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Bryn Athyn Cathedral, Swedenborgian
Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania 19009

OHS Database ID 53856.

Awards

OHS Convention Organ, 2016.


Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 29, 2014.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 42 stops. 57 registers. 46 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • This organ combines chests, reservoirs, tremolos and pipes from E.M. Skinner opus 574 & opus 682, with additional new stops in EMS style.
    The Celestial division is located above the crossing, speaking down into the lantern. (Steven E. Lawson. November 3, 2014)
  • The Deagan Tower Chimes are installed in the Celestial chamber. They were originally at the First Baptist Church of Kingsport, Tenn. The original set was 18 notes. There is only room for 14, so it was reduced to a standard Deagan 14 note set. (Database Manager. November 3, 2014)
  • Updated through online information from Carl Scott Zimmerman, Campanologist. (Database Manager. December 3, 2014)
  • Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. (Database Manager. December 29, 2014)

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Photographs

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Great Pipework. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-12-15
Great Pipework. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-12-15
Choir Pipework. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-12-15
Pedal Pipework (32' Bourdon). Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-12-15
Swell Pipework. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-12-15
Pedal Pipework (Bourdon). Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-12-15
Tower Chimes. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-12-15
Cathedral Interior and Chancel. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-12-15
Builders' Nameplates. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-12-15
Altar and Stained Glass Windows. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-12-15
Nave and Organ Case. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-12-15
Pipe Facade. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-12-15
Console. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-12-15
Right Stop Jamb. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-12-15
Left Stop Jamb. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-12-15
Harp. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-12-15
Celestial Grate looking down into Nave. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-12-15
Pipework (Celestial Echo Stops). Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-12-15
Pipework (Celestial Solo Stops). Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-12-15
Pipe Facade. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2015-02-17
Cathedral Interior and Chancel. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2015-02-17
Console and Pipe Facade. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2015-02-17
Console. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2015-02-17

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from builder's web site with pipecounts by Charles Kegg
    Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
    Bryn Athyn Cathedral
    
    Kegg Pipe Organ Builders   2014                         4 manuals, 42 stops, 46 ranks
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    
            GREAT ORGAN (6" wind)                           SWELL ORGAN (6" wind)
        16' Bourdon                17 PED               16' Bourdon               73
        16' Violone *              61                    8' Diapason              73
         8' First Diapason *       61                    8' Gedeckt               73
         8' Second Diapason        61                    8' Salicional            73
         8' Clarabella             61                    8' Voix Celeste          73
         8' Gamba (ext) *          12                    8' Flauto Dolce          73
         4' Octave                 61                    8' Flute Celeste (tc)    61
         4' Harmonic Flute         61                    4' Octave                73
         2' Fifteenth              61                    4' Flute Triangulaire    73
         8' Trumpet                61                    V  Mixture              305
            Tremolo                                     16' Waldhorn              73
         8' Tuba                   CH                    8' Cornopean             73
         8' French Horn (10")      61                    8' Fl├╝gel Horn           73
            Chimes * (Maas-Rowe)   21 tubes              8' Vox Humana            61
                                                            Tremolo
            CHOIR ORGAN (6" wind)
         8' Diapason               73                       PEDAL ORGAN (6" wind)
         8' Concert Flute          73                   32' Bourdon               32
         8' Dulciana               73                   16' Open Diapason (wood)  32
         8' Unda Maris (GG)        66                   16' Violone               GT
         4' Flute d'Amore          73                   16' Bourdon (ext)         12
         2' Piccolo                61                   16' Soft Bourdon          SW
         8' English Horn           73                    8' Octave (ext)          12
         8' Clarinet               73                    8' 'Cello                GT
            Tremolo                                      8' Flute (ext)           12
         8' Tuba (10" wind)        73                    8' Still Gedeckt         SW
            Harp * (Aeolian)       61 bars              16' Tuba                  12 CH
                                                        16' Waldhorn              SW
            CELESTIAL ORGAN (6" wind)
         8' Gross Gamba (10")      73
         8' Gamba Celeste (10")    73
         8' Gedeckt                73
         8' Echo Salicional        73
         8' Voix Celeste (GG)      66
         4' Flauto Mirabilis (20") 61
         4' Flute (ext Gedeckt)    12
         8' Vox Humana             73
            Tremolo
            Tremolo 2nd Touch
         8' Tuba Mirabilis (20")   73
         8' Tuba                   CH
         8' French Horn            GT
            Harp                   CH
            Deagan Tower Chimes    14 tubes
    
         *  unenclosed
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-11-03]