DALLAS (Texas - USA)

  Perkins Chapel - SMU

Southern Methodist University
 

Built in1951 by Aeolian-Skinner, this organ originally had only 32 stops. In the context of the chapel renovation, and at the initiative of George Baker, the organ has been entirely rebuilt and enlarged. Its 71 stops permit the execution of the entire literature, with a particular preference for 19th and 20th century French music.

The technical part of the project was realized by Schudi Organ Company. I participated in the project as a design consultant, and as the organ's voicer and finisher.
 


Stoplist

Great Choir Swell Pédal
Bourdon 32'(basse***)
Montre 16'
Bourdon 16'
Montre 8'
Diapason 8'
Flûte Harmonique 8'
Flûte 8'**
Bourdon 8'
Prestant 4'
Flûte ouverte 4'
Quinte 2'2/3
Doublette 2'
Cornet 3r
Fourniture 4r
Bombarde 16'
Trompette 8'*
Clairon 4'*
         
             
         
                        
Quintaton 16'
Flûte 8'**
Cor de Nuit 8'
Viole de Gambe 8'
Unda Maris 8'
Prestant 4'
Flûte 4'
Nasard 2'2/3
Doublette 2'
Quarte 2'2/3
Tierce 1'3/5
Larigot 1'1/3*
Piccolo 1'*
Cymbale 3r
Cromorne 8'  
Trompette 8'
         
         
         
         
                  
Bourdon 16' 
Diapason 8'
Bourdon 8'
Salicional 8'
Voix Céleste 8'
Gros Nasard 5'1/3*
Prestant 4'
Flûte Octaviante 4'
Grosse Tierce 3'1/5*
Nasard 2'2/3
Octavin 2'
Tierce 1'3/5
Plein-Jeu 3r
Basson 16'
Trompette 8'
Clairon 4'
Hautbois 8'
Clarinette 8'
Voix Humaine 8'       
         
                   
Montre 32'(basses***)
Flûte Ouverte 32'***
Soubasse 32'(basses***)
Flûte douce 32'***
Contrebasse 16'
Montre 16'**
Bourdon 16'
Bourdon doux 16'**
Octave 8'
Flûte 8'**
Bourdon 8'
Octave 4'
Flûte 4'**
Bombarde 64'***
Contre-Bombarde 32'
Contre-Trombone 32'***      
Contre-Basson 32'***         
Grande Bombarde 16'
Bombarde 16'**
Trompette 8'**
Clairon 4'**                       
All couplers available at 16', 8', and 4'.
Tremblants

* extension
**borrow
***digital (Walker Technical Company)

Sound excerpt MP3 (1 130Ko) (1mn 40s)
Henry Purcell - Except of :"Trumpet Tune"
organist : George BAKER
 
 

Discography

Disque NAXOS 
DALLAS - Perkins Chapel
Marcel DUPRE
à l'orgue : George BAKER

Disque
 
DALLAS - Perkins Chapel
Works of  Jean Langlais (in preparation)
organist : George BAKER

Disque FY & DU SOLSTICE (SOCD 203) 
DALLAS - Perkins Chapel
Improvisations
organist : Pierre PINCEMAILLE

Disque Baroques Notes Inc. 
DALLAS - Perkins Chapel
Improvisations on Easter Themes
organist : Frédéric BLANC