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Hugo E. Stahl (1916)

Originally Unknown Builder

Location:

Cathedral of St. Andrew
617 S Louisiana St.
Little Rock , AR 72201 US
Organ ID: 68807

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Daniel Gaguer on July 26, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Pneumatic, Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 4 divisions. 2 manuals.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Daniel Gauger on July 26, 2021.

Swell:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Daniel Gauger on July 26, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Daniel Gauger on July 26, 2021.

Echo :
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a case in a side transept.
We received the most recent update for this division from Daniel Gauger on July 26, 2021.
Gallery:
  • Built by Hugo E. Stahl
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 4
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Daniel Gauger on July 26, 2021.
Daniel Gauger on July 26, 2021:

Source: Arkansas Catholic Archives. Newspaper article from "The Guardian" on November 25, 1916. The pipework and some other materials were kept from the "original organ" (from which we don't officially know the builder yet). Stahl turned the (most likley mechanical) organ into a tubular pneumatic organ with the exception of the echo division (which had "Stahl's Electic Action"). He added in a combination action as well. The only known pipework was that of a 16' Grand Open Diapason in the pedal and a Vox Humana in the Echo division. At somepoint before 1931, the organ was removed and replaced by a Moller. There's no information yet if pipework from this organ was kept.

We received the most recent update for this note from Daniel Gauger on July 26, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Stahl Organ. Gold leaf. The side "towers" were added in by Stahl. I suspect the center portion of the facade was the first organ (unknown builder).: Photograph from an archival source: Arkansas Catholic Archives, submitted by Daniel Gauger. Taken on 1916-11-25

Church Interior early 1910s.: Photograph from an archival source: Arkansas Catholic Archives, submitted by Daniel Gauger. Taken approx. Early 1910s.

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