This is a work in progress. Entries which have reached some level of completeness are indicated in the indexes in boldface type. Entries in the indexes that are in regular type are incomplete. Started in March of 1999, work continues on a regular basis; check the Revision History the next time you visit this site to see what's been added. With that caveat . . .

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24 August 2014 – I haven't abandoned this website! I'm just chronically over-committed, which only seems to get worse as the years roll by. I've made a few incremental improvements to this site, starting with replacing my unreliable e-mail address ( with my much more reliable one ( I apologize to everyone who has e-mail me over the past few years and received no response.

18 May 2008 - four dozen new stop samples have been added from the 1933 Aeolian-Skinner in Kellogg Auditorium, courtesy of Trevor Dodd. Over half of these are for stops that previously had no sound clips at all: Double Melodia, Concert Flute, Contra Basse, Contra Gamba, Corno di Bassetto, English Horn, Flauto Dolce, Flauto Mirabilis, Flugel Horn, Flute Celeste, Flute d'Amore, Flute Triangulaire, French Horn, Gamba Celeste, Gambette, Kleinerzahler, Kleinerzahler Celeste, Ophicleide, Orchestral Oboe, Principal Flute, Resultant, Salicional, Tromba, Tuba Mirabilis, Vox Angelica, and Vox Humana.

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