Pipe Organ Database

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Philip Ianna (2002)

Originally Kilgen Organ Co. (1946)

Location:

St. Louis R.C. Cathedral Basilica
4431 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108 US
Organ ID: 33503

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 118 ranks. 7,621 pipes. 9 divisions. 4 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 9
  • 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 Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 29, 2017:

Updated by Marquise Jones, who has heard or played the organ. Additionally, Marquise Jones listed this website as a source of information: http://cathedralstl.org/music/great-cathedral-organ/.
In 2011, the 4-manual console in the gallery was replaced with the 5-manual, Aeolian-Skinner organ console from St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church of New York City, in an effort to complete the organ's restoration. Source: Cathedral website

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

Database Manager on January 12, 2017:

Updated by Joseph Eckelkamp, who has heard or played the organ.

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

Database Manager on November 24, 2016:

Updated through online information from Philip Ianna.

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

Database Manager on August 02, 2012:

Updated through online information from Sam Cherubin.

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

Database Manager on March 02, 2008:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the addition of a 15-rank Dome Division located in the East transept, given by Charles and Mary Margaret Callahan. It consists of a Principal chorus and a V-rank Cornet. An additional 10 ranks were added to the 2-man. gallery organ. All of the pipework except for the Cornet was from the 1951 Aeolian-Skinner at First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, MA. The Cornet was built by Wicks. The only remaining phase is to replace the 2-man. gallery console with a duplicate 4-man. console. 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 From church website
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Console Pedal Keyboard: Photograph by Marquise Jones. Taken on 2016-11-20

Console: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-04-10

Wicks Sanctuary Console: Photograph by Photograph by Marquise Jones, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-11-20

Aeolian-Skinner Gallery Console: Photograph by Photograph by Marquise Jones, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-11-20

Great division pipework behind the sanctuary: Photograph by Photograph by Marquise Jones, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-11-20

Dome division pipework: Photograph by Photograph by Marquise Jones, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-11-20

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