Paramount Theatre, New York, recording studio

Wurlitzer, OPUS 1960, 1928

 

   Rank                     Pedal   Accomp      Great       Bomb         Solo

 8 Tuba Mirabilis  73p         8    8 8t        16 8 4      16 8           8

 8 English Horn  61p           8    8 8t        16 8        16 8           8

 8 Trumpet  61p                8    8 8t        16 8 4      16 8           8

16 Tuba Horn  85p           16 8    8 8t        16 8        16 8           8

16 Open Diapason  85p       16 8    8 4 8t      16 8 4      16             8

 8 Horn Diapason  61p          8    8           16 8

16 Tibia Clausa  97p        16      8 4 2 8t 4t 16 8 4 3 2  16 8 4 3 2  16 8 2

 8 Clarinet  61p                    8 8t        16 8                       8

 8 Saxophone  61p                   8           16 8        16          16 8

 8 Krumet  61p                      8              8                       8

 8 Solo String  73p            8    8 4         16 8 4      16 8        16 8

 8 Solo String Celeste  73p    8    8 4         16 8 4      16 8        16 8

16 String  85p              16 8    8 4 8te     16e8 4                     8

16 String Celeste  85p      16 8    8 4 8te     16e8 4                     8

 8 Viol d'Orchestre  73p       8    8 4 8te     16e8 4 2                   8

 8 Viol Celeste  73p           8    8 4 8te     16e8 4                     8

16 Oboe Horn  73p           16 8    8           16 8                       8

 8 Quintadena  61p             8    8              8                       8

 8 Vox Humana  61p                  8 4         16 8 4      16 8        16 8

 8 Vox Humana  61p                  8 4         16 8        16 8        16 8

16 Concert Flute  97p       16 8      4 3 2        8 4 3 2

 

   Piano                    16 8    8 4         16 8 4         8           8

   Master Xylophone                             X16 X       X16 X       X16 X

   Chrysoglott                      C C4        C16 C       C16 C       C16 C

   Xylophone                        X

   Vibraphone                       V              V                       V

   Glockenspiel                                    G           G           G

   Chimes                                          C           C           C

 

   Accomp to ...               8      4            8           8           8

   Great to ...                8    8t          16             8

   Bombarde to ...             8

   Solo to ...                 8    8 8p 8t     16 8 8p     16 8        16

 

(Note: "3"=2-2/3'; "T"=1-3/5'; "e"=ensemble; "p"=pizzicato; "t"=2nd

touch)

 

Some anomolies:

1. No 8' Tibia shown in Pedal.

2. No 8' Flute shown in Accompaniment.

3. Only one 4' Vox Humana shown in Great.

4. No 16' Bourdon shown in Great.

5. Great 2' Fifteenth assumed to be from VdO.

6. "Ensemble" strings assumed to be as shown, one tab per manual and pitch.

7. No 4' Tibia on Solo, only 2'.

8. Probably Solo Strings went to 16', rather than Strings.

9. Tuba Horn is shown as 85 pipes, but it does not appear anywhere at 4'.

 

It is also not clear which ranks were in which chamber, although some "guesses" could be made.  I seem to remember hearing that the percussions were all in a third "chamber" located down in front of the Main and Solo and that the studio was very heavily padded to eliminate all reverberation.

Larry Chace, September 1996

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