Pine Street Presbyterian Church
310 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg

E.M. Skinner, Op. 506, 1926

Moller, Op. R-706, 1963

Moller, Op. R-1212, 1991

 

83 ranks of pipes plus 4 digital ranks

 

Specifications

 

Great

 

16’

Quintaton

73 pipes

8’

Diapason**

61 pipes

8’

Rohrflöte

61 pipes

8’

Quintaton (from 16’)

 

8’

Erzahler

61 pipes

4’

Prestant**

61 pipes

4’

Spitzflöte

73 pipes

2’

Waldflöte

73 pipes

II

Sesquialtera**

146 pipes

III

Fourniture  (1 1/3’)**

183 pipes

8’

Trompette-en-Chamade (Solo)

 

 

Carillon (currently not functioning)

 

 

Zimbelstern

 

 

Tremulant

 

Nave

8’

Principal*

61 pipes

4’

Octave*

61 pipes

2’

Super Octave*

61 pipes

IV

Mixture (1 1/3’)*

244 pipes

16’

Double Trumpet*

61 pipes

8’

Trumpet*

61 pipes

4’

Klarine*

61 pipes

Swell

16’

Lieblich Gedackt**

73 pipes

16’

Contra Gemshorn

73 pipes

8’

Viola Pomposa**

73 pipes

8’

Viola Celeste

61 pipes

8’

Gedackt (extension of 16’)**

 

8’

Voix Celeste II**

146 pipes

8’

Gemshorn (extension of 16’)

 

8’

Stopped Diapason

73 pipes

8’

Flauto Dolce Celeste II*

73 pipes

4’

Octave Geigen

73 pipes

4’

Koppelflöte

73 pipes

2 2/3

Nazard

61 pipes

2’

Zauberflöte

61 pipes

1 3/5

Tierce

61 pipes

V

Plein Jeu (2’)**

305 pipes

IV

Scharf*

244 pipes

16’

Basson**

73 pipes

8’

Trompette**

73 pipes

8’

Oboe**

73 pipes

8’

Vox Humana

61 pipes

4’

Clarion**

73 pipes

 

Tremulant

 

Choir

8’

English Open Diapason*

73 pipes

8’

Stopped Flute**

73 pipes

8’

Unda Maris II*

146 pipes

4’

Principal*

73 pipes

4’

Nachthorn

73 pipes

2’

Fifteenth*

61 pipes

1 1/3

Larigot

61 pipes

1’

Blockflöte**

61 pipes

III-IV

Cymbal (1’)*

244 pipes

8’

Clarinet

73 pipes

 

Tremulant

 

 

Harp (currently not functioning)

 

 

Celesta (currently not functioning)

 

Solo

8’

Flauto Mirabilis

73 pipes

8’

Gamba

73 pipes

8’

Gamba Celeste

73 pipes

8’

English Horn*

73 pipes

8’

French Horn

73 pipes

8’

State Trumpet

73 pipes

8’

Trompette en Chamade*

61 pipes

 

Tremulant

 

Echo

8’

Cor de Nuit

73 pipes

8’

Vox Angelica II**

146 pipes

8’

Vox Humana

61 pipes

 

Tremulant

 

 

Chimes

 

 

Carillon (currently not functioning)

 

 

Harp (currently not functioning)

 

Pedal

32’

Contra Diapason (electronic)

 

32’

Contra Bourdon (electronic)

 

16’

Diapason**

32 pipes

16’

Violon (electronic)

 

16’

Bourdon

56 pipes

16’

Quintaton (Gt.)

 

16’

Lieblich Gedackt (Sw)

 

16’

Contra Gemshorn (Sw)

 

10 2/3

Quint (from Bourdon)

 

10 2/3

Gemshorn (Sw)

 

8’

Principal

32 pipes

8’

Diapason (from 16’)

 

8’

Bourdon (from 16’)

 

8’

Quintaton (Gt)

 

8’

Gedackt (Sw)

 

8’

Gemshorn (Sw)

 

4’

Principal

32 pipes

4’

Bourdon (from 16’)

 

4’

Quintaton (Gt)

 

IV

Mixture (2 2/3’)*

128 pipes

V

Grand Cornet (32’)

 

32’

Contre Bombarde (electronic)

 

16’

Bombarde

56 pipes

16’

Double Trumpet (Nave)

 

8’

Bombarde (from 16’)

 

8’

Trumpet (Nave)

 

4’

Bombarde Clarion (from 16’)

 

 

*new pipes / stop

**rescaled, revoiced pipes

 

