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Opus 101

Caruth Auditorium, Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

Ranks: 73
Independent Voices: 50
Pipes: 3681
Created: 1993

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September 1993 marked the culmination of a nine-year process of planning, construction, installation, and voicing of this three-manual 51 stop, 3,681-pipe instrument. Charles Nazarian developed the visual design with other members of the workshop. Hammered spotted metal façade pipes, gold leaf, deep teal panels, and black detailing highlight the mahogany case.

The organ has a fully mechanical action. A Kowalyshyn Servo-pneumatic Lever is available to assist the key action when the Swell and Positive are coupled to the Great, allowing the player to retain control of the articulation of the pipes. An electrical stop action augments the mechanical stop action for an almost infinite number of preset registrations. The specification is based upon the German principal, flute and reed choruses familiar to Bach and Buxtehude and includes appropriate reed and flute voices for 18th and 19th century French music. These features, along with a wind system capable of steady or flexible winding, enable the organ to appropriately play four centuries of organ music.

Opus 101

Prestant 16′
Octave 8′
Spillpfeife 8′
Flûte harmonique 8′
Violoncelle 8′
Octave 4′
Open Flute 4′
Twelfth 2 2/3′
Fifteenth 2′
Seventeenth 1 3/5′
Grand Cornet V
Progressive Mixture
Full Mixture V-VII
Trommeten 16′
Trommeten 8′
Trompette 8′
Clairon 4′

Principal 8′
Gedackt 8′
Quintadena 8′
Octave 4′
Rohrflöte 4′
Nazard 2 2/3′
Doublet 2′
Quarte de Nazard 2′
Tierce 1 3/5′
Sharp IV-VI
Dulcian 16′
Trechterregal 8′
Cromorne 8′

Bourdon 16′
Flûte traversière 8′
Viole de gambe 8′
Voix céleste 8′
Principal 4′
Flûte octaviante 4′
Octavin 2′
Mixture IV
Cornet III
Basson 16′
Trompette 8′
Hautbois 8′
Voix humaine 8′
Clairon 4′

Untersatz 32′      ext SW
Contrebasse 16′
Prestant 16′      GT
Bourdon 16′       SW
Octave 8′
Spillpfeife 8′      GT
Violoncelle 8′       GT
Superoctave 4′
Mixture IV
Posaune 32′      ext GT
Bombarde 16′
Trommeten 16′      GT
Trommeten 8′       GT
Trompette 8′       GT
Clairon 4′      GT


Swell to Great
Positive to Great
Swell to Positive
Great to Pedal
Positive to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Swell to Pedal 4′


Great Ventil
Wind Stabilizer
Balanced Swell Pedal

Octaves graves
Kowalyshyn Servo-pneumatic Lever

Manual keyboards CC-c4, 61 notes
Pedal (flat & parallel) CC-g1, 32 notes