Christmas, 2008/9

Lakewood, Ohio - 1927 organ in St. Peter's Episcopal Church

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Lakewood back in the dayThe below specification is printed on the glossy Holtkamp advertisment which serves as this month's feature article in The American Organist.

This 1927 instrument at St. Peter's, my former church, was completely unknown to me. (Currently, St. Peter's has a very nice Walter Holtkamp, Sr. instrument from 1958.)

(The American Organist has really gone downhill if it allows an advertisement to take center stage, and, as of this writing, the Holtkamp website appears to be four years out of date.)

16 Diapason
16 Bourdon
8 Cello (Gt)
8 Flute (Sw)
IV Choralbass (Ch)
16 English Horn (Sw)
Gt to Ped
Sw to Ped
Ch to Ped

16 Violone (TC)
8 Diapason
8 Flute Symphony
8 Second Violin
8 Cello
4 Klangflote (Sw)
2 Flautino (Sw)
Gt 16
Gt 8
Gt 4

8 Geigen Principal
8 Stopped Diapason
8 Violin
8 Vox Angelica
8 Echo Choir (Double enclosed)
4 Flute
16 English Horn1
8 Horn1
Sw 16
Sw 8
Sw 4

16 Contra Dolce (Gt)2
8 Viola (Gt)3
8 Concert Flute
8 Ludwig Tone4
8 Viol d'Amour (Gt)3
4 Orchestral Flute (Gt)3
III Harmonics (Gt)3
2 Dulcitone (Gt)3
Ch 16
Ch 8
Ch 4

All manuals to ped
Sw to Gt, Ch to Gt and Sw to Ch each at 16, 8 and 4

1. These order of these two reeds was switched in the published specs but I can't imagine why.

2. Borrowed from which stop on the Great? There's nothing at 16 pitch!

3. How these stops are borrowed from the Great is sort of a mystery.

4. Ahh, Ludwig Tone, how I long to play upon thee!


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