Dr. Paul A. Scott, M.D., is the proud new owner of a five-manual Allen Theatre Organ in his Ocean City, Maryland residence.
The 55-rank specification was largely created by renowned theatre organist, Simon Gledhill and features digital samples retrieved from pipe organs built by Wurlitzer, Morton, Kimball and E.M. Skinner. Nearly 400 stoptabs are utilized to control this massive instrument.
The custom console is exquisitely finished in a soft yellow semi-gloss paint, accented with blue side panels and outlined in gold leaf trim. The console interior is a contrasting flat black with a satin varnish and makes for a very striking appearance.
The organ's audio system consists of twenty-five speaker cabinets that are housed in three chambers in Dr. Scott's music room.
Dr. Scott is a retired physician and active musician who has had "a lifelong attraction to the theatre organ." The new Allen replaces a four-manual electronic organ that he built himself in the late seventies, which now has a new home with the Free State Theatre Organ Society in Baltimore, MD. "Besides the realistic sound, the other factors which led me in this direction were Allen's reputation for quality and the company's longevity. The end result is a truly magnificent organ, a dream instrument," says Dr. Scott.