The Brombaugh instrument in Fairchild Chapel is based on organ-building principles of the early 17th century. Although not a replica of any specific model, it was inspired by the work of German organ builders Gottfried Fritzsche and Friedrich Stellwagen.

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Praestant 8
Gedackt 8
Oak Principal 8
Octava 4
Spitzpype 4
Quinta* 3
Sesquialtera II
Octava 2
Mixtura V-VII
Trommett 8

*Drawing the stop knob halfway brings on the Sesquialtera, which speaks from middle C. When the stop is fully drawn, the Quinta speaks throughout the compass.

Regal 8
Hohlquinta (treble) 3

 

Subbass 16
Praestant (Gt) 8
Trommett (Gt) 8

 

Wind Pressure: 78mm

Pitch: 1c is tuned to 557 Hz

Case: fumed oak

Case doors and panels: Western red cedar

Key cover plates for the naturals: cow bone

Manual sharps: ebony

Other case materials: zebrawood, maple, bog oak, rosewood, sugar pine, Douglas fir