Logo for: The Chapel of the Cross

Instruments

Opus 82 – A.D. 2006 – Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd.

The Dobson organ installed in our historic chapel in the spring of 2006 is the first organ to have been designed and scaled specifically to that space. The case of the organ is inspired by extant examples of American organ building from the 1840s, and incorporates decorative details from the original fabric of the chapel itself, such as Ogee arches and a quatrefoil motif from the gallery railing.

Tonally the organ has the rich and full sound found on organs from the later 19th century, but with a specification suitable for the more sophisticated range of organ literature played in the 20th and now 21st centuries.

Specifications

GREAT (I)

  • 8′ Prestant partly in façade 58 pipes
  • 8′ Chimney Flute 58 pipes
  • 4′ Octave 58 pipes
  • 2′ Super Octave from (Mixture)
  • IV Mixture 2′ 232 pipes
  • 8′ Trumpet 58 pipes
  • Tremulant (affects entire instrument)
  • Swell to Great
  • Swell to Great 16′

SWELL (II, expressive)

  • 8′ Stopped Diapason 58 pipes
  • 8′ Salicional 58 pipes
  • 4′ Spire Flute 58 pipes
  • 2 2/3′ Nasard 58 pipes
  • 2′ Gemshorn 58 pipes
  • 1 3/5′ Tierce 58 pipes
  • 8′ Oboe 58 pipes
  • Tremulant affects entire instrument

PEDAL

  • 16′ Subbass 32 pipes
  • 8′ Bourdon 12 pipes
  • 16′ Bassoon 32 pipes
  • 8 Trumpet 12 pipes
  • Great to Pedal
  • Swell to Pedal