Wurlitzer

  • One of the World's best maintained organs this one plays regularly in the theatre. This is the refurbished organ console, as opposed to the shot below. Notice the seat is different.


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    Wurlitzer Specifics

    The Alabama Theatre's Mighty Wurlitzer is a Publix I (Crawford Special). Opus 1783 was shipped from the Wurlitzer factory on 11 Novermber 1927. It has four manuals and 21 ranks. It was originally only 20 ranks, but an English post horn was added. The pipes are located in three chambers: main, string, and solo.

    Main - Upper auditorium left

    Tuba Horn		16'-4'	85 pipes  15"
    Diaphonic Diapason	16'-8'	73 pipes  15"
    Clarinet		 8'	61 pipes  10"
    Tibia Clausa		 8'-4'	73 pipes  15"
    Concert Flute		16'-2'	97 pipes  10"
    

    String - Lower auditorium left

    Viol D'Orchestre	 8'-2'	85 pipes  10"
    Viol Celeste		 8'-4'	73 pipes  10"
    Solo String		 8'	61 pipes  10"
    Dulciana		 8'	61 pipes  10"
    Vox Humana		 8'	61 pipes   6"
    Violone			16'	12 pipes  10" (Austin)
    
    Chrysoglott			49 notes
    Bird 1
    

    Solo - Upper and lower auditorium right

    Lower chest

    English Post Horn	 8'	61 pipes  15" (Trivo)
    Tuba Mirabilis		 8'-4'	73 pipes  15"
    Brass Trumpet		 8'	61 pipes  10"
    Tibia Clausa		16'-2'	97 pipes  15"
    Solo String		 8'	61 pipes  10"
    Vox Humana		 8'	61 pipes   6"
    

    Upper chest

    Orchestral Oboe		 8'	61 pipes  10"
    Kinura			 8'	61 pipes  10"
    Brass Saxophone		 8'	61 pipes  10"
    Quintadena		 8'	61 pipes  10"
    Oboe Horn		 8'	61 pipes  10"
    
    Piano				85 notes
    Marimba/Harp			49 bars
    Glockenspiel			37 bars
    Sleigh Bells			25 notes
    Cathedral Chimes		25 tubes
    Xylophone			37 bars
    Master Xylophone (exposed)	37 bars
    
    Tambourine			Wood Block
    Castanets			Triangle
    Tap Cymbal			Boat Whistle
    Crash Cymbal			Klaxon
    Sizzle Cymbal			Ah-ooh-ga Horn
    Splash Cymbal (exposed)		Bird 2
    Snare Drum/Tom-tom		Bass Drum/Kettle Drum
    



    Organist Kevin Cartwright at Big Bertha

    Thanks to Lee K. Seitz for providing this stop list.

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