The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Andrew Episcopal Cathedral
Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96813

OHS Database ID 24422.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition June 7, 2017.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 56 stops. 75 registers. 77 ranks. 4615 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital 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. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Some work was done on the organ by Balcom and Vaughan in the 1980s. (Database Manager. October 28, 2006)
  • Updated through on-line information from John McCreary, Canon Organist Emeritus. -- I personally added two stops and built the chests for them: An EMS Vox Humana from a residence organ in Washington DC, and a Rohrflute, borrowed from the Great and placed in the Choir. I put an 8' Harmonic Flute where the Rohrflute was on the Great. Balcom and Vaughan added an the following EMS stops from All Souls Unitarian In Washington, DC: French Horn, English Horn, Orchestral Oboe. In the mid 90s, Bob Walker added a complete Solo division, a Grande Choeur, additions to the Swell, Choir Pedal and Antiphonal. -- Swell, Choir and Solo have 68 note chests. (Steven E. Lawson. June 7, 2017)
  • Updated 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 1912 Hillgreen, Lane, #312; minor tonal changes by Terrence Schoenstein and John McCreary; four E. M. Skinner reeds added and console replaced by Colby; extant; Aeolian-Skinner console for sale in 1994. (Database Manager. August 15, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Samuel Lam. -- The organ now has 76 pipe ranks and 26 sampled ranks provided by Walker Technical Company for a total equivalent of 102 ranks. A new console by Roger Colby Co. was provided in 1997. There are 7 divisions spread over 4 manuals and pedal. (Steven E. Lawson. June 7, 2017)
  • Updated through information from Kerry Johnston. -- The original four-manual console was purchased by First United Methodist Church, Springdale, Arkansas, in 2005 from R. A. Colby Company of Johnson City, Tennessee. The console was rebuilt by Range Organ Company of Mesquite, TX, and installed in FUMC in September of 2005. (Steven E. Lawson. June 7, 2017)
  • Updated through online information from Robert Rodman. -- A thrilling organ to listen to and sing with. (Steven E. Lawson. June 7, 2017)

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Altar. Photograph by Robert Rodman 2012-08-01
Left Chancel Chamber. Photograph by Robert Rodman 2012-08-01
Antiphonal Chanber for Tuba. Photograph by Robert Rodman 2012-08-01
Console by R.A. Colby. Photograph by Robert Rodman 2012-08-01
Console. Photograph by Robert Rodman 2012-08-01

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  • The Tracker, Summer 2016, article by John Renke and Katherine Crosier, p24
    Honolulu, Hawai'i
    St. Andrew's Cathedral
    Aeolian-Skinner Op.1358 (1961)
    PRESENT STOPLIST (June 2016)
    	16 	Violone 
    	8 	Principal 
    	8 	Harmonic Flute 
    	8 	Bourdon 
      	8 	Gemshorn 
      	4 	Octave 
    	4 	Spindle Flute 
      	2 	Twelfth 
      	2 	Fifteenth 
    	2 	Forest Flute 
    	1 	Tierce 
    	1 	Flageolet 
    		Mixture IV 
    		Scharf III 
      		Cymbal III 
      	8 	French Horn (enc. Ch.) 
      	16 	Bourdon 
      	8 	Principal 
      	8 	Chimney Flute 
    	8 	Gamba 
    	8 	Voix Celeste 
    	8 	Flute Celeste 
    	8 	Echo Viola Celeste* 
    	4 	Octave 
    	4 	Harmonic Flute 
    	2 	Super Octave* 
    	2 	Recorder 
    		Mixture IV 
    		Cymbal III 
    		Sesquialtera II 
    	16 	Fagotto 
    	8 	Trumpet 
    	8 	Fagotto 
    	8 	English Horn 
    	8 	Cor d'Amore* 
    	8 	Vox Angelica* 
    	8 	Vox Humana 
    	4 	Clarion 
    	8 	Harmonic Trumpet (Solo) 
    	16 	Bourdon* 
    	8 	Montre* 
    	4 	Prestant* 
    	2 	Doublette* 
    		Grand Jeu IV-VI* 
    	16 	Bombarde* 
    	8 	Trompette* 
    	4 	Clarion*
    	16 	Quintade 
    	8 	Principal* 
    	8 	Harmonic Flute 
    	8 	Gedeckt* 
    	8 	Viola 
    	8 	Viola Celeste 
    	8 	Erzahler Celeste II* 
    	8 	Dolcan 
    	8 	Dolcan Celeste 
    	4 	Octave* 
    	4 	Fugara 
    	4 	Chimney Flute 
    	2   	 Nazard* 
    	2 	Super Octave* 
    	2 	Nachthorn 
    	1  	 Tierce * 
    	1 1/3	 Larigot* 
    		Mixture IV* 
    	16 	Bass Clarinet 
    	8 	Trumpet* 
    	8 	Krummhorn 
    	8 	Orchestra Oboe 
    	4 	Clarion* 
    	4 	Rohr Schalmei 
    	8 	Harp* 
    	4 	Celesta* 
    	8 	Tuba Ultima (Solo) 
    16 	Contra Gamba* 
    8 	Stentorphone* 
    8 	Flauto Mirabilis* 
    8 	Gamba* 
    8 	Gamba Celeste* 
    4 	Orchestral Flute* 
    2 	Flute Twelfth* 
    16 	Orchestral Bassoon* 
    8 	Tuba Ultima 
    8 	Harmonic Trumpet 
    8 	Tuba Mirabilis* 
    8 	Basset Horn* 
    8 	Cor Anglais* 
    8 	Hautbois d'Orchestre* 
    8 	Cor d'Harmonie* 
    16 	Gemshorn* 
    8 	Principal* 
    8 	Gedeckt 
    8 	Gemshorn* 
    8 	Gemshorn Celeste* 
    4 	Octave 	
    4 	Spillflote* 
    2 	Super Octave* 
    	Mixture III-IV 
    8 	Trumpet* 
    4 	Clarion* 
    16 	Gemshorn* 
    16 	Bourdon*
    32 	Double Diapason* 
    32 	Double Violone* 
    32 	Double Bourdon* 
    16 	Open Wood 
    16 	Contre Bass 
    16 	Viol one (Gt.) 
    16 	Bourdon (Sw.) 
    16 	Sub Bass 
    16 	Quintade (Ch.) 
    16 	Gedeckt (Sw.) 
    16 	Erzahler 
    8 	Principal 
    8 	Violone (Gt.) 
    8 	Open Flute 
    8 	Bourdon 
    8 	Gemshorn 
    8 	Gedeckt (Sw.) 
    4 	Octave 
    4 	Solo Flute 
    4 	Chimney Flute (Sw.) 
    2 	Super Octave 
    	Mixture IV 
    32 	Contra Bombarde* 
    32 	Contra Fagotto (Sw.) 
    16 	Bombarde 
    16 	Posaune 
    16 	Fagotto (Sw.) 
    16 	Trumpet 
    8 	Tuba Ultima (Solo) 
    8 	Krurnrnhorn (Ch.) 
    4 	Clarion 
    4 	Schalmei 
     [Received from John Igoe 2016-07-06.]