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Kilgen Organ Co. (1946)

Location:

St. Louis R.C. Cathedral
4431 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO US
Organ ID: 33499

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 72 ranks. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 75 stops. 108 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 75
  • Registers: 108
  • 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 on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 02, 2008:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was a new instrument which retained 14 "stops" from the 1915 instrument. The contract was signed September 18, 1946. The main organ was now located at the front in the Sanctuary behind the main altar, and a 2-manual console was placed in the rear gallery to govern the gallery organ. total cost was $34,375.00 plus the old organ taken in trade. Source: Cathedral website.

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> October 1949
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: (1946) Photograph by the Kilgen Organ Company; image courtesy of Jeff Scofield.

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