CHICAGO THEATRE

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                                       Chicago Theatre console painted white
                  ORGAN CONSOLE WAS PAINTED WHITE PRIOR TO OVERHAUL IN 1985

                                      Chicago Theatre console in natural finish

AS PART OF FIRST PHASE OF ORGAN RESTORATION CONSOLE WAS RESTORED TO NATURAL
WOOD FINISH AND PETERSON ELECTRONIC RELAY AND COMBINATION ACTION WAS
INSTALLED. BRASS CHAMBER WAS REBUILT AND SECOND TUBA MIRABILIS AND
ENGLISH POSTHORN WAS REMOVED FOR RE-INSTALLATION IN SOLO CHAMBER AS
RECOMMENDED BY GEORGE WRIGHT. DUE TO UNFORSEEN PROBLEMS WITH THE
THEATRE SECOND PHASE OF RESTORATION WAS NEVER STARTED.
 
                                                       CHAMBER ANALYSIS                                                         
SOLO   MAIN                                   
KINURA

ORCHESTRAL OBOE

OBOE HORN

BRASS SAXAPHONE

BRASS TRUMPET

QUINTADENA 

VOX HUMANA

SOLO TIBIA

SOLO STRING 16'
 
 
 
 
 

 

KRUMET

CLARINET 16'

VDO

VDO CELESTE

HORN DIAPASON 16'

OPEN DIAPASON

BRASS SAXAPHONE

TUBA HORN 16'

CONCERT FLUTE

DULCIANA

CHRYSOGLOTT

MARIMBA

PERCUSSION CHAMBER                                                 FOUNDATION CHAMBER
MASTER XYLOPHONE (re-iterating)

XYLOPHONE (non re-iterating)

GLOCKENSPIEL

BELLS

TAMBOURINE

CASTANETS

WOOD BLOCK

SNARE DRUM

BASS DRUM

CRASH CYMBAL

VOX HUMANA

DIAPHONIC DIAPASON 16'

GAMBA 

GAMBA CELESTE

TIBIA CLAUSA 16'

HARMONIC FLUTE 4'
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

BRASS CHAMBER

TUBA MIRABILIS 16' *

ENGLISH HORN 16' *

 

UPPER CHAMBER (non pipe)

CONTAINS PNUEMATIC

RELAY AND TOP OF 32' DIAPHONE

SPEAKS THROUGH THIS CHAMBER

NOTES (*) When Jesse Crawford returned to play at the Chicago during the period of "THE CENTURY
                    OF PROGRESS" the Tuba Mirabilis and English Post Horn were removed from the UPTOWN
                    THEATRE and installed to augment the original TUBA MIRABILIS and ENGLISH HORN
                    in the BRASS CHAMBER.  After the UPTOWN pipes were put into storage during the 1980's
                   renovation, the Post Horn was borrowed without the theatre management's knowledge for a
                   organ program at another theatre. The pipes disappeared and no one appears to know what happened
                   to them.  The program was sponsored by another organ club and  CATOE was not involved.

                 There were three consoles on this organ. The second console was installed in 1924 so that the
                 Crawford's  could play duets.  A slave console was used on the stage during shows.  The second
                 console was sold the Pete Howell and was used to control an organ that Howell built for the Al
                 Kearny radio studio in Chicago. After Kearny's death the organ was sold to the seminary at
                 Mundelein, Illinois and installed in the auditorium. The slave console was used for stage shows
                 lasted  through the forties. It was stored for many years above the lighting board before it was
                 sold to Stan Todd in Cincinati, Ohio

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