Henry Erben (1869)

Location:

Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Cathedral
Cumberland Avenue and Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101 US
Organ ID: 50409

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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 Paul R. Marchesano on October 12, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 46 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 39 stops. 40 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider 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: 39
  • Registers: 40
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 25, 2014:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- According to the cathedral website, the organ was converted to electro-pneumatic action in 1919, but there is no mention of who did the work. Further work was done in 1940 by Leighton Organ Service, and the current configuration is by Faucher Organ company (1999). Most of the pipes and the gallery case are retained from the Erben organ.

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

Database Manager on November 08, 2013:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on September 26, 2012:

Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock.

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

Database Manager on September 17, 2012:

Identified through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- Ogasapian, 1977, indicates the stoplist was almost identical to the 1868 Erben at Old St. Patrick Roman Catholic Cathedral in New York City (OHS ID 1050) and the instrument differed only in minor details.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from Boston Organ Club Newsletter (September 1967): Open In New Tab Typed specification
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave, Gallery, and Organ Case: Photograph by Christopher Pelonzi. Taken on 2014-12-23

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