3/14 Wurlitzer - Tower Ballroom

Organ

Opus Number: 
2187
Specification: 
3/14
Manufacturer: 

Location

Tower Ballroom
Tower Ballroom, The Promenade Blackpool
Blackpool,
FY1 4BJ

Designed in 1934 by Reginald Dixon, this was the second instrument by Wurlitzer to be installed in the Tower Ballroom. It was designed to be played for dancing, and being heard amongst crowds of 4,500 + people who visited the ballroom day and night. It was installed over the winter of 1934/1935 and it's first broadcast went out across the British Empire, which was some 25% of the Worlds population at the time. The Wurlitzer has continued to play since then for dancing, concerts, broadcasts, recordings, television, shows, and as accompinament to bands and singers. It is certainly amongst, if not the, most heard, broadcast, recorded and played theatre organ in the World, and it still well known in British Culture, it can be heard twice weekly on the Organist Entertains, as well as regular appearances on Television and radio.

Pedal
16ft Tuba Profunda
16ft Diaphone
16ft Bourdon
16ft Tibia Clausa
8ft Harmonic Tuba
8ft Diaphonic Diapason
8ft Tibia Clausa
8ft Tibia Clausa
8ft Solo String
8ft Cello
8ft Flute
8ft Tuba Mirabilis
16ft Piano
Bass Drum
Kettle Drum
Crash Cymbal
Cymbal
Great to Pedal

Accomp
16ft Contra Viol T.C
16ft Orchestral Oboe T.C
16ft Bourdon
8ft Harmonic Tuba
8ft Diaphonic Diapason
8ft Tibia Clausa
8ft Tibia Clausa
8ft Saxophone
8ft Krumet
8ft Solo String
8ft Vioin
8ft Violin Celeste
8ft Kinura
8ft Concert Flute
8ft Orchestral Oboe
4ft Octave
4ft Piccolo
4ft Viol
4ft Octave Celeste
4ft Orchestral Oboe
2 2/3 Twelfth
2ft Piccolo
16ft Piano
8ft Piano
4ft Piano
Mandolin
Chimes
Snare Drum
Tambourine
Castanets
Chinese Block
Tom Tom
Sand Block

Accomp 2nd Touch

Great to Accomp
8ft Tibia
Great Octave to Accomp
Cathedral Chimes
Xylophone Re It
Glockenspiel
Sleigh Bells
Triangle
Cymbal
Tambourine Slap
Solo to Accomp

Great

16ft Tuba Profunda
16ft Diaphone
16ft Tibia Clausa
16ft Tibia Clausa T.C
16ft Double String T.C
16ft Contra Viol T.C
16ft Bourdon
8ft Tuba Mirabilis
8ft English Horn
8ft Harmonic Tuba
8ft Diaphonic Diapason
8ft Tibia Clausa
8ft Tibia Clausa
8ft Saxophone
8ft Krumet
8ft Solo String
8ft Violin
8ft Violin Celeste
8ft Kinura
8ft Concert Flute
8ft Orchestral Oboe
4ft Octave
4ft Clarion
4ft Piccolo
4ft Piccolo
4ft Viol
4ft Octave Celeste
4ft Flute
2 2/3 Tibia Twelfth
2 2/3 Tibia Twelfth
2 2/3 Twelfth
2ft Piccolo
2ft Piccolo
2ft Fifteenth
2ft Piccolo
1 3/5 Tierce
16ft Piano
8ft Piano
4ft Piano
Cathedral Chimes
Sleigh Bells
Xylophone Re-it
Glockenspiel
Bells Re-it
Chrysoglott
Octave
Unison Off
Sub Octave

Great 2nd Touch

16ft Tuba Profunda
8ft Tibia Clausa
8ft Tuba Mirabalis
Solo to Great

Solo

16ft Tuba Profunda
16ft Diaphone
16ft Tibia Clausa
8ft English Horn
8ft Harmonic Tuba
8ft Diaphonic Diapason
8ft Tibia Clausa
8ft Tibia Clausa
8ft Saxophone
8ft Krumet
8ft String
8ft Kinura
8ft Tuba Mirabilis
Cathedral Chimes
Xylophone Re-it
Glockenspiel
Bells Re-it
Carillon
Great to Solo Sub Octave
Great to Solo Unison
Great to Solo Octave
Great to Solo Quint
Great to Solo Tierce

Backrail effects
Horse Hooves
Surf
Bird
Fire Gong (re-it)

Tremulants
Main
Solo
Blank (Tuba Mirabillis)
Tuba
Tibia Solo
Tibia Main
Vibraphone
Chrysoglott damper