Stoplist

Stoplist for the Spreckels Organ

This technical description of the Spreckels Organ allows enthusiasts and insiders to understand the variety of voices offered by the organ pipes, and compare it with other organs. The organ was the 453rd one built by the Austin Brothers of Hartford, Connecticut…

          April 23, 2021

SPRECKELS OUTDOOR PIPE ORGAN
BALBOA PARK | San Diego, California
1915 Austin Opus #453
New Consoles 1935, 1981, 2010
Additions 1935, 1960, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1996, 2014, 2016, 2020
81 Ranks – 5,098 Pipes

                          GREAT

            16′         Major Diapason                                             46 pipes

              8′         Stentorphone                                                61 pipes

              8′         Open Diapason                                              61 pipes

              8′         Horn Diapason                                              61 pipes

              8’         GAMBA                                                           73 pipes    2014

              8’         GAMBA CELESTE                                         73 pipes    2014

              8′         MAJESTIC FLUTE                                       122 pipes    2020

              4′         Octave                                                            61 pipes

              2′         Super Octave                                                 61 pipes

               V         Mixture                                                        305 pipes    1988

               V         Grand Cornet                                              255 pipes    1935

            16′         Tuba Sonora  solo     

              8′         Tuba Sonora  solo                                                                                    

              4′         Tuba Sonora  solo

              8′         Tibia  solo

              4′         Tibia  solo

                          SWELL

            16′         Quintaton                                                         73 pipes                    

              8′         Phonon Diapason                                           73 pipes                    

              8′         Violin Diapason                                              73 pipes   

              8′         Tibia Clausa                                                     73 pipes                    

              8′         Rohr Floete                                                     73 pipes   

              8′         Flauto Dolce                                                   73 pipes

              8′         Viole D’Gamba                                               73 pipes

              8′         Concert Celeste                                           73 pipes

              4′         Principal                                                         73 pipes

              4′         Flauto Traverso                                           73 pipes

              2′         Piccolo                                                             61 pipes

              III         Dolce Cornet                                               183 pipes

              IV        Scharf                                                            244 pipes    1988        

            16′         Contra Posaune                                            73 pipes   

              8′         Cornopean                                                     73 pipes

              8’         Oboe                                                               73 pipes

              4′         Clarion                                                           73 pipes    1988                            

8′         Vox Humana                61 pipes

                          Tremulant

                          CHOIR

            16′         Contra Viole                                                  73 pipes   

              8′         Geigen Principal                                          73 pipes

              8’         Geigen celeste                                              61 pipes    2016        

              8′         Concert Flute                                               73 pipes

              8′         Viole D’Orchestra                                        73 pipes   

              8′         Viole Celeste                                                 73 pipes

              4′         Violina                                                          73 pipes

              4’         VIOLINA CELESTE                                      73 pipes    2016        

              4′         Flute D’Amour                                            73 pipes

              8′         French Horn                                                73 pipes

              8′         Clarinet                                                         73 pipes

                          tremulant

                          FESTIVAL REEDS

            16′         Bombarde                                                      61 pipes    1988        

              8′         Festival Trompette                                      61 pipes    1988

              4′         Trompette Clarion                                       61 pipes    1988

                          Reeds on Great

                          Reeds on Solo

              8’         centennial tuba   solo

              8’         centennial tuba  swell                                 61 pipes    2014

                          SOLO

              8′         Grand Diapason                                             73 pipes   

              8′         Tibia Plena                                                      73 pipes

              8′         Flute Celeste                                                 61 pipes

              8′         Gross Gamba                                                  73 pipes

              8′         Gamba Celeste                                                61 pipes

              4′         Flute Ouverte                                                73 pipes

              4′         Harmonic Flute                                              61 pipes

              8′         Tuba Sonora                                                   73 pipes   

              8′         Horn Tuba                                                      73 pipes    1960

              8′         Orchestral Oboe                                          73 pipes

              8’         crommorne                                                     73 pipes    2016

              8’         solo vox humana                                           73 pipes    2016

                          tremulant

                          TIBIA  (solo / FLOATING)                                                                                   

            16′         Tibia                                                                                   

              8′         Tibia

        5 1/3′         Tibia

              4′         Tibia                                                                    73 pipes    1996

        2 2/3′         Tibia

              2′         Tibia

        1 3/5′         Tibia

                          tremulant

                          Tibia on Great

                          Tibia on Swell

                          Tibia on Choir

                          Tibia on Solo

                          PEDAL

            32′         Contra Magnaton                                         12 pipes   

            16′         Magnaton                                                          32 pipes

            16′         Open Diapason                                                12 pipes

            16′         Violone                                                              12 pipes

            16′         Bourdon                                                            32 pipes

            16′         contra viole   choir

              8′         Octave                                                               32 pipes    1987

              8′         Gross Floete                                                  32 pipes

              8′         Bourdon                                                           12 pipes

              8′         Violoncello                                                    32 pipes

              4′         Super Octave                                                  32 pipes    1987

              IV        Mixture                                                           128 pipes    1987

            32′         Contra Bombarde                                         32 pipes    1990

            16′         Tuba Sonora  solo                                         12 pipes

            16′         Contra Posaune  swell                                               

              8′         Tuba Sonora  solo                                                        

                          PERCUSSION                                          TOY COUNTER   

                          Chimes  SOLO                                                                 WOOD BLOCK*

                          Harp CHOIR                                                                  TRAIN WHISTLE*

                                       glockenspiel  CHOIR, SOLO*                   POLICE WHISTLE*

                                       XYLOPHONE  SOLO*                                                       SIREN*

                          Bass Drum PEDAL                                                                     KLAXON*

                          Tympani PEDAL                                            BELL*

TRIANGLE  PEDAL*                                                     GON*

                          TAMBORINE CHOIR*

                          SNARE DRUM CHOIR

                          CASTINETTES CHOIR*

                          Cymbal F PEDAL

                          Cymbal P  PEDAL

                          crash cymbal TOE STUD

                          ROLL CYMBAL TOE STUD*                                        *2014

              The organ is maintained by L.W. Blackinton and Associates, Inc.
                             Lyle Blackinton, Curator 1974 to 2014  
Dale Sorenson, Curator 2015 to present                                                         
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