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St. Paul's Chapel

OHS Database ID 25620.

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Status and Condition

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Technical Details

Four manuals. 84 stops. 70 registers. 91 ranks. 5252 pipes.


  • 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:
    Alterations and additions to Opus 985 (1938). (Database Manager. March 16, 2007)
  • Updated through information posted to PIPORG-L by Sebastian Gluck April 15, 2009. -- The only two stops by Allen that were there in the Whiteford rebuild were a 32' Bourdon and 32' Bombarde in the dome, along with a Vox Humana and 73-note Trompette (16', 8', 4', no bottom octave to 16', harmonic, 10" wind).
    Other changes at the time:
    Choir Flauto Dolce and Flute Celeste to replace the Dulciana and Unda Maris, a new treble to the Viola, a small 4' Prestant to replace the Fugara, and the moving of the 8' Orchestral Oboe to 4'. Swell: Diapason replaced by 8' Aeoline, which was the former Choir Dulciana, and the former Choir Fugara, rescaled, put on a unit chest as a 2-2/3' Nazard, extended to 4' as a Fugara. It is tuned as a Nazard, so the 4' is out of tune. Brustwerk (which was the first in the USA in 1938), compound scale 8' Spitzgeigen placed on old Muted Viole chest, and a new 4' "Montre" added (tapered, winded off the Great). This was also extended down to 8' and 16' in the Pedal. (James Cook. April 15, 2009)

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Aeolian-Skinner console with Dome stop controls on top of left stopjamb. Photograph by Mary Monroe via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project 1962-09-09

Pipe organs in New York sponsored by Foley-Baker, Inc.

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  • Stoplist from "The American Classic Organ" by Charles Callahan
    Saint Paul's Chapel
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company - Boston, Mass.
    Opus 985B
    4 Manuals/84 Stops/91 Ranks/5,252 pipes
    GREAT [II] (3" WP):
    16' Quintade
    8' Principal
    8' Spitzflote
    8' Bourdon
    4' Octave
    4' Rohrflote
    2-2/3' Quint
    2' Super Octave
    2' IV Fourniture
    2/3' II-IV Cymbel
    2-2/3' III Cornet
    16' Fagot
    SWELL [III] (5" WP):
    16' Lieblich Gedackt
    8' Aeoline
    8' Viole de Gambe
    8' Viole Celeste
    8' Stopped Diapason
    4' Octave
    4' Flauto Traverso
    4' Fugara
    2-2/3' Nazard
    2' Fifteenth
    1-1/3' IV Mixture
    16' Bombarde
    8' Trompette
    8' Trumpet (Dome)
    8' Hautbois
    8' Vox Humana
    4' Clairon
    CHOIR [I] (5" WP):
    16' Contra Viole
    8' Concert Flute
    8' Viola
    8' Flauto Dolce
    8' Flute Celeste
    8' Orchestral Flute
    4' Prestant
    4' Flute Triangulaire
    III Carillon
    8' Clarinet
    4' Musette
    POSITIV [I] (2-1/2" WP):
    8' Nason Flute
    4' Nachthorn
    2' Italian Principal
    1-1/3' Larigot
    1' Sifflote
    II Sesquialtera
    1/4" III Zimbel
    8' Krummhorn
    BRUSTWERK [I] (2-1/2" WP):
    8' Spitz Geigen
    8' Gedackt
    4' Montre
    4' Spitzflote
    2-2/3' Nasat
    2' Blockflote
    1-3/5' Terz
    1/2' III Scharf
    DOME ORGAN [IV] (10" WP):
    16' Solo Trumpet (T.C)
    8' Solo Trumpet 
    4' Solo Trumpet (ext.)
    8' Vox Humana (Swell)
    PEDAL (3-3/4" WP):
    32' Bourdon (electronic)
    16' Principal 
    16' Montre (ext. Brust.)
    16' Bourdon
    16' Quintade (Great)
    16' Viole (Choir)
    16' Lieblich Gedeckt (Swell)
    8' Principal 
    8' Montre (ext. Brust.)
    8' Gedacktpommer
    8' Viole (Choir)
    8' Lieblich Gedeckt (Swell)
    5-1/3' Quint
    4' Choralbass
    4' Koppelflote
    2' Blockflote
    3-1/5' III Mixture (Does not break)
    1-1/3' II Cymbel (Does not break)
    32' Bombarde (electronic)
    16' Posaune
    16' Bombarde (Swell)
    8' Trompette
    8' Solo Trumpet (4th Manual)
    4' Clairon
    4' Rohr Schalmei
    2' Cornet
     [Received from Sam Cherubin 2015-06-25.]