The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Catharine Academy
St. Catharine, Kentucky

OHS Database ID 17012.

Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition April 7, 2005.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 17 stops. 32 registers. 17 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.


  • Identified through information in Volume VIII p. 55 of the Pilcher factory ledger and the list of Pilcher organs typed by William E. Pilcher of Louisville. For more information see the document referenced below. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • Original price: $8950. Also Op. 1508.5 (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • Originally St. Catharine Academy, becoming St. Catharine College in 1931; the school closed in 2016. (Jeff Scofield. February 6, 2019)

Online Documents

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  • Pilcher Organs. Summary of Pilcher Sources by Soosie Schmitt. Author: Author not identified Source: Unpublished monograph. Document Date. April 5, 2005.

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  • . Source: Stoplist from the factory specifications via the OHS Archives
       St. Catharine, Kentucky
       St. Catharine College
       Pilcher   Op. 1534   1931   3/17
       GREAT                         SWELL
    8' 1st Open Diapason 73      16' Bourdon          73
    8' 2nd Open Diapason 73       8' Open Diapason    73
    8' Gross Flute       53 PD    8' Stopped Diapason 12
    8' Dulciana          73       8' Salicional       73
    8' Gamba             73       8' Vox Celeste      61
    8' Concert Flute     CH       8' Aeoline          73
    4' Octave            --       4' Flute d'Amour    12
    8' French Horn       73       2' Piccolo          --
       Tremolo                    8' Cornopean        73
       Sub                        8' Oboe             73
       Unison Off                 8' Vox Humana       pf
       Super                         Tremolo
       Cathedral Chimes  pf          Sub
                                     Unison Off
       CHOIR                         Super
    8' Violin Diapason   73          PEDAL
    8' Concert Flute     73
    8' Dulciana          GT      16' Open Diapason    32
    4' Flauto Traverso   --      16' Bourdon          32
    8' French Horn       GT      16' Lieblich Gedeckt SW
       Tremolo                   16' Contra Viol      12 GT
       Sub                        8' Dolce Flute      12
       Unison Off                 8' Cello            GT
       Celestial Harp    pf 
        [Received from Jeff Scofield February 6, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist from the factory specifications via the OHS Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.