The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Matthew's Episcopal Cathedral
5100 Ross Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75206

OHS Database ID 17673.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 21, 2017.
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Technical Details

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 38 stops. 48 registers. 40 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through information in Vol VI p. 109 of the Pilcher factory ledgers and a list of Pilcher organs typed by William E. Pilcher of Louisville. For more information see the document referenced below. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • Original price: $20,000 (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Swell rebuilt by Sipe, 1960s. Great and Pedal rebuilt as Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1529 (1970). (Database Manager. July 5, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. August 31, 2011)
  • Updated by Damin Spritzer, who has heard or played the organ.

    New 16 Principal stop added to the Great (Steven E. Lawson. May 21, 2017)

Online Documents

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  • Pilcher Organs. Summary of Pilcher Sources by Soosie Schmitt. Author: Author not identified Source: Unpublished monograph. Document Date. April 5, 2005.

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Related Database Entries

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  • . Source: Stoplist copied from The Diapason January 1924
        Dallas, Texas
        St. Matthew's Cathedral, Episcopal
        Pilcher   Op. 1126   1923   3/40
        GREAT                    SWELL
     8' 1st Open Diapason    16' Bourdon
     8' 2nd Open Diapason     8' Open Diapason
     8' Grossflöte            8' Stopped Diapason
     8' Gamba                 8' Viol d'Orchestre
     8' Gemshorn              8' Viol Celeste
     4' Octave                8' Salicional
     4' Waldflöte             8' Vox Celeste
    16' Ophicleide            8' Quintadena
     8' Tuba                  8' Aeoline
     4' Clarion               4' Flute Harmonic
        Tremolo               4' Viol d'Orchestre
        Sub                   2' Flautino
        Unison Off          III  Cornet
        Super                 8' Cornopean
        Chimes                8' Oboe
                              8' Vox Humana
        CHOIR                    Tremolo
    16' Contre Viol              Unison Off
     8' Horn Diapason            Super
     8' Concert Flute
     8' Flute Celeste            PEDAL
     8' Viola
     8' Dulciana             32' Resultant
     4' Flute d'Amour        16' Open Diapason
     2' Piccolo              16' Sub Bass
     8' Clarinet             16' Bourdon
     8' French Horn          16' Lieblich Gedeckt
        Tremolo              16' Contre Viol
        Sub                   8' Grossflöte
        Unison Off            8' Dolce Flute
        Super                 8' Violoncello
        Chimes               16' Ophicleide
     8' Violin Diapason       8' Tuba
        (in choir room)
    [Received from Jeff Scofield September 17, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist copied from The Diapason January 1924 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.