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Christ Church Cathedral, Episcopal
955 Main Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06103

OHS Database ID 23175.

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Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 18, 2006.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 40 stops. 55 registers. 44 ranks. 2817 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Concave radiating pedalboard.

Notes

  • Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Replaced by #115 [sic]; Great rebuilt by Austin in 1951; replaced by 3/56 Austin, #2195 in 1963 retaining 1951 Great.
    Manager's note: Opus 569 replaced Opus 115, not the reverse. (Database Manager. March 23, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Floyd Higgins. -- Organ broken up prior to installation of Austin in 1963. Prior to this date, the wooden 32' Bombarde was removed and is now part of the large Reuter organ at First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Database Manager. May 18, 2006)
  • Information from the Austin Opus List, supported by information from Christ Church Cathedral, indicates the Austin that replaced the Skinner was Opus 2417, not 2195. Austin Opus 2195 was installed in Christ Church Cathedral, Springfield, Massachusetts, not in Hartford. (James Cook. April 1, 2007)

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey
    Hartford, Connecticut
    Christ Church Cathedral, Episcopal
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 569   1925           4 manuals, 40 stops, 44 ranks
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    
              GREAT ORGAN                             SWELL ORGAN
          16' Bourdon               5 PED         16' Bourdon              73
           8' First Diapason       61              8' Diapason             73
           8' Second Diapason      61              8' Gedeckt              73
           8' Waldflöte            61              8' Salicional           73
           8' Erzähler             61              8' Voix Celeste         73
           4' Octave               61              8' Flauto Dolce         73
           4' Flute                61              8' Flute Celeste (TC)   61
           2' Fifteenth            61              4' Violin               73
           8' Tromba               61              4' Flute Triangulaire   73
                                                   2' Piccolo              61
              CHOIR ORGAN                          V  French Cornet       305
           8' Geigen Principal     61             16' Waldhorn             73
           8' Concert Flute        61              8' Cornopean            73
           8' Dulciana             61              8' Oboe d'Amore         73
           4' Flute                61              8' Vox Humana           61
           4' Gemshorn             61              4' Clarion              61
       2 2/3' Nazard               --                 Tremolo
           2' Piccolo              12
       1 3/5' Tierce               --                 PEDAL ORGAN
       1 1/7' Septieme             --             32' Diapason (resultant) --
           8' Corno di Bassetto    61             16' Major Bass           32
           8' English Horn         61             16' Bourdon              32
              Tremolo                             16' Echo Lieblich        SW
           8' Harp (TC)            --             16' Dulciana             CH
           4' Celesta              61 bars         8' Octave               12
                                                   8' Gedeckt              12
              SOLO ORGAN                           8' Still Gedackt        SW
           8' Harmonic Flute       73              4' Flute                12
           8' Violoncello          73             32' Bombarde             12
           8' Gamba Celeste        73             16' Trombone             32
           4' Orchestral Flute     73             16' Waldhorn             SW
           8' Tuba Mirabilis       73              8' Tromba               12
           8' French Horn          73
              Tremolo
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-03-17]
    
    
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.