The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Holy Trinity R.C. Church
Dallas, Texas

OHS Database ID 17670.


Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 30, 2010.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 26 stops.

The organ is in gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Adjustable combination pistons. Concave radiating pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through information in Vol IV p. 9 of the Pilcher factory ledgers and a 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: $9049 (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Michael Freeman. -- I remember going over to the church to look at the organ with Mr. Garland as the church was interested in rebuilding the organ. The console was the original with original drawknobs, keyboards and pedal board. The organ was in chambers on either side of the gallery with no exposed pipes. I remember the organ had and 8' Trumpet on the Great that was not original and more like a Festival Trumpet but the original Trumpet pipes were in pipe trays under the chest and could be put back into place. The organ had a nice scale 16 Open Wood, Bourdon and Lieblich Gedeckt. It was in 1992 or 1993 that we visited this organ and it was still being used regularly. The organ was replaced with a Visser Rowland around 1996 or 1997. The present organist tells me there may be 2 or 3 stops from the Pilcher in this instrument. The church is currently trying to raise funds for a new 3 manual 60 rank Garland organ. (Database Manager. May 30, 2010)

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 Author: Author not identified Source: Unpublished monograph.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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Stoplist

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