Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc.

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Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church

Ballwin, Missouri
3 manuals, 49 ranks; Year complete: 1992

The pipe organ at Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church, designed and built by Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc., is a three manual electro-pneumatic instrument with 49 ranks. It contains a total of 2,833 pipes. Instrument layout, tonal design,and scaling, including voicing procedures, were accomplished by Michael Quimby.

The casework of the console is cherry with a cherry interior. There are 43 pipes visible and they are all functional. Twenty nine of the pipes are part of the Pedal 16' Principal and fourteen pipes are part of the Great 8' Principal. They are constructed of polished zinc with a gold accent at the mouth.

The console was designed by Michael Quimby and Richard Miller. The drawknobs and tilting tablets are from Harris Precision Products. The key and stop functions are controlled by a multiplex relay system. The combination action by Solid State Logic has 24 levels of memory, three ventils, three programmable blind ensembles, four crescendo settings of which three are programmable by the organist and a sforzando reversible which is inclusive of stops drawn and independently adjustable on each memory level.

The pipes were constructed according to specifications provided by the organbuilder A. R. Schopp's Sons, Inc. and Thomas Anderson. The Pedal Bourdon was built by Organ Supply Industries, Inc. The reed ranks were voiced by Fred Oyster. The English Horn rank is the second to be built in the exact Aeolian-Skinner style in the past twenty years. This was made possible by acquiring the patterns from the former Aeolian-Skinner head pipe maker, Thomas H. Anderson.

Organ Specification

 

GREAT ORGAN
NamePitchPipesDescription
Violone 16'   61 notes
Principal 8' 61  
Rohrflöte 8' 61  
Harmonic Flute 8' 49  
Viola 8' 61  
Spitzflöte 4' 61  
Octave 4' 61  
Nazard 2-2/3' 61  
Super Octave 2' 61  
Blockflöte 2' 61  
Tierce 1-3/5' 61  
Mixture IV-V Ranks 1-1/3' 281  
Hautbois 16'   61 notes
Bombarde 8'   61 notes
Trumpet 8' 85  
Clarion 4' 73  
Chimes      

 

SWELL ORGAN
NamePitchPipesDescription
Gedeckt 16' 73  
Gedeckt 8'   61 notes
Viola 8' 73  
Viola Celeste TC 8' 49  
Flauto Dolce 8' 61  
Flute Celeste TC 8' 49  
Spitz Principal 4' 61  
Nachthorn 4' 61  
Viola 4'   61 notes
Flageolet 2' 61  
Mixture IV Ranks 2' 244  
Sesquiltera II TC 2-2/3' 86  
Hautbois 16' 73  
Trompette 8' 73  
Hautbois 8'   61 notes
Clarion 4'   61 notes
Tremolo      

 

CHOIR ORGAN
NamePitchPipesDescription
Hohlflöte 8' 61  
Gemshorn 8' 85  
Gemshorn Celeste TC 8' 49  
Koppelflöte 4' 61  
Gemshorn 4'   61 notes
Principal 2' 61  
Quinte 1-1/3'   61 notes
Mixture III Ranks 1' 183  
Cromorne 8' 61  
English Horn 8' 61  
Rohr Schalmei 4' 61  
Bombarde 8' 61  
Tremolo      
Cymbelstern      
Contra Bombarde 32'   32 notes

 

PEDAL ORGAN
NamePitchPipesDescription
Bourdon 32' 59  
Principal 16' 56  
Bourdon 16'   32 notes
Gedeckt 16'   32 notes
Octave 8'   32 notes
Bourdon 8'   32 notes
Viola 8'   32 notes
Gedeckt 8'   32 notes
Gemshorn 8'   32 notes
Octave 4'   32 notes
Bourdon 4'   32 notes
Mixture IV Ranks 2-2/3' 128  
Bombarde 16'   32 notes
Hautbois 16'   32 notes
Trumpet 8'   32 notes
Hautbois 8'   32 notes
Clarion 4'   32 notes
Hautbois 4'   32 notes
Cromorne 4'   32 notes

 

COUPLERS
NamePitch
Great Unison Off  
Swell to Swell 16-4
Choir to Choir 16-4
Swell to Great 16-8-4
Swell to Choir 16-8-4
Choir to Great 16-8-4
Great to Choir 8
Great to Pedal 8
Swell to Pedal 8-4
Choir to Pedal 8-4

 

COMBINATION ACTION
NameDescription
Generals 1-12 for control of entire organ duplicated toe studs
Pistons 1-8 and cancel for control of great organ only
Pistons 1-8 and cancel for control of swell organ only
Pistons 1-8 and cancel for control of choir organ only
Pistons 1-8 and cancel for pedal organ duplicated by toe studs
General cancel piston  
Set Piston  
Reeds Off thumb piston  
Mixtures Off thumb piston  
Manual 16's Pedal 32's Off thumb piston  

 

PEDAL MOVEMENTS
NameDescription
Crescendo Pedal Standard Position and Programmable A-B-C
Swell Pedal eight stages
Choir Pedal eight stages
Sforzando Reversible Paddle and piston indicator light, Programmable
Great to Pedal Reversible Paddle and thumb piston
Swell to Pedal Reversible Paddle and thumb piston
Choir to Pedal Reversible Paddle and thumb piston
Swell to Great Reversible Paddle and thumb piston
Choir to Great Reversible Paddle and thumb piston
32' Bourdon Reversible Paddle and thumb piston
32' Bombarde Reversible Paddle and thumb piston

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

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