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Royal Theatre - 2/4 Wicks
Seattle, Washington
Organ installation timeframe: 1926 - ?
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The Royal Theatre had a 2/4 Wicks, opus 659 installed in 1926. It was one of the Wicks Special Style 65 Orchestral organs. The four ranks were: Horn Diapason, Flute, Violin, and Vox Humana.
Records show that organist Emma L. Barry played at the Royal in 1927.

According to Jim Stettner, the instrument was later acquired for a private residence, and was most recently donated to the Seattle based Pipe Organ Foundation. The chest, and some of the pipes, are now in-use at the "new" organ the Foundation has assembled for Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.
Stoplist from the original Wicks documents, courtesy Jim Stettner 2005
Acomp  ( I  -  enclosed)

8     Horn Diapason
8     Concert Flute
8     Viola
8     Vox Humana
4     Horn Principal
4     Orchestral Flute
4     Violina
2     Flageolet
       Snare Drum
       Tom Tom
       Wood Drum
       Bird Whistle
Solo  ( II  -  enclosed)
8     Horn Principal
8     Concert Flute
8     Violin
8     Vox Humana
4     Orchestral Flute
4     Violina
4     Vox Humana
2     Piccolo

Pedal  (Enclosed)
16   Bss Flute
8     Horn
8     Flute
8     Cello
8     Vox Humana
4     Orchestral Diapason
       Bass Drum
       Snare Drum

Pipe Summary

Horn Diapason                 Concert Flute                 Violin                             Vox Humana
73 pipes                         97 pipes                        73 pipes                         73 pipes

Pedal Movements
Expression              (balanced)
Crescendo              (balanced)

Action:  Direct-Electric

Voices:  4

Stops:  40; inc. chimes, xylophone, and percussions

Ranks:  4

Pipes:  316

The chimes were 20 notes from tenor A thru e 41.  The Xylophone was 37 notes from tenor C thru c 49.  All of the other percussion stops played for 37 notes on the manuals, and for 18 notes on the Pedal: CCC thru FF.

All percussion and sound effects were available as both stop tablets and toe studs.

The installation was completed on July 22, 1926


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