The MIGHTY WURLITZER

in Berlin

Rudolph Wurlitzer Company Type 250 SPECIAL

Opus 2064

The organ

The Mighty Wurlitzer organ

Complete view of the Organ

 

The 4/16 Mighty Wurlitzer is the biggest remaining Wurlitzer organ on the European continent!

 

The organ has four manuals (normal Type 250: three manuals). Two of the five octave manuals are equipped with "second touch". It's pedalboard has 32 keys. The pipes,traps, & percussions are placed into three chambers:

 
Main Chamber (left) - seven ranks
Diaphonic Diapason C - c6 = 85 pipes
Burdon - Flute C - c7 = 97 pipes
Viol D'Orchestre C - c6 = 85 pipes
Viol Celeste C - c6 = 85 pipes
Ophicleide C - c6 = 85 pipes
Clarinet C - c4 = 61 pipes
Vox Humana C - c4 = 61 pipes
Chrysoglott C - c3 = metal bars
 
Orchestral Chamber (middle) - four ranks
Gamba C - c6 = 85 pipes
Lieblich Gedackt C - c7 = 97 pipes
Quintadena C - c4 = 61 pipes
Oboe - Horn C - c4 = 61 pipes
Marimba C - c3 = 49 wood bars
 
Solo Chamber (right) - five ranks
Tibia Clausa C - c7 = 97 pipes
String C - c5 = 73 pipes
String Celeste C - c5 = 73 pipes
Trumpet C - c4 = 61 pipes
Orchestral Oboe C - c4 = 61 pipes
Tympani/ Tom Tom C - c0 = 13 metal drums
Bells/ Glockenspiel C - c3 = 49 metal bars
Xylophone C - c2 = 37 wood bars
Cathedral Chimes C - c1 = 25 tube bells
Sleigh Bells C - c1 = 25 brass bells
Sand Block wooden hollow body
Bass Drum bass drum ø760mm
Snare Drum snare drum ø330mm
Crash Cymbal single cymbal ø275mm
Tambourine ring with 14 X 2 bells
Chinese Block wood block
Bird Whistle  
Castanets three pair
Triangle  
Chored Cymbal Charleston-Maschine = HiHat Pedal
Wind Howl/ Surf  
 

The organ has 1228 pipes, 175 stops, 43 pistons, 181 relais and 9698 electric contacts.

 
Solo Chamber - Tympani

Tympani in the Solo Chamber

 
Solo Chamber - Pipes

Pipes in the Solo Chamber (Trumpet, Viol Celeste, Bordun)

 

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