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Unknown Builder (Opus 855)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (1932)

Location:

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
310 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 US
Organ ID: 69019

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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 Jeff Scofield on August 31, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 54 registers.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Registers: 54
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on August 31, 2021.
Jeff Scofield on August 31, 2021:

The organ was installed in 1932 and an Antiphonal installed in 1957; at some point prior to my visit in September 1995, a previous organist had Allen drawknobs, couplers and pistons installed; this is reflected in the console photo; a very simple curtain covers the organ chamber; the nave is very live and the organ sounded quite good during my visit; the console was built for Aeolian-Skinner Op. 991 in 1940 for their organ at Broadway Tabernacle (Congregational) in New York City. When that church closed in 1969, the console found its way to Sacred Heart after stopovers in South Orange NJ and with Carl Loesser in Plainfield NJ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on April 05, 2022.
Taken from the console during visit on Sept. 25, 1995: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on August 31, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1995-09-25

The shell of the console matches the choir seating: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1995-09-25

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