The Pipe Organ – Specifications

Organ Stop’s Wurlitzer theatre organ was built for the Denver Theatre and was installed in 1927. The organ was used regularly until the early 1930s. With the advent of the talking picture and the 1930s depression, the organ was rarely heard. It was silenced when a fire in the auditorium caused extensive damage to the organ’s relay.

In the theatre, the organ was a style 260, having a three-manual console and 15 ranks/sets of pipes. Organ Stop purchased the instrument in the early 1970s and undertook the mammoth task of rebuilding the instrument. Several additions were made to the instrument by acquiring parts from other ill-fated Wurlitzers. The resulting 23 rank organ was installed in our original facility in 1975.

The building’s design is expressly for the enjoyment of patrons, with the organ installed in four chambers at one end of the restaurant.. Forty-three foot ceilings provide unparalleled acoustics. The console is “presented” on an 8000 pound rotating hydraulic elevator. Many of the percussions (such as the xylophones, glockenspiels, drums, etc.) are installed in the dining room for greater audience appeal.

The enlargement and improvement of this instrument has been an ongoing project… In 1997, a larger four manual console was added to the instrument. The new console is an exact replica of a “Fox Special” French case, ornamented to match the famous Brooklyn Paramount Wurlitzer. This is the largest console type ever designed and built by Wurlitzer. Through the years, several rare sets of pipes have been added to the organ, including a massive set of 32′ wood diaphones (visible from the front of the building). As of today, the organ has nearly 6000 pipes. The massive quantities of wind required for operation are provided by four huge turbine blowers (visible from the outside of the building in the blower complex). The resulting instrument boasts 82 ranks, 17 tuned percussions and innumberable traps and effects. ┬áIt is not only the largest Wurlitzer theatre organ in the world, it’s the largest Theatre Pipe Organ of any type to ever be assembled!!!

 

(Left Side)

 

 

 

  • Harmonic Flute
  • Solo Gamba
  • Gamba Celeste
  • Vox Humana
  • Quintadena
  • Quintadena Celeste
  • Kinura Minor
  • Viol d’ Orchestre
  • Viol Celeste
  • Concert Flute
  • Flute Celeste
  • Krumet
  • Main Brass Saxophone
  • Vox Humana Chorus IV
  • Solo Diapason
  • D Trumpet
  • Tibia Minor
  • Lieblich Flute
  • Salicional
  • Salicional Celeste
  • Horn Diapason
  • Horn Diapason Celeste
  • Oboe Horn
  • Tuba Horn
  • Tibia Clausa
  • English Post Horn
  • Clarinet
  • Chorus Trumpet
  • Enclosed Traps & effects

 

  • 4 Manuals
  • 276 Keys
  • 798 Stops and Controls
(right side)

 

 

 

  • Spitzflute
  • Spitzflute Celeste
  • Musette
  • Cello Violone
  • Cello Celeste
  • Orchestral Oboe
  • Kinura
  • Tibia Clausa
  • Tibia Plena
  • Solo String
  • Solo String Celeste
  • English Post Horn – 20″
  • Brass Saxophone
  • Brass Trumpet
  • Vox Humana Minor
  • Cor Anglais
  • Rohr Flute
  • Violin
  • Violin Celeste
  • French Horn
  • Solo Clarinet
  • 4 Rank Mixture
  • Open Diapason
  • Muted Viol
  • Muted Viol Celeste
  • String Bass (electric)
  • Vox Humana
  • Principal
(Above Console)

 

 

 

  • Vox Humana
  • Vox Humana (Solo Scale)
  • Tibia Clausa – 25″
  • Solo Brass Trumpet – 15″
  • Serpent
  • Flauto Mirabillis – 25″
  • Solo Violin – 25″
  • Violin Celeste
  • Diaphonic Diapason – 25″
  • Tuba Mirabilis
  • Chimes
  • Chrysoglott
  • Xylophone
  • Glockenspiel
(Left Side)

 

 

 

  • Pedal Tibia
  • Grand Piano
  • Marimba Harp
  • Chrysoglott
  • Xylophone
  • Tuned Bird Whistles
  • Tuned Tympani
  • Bird
  • Duck
  • Police Whistle
  • Acme Siren
  • Horse Hooves
  • Brush/Tap Cymbal
  • Hi-Hat Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Roll Cymbal
  • Bass Drum
  • Kettle Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Cowbell
  • Castanets
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Wood Block
  • Doorbell
  • Choke Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Sand Block
(Right Side)

 

 

 

  • Pedal Tibia
  • Rinky Tink Piano
  • Solo Harp
  • Cathedral Chimes
  • Master Xylophone
  • Glockenstern
  • Vibraphone
  • Tuned Sleigh Bells
  • Band Fife
  • Klaxon Horn
  • Telephone Bell
  • Train Whistle
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Horse Hooves
  • Wurlitzer Accordian
  • Wood Block
  • Triangle
  • Tambourine
  • Castanets
  • Surf
  • Slide Whistle
  • Tweety Bird
  • Oogah Horn
  • Tom Tom Drum
  • Wind Chimes
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Bongo Drums
  • Conga Drums
  • Chinese Gong
Center of Room

 

(Behind and Above Console)

  • Principal
  • 3 Rank Mixture
  • Glockenspiel
  • Glockenspiel Celeste
  • Tuned Saucer Bells

(Back Wall)

  • Trumpet En Chamade
  • 32′ Contra Tibia
(Front of Building)

 

 

 

  • 32′ Wood Diaphone (Large Scale) – 25″
  • 32′ Bombarde (Large Scale) – 22″

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