The OHS Pipe Organ Database

La Cathédrale de Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland

OHS Database ID 18057.


Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
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 July 13, 2011.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Electric stop action.

5 manuals. 7 divisions. 95 stops. 111 registers. 135 ranks. 7396 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. Flat radiating pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs. Hitchdown couplers.

Notes

  • Largest Fisk organ to date. (James Cook. May 12, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Olivier Moser. (Database Manager. November 15, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. July 13, 2011)
  • "To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Opus 120, the long-awaited Fernwerk division ("Far Away", or "Echo" division) was installed in the fall of 2013. Utilizing pipes from a 100-year-old Kuhn instrument, the Fernwerk is placed high up in the North Transept of the Cathedral and is playable from either of the main organ's two consoles via fiber-optic cable." (C.B. Fisk website) (Steven E. Lawson. April 20, 2017)

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Bibliography

  • Staff. "New Organs," The American Organist (Vol. 39, No. 2 [February, 2005]: pp. 100-101).
  • Litton, James. "Organ Gallery: New Romantic," Choir & Organ (Vol. 13, No. 3 [May/June, 2005]: pp. 62-66). [Photographs, stoplist, first-hand description and evaluation.]

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: From builder's website and www.grandesorgues.ch
    Lausanne, Switzerland
    La Cathédrale de Lausanne
    
    C.B. Fisk, Inc.   Opus 120   2003/2013         5 manuals, 95 stops, 135 ranks
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             GRAND ORGUE (Man II)                  RÉCIT EXPRESSIF (Man IV)
         32' Principal (fr. 16')    12         16' Bourdon                61
         16' Montre                 61          8' Diapason               61
         16' Bourdon                61          8' Viole de gambe         61
          8' Montre                 61          8' Voix céleste           61
          8' Gambe                  61          8' Flûte traversière      61
          8' Flûte harmonique       61          8' Bourdon                61
          8' Bourdon                61          4' Prestant               61
          4' Prestant               61          4' Flûte octaviante       61
          4' Octave                 61      2 2/3' Quinte                 61
      2 2/3' Quinte                 61          2' Octavin                61
          2' Doublette              61      1 3/5' Tierce                 61
      1 3/5' Terz                   61          2' Plein jeu IV          244
      2 2/3' Fourniture VII        427         16' Bombarde               61
        2/3' Cymbale V             305          8' Trompette harmonique   61
          2' Mixtur VI-IX          368          4' Clairon harmonique     61
         16' Bombarde               61          8' Basson-Hautbois        61
          8' Trompette              61          8' Clarinette             61
          4' Clairon                61          8' Voix humaine           61
         16' Trommet                61
          8' Trommet                61             BOMBARDES (Man V)
                                                8' Montre                 61
             POSITIF-DE-DOS (Man I)             8' Flûte creuse           61
         16' Quintadehn (1-12 wood) 61          4' Flûte ouverte          61
          8' Prinzipal              61             Grand Cornet V        305
          8' Gedackt                61          8' Trompette              61
          4' Oktave                 61          4' Clairon                61
          4' Rohrflöte              61          8' Trompette en chamade   61
      3 1/5' Grosse Tierce          61          4' Clairon en chamade     61
      2 2/3' Nasard                 61
          2' Doublette              61             PÉDALE
          2' Quarte de Nasard       61         32' Principal (GO)         --
      1 3/5' Tierce                 61         32' Bourdon                56
      1 1/3' Larigot                61     21 1/3' Grosse Quinte (32' Pr) --
          1' Piccolo                61         16' Contrebasse            56
        2/3' Plein jeu V           305         16' Montre (GO)            --
          1' Scharff IV            244         16' Principal              32
         16' Dulcian                61         16' Violonbasse            32
          8' Cromorne               61         16' Bourdon (fr. 32')      --
                                           10 2/3' Basse Quinte           32
             POSITIF EXPRESSIF (Man III)        8' Octave                 32
          8' Salicional             61          8' Violoncelle (GO)       --
          8' Unda Maris (TC)        49          8' Flûte (fr. Cbasse)     --
          8' Flûte harmonique       61          8' Bourdon (fr. 32')      --
          8' Bourdon                61      5 1/3' Quinte                 32
          8' Voix éolienne (TC)     61          4' Octave                 32
          4' Fugara                 61          4' Flûte (fr. Cbasse)     --
          4' Zartflöte              61      2 2/3' Mixture IV            128
          2' Violine                61         32' Contre Bombarde (GO)   12
      2 2/3' Sesquialtera II       122         16' Bombarde classique     32
          2' Harmonia aetheria V   305         16' Bombarde (GO)          --
         16' Cor Anglais            61          8' Trompette (GO)         --
          8' Basson                 61          4' Clairon (GO)           --
          4' Clairon                61         16' Posaune                32
                                               16' Trommet (GO)           --
             FERNWERK (floating) (2013)         8' Trommet (GO)           --
         16' Bourdon                61
          8' Principal              61             COUPLERS
          8' Salicional             61             Pos-de-Dos to GO
          8' Voix céleste (TC)      49             Pos expressif to GO
          8' Flûte                  61             Récit expressif to GO
          8' Flûte d'amour          61             Bombardes to GO
          8' Bourdon                61             Octaves grave GO
          4' Prestant               61             Octaves grave Pos exp
          4' Flûte traversière      61             Positif-de-Dos to Pos exp
          8' Trompette              61             Récit expressif to Pos exp
          8' Voix humaine           61             Bombardes to Pos exp
                                                   Octaves graves Fernwerk
             ACCESSORIES                           GO to Pédale
             General Tremblant                     Positif-de-Dos to Pédale
             Pos-de-Dos Tremblant doux             Positif expressif to Pédale
             Récit exp Trémolo rapide              Récit expressif to Pédale
             Fernwerk Tremblant                    Bombardes to Pédale
             Rossignol                             Fernwerk to Pédale
    
             SERVOPNEUMATIC LEVERS                 KEYDESKS
             Grand Orgue                           Attached mechanical keydesk
             Positif expressif                     Electric mobile keydesk
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-04-20]
    
    
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: From builder's website and www.grandesorgues.ch Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.