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St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
4 Cathedral Park
Buffalo, New York 14202

Chancel organ

OHS Database ID 11162.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition June 25, 2013.


Technical Details

4 divisions. 54 registers. 53 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front.

Notes

  • Rebuild of the 1952 Schlicker in the chancel. 2 new consoles from Robert Turner. Most Hope-Jones material still exists on Hope-Jones chests. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Douglas W. Craw. -- Two new consoles were provided by Robert Turner in 2004. A four-manual console in the Chancel controls the entire instrument (Chancel & Gallery Divisions) and a three-manual console in the Gallery controls the Gallery organ. (Database Manager. August 17, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. June 25, 2013)

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Chancel and Pipe Facades. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04
Reredos. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04

Pipe organs in New York sponsored by Foley-Baker, Inc.

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  • Stoplist taken from 2004 OHS Convention program book - Buffalo, NY
    St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
    4 Cathedral Park
    Buffalo, NY 14202
    
    Hope-Jones Organ Co. - 1908: gallery organ
    
    Rudolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing Co., North Tonawanda, NY - 1916: repairs to gallery organ, 1926: chancel organ
    
    Schlicker Organ Co., Buffalo, NY - 1952: new chancel organ and console controlling both, 1960: installation of the Trompeta Real, 1967: changes to chancel organ, 1975: new gallery organ, consolidate Hope-Jones voices into a Solo division, 1988: new chancel organ (Ralph Richards, Bruce Fowkes)
    
    Robert M. Turner, Hacienda Heights, CA - 2004: New consoles
    
    Electro-pneumatic and electric key-action
    Electro-pneumatic pitman, unit and electro-solenoid slider stop action.
    
    Great (unenclosed, manual II) - 
    
    16' Subprincipal (61)
    8' Principal (61)
    8' Open Flute (61) (metal)
    4' Octave (61)
    4' Harmonic Flute (61) (metal)
    2 2/3' Twelfth (61)
    2' Fifteenth (61)
    1 3/5' Seventeenth (61)
    IV Mixture (244)
    8' Trumpet (61) (harmonic at 49)
    Zimbelstern
    Gt-Gt 16', off, 4'
    Pedal on Great
    
    Unaffected by Unison Off
    
    16' Tuba Profunda (So)
    8' Tuba (So)
    4' Tuba Clarion (So)
    16' Trompeta Real (So)
    8' Trompeta Real (So)
    4' Clarion Real (So)
    
    Swell (enclosed, manual III) - 
    
    16' Contra Gamba (61)
    8' Rohrflute (61)
    8' Viola (61)
    8' Viola Celeste [t.c.] (49)
    8' Unda Maris II (So)
    4' Principal (61)
    4' Koppelflote (61)
    4' Unda Maris II (So)
    2 2/3' Quint (61)
    2' Octave (61)
    1 3/5' Tierce (61)
    III-IV Mixture (220)
    16' Fagotto (61)
    8' Trompette (61)
    8' Oboe (61)
    8' Vox Humana (So)
    4' Clarion (61)
    Tremulant
    Sw-Sw 16', off, 4'
    
    Positv  (unenclosed, manual I) - 
    
    16' Bourdon (61) (re-voiced Quintadena)
    8' Principal (61)
    8' Gedeckt (61) (wooden)
    8' Unda Maris II (So)
    4' Octave (61)
    4' Rohrflote (61)
    2 2/3' Nazard (61)
    2' Nachthorn (61)
    1 3/5' Tierce (61)
    1 1/3' Quint (61)
    IV Scharff (61)
    8' Clarinet (61)
    8' Oboe Horn (So)
    Tremulant
    Zybelstern
    Po-Po 16' off, 4'
    Pedal on Positiv
    Gallery Great on Positiv 
    
    
    Unaffected by Unison Off
    
    16' Tuba Profunda (So)
    8' Tuba (So)
    4' Tuba Clarion (So)
    16' Trompeta Real (So)
    8' Trompeta Real (So)
    4' Clarion Real (So)
    
    Gallery Great (unenclosed, manual II) - 
    
    8' Principal (61)
    8' Holzgedeckt (61) (stopped wood)
    4' Octave (61)
    2' Flachflote (61)
    IV Mixture (244)
    16' Trompette (73)
    8' Trompete (ext. 16')
    Gallery Gt-Gallery Gt 16', off, 4'
    
