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All Souls Episcopal Cathedral
9 Swan Street
Asheville, North Carolina 28803

OHS Database ID 28844.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 27, 2010.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 6 divisions. 39 stops. 39 registers. 54 ranks. 2881 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

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, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. 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 Stephen Hall. -- Chancel organ is 1971 Casavant, Antiphonal division pipework is retained from previous organs,including a 4 foot flute from the original 1896 Geo. Hutchings organ. The Hutchings organ was ordered by George Vanderbuilt for his Biltmore estate, but he gave it to the church instead of installing it at his home. The Hutchings organ was installed by the then Hutchings employee, Ernest M. Skinner. The organ is in regular use for services (2007). (Database Manager. September 22, 2007)
  • Updated by Rae Bolton from information furnished by Casavant Frères, courtesy of Simon Couture. (Database Manager. February 26, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Renovated by Casavant in 1996 with some tonal changes. (Database Manager. December 27, 2010)

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Cathedral Exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1989-07-21
Antiphonal Pipe Display. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1989-07-21
Left Pipe Display. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1989-07-21
Right Pipe Display. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1989-07-21
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1989-07-21

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
           Asheville, North Carolina
           All Souls Parish, Biltmore
           Casavant   Op. 3102   1971   3/54
           Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives
           St. Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
           GREAT                       SWELL
       16' Quintaden      pf        8' Bordun          61
        8' Prinzipal      61        8' Salizional      61
        8' Rohrflöte      61        8' Vox coelestis   49 tc
        4' Oktav          61        4' Prinzipal       61
        2' Oktav          61        4' Waldflöte       61
       IV  Mixtur        244        2' Flachflöte      61
        8' Trompete       61       IV  Scharf         244
           ANT on GT               16' Dulzian         61
                                    8' Oboe            61
           POSITIV                     Tremulant
        8' Holzgedackt    61           Sub                (1985)
        4' Koppelflöte    61           Super              (1985)
        2' Weitprinzipal  61           ANT on SW
    1 1/3' Quintflöte     61
       II  Sesquialtera   98 tc        PEDAL
      III  Zimbel        183       16' Subbass         32
        8' Krummhorn      61       16' Quintaden       GT
           Tremulant                8' Prinzipal       32
           ANT on POS               8' Gedacktpommer   32
                                    4' Choralbass      32
           ANTIPHONAL *           III  Mixtur          96
        8' Prinzipal      61       16' Posaune  L/2    32
        8' Nasonflöte     61       16' Fagott          SW
        4' Oktav          61        8' Trompete        GT
        4' Spitzflöte     61        4' Schalmei        pf
    2 2/3' Quinte         61
        2' Oktav          61           ANTIPHONAL PEDAL *
       IV  Mixtur        244       16' Violonprinzipal 32
                                    8' Oktav           32
        *  present pipes            4' Choralbass      32
           and action              II  Rauschquint     64
    [Received online from Jeff Scofield  January 12, 2011]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.