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Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (1930)

Location:

St. Patrick's Catholic Cathedral
Fifth Avenue & 50th Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10019 US
Organ ID: 2484

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on February 17, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 142 ranks. 7,855 pipes. 5 manuals. 99 stops. 162 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 5
  • Stops: 99
  • Registers: 162
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on February 05, 2021:

During the 1997 renovation and restoration, Peragallo added the Triforium Trumpet and 32' Jeux de Bombardes as well as some Walker digital voices. The Echo Organ was reworked into the Nave Organ. The combined Chancel, Nave and Gallery organs are 206 Stops, 150 ranks and over 9000 pipes.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on February 05, 2021.

Database Manager on January 26, 2011:

Updated through online information from Jonathan Farnsley. -- It has two identical 5 manual consoles.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on August 10, 2009:

Updated through online information from Paul Marchesano.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1995.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Gallery organ. 99 voices, 59 borrows, 8232 pipes. Dedicated 11 Feb 1930. Revoiced 1977-1977 by John H. Steinkampf, with additions. Pitch raised to A440. Gallery and echo organs mechanically restored and cleaned by Pergallo Organ Co. (1990's?). Two 5m consoles added by Robert M. Turner to control both gallery and chancel organs.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stop List: Open In New Tab Specification from cathedral website
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on February 05, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Postcard from Jim Cook's collection. Taken on 1950-07-30

Close up of Gallery casework: Photograph from an archival source: From a website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. c. 1997

Gallery Organ: Photograph from an archival source: From a website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. unknown

Console: Photograph from an archival source: THE DIAPASON July 1930, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1930

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