    Gallery Swell (enclosed, manual III) - 
    
    8' Rohrgedeckt (61)
    8' Salicional (61)
    4' Spitzflote (61)
    2' Italian Principal (61)
    1 1/3' Larigot (61)
    III-IV Plein Jeu (232)
    8' Schalmei (61) (1-6 half length)
    Tremulant
    Gallery Sw-Gallery Sw 16', 0ff, 4'
    
    Solo (enclosed, manual IV, original Hope-Jones pipework and unit chests) -
    
    16' Contra Tibia [t.c] (from 8')
    8' Horn Diapason (73)(1-12 open wood)
    8' Tibia Clausa (85) (1-44 stopped wood, 45-85 spotted metal)
    8' Dulciana (73)
    8' Unda Maris II (draws Dulciana, Celeste = 49)
    8' Quintadena (61)
    8' Quintadena Celeste [t.c] (49)
    5 1/3' Quint (from Tibia Clausa)
    4' Octave (from Horn Diapason)
    4' Unda Maris (from 8's)
    2 2/3' Quint (from 8' Tibia Clausa)
    2' Piccolo (from Tibia Clausa)
    8' Oboe Horn (61)
    8' Vox Humana (61)(Wurlitzer construction)
    
    Unenclosed Solo - 
    
    16' Tuba Profunda (85) (1-20 wooden resonators, imported from England)
    8' Tuba (ext. 16')
    4' Tuba Clarion (ext. 16')
    16' Trompeta Real (85) (1-12 half length)
    8' Trompeta Real (ext. 16')
    4' Clarion Real (ext. 16')
    So-So 16', off, 4'
    Gallery Sw - So
    Gallery Gt - So
    
    Pedal (unenclosed) - 
    
    32' Open Wood (12) (in gallery, 1-12 original Hope-Jones Tibia Profundissima, 13-32 from Gal Gt. 16' Principal)
    16' Principal (44)
    16' Subbass (44)
    10 2/3' Quint (ext. 16' Subbass)
    8' Octave (ext. 16')
    8' Gedeckt (ext. 16')
    4' Choral Bass (32)
    4' Tibia Clausa (So)
    2' Nachthorn (32)
    III Mixture (96)
    32' Tuba Profunda (12) (1-12 half length, 1-12 made from recycled Hope-Jones pipes)
    32' Harmonics (derived)
    16' Trombone (44)
    16' Tuba Profunda (So)
    8' Trompette (ext. 16')
    8' Tuba (So)
    4' Clarion (32)
    16' Trompeta Real (So)
    8' Trompeta Real (So)
    Tremulant
    
    Gallery Pedal (enclosed) - 
    
    16' Principal (44) (1-12 open wood from Hope-Jones Tibia Profunda)
    16' Subbass (32) (stopped wood, Hope-Jones Tibia Clausa)
    8' Octave (ext. 16')
    8' Metal Gedeckt (32) (Hope-Jones Diapason)
    4' Choral Bass (32)
    II Rauschpfeife (64)
    16' Trompete (Gt)
    8' Trompete (Gt)
    4' Klarine (Gt)
    
    Couples - 
    
    Gt-Ped 8'
    Gt-Ped 4'
    Sw-Ped 8'
    Sw-Ped 4'
    Pos-Ped 8'
    Pos-Ped 4'
    So-Ped 8'
    So-Ped 4'
    Gal Gt-Ped 8'
    Gal Gt-Ped 4'
    Gal Sw-Ped 8'
    Gal Sw-Ped 4'
    
    Sw-Gt 16'
    Sw-Gt 8'
    Sw-Gt 4'
    Pos-Gt 16'
    Pos-Gt 8'
    Pos-Gt 4'
    So-Gt 16'
    So-Gt 8'
    So-Gt 4'
    Gal Sw-Gt 16'
    Gal Sw-Gt 8'
    Gal Sw-Gt 4'
    
    Sw-Pos 16'
    Sw-Pos 8'
    Sw-Pos 4'
    So-Pos 16'
    So-Pos 8'
    So-Pos 4'
    Gal Sw-Pos 16'
    Gal Sw-Pos 8'
    Gal Sw-Pos 4'
    
    So-Sw 16'
    So-Sw 8'
    So-Sw 4'
    
    Great/Positiv Transfer (includes couplers, pistons, and reversibles)
    All Swells to Chancel Swell
    
     [Received from Peter Gonciarz 2011-11-20.]