Pipe Organ Database

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Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (Opus 5745, 1937)

Location:

SS. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church
214 East Eighth Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402 US
Organ ID: 2702

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been altered 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 May 23, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Direct electric
  • 21 ranks. 1,415 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 19 stops. 22 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric 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: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 19
  • Registers: 22
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on May 23, 2022.
Database Manager on April 28, 2007:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on April 25, 2006:

Updated through online information from William Barger, Barger and Nix. -- Currently being rebuilt in our shop.

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

Database Manager on June 01, 2005:

From Joseph Mansfield: This organ was extensively reworked in the 90s by a technician who was more into selling add-ons than into reconditioning the existing instrument. He withdrew from the job leaving behind dead notes (due to both mechanism and non-speaking pipes), occasional ciphers, major air leaks. Nevertheless the organ is playable, once you know what to avoid, and is in regular use for weddings, funerals, and three or four masses every weekend.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Essentially new action for an existing Barckhoff organ from the 1880s. See the entry under Barger and Nix.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Chimes added.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>The Diapason</i> November 1936 and from the console
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Write-up from THE DIAPASON November 1936: Open In New Tab Stoplist and description
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on April 27, 2022.

Write-up from THE AMERICAN ORGANIST October 1936: Open In New Tab Stoplist and accessories
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on May 23, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary interior, gallery and case: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-11-02

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1984-11-11

Sanctuary interior from balcony: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-11-02

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