Princeton University Religious Life

The Chapel's Mander-Skinner Organ

A magnificent instrument that uses the entirety of the nave as its sounding board

Mander-Skinner Organ

 

Princeton University Chapel Organ Specifications
The Ernest M. Skinner Company, 1928; Æolian-Skinner, 1954-1956; N. P. Mander Ltd., 1991
137 Ranks         7897 Pipes
 

Great
(5½'' & 12'' wind pressure)
 
Unenclosed
  16' Double Diapason
  16' Bourdon
    8' First Diapason
    8' Second Diapason
    8' Stopped Diapason
    8' Concert Flute
    4' Octave
    4' Principal
    4' Stopped Flute
    4' Flûte Harmonique
2⅔' Twelfth
    2' Fifteenth
    2' Piccolo
  III Cornet
  IV Full Mixture
  IV Sharp Mixture
  16' Trombone
    8' Tromba
    4' Clarion
      Tremulant (light wind)
 

 
Swell
(11'' wind pressure)
 
Enclosed
  16' Bourdon
    8' Diapason
    8' Rohr Flute
    8' Flauto Dolce
    8' Flute Céleste (TC)
    8' Gamba
    8' Gamba Céleste
    8' Salicional
    8' Voix Céleste
    4' Octave
    4' Flûte Triangulaire
    4' Unda Maris II
    2' Fifteenth
    2' Flautino
   II Sesquialtera
   V Mixture
  IV Plein Jeu
  16' Posaune
    8' French Trumpet
    8' Cornopean
    8' Oboe
    8' Vox Humana
    4' Clairon
      Tremulant


Choir
(3½'' wind pressure)
 
Unenclosed
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Violoncello
    8' Chimney Flute
    4' Principal
    4' Spitz Flute
2⅔' Nazard
    2' Fifteenth
    2' Flageolet
13/5' Tierce
1⅓' Larigot
  III Mixture
    8' Trumpet
    8' Cremona
      Tremulant

 
Solo
(8'', 15'' & 25'' wind pressure)
 
Enclosed
  16' Contra Gamba
    8' Doppelflöte
    8' Hohl Flute
    8' Viola
    8' Viola Céleste
    8' Echo Dulciana
    8' Dulciana Céleste
    4' Flûte Ouverte
    2' Piccolo
  VI Chorus Mixture
  16' Cor Anglais
    8' French Horn
    8' Corno di Bassetto
    8' Orchestral Oboe
      Tremulant
  16' Contra Tuba
    8' Tuba
    4' Tuba Clarion
Unenclosed
    8' Tuba Mirabilis

 
West Gallery
(12'' wind pressure)
 
Unenclosed
 
On Choir Manual
    8' Gallery Trumpet

 


Pedal
(6'' & 20'' wind pressure)
 
  32' Double Diapason
  16' Diapason Wood
  16' First Diapason
  16' Second Diapason (Great)
  16' Violone
  16' Bourdon (Great)
  16' Gamba (Solo)
    8' Principal
    8' ’Cello
    8' Gedeckt
    4' Fifteenth
    4' Open Flute
  IV Grave Mixture
  IV Mixture
  32' Contra Bombarde
  32' Contra Fagotto
  16' Bombarde
  16' Trombone (Great)
  16' Fagotto
    8' Trumpet
    8' Bassoon
    4' Clarion
    4' Hautboy

 
Nave
(4'' wind pressure)
 
Unenclosed
    8' Diapason
    4' Octave
    2' Superoctave
  III Fourniture
  III Cymbale (prepared)
    8' Trumpet
Enclosed
    8' Cor de Nuit
    8' Cor de Nuit Céleste (TC)
 
Nave on Great
Nave on Swell
Nave on Solo

 
Nave Pedal
(5'' wind pressure)
 
  16' Contra Bass
    8' Principal
    4' Superoctave
   III Cornet 

 


Mechanicals
Inter-Divisional Couplers
Tilting Tablets beneath Music Rack
  Great to Pedal 8'*†
  Swell to Pedal 8'*†, 4'
  Choir to Pedal 8'*, 4'
  Solo to Pedal 8'*†, 4'
  * Reversible Toe Lever
  † Reversible Piston on Manual
 
  Swell to Great 16', 8'*, 4'
  Choir to Great 8'*
  Solo to Great 16', 8'*, 4'
  Swell to Choir 16', 8', 4'
  Solo to Choir 16', 8'*, 4'
  Solo to Swell 16', 8', 4'
  Great to Solo 8'
  * Reversible piston on Great
 
Intra-Divisional Couplers
Drawknobs with Divisional Stops
  Swell to Swell 16', Unison Off, 4'
  Solo to Solo 16', Unison Off, 4'
  Nave to Nave 4'
 
Expression Pedals
  Swell
  Solo/Nave
 
Crescendo Pedal
  mf - f - ff settings
 
Tutti Pedal Lever
 
Combination Action
Solid State Capture System
128 Levels of memory
  12 General Pistons and Toe Studs
    8 Great Pistons
    8 Swell Pistons
    8 Choir Pistons
    8 Solo Pistons
    4 Nave Pistons
    8 Pedal Toe Studs
 
Fixed Piston
    1 Gallery Trumpet on Choir
 
Pedal Combinations on Great Pistons
Nave Combinations on Great Pistons
Toe Stud Reversibles for each 32' Stop
 
4 Blowers: Main (15 hsp),
       Solo (10 hsp), Nave (1 hsp),
       Gallery (½ hsp)