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The Rubenstein Family Organ in the Concert Hall

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Created by Casavant Freres of St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, the organ is a generous gift by Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein, given on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Kennedy Center and the 80th anniversary of the NSO.

The Rubenstein Family Organ has enough scale and heft to meet the orchestral demands for which the instrument is most needed -- for those frequencies so slow they are just felt, and the sparkling brilliance the organ can offer above the frequencies the NSO can produce.

Great
 
Swell
 
 
(expressive)
Double Open Diapason
16
  Bourdon
16
Open Diapason
8
  Open Diapason
8
Chimney Flute
8
  Stopped Diapason
8
Gamba
8
  Viole de Gambe
8
Octave
4
  Voix Celeste
8
Open Flute
4
  Spitzflote
8
Twelfth
2 2/3
  Spitzflote Celeste
8
Fifteenth
2
  Octave
4
Grave Mixture II-III
2 2/3
  Harmonic Flute
4
Mixture IV-V
1 1/3
  Piccolo
2
Cymbal III
1/2
  Full Mixture V
2
Double Trumpet
16
  Chorus Mixture III
2
Trumpet
8
  Bassoon
16
Clarion
4
  Trompette
8
Tremulant
 
  Oboe
8
Unison Off
 
  Vox humana
8
Tuba Chorus (Ch)
16-8-4
  Clairon
4
 
 
  Tremulant
 
 
 
  Swell 16, Unison Off, Swell 4
 
 
 
  Tuba Mirabilis (Ch)
8
 
 
   
 
Choir
 
Pedal
(expressive)
 
 
Lieblich Gedeckt
16
  Double Open Diapason
32
Violin Diapason
8
  Contra Bourdon
32
Voce Umana
8
  Flute
16
Bourdon
8
  Contrabass
16
Concert Flute
8
  Open Diapason (Gr)
16
Dulciana
8
  Subbass
16
Unda Maris
8
  Bourdon (Sw)
16
Octave
4
  Lieblich Gedeckt (Ch)
16
Spindle Flute
4
  Quint
10 2/3
Nazard
2 2/3
  Octavebass
8
Super Octave
2
  Open Flute
8
Tierce
1 3/5
  Stopped Flute
8
Larigot
1 1/3
  Octave
4
Mixture III-IV
1
  Flute (Res)
4
Bass Clarinet
16
  Mixture IV
2 2/3
Cornopean
8
  Contra Trombone
32
Clarinet
8
  Trombone
16
Filene **
8
  Double Trumpet (Gr)
16
French Horn
8
  Bassoon (Sw)
16
Tremulant

  Trumpet
8
Ch 16, Unison Off, Ch 4

  Tuba Mirabilis (Ch)
8
Tuba Magna
16
  Herald Trumpet (Res)
8
Tuba Mirabilis
8
  Clarion
4
Tuba Clarion
4
  Tuba Clarion (Ch)
4
 
 
   
 
Resonance
 
 
Contra Diapason *
32
   
 
Double Open Diapason *
16
   
 
Bourdon *
16
   
 
Open Diapason *
8
   
 
Harmonic Flute
8
   
 
Octave *
4
   
 
Grand Cornet V
16
   
 
Cornet V
8
   
 
Harmonics IV-VII *
2 2/3
   
 
Trombone *
16
   
 
Trumpet *
8
   
 
Herald Trumpet
16
   
 
Herald Trumpet
8
   
 
Herald Trumpet
4
   
 
Tuba Chorus (Ch)
16-8-4