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.
|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|
|Cymbel III||Regal 8|
|Principal 2||Chromorne 16|
|Spillflöte 4||Gemshorn 8|
|Rohrflöte 8||Trompette En Chamade 8|
|Gemshorn Celeste 8|
|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|
|Sesquialtera II||Scharf III-IV|
|Quint 1 1/3||Gemshorn 2|
|Spitzgedeckt 4||Principal 4|
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.