Holtkamp Organ Company
JOB 2005 - F.N.B. Concert Hall University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa AL

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The organ in the Concert Hall of the Frank Moody Music Building was reated by the Holtkamp Organ Company of Cleveland, Ohio, at the instigation of  arren Hutton, then Professor of Music and University Organist. The  instrument was funded entirely by private donors. There are sixty-five and one-half independent stops and eighty-six ranks of pipes. There are some five thousand pipes in the instrument. The key action is mechanical (tracker action), and the stop action is electric. There is mechanical intermanual coupling, but there is also additional, electrical coupling for Swell to Great, Positiv to Great, and Swell to Positiv. These three special couplers are designated with an “E,” so there is a “Swell to Great E” coupler as well as the usual “Swell to Great” coupler.Walter Holtkamp, the builder, described the physical organization as follows: “The Solo, an enclosed division, is located directly above the console. Above the Solo is the Great and at the top of the central section we placed the Swell. Flanking the Great and Solo is the Pedal. Above the Pedal, on each side, is the Positiv.”

The instrument was installed in 1988 and featured in that year’s September issue of The American Organist.



Pedal (32 notes)
32 Subbass
16 Principal
16 Subbass
16 Quintadena
8 Octave
8 Openflute
4 Choralbass
4 Nachthorn
2 Hornlein
2 2/3 Rauschbass IV
32 Basun
16 Posaune
16 Dulzian
8 Trumpet
4 Trumpet

Great (61 notes)
16 Principalbass
8 Principal
8 Gemshorn
8 Rohrgedakt
4 Octave
4 Spitzflöte
2 2/3 Quinte
2 Superoctave
13/5 Terz
2 Mixture IV
1/2 Scharf III
16 Trumpetbass
8 Trumpet
Swell (61 notes)
16 Bourdon
8 Gamba
8 Gamba Celeste
8 Rohrflöte
4 Geigen Principal
4 Harmonic Flute
2 Principal
1 1/3 Quinte
1 Mixture IV
1/3 Cymbal III
16 Fagott
8 Trompette
8 Oboe
4 Clairon
Positiv (61 notes)
16 Pommer
8 Flöten Principal
8 Bourdon
8 Quintadena
4 Praestant
4 Rohrpfeife
2 2/3 Nazard
2 Octave
2 Blockflöte
1 3/5 Tierce
1 1/3 Larigot
1 1/3 Mixture IV
8 Trumpet
8 Cromorne
Solo (enclosed, 61 notes)
8 Copula
4 Koppelflöte
2 Doublette
1 Principal
2 2/3 Cornet II (TC)
1/4 Zimbel III
16 Rankett
8 Vox Humana
4 Schalmey
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Positiv to Pedal
Solo to Pedal
Swell to Great
Swell to Great E
Positiv to Great
Positiv to Great E
Solo to Great
Swell to Positiv
Swell to Positiv E



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