The OHS Pipe Organ Database

SS. Peter and Paul R.C. Cathedral Basilica
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

OHS Database ID 23918.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 5, 2006.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) ventil chests.

Four manuals. 6 divisions. 97 registers. 61 ranks. 4151 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 with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Stop keys on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system. AGO Standard (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.

Notes

  • Reused much of the 1920 Austin pipework (Paul Marchesano. September 5, 2006)
  • Manual naturals covered in ivory; sharps made of ebony. Pedalboard naturals of hard white maple tops, sharps of bakelite. (Paul Marchesano. September 5, 2006)

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Stoplist

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