The Skinner Style Organ May 2018
The Regent Classic Skinner Style Organ has been created specifically for customers who require a Skinner voiced instrument and wish to invest in a console that draws extensively on the design features of period Skinner instruments. The console is a near perfect copy of an original Skinner instrument built in 1929 for St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown New Jersey and the voicing, using an identical stop list, is also based on this instrument. We have though omitted the 4th manual so the Solo ‘floats’ across the other 4 divisions.
We would like to thank Joshua Stafford, organist, and the church for making our Chairman, David Mason, so welcome when visiting in November of 2017 to play this fine instrument. We are also grateful to Selby Abbey which allowed us the use of its magnificent building to make the first professional recording of the instrument played by the extraordinarily talented Dr Joseph Nolan.
As with all Regent Classic instruments this is just one idea of a console and stop list that could be built for your church, concert hall or home. If this instrument has inspired you to make an enquiry – we’d be delighted to work with you to design an instrument for your specific needs. Please do get in contact with us to discuss your requirements or if you’d simply like more information – we have brochures and other material that can be distributed to colleagues or a committee.
Below you will find a video of the organ being played by Dr Joseph Nolan, lots of images and the detailed Stop List of both our Skinner Style Organ and the original Skinner Organ in St Peter’s Church.
Watch our video from Selby Abbey
Dr Joseph Nolan plays Sir George Thalben Ball’s Elegy in the beautiful setting of Selby Abbey.
Images of the Skinner Style Organ
Browse the two galleries below for detailed images of the Skinner style organ. (Click on any image in the gallery to view larger versions of the images.)
The first gallery displays images of the organ console from different views and includes the roll-top and handmade bench.
The gallery below displays some of the intricate details and features of the organ such as stops, keyboard, tab rails, toe sweeps and more.
More information if you are interested
You are welcome to read an in-depth blog post about how we built the Regent Classic Skinner Style Instrument. We have included a lot of information about E. M. Skinner and our research into his organs. David has also shared in the post why we decided to build this specific instrument as a tribute to this highly regarded organ builder. You’ll find many more images of the organ in the post including the work-in-progress shots…as well as the finished instrument.
You can also browse through our website to find out about our approach to console design, keyboards and voicing. Alternatively please do get into contact with us if you’d like us to send you more information about the Skinner Style Organ or any other of our Regent Classic instruments.
Organ Stop Lists
For reference the organ specification from the original instrument at St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown can be viewed here.
|Diapason||16||First Diapason||8||Diapason||8||Geigen||8||Gamba Celeste||8|
|Diapason||16||Second Diapason||8||Rohrflote||8||Concert Flute||8||Flauto Mirabilis||8|
|Bourdon||16||Third Dipason||8||Salicional||8||Dulciana||8||French Horn||8|
|Contra Bass||16||Harmonic Flute||8||Voix Celeste||8||Unda Maris||8||English Horn||8|
|Echo Lieblich||16||Erzhaler||8||Flute Celeste II||8||Flute d'Amore||4||Tuba Mirabilis||8|
|Flute||4||Fifteenth||2||Fifteenth||2||Corno di Bassetto||8|
|Solo to Pedal||Swell to Great||Swell to Swell 16||Swell to Choir|
|Great to Pedal||Swell to Great 16||Swell to Swell 4||Swell to Choir 16|
|Swell to Pedal||Swell to Great 4||Solo on Swell||Swell to Choir 4|
|Choir to Pedal||Choir to Great||Solo on Swell 16||Solo on Choir|
|Solo to Pedal 4||Choir to Great 16||Solo on Swell 4||Solo on Choir 16|
|Swell to Pedal 4||Choir to Great 4||Solo on Choir 4|
|Choir to Pedal 4||Solo on Great|
|Solo on Great 16|
|Solo on Great 4|