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Organs, "Sacred Space"

Duquesne is home to one of the nation's top two programs in organ and sacred music. Organ students have access to two Moeller practice organs, a three-manual Moeller studio organ, a Schlicker tracker organ that once belonged to Paul Manz, a three-manual Aeolian-Skinner organ, installed in 2003, and the most recent addition: a three-manual Allen digital organ that belonged to Duquesne alumnus George Tucker. Organ and sacred music students regularly perform in the historic Duquesne Chapel for liturgies and recitals. The organ, originally by Morehouse & Brandt, was rebuilt by Tellers in 1962. Students also have access to a variety of superior organs throughout the Pittsburgh region.


Room 107

Schlicker
Buffalo, New York
1971
(originally owned by Paul Manz)
Mechanical action

Swell

8' Quintadena
4' Hohlflote
1 1/3 Klein Nasat

Great

8' Holz Gedeckt
4' Principal
2' Hohlflote

Pedal

16' Subbass
8' Gedeckt
4' Choral Bass

Couplers (by toe spoon)

Swell to Great
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal

Room 206

Allen Digital Computer Organ

Choir

16' Dulzian
8' Cor Anglais
8' Holz Gedeckt
8' Erzähler
8' Erzähler Celeste
4' Prinzipal
4' Travers Flöte
2 2/3 Nasat
2' Oktave
2' Blockflöte
1 3/5 Terz
1 1/3 Quintflöte
IV Mixtur
Tremulant
MIDI

Great

8' Prinzipal
4' Octave
2' Super Octave
IV Mixtur
8' Rohrflöte (Celesta)
4' Spitzflöte
2' Wald Flöte (Handbells)
8' Trompete (Harpsichord 4')
16' Gemshorn (Chimes)
8' Flute Celeste II (Chrysoglott)
2 2/3 Quint (Harp)
8' Krummhorn (Harpsichord 8')
Tremulant
2nd Voices On

Swell

16' Basson (Brass I)
8' Trompette
4' Clairon
8' Haubois (Orchestral Oboe)
IV Fourniture
1' Sifflet
1 3/5 Tierce (Clarinet)
2' Flute à Bec
2' Nasard (Brass II)
4' Principal Conique
4' Flute à Fuseau (Orchestral Flute)
8' Flûte Bouchée
8' Salicional
8' Gemshorn
8' Voix Celeste
Tremulant
2nd Voices On
MIDI

Pedal

32' Contra Bourdon
16' Bourdon
16' Lieblich Gedackt
16' Diapason
8' Gedackt Flöte
8' Octave
4' Flûte Ouvert
4' Choral Bass
IV Mixture
16' Posaune
8' Trompete
4' Schalmei
MIDI

Couplers and Pistons

Sw. to Sw. 16, 4, Unison Off
Gt. to Ped. 8, 4
Sw. to Ped. 8, 4
Ch. to Ped. 8
Sw. to Gt. 16, 8, 4
Ch. to Gt. 8
Sw. to Gt. 16, 8, 4
Gt. & Ped. Unenclosed

6 Pistons per level (Pedal by toe stud)
10 General Pistons (by thumb piston and toe stud)
3 Swell Shoes (Gt/Ch/Ped, Swell, Crescendo)

Room 216

Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company
Boston, Massachusetts

Swell (III)

8' Quintade
4' Block Flote
2' Hellpfeife
1' Octave
V Cornet

Choir (I)

16' Quintade
8' Rohr Bordun
4' Principal
4' Pommer
2' Octave
III-IV Mixtur
8' Trompete

Great (II)

8' Holz Gedeckt
4' Rohr Flote
2' Principal
1 1/3 Quint
III-IV Scharf

Pedal

32' Untersatz
16' Subbass
8' Principal
8' Gedeckt
4' Octave
4' Rohr Gedeckt
2' Quintade
IV Mixtur
16' Buzain
8' Trompete
4' Zink

Sforzando (toestud)
4 Factory Presets

Manual Compass- 56 notes
Pedal Compass- 32 notes

Room 314

Teaching Studio

M.P. Moller
Hagerstown, Maryland
Opus 10235
1967

Great

16' Quintaton
8' Bourdon
4' Octave
III Mixture

Positiv

8' Gedeckt
8' Prestant
2' Principal
III Cymbal
8' Cromorne
Tremolo

Swell

8' Rohr Flote
4' Koppel Flote
2' Octave
II Sesquialtera
8' Haubois
Tremolo

Pedal

16' Bourdon
16' Quintaton (Pos)
8' Spitzflote
4' Nachthorn

Couplers and Pistons

Great to Pedal (Rocker-tab and toestud)
Swell to Pedal
Positiv to Pedal
Swell to Pedal 4'
Swell to Great
Positiv to Great
Swell to Positiv
4 general combination pistons (also by toestud)
Sforzando

Rooms 2O & 2P
*Instruments in both rooms are identical

M.P. Moller
Hagerstown, Maryland
Opus 10237
1966

Swell

8' Rohr Flote
4' Rohr Flote
2' Principal
1 1/3 Larigot

Great

8' Rohr Flote
4' Principal
1 1/3 Larigot

Pedal

16' Gedeckt (ext. 12 notes)
8' Rohr Flote
4' Principal

Resources

8' Rohr Flote
4' Principal
1 1/3 Larigot (half rank)

DU Chapel

Tellers Organ Company*
Erie, Pennsylvania
Opus 983
1964

Great

8' Principal
8'Bourdon
8' Gemshorn
4' Octave
4' Spitzflote
2' Fifteenth
III Mixture
Great to Great 16'
Great to Great 4'
Great Unison Release

Swell

16' Rohr Bourdon (T.C.)
8' Viola
8' Viola Celeste (T.C.)
8' Rohr Flote
4' Octave Geigen
4' Rohr Flote
2 2/3 Nasard
2' Rohr Flote
1 1/3 Larigot
8' Trompete
4' Clairon
Tremolo
Swell to Swell 16'
Swell to Swell 4'
Swell Unison Release

Pedal

16' Subbass
16' Quintaton
8' Bourdon
8' Principal
8' Rohr Flote
8' Quintaton
4' Choral Bass
4' Rohr Flote
16' Trompette
8' Trompette

Couplers

Swell to Great 16'
Swell to Great 8'
Swell to Great 4'
Great to Pedal 8'
Great to Pedal 4'
Swell to Pedal 8'
Swell to Pedal 4'

Pistons

5 Swell combinations (w/ Pedal)
4 Great combinations (w/ Pedal)
7 General combinations (+ 2 independent toestud combinations)
Sforzando
General Cancel (can also be set as a combination)

Toestuds

Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Sforzando
2 General combinations

Manual Compass- 61 notes
Pedal Compass- 32 notes

*Originally built by Morehouse & Brandt ca. 1904, rebuilt with new console by Tellers.