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The Radio City Broadcast Studio at Rockefeller center - New York City 1260 Avenue of the Americas at 50th Street<br> New York, N.Y. 10020
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<td class="sources"><h2 class="sources">Sources</h2> Junchen, David L., comp. and ed. by Jeff Weiler. <em>The WurliTzer Pipe Organ &ndash; An Illustrated History.</em> Chicago: The American Theatre Organ Society, 2005.<br> Kaufmann, Preston J. <em>Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 3.</em> Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1995.<br> South Mississippi Gold Coast Chapter&ndash;A.T.O.S. web site: <a href="http://atos.stirlingprop.com/" target="_blank">http://atos.stirlingprop.com/</a><br> Illustrations <em>Weiler, Jeff. Console.</span>
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III/14 "Style Special 3-manual" Wurlitzer, Op. 2180 (1932)
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Pedal – 32 notes [Organ div no. 1]

16 Contra Viole Bass Drum, Band
16 Contra Fagotto [Oboe Horn] Bass Drum, Orchestral
16 Bourdon Cymbal
8 Tuba Great Octave
8 Open Diapason
8 Tibia Clausa Pedal 2nd Touch
8
Solo String Bass Drum, Band
8
Cello Tympani
8
Oboe Horn Cymbal
8
Concert Flute Chinese Gong
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Accompaniment (Manual I) –- 61 notes [Organ div no. 2]

16 Bourdon Harp Celesta
16 Vox Humana [TC] Glockenspiel
8 Brass Trumpet Shuffle
8 Tuba Snare Drum, Roll
8 Open Diapason Tamborine
8 Tibia Plena Castanets
8 Tibia Clausa Chinese Block, Tap
8 Clarinet Chinese Block, Roll
8 Krumet Tom-Tom
8 Solo String
Accompaniment Octave
8 Viole d'Orchestre
8
Viole Celeste Accompaniment 2nd Touch
8
Quintadena
8
Brass Trumpet
8
Oboe Horn
8
Tuba
8
Concert Flute
8
Open Diapason
8
Vox Humana
8
Viole d'Orchestre
4
Octave
4
Violin
4
Tibia Plena Glockenspiel
4
Tibia Clausa Cathedral Chimes
4
Violin Snare Drum, Roll
4
Octave Celeste Chinese Block, Tap
4
Concert Flute Triangle
4
Vox Humana
2
Piccolo
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Great (Manual II) – 61 notes [Organ div no. 3]

16 Tuba 4 Solo String
16 Tibia Clausa [TC] 4 Violin
16 Contra Viole 4 Octave Celeste
16 Contra Fagotto 4 Oboe Horn
16 Bourdon 4 Concert Flute
16 Vox Humana [TC] 4 Vox Humana
8 Brass Trumpet
2 2/3
Tibia Twelfth
8 Tuba
2 2/3
Twelfth
8 Open Diapason 2 Tibia Piccolo
8 Tibia Plena 2 Piccolo
8 Tibia Clausa 2 Fifteenth
8 Clarinet
1 3/5
Tierce
8 Krumet
Harp Celesta
8
Solo String Xylophone
8
Viole d'Orchestre Glockenspiel
8
Viole Celeste Cathedral Chimes
8
Quintadena Great Octave
8
Oboe Horn
8
Concert Flute Great 2nd Touch
8
Vox Humana
16
Tuba [TC]
4
Clarion
8
Brass Trumpet
4
Octave
8
Open Diapason
4
Tibia Plena
8
Solo String
4
Tibia Clausa
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Solo (Manual III) – 61 notes [Organ div no. 4]

16 Tuba [TC] 4 Oboe Horn
16 Tibia Clausa [TC] 4 Concert Flute
16 Contra Viole 4 Clarion
16 Contra Fagotto 4 Tibia Plena
8 Brass Trumpet 4 Tibia Clausa
8 Tuba 4 Violin
8 Open Diapason 4 Octave Celeste
8 Tibia Plena 4 Concert Flute
8
Tibia Clausa
2 2/3
Tibia Twelfth
8
Clarinet
2
Tibia Piccolo
8
Krumet
2
Piccolo
8
Solo String Xylophone
8
Viole d'Orchestre Glockenspiel
8
Viole Celeste Orchestra Bells
8
Quintadena Cathedral Chimes
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Tremulants: Main, Vox Humana, Solo, Tibia Clausa [Organ div no. 5]

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Combinations (as originally installed):
[Organ div no. 6]

All piston combinations are independent and are adjustable on setterboards in the blower room
10 single-touch combination pistons for each of the Accompaniment and Solo manuals
10 double-touch combination pistons for the Great Manual:
One Cancel piston for each manual
Tremulant Cancel Piston and Traps Cancel Piston centered above Solo manual
Three single-touch toe studs for Pedal combinations
Sforzando toe lever
One red indicator light each for Sforzando and Crescendo
Two balanced swell shoes, one for each chamber
One register Crescendo shoe, adjustable on board in console
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ORGAN 1/1 -- Wurlitzer Organ Company

---------- Wurlitzer Organ, Op. 2180 (1934) formerly in Radio City Broadcast Studio - New York City (photo: David Junchen)

Wurlitzer Organ Company

North Tonawanda, N.Y. – Opus 2180 (1932)
Electro-pneumatic action
Style: "Special 3-manual"
3 manuals, 14 ranks, curved console
The Wurlitzer organ that was installed in the Radio City Broadcast Studio has a factory date of October 11, 1932. Its Art Deco console shell, installed on a movable platform, was a 3-manual scale copy of the twin ebony 4-manual consoles in the Music Hall downstairs. Wurlitzer provided special chromatic chests for this organ, which included a 16' Viole d'Orchestre and 16' Oboe Horn in its unusual specification. The two chambers were side-by-side, covered by a decorative Art Deco black wooden screen.
first touch Great manual only
second touch General, affecting Great, Accompaniment and Pedal, but not Solo
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