The OHS Pipe Organ Database

San Fernando R.C. Cathedral
115 Main Plaza San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas 78205

OHS Database ID 37659.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 26, 2014.
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Technical Details

Electric stop action.

Three manuals. 24 stops.

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.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Concave radiating pedalboard. Combination action toe studs.


  • Identified through online information from John Igoe. -- Minimal Info from the Cathedral web site. (Database Manager. December 13, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from John L. Hoopes. -- I played this organ for three hours on Dec 23, 2014. A few pipes didn't work, e,g, clarinet in choir, but most did. It sounded really good. The acoustics in the beautiful cathedral are wonderful. The organist was kind to let me play and the people who kept coming in and out seemed to appreciate the Christmas music I was playing. -- ` (Database Manager. December 26, 2014)

Online Documents

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Pipework. Photograph by John L. Hoopes 2014-12-23
Swell and Pedal Stopkeys. Photograph by John L. Hoopes 2014-12-23
Choir and Great Stopkeys. Photograph by John L. Hoopes
Cathedral Nave, Loft, and Organ Case. Photograph by John L Hoopes 2014-12-23
Church Exterior. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1918)
Church Exterior. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1900s)

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  • Stoplist taken from the console on December 24, 2014
    San Antonio, Texas
    San Fernando Roman Catholic Cathedral
    Geo. Kilgen & Son, 1884
    Open Diapason 8'
    Bourdon 8'
    Viola 8'
    Fugara 4"
    Flute Traverse 4'
    Oboe Basson 8'
    Swell 4'
    Bourdon 16'
    First Open Diapason 8"
    Second Open Diapason 8'
    Melodia 8'
    Dulciana 8'
    Principal 4"
    Twelfth 3'
    Fifteenth 2'
    Mixture III
    Trumpet 8'
    Great 4'
    Swell to Great 8'
    Swell to Great 4'
    Choir to Great 8'
    Choir to Great 4'
    Geigen Principal 8'
    Stopped Diapason 8'
    Violin Principal 4'
    Chimney Flute 4'
    Clarinet 8' (some pipes didn't sound on 12-24-14)
    Choir 4
    Open Diapason 16'
    Bourdon 16'
    Violin Cello 8'
    Great 4
     [Received from John L. Hoopes 2014-12-29.]
  • Click Here Stoplist taken from the console on December 24, 2014 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.