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St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
4 Cathedral Park
Buffalo, New York 14202

OHS Database ID 11218.

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Status and Condition

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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Three manuals. 35 stops.


  • Hook indicates a 2m. Instrument. Tuned to French pitch. Replaced in 1908 by Hope-Jones. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

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  • Van Pelt, William T.. The Hook Opus List 1829-1835. (Richmond, Virginia: Organ Historical Society, 1991), 28 [0]

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  • Original document from Scot Huntington.. Source: Viner ledger for St. Mary of Sorrows, via private publication: Notable Organs of Buffalo, 2003, by David Snyder.
    Buffalo, NY
    St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
    Organ by Hook & Hastings, No. 1412, 1889
    Compasses: 58/27
    16' Open Diapason
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Viola da Gamba
    8' Doppel Flote
    4' Octave
    2 2/3' Twelfth
    2' Fifteenth
    III Mixture (2-1 1/3-1)
    8' Trumpet
    16' Bourdon
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Stopped Diapason
    8' Viola
    4' Flauto Traverso
    4' Violina
    2' Flautino
    8' Cornopean
    8' Oboe
    8' Geigen Diapason*
    8' Melodia
    8' Dulciana
    4' Flute d'Amour*
    2' Piccolo
    8' Clarinet (t.c.)
    16' Open Diapason
    16' Bourdon
    16' Trombone*
    Swell to Great
    Choir to Great
    Swell to Choir
    Great to Pedal
    Swell to Pedal
    Choir to Pedal
    *conjectural Hook names for non-original stops in the St. Mary entry; Principal 8' and Concert Flute 4' respectively. 
    The Trombone may or may not be original as this stop is atypical in Hook dispositions
    before the Violoncello 8' has been provided.
  • Click Here Original document from Scot Huntington.. Source: Viner ledger for St. Mary of Sorrows, via private publication: Notable Organs of Buffalo, 2003, by David Snyder. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.