Southern Methodist University Dallas Janke Tracker 1974

Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas

Rübsam practice organ donated to Southern Methodist University.

Wolfgan Rübsam, the most recorded organ virtuoso of all time, purchased, in 1974, a small tracker organ from the Janke firm as a practice instrument and placed it in his barn on his farm near Valparaiso, Indiana. Rübsam is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, and, when he and his wife Jan relocated to a new home, the organ was given to his alma mater. The Buzard firm was entrusted with its removal and cleaning. In addition, the team polished the façade, and installed a tremulant operated by a hitch-down pedal identical to the coupler hitch-downs. We then transported it to Dallas and and re-assembled the tracker instrument in its new practice room home.

Stop List

8′ Spitzgedakt
4′ Gedakt
2′ Quintadena
Manual I (bottom)
8′ Rohrflöte
4′ Prinzipal
16′ Subbaß
II – I
II – P
I – P
Tremulant (hitch down)