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3/11 Mighty Kilgen
Theatre Pipe Organ
Palace Theatre
Canton, Ohio

Click here to download a 2592 x 1944 JPG image showing the stop sweep of the 3/11 Mighty Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio.
The stop sweep of the 3/11 Mighty Kilgen
Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the
Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio.



This month's featured organ is the 3/11 Mighty Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organ. installed at the Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio. It is the fourty-second instrument to be featured at Walnut Hill thus far, being very dear to fellow Walnut Hill Wall of Fame member Dan Rowland.

Click here to download a 2592 x 1944 JPG image showing the console of the 3/11 Mighty Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organ.
The console of the 3/11 Mighty Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organ.

The tone of this fine Theatre Pipe Organ is powerful and beautiful. There is a sumptuos reverberation in the acoustics of the palacial hall where it resides. Seen in the shot above is the console of this rarest of the Kilgens resting on a raised platform at center stage.

Click here to download a 2592 x 1944 JPG image showing the console of the 3/11 Mighty Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organ.
The console of the 3/11 Mighty Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organ.



A Closer Look at the Console


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The playing table of the 3/11 Mighty Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organ.

This Theatre Pipe Organ has three manuals and eleven ranks. There are plenty of tonal flavours to keep any organist happy whether doing a concert or accompanying a silent movie. The instrument is comfortable to sit at and play, and the sound is powerful and symphonic in the atmospheric auditorium where it lives.

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The keydesk of the 3/11 Mighty Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organ.

In this shot, we are looking straight on at the keydesk of this magnificent instrument. Note the blue stops that control the strings. Yellow stops are the tuned and untuned percussions. The red stops control the reeds and the white stops are for the flues.

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The left bolster of the 3/11 Mighty Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organ.

This is the left end of the horseshoe containing the Pedal and Accompaniment stops.

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The center bolster of the 3/11 Mighty Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organ.

Moving on around the horseshoe, we come to the center bolster containing more of the Accompaniment stops and the Great stops, along with the Second Touches, Generals and Tremulants on the back rail.

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The right bolster of the 3/11 Mighty Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organ.

At the right end of the horseshoe are found the remainder of the Great stops and the Solo stops.

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The swell shoes and other controls of the 3/11 Mighty Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organ.

Under the keydesk, we see the swell shoes and the toe studs along with the two piano pedals.

Click here to download a 2592 x 1944 JPG image showing the dedication plaque of the 3/11 Mighty Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organ.
The dedication plaque of the 3/11 Mighty Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organ.

This plaque shows the dedication information for this fine machine, affixed to the right side of the console.



A Closer Look At The theatre


The 3/11 Mighty Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the Palace Theatre sounds like a symphony orchestra with a classical flare. It is perfectly suited to the original atmospheric movie house where it lives. As we shall see in the pictures to follow, this is a beautiful theatre.

Click here to download a 1944 x 2592 JPG image showing the marquee of the Canton Palace theatre.
The marquee of the Canton Palace Theatre.

This is the marquee of the Palace Theatre in Canton, Ohio as viewed from street level.

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The Palace Theatre as viewed from across the street.

This shot offors a wide angle perspective of this historic building in downtown Canton, Ohio.

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The front entrance to the theatre.

In this shot, we see the front entrance to the theatre. The building is virtually unchaged from the time it was built in 1927.

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The lobby of the theatre.

This is the entry lobby of the Palce theatre. Note the beautiful tilework on the floor and the fluted trim around the doors.

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The mezzanine.

This is the mezzanine of the theatre just after one passes through the lobby on the way into the auditorium. The consession stand is visable in the right side of the picture. The stairs lead to the balcony above the main floor level seating.

Click here to download a 2592 x 1944 JPG image showing the Mighty Kilgen on stage at the Palace Theatre.
the Mighty Kilgen on stage at the Palace Theatre.

Here, we see the Mighty Kilgen poised to play on the stage of the auditorium, and a grand sight she is indeed backed by scarlet curtains with gold tassel trim. This shot was taken from the balcony.

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The auditorium as seen from the balcony, looking left.

This is the auditorium of this grand theatre as seen from the balcony, looking to the right.

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The auditorium as seen from the balcony, looking right.

Here, we get another view of the auditorium as seen from the balcony, looking right.



Free Music Downloads


Click here to download a 2592 x 1944 JPG image showing the Bone Doctor at the console of the Mighty Kilgen.
The Bone Doctor at the console of the Mighty Kilgen.

Below are five songs performed by the Bone Doctor on August 17th, 2007 at the 3/11 Mighty Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the Palace in Canton, Ohio during the Ohio Organ Crawl.

  1. And I Love Her
    Playing time = 3:49, file size = 3.55MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  2. Barbara Allen
    Playing time = 3:15, file size = 3.01MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  3. Michelle, My Belle
    Playing time = 6:11, file size = 5.71MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  4. Tennessee Waltz
    Playing time = 4:57, file size = 4.57MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  5. You Are My Flower
    Playing time = 6:20, file size = 5.85MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.

Click here to download a 2592 x 1944 JPG image showing the Bone Doctor at the console of the Mighty Kilgen.
The Bone Doctor at the console of the Mighty Kilgen.


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