Dimnent Memorial Chapel
Skinner Pipe Organ
Thanks to MaryAnn Balduf for this demon-stration
with Dr. Lewis.
Thanks to MaryAnn Balduf for this demon-stration with Dr. Lewis.
The Great, Choir and Pedal divisions are located in the chambers to the left, the Swell division is located in the chamber to the right and the Solo division is located in a chamber above the proscenium arch. The Echo section and the chimes are located in a chamber which opens in the southwest corner of the gallery. The action of the organ is electro-pneumatic and wind pressures range from 5 to 15 inches.
Several of the divisions reflect the goals of organ builders from the American Romantic period of the early 1900s, and boast numerous 8-foot (unison) stops. Such stops are intended rather to imitate instruments of the symphony orchestra than to function as members of the classic organ ensemble. Complete diapason and reed choruses are to be found on the Great and Swell divisions, however: these two divisions provide the full traditional manual ensemble of the instrument.