The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Paul of the Cross Monastery
148 Monastery Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203


OHS Database ID 27839.

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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 April 30, 2016.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 26 stops. 39 registers. 36 ranks. 2081 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified by Jeff Scofield through information in Möller factory documents. (Database Manager. August 30, 2007)
  • Updated through on-line information from Howard Lotis. (Database Manager. December 7, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. November 17, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from Jim Stark.
    The organ is in regular use as of April 2016 (Database Manager. April 30, 2016)
  • Offered for sale for $10,000; to be removed by June 2019. (Jeff Scofield. April 3, 2019)

Online Documents

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Console, Altar, and Pipe Display. Möller sales photograph; image courtesy of Jeff Scofield 1981-11-11

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
            Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
            St. Paul of the Cross Monastery
            Möller   Op. 11542   1981   3/36
            GREAT (exposed)                SWELL
         8' Principal        61         8' Rohrflöte        61
         8' Bourdon          61         8' Viole            61
         4' Octave           61         8' Celeste          61
         4' Waldflöte        61         4' Spitzflöte       61
         2' Doublette        61         2' Blockflöte       61
        II  Sesquialtera    122    III-IV  Plein Jeu       208
    III-IV  Fourniture      208        16' Basson    L/2    12
            Tremulant                   8' Trompete         61
            Sub                         8' Hautbois         61
            Unison Off                  4' Hautbois Clarion 12
            Super                          Tremulant
            Chimes                         Sub
         8' Festival Trumpet PO            Unison Off
        32' Quinted Bass     --            POSITIV (unenclosed)
        16' Principal        32         8' Gedeckt          61
        16' Subbass          32         4' Spitz Principal  61
         8' Octave           12         2' Octave           61
         8' Flöte            12     1 1/3' Quint            61
         4' Super Octave     32    III-IV  Zimbel          207
         4' Rohrflöte        12         8' Krummhorn        61
       III  Mixture          --            Tremulant
           (from 4' Super Octave)          Sub
        16' Contre Bombarde  32            Unison Off
        16' Basson           SW            Super
         8' Bombarde         12        16' Festival Trumpet tc
         4' Clarion          12         8' Festival Trumpet 61 5" wind
         4' Hautbois         SW
        [Received online from Jeff Scofield  November 17, 2011]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.