Couplers

 

Great to Pedal 8’

Swell to Pedal 8’

Swell to Pedal 4’

Choir to Pedal 8’

Choir to Pedal 4’

Solo-Echo to Pedal 8’

Solo-Echo to Pedal 4’

Nave to Pedal 8’

Swell to Great 16’

Swell to Great 8’

Swell to Great 4’

Choir to Great 16’

Choir to Great 8’

Choir to Great 4’

Solo-Echo to Great 16’

Solo-Echo to Great 8’

Solo-Echo to Great 4’

Swell to Choir 16’

Swell to Choir 8’

Swell to Choir 4’

Solo-Echo to Choir 8’

Solo-Echo to Swell 16’

Solo-Echo to Swell 8’

Solo-Echo to Swell 4’

Nave to Solo 8’

Nave to Swell

Nave to Choir

Nave Unison Off

Great to Great 16’

Great Unison Off

Great to Great 4’

Swell to Swell 16’

Swell Unison Off

Swell to Swell 4’

Choir to Choir 16’

Choir Unison Off

Choir to Choir 4’

Solo-Echo to Solo-Echo 16’

Solo-Echo to Solo-Echo 8’

Pedal to Solo

All Swells to Swell

Manual I  II Reverse


Great and Nave function as a single division although it is possible to separate them and
play them against one another.

 

Adjustable Combinations

8 pistons affecting Great and Nave

8 pistons affecting Swell

8 pistons affecting Choir

8 pistons affecting Solo-Echo

8 pistons affecting Pedal

12 pistons affecting Entire Organ

Tutti reversible on piston and stud

General Cancel

Setter Piston

Multiple Memory with 32 levels

Pedal Combinations to Great Piston On / Off switch

Pedal Combinations to Swell Piston On / Off switch

Pedal Combinations to Choir Piston On / Off switch

Pedal Combinations to Solo-Echo Piston On / Off switch

 

Great to Pedal reversible piston and stud

Swell to Pedal reversible piston and stud

Choir to Pedal reversible piston and stud

Solo-Echo to Pedal reversible piston and stud

32’ Contra Diapason reversible stud

32’ Contra Bourdon reversible stud

32’ Contra Bombarde reversible stud

All Swells to Swell reversible

 

Balanced Expression Pedal – Swell

Balanced Expression Pedal – Choir (including Harp)

Balanced Expression Pedal – Solo-Echo (including Carillon)

Balanced Crescendo Pedal

            

THE ORGAN at Pine Street Presbyterian Church was originally designed and installed in 1926 by the Skinner Organ Company of Boston, Massachusetts as a part of the rebuilding of the church under the direction of architect Ralph Adams Cram of Boston. It was originally scheduled for installation in an area above the choir loft, but for unknown reasons, the location was changed to two shallow chambers on either side of the loft, providing a much better location in all respects. At the time, Skinner was the premier organ builder in the United States.

This instrument served virtually unchanged until 1963 when it was rebuilt and enlarged by the M.P. Möller Company of Hagerstown, Maryland. During this rebuild the best of the Skinner pipework and virtually all of the original chestwork were saved, renewed and reinstalled in what was a mostly new instrument. Of particular importance was the retention of the Solo Organ with its magnificent State Trumpet and colorful solo strings and French Horn. The Principal, Mixtures and much of the flue work were new, as were the Swell Reeds, which are a wonderful example of the work of Adolph Zajick, Möller's legendary chief reed voicer.

In the late 1980's the organ again needed repairs and again the Möller Company, this time under the direction of Tonal Director Daniel Angerstein, was called upon to restore, upgrade and enlarge the organ. From this rebuild came the installation of the Nave Organ which speaks from the two grilles surrounding the Choir Loft window and the dazzling Trompette-en-Chamade on the West wall of the church. This work was carefully guided by then organist, Donald L. Clapper whose diligence paid off in what is surely one of the finest instruments in Central Pennsylvania and one of the best installations of the Möller Company. The new organ was dedicated in 1991. This work was made possible by the Million for Ministry campaign which also provided significant changes to the building including the new Gathering Place directly behind the Chancel, and the Chapel area in the South transept.

In 2000, the electronic 32 foot stops, retained from the 1963 rebuild, were in need of replacement. This was accomplished by the Walker Technical firm of Zionsville, Pennsylvania with state of the art digitally sampled voices which give the needed underpinning to the organ in this large space. This final work on the instrument was made possible by a generous gift from the estate of Albert Herbert.

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