3/12 Kimball Stop List

Experience the sound of the Theatre Pipe Organ

As Installed in the Bagdad Theatre, Portland Oregon

Kimball was known for its unusual manual configuration and stop layout. The middle keyboard was called the “solo” manual and the bottom keyboard the “accompaniment” manual. The top keyboard was called the “orchestral” manual and only had a few pipe stops. It featured all the tuned percussions and traps. Most organists consider this a waste of the top manual, and many restored Kimballs have had their stops respecified to the traditional Solo, Great, Accompaniment configuration.

Stoplist courtesy of Jim Stettner

Solo (Enclosed)

16 Ophicleide
16 Tibia Clausa TC
16 Contra Viole TC
16 Vox Humana TC
8 English Horn
8 Diapason Phonon
8 Tibia Clausa
8 Violin I
8 Violin II
8 Orchestral Oboe
8 Saxophone
8 Muted Cornet
8 Clarinet
8 Oboe Horn
8 Solo String
8 Flute
8 Kinura
8 Vox Humana
4 Cornet
4 Octave
4 Tibia Flute
4 Violin I
4 Violin II
4 Forest Flute
2 2/3 Nazard
2 Fifteenth
2 Piccolo
1 3/5 Tierce
Harp
Xylophone
Glockenspiel
Orchestral Bells
Chimes

Solo 2nd Touch

16 Ophicleide
8 Diapason Phonon

Accompaniment (Enclosed)

16 Bourdon
8 English Horn
8 Diapason Phonon
8 Tibia Clausa
8 Violin I
8 Violin II
8 Flute
8 Kinura
8 Vox Humana
4 Tibia Flute
4 Violin I
4 Violin II
4 Forest Flute
4 Vox Humana
2 Piccolo
Marimba
Xylophone
Glockenspiel
Snare Drum Roll
Snare Drum Tap
Tom Tom
Castanets
Tambourine
Shuffle

Accompaniment 2nd Touch

8 English Horn
8 Diapason Phonon
8 Tibia Clausa
4 Tibia Flute
Glockenspiel
Chimes
Snare Drum Roll
Chinese Block Roll
Triangle
Bird

Orchestral (Enclosed)

8 English Horn
8 Tibia Clausa
8 Kinura
8 Vox Humana
4 Solo Piccolo
Harp
Marimba
Marimba Octave
Xylophone
Xylophone Octave
Glockenspiel
Orchestral Bells
Chimes
Bass Drum
Tympani
Cymbal
Chinese Gong
Triangle
Snare Drum Roll
Snare Drum Tap
Muffled Drum
Chinese Block Roll
Chinese Block Tap
Tom Tom
Castanets
Tambourines
Shuffle

Pedal (Enclosed)

32 Acoustic Bass
16 Ophicleide
16 Diaphone
16 Bourdon
8 English Horn
8 Diapason Phonon
8 Tibia Clausa
8 Cello
8 Flute
4 Violin
Chinese Gong 2nd T
Bass Drum [Band] 2nd T
Cymbal 2nd T
Tympani
Bass Drum [Band]
Bass Drum [Orch]
Snare Drum Roll
Cymbal

Effects

Bird I
Bird II
Sleigh Bells I
Sleigh Bells II
Auto Horn
Fire Gong
Factory Gong
Chime
Telephone Bell
Steamboat Whistle
Locomotive Whistle
Siren
Aeroplane
Wood Block
Tremulants
Main
Solo

Couplers

No inter- or intra-manual couplers documented

Finger Pistons

Solo [3 touches] 1 – 7
Accomp. [2 touches] 1 – 7
Orchestral 1 – 4
Pedal 1 – 6
Gen. Canc.

 

Toe Studs

Muffled Drum
Bird I
Bird II
Triangle
Chinese Gong [Roll 1st; Stroke 2nd]
Grand Crash
Sforzando (rev)

 

Pedal Movements

Solo Expression (bal.)
Main Expression (bal.)
Crescendo (bal.)

Action: E-P unit

Voices: 12

Stops: 116; inc. percussions

Ranks: 12

Pipes: 844

Notes: The organ was installed in two chambers.

The Main chamber contained the:

Diapason Phonon Flute
Violin I Harp
Violin II Xylophone
Kinura Chimes

The Solo chamber contained the:

English Horn Clarinet
Tibia Clausa Oboe Horn
Solo String Vox Humana
Muted Cornet Glockenspiel