Allen 320 Renaissance Organ at St. James Lutheran Church


Dr. Tom Robin Harris


Manuals - Great, Swell, Positiv
Here is a brochure written by Dr. Robert Frank that describes the basic features of this organ.

Four divisions - Great, Swell, Positiv, Pedal 
50 stops
air sound
reverberation
antiphonal speakers
SmartMIDI - recorder - save on a disk, play back exactly the same way, can play music for two organs, organist can simultaneously commune at the altar and "play".
SmartMIDI - MDS Expander II - adds 100 realistic "voices" such as solo instruments, ensemble instruments, theatre organ posthorns and percussions, classical organ sounds.  MIDI reception on four channels.

The information below corresponds a special audio tape produced by Dr. Tom Robin Harris to illustrate the wide variety of sounds that this organ can produce.  The recording lasts about 10 minutes. (.mp2 file)

Families (or groups or divisions) of stops:

  • Diapason (principal or basic)
  • Flute (chorus)
  • String (mellow, warm)
  • Reed - cromorne, oboe, English horn, trumpets, festival trumpets

Pedal - bass reeds

Variety of sounds

rohrshalmei
barpfeife
musette
cromorne
crommette
rankett
vox humana 1
vox humana 2
oboe
English horn
French horn
clarinet
tuba
trumpet
French trumpet
Spanish trumpet
celesta
piano
choir
strings
handbells
music box
celesta
harp
lute
harpsichord
tympani
xylophone
bells
glockenspiel
vibes

Left side stops (drawknobs)

Right side stops (drawknobs)

Pedal board

Console controller

SmartMIDI boxes - back side

MDS Expander II / Recorder

MIDI sockets for Roland piano

Roland Electronic Piano