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Emery Brothers (2021)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 73, 1903)

Location:

Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
23 S. 38th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104 US
Organ ID: 67889

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican 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 Jeff Scofield on March 25, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 52 ranks. 7 divisions. 4 manuals. 46 stops. 82 registers.
Main:
  • Built by Reuter Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 46
  • Registers: 82
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • 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 Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on March 25, 2021.
Jeff Scofield on March 26, 2021:

Formerly known as the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Saviour, it was built in 1855, renovated in 1898, and rebuilt in the year 1906, after an April 16, 1902 fire. In 1992 it became the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on March 26, 2021.

Jeff Scofield on March 25, 2021:

The project includes: Removal of the existing instrument and all constituent parts•Installation of a restored and expanded 1936 Möller Organ (Opus 6425) in the Chancel organ chambers, with additions•Installation of a new two-manual Nave Organ, comprised of the best of the remaining original 1903 Austin pipework, pipework from Möller Opus 6512, and other suitable vintage pipework, all restored and placed on new windchests•Nave organ installed in existing Gallery chambers•A new, movable four-manual console in the Sanctuary•Existing Gallery console rebuilt and retained•

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on March 25, 2021.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on March 25, 2021.

Instrument Images:

2020 Reuter console: Photograph by Emery Brothers, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-01-29

Left stopjamb: Photograph by Emery Brothers, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-09-14

Right sstopjamb: Photograph by Emery Brothers, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-09-14

Organ set up in Reuter erecting room: Photograph by Emery Brothers, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-09-01

Sanctuary and façade pipes: Photograph by Emery Brothers, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-01-29

Cathedral exterior: Photograph by Emery Brothers, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-01-11

Console center: Photograph by Wesley Parrott, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-09-14

Console: Photograph by Wesley Parrott, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-06-13

Façade pipes: Photograph by Wesley Parrott, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-06-13

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