' Principal
Bourdon4'32 notes ext 16' Bourdon
Contra Trumpet16'32 notes from Choir Trumpet
Trumpet8'32 notes from Choir Trumpet
Clarion4'32 notes from Choir Trumpet
Swell Pistons1-6

COMBINATION ACTION (32 levels of memory)
NameDescription
General Pistons1-10, duplicated by toe studs
Great Pistons1-6
Choir Pistons1-6
Pedal Pistons1-6
Great to Pedal Reversible
Swell to Pedal Reversible
Choir to Pedal Reversible
Set Piston
General Cancel

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Warrensburg, Missouri 64093

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