Zumbro’s Musical Instruments

52 Rank – Aeolian-Skinner Organ

The organ in the main sanctuary serves as the main instrument in Zumbro’s worship services.

The Grand Gallery Organ was built by the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company of Boston in 1970.  It’s three-manual and pedal action is direct mechanical (i.e., “tracker”), and at the time of its construction was the largest American-built instrument of its kind, comprising 38 stops, 52 ranks, and 2,795 pipes.  This stunning instrument is particularly well suited to the performance of music by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Specifications:

Pedal    
Rohr Schalmey 4   Tremulant
Posaune 16   Trompete 8
Posaune 16   Contra Posaune 32
Mixture IV   Contra Posaune 32
Octave 8   Nachthorn 4
Principal 16   Gedeckt 8
Great/Pedal   Subbass 16
Positiv/Pedal   Swell/Pedal
Swell    
Cymbel III   Regal 8
Principal 2   Chromorne 16
Spillflöte 4   Gemshorn 8
Rohrflöte 8   Trompette En Chamade 8
Tremulant   Hautbois 8
    Gemshorn Celeste 8
Great        
Tremulant   Trompete 8   Mixture IV
Trompete 16   Spillpfeife 2   Rausch Quinte III
Hohlflöte 4   Spitzflöte 8   Octave 4
Gedeckt Pommer 16   Positiv/Great   Principal 8
    Swell/Great    
Ruckpositiv    
Krummhorn 8   Tremulant
Sesquialtera II   Scharf III-IV
Quint 1 1/3   Gemshorn 2
Spitzgedeckt 4   Principal 4
Swell/Positiv   Gedeckt 8

  Tutti I, Tutti II, Zimbelstern

Chapel Positiv Organ

The Chapel Positiv Organ was built in 1962 by the Dutch firm, Flentrop, and was imported by the famed New York Pro Musica Society. This charming instrument is heard on many of the ensemble’s recordings and was utilized for performances at New York’s Lincoln Center Philharmonic Hall. This one-manual organ, comprised of five stops and six ranks of pipes, came to Zumbro Lutheran Church in 1969 by Zumbro’s Director of Music, Merrill “Jeff” Davis, III.

Rutkowski & Robinette Harpsichord

Formerly owned by the New York Pro Musica Society, this 2X8’ #16 was acquired by Zumbro Lutheran Church in 1962 by Zumbro’s Director of Music, Merrill “Jeff” Davis, III. The strings are mechanically plucked and produces several early-day sounds including the lute.



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