The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Cleveland, Ohio

OHS Database ID 37881.

Status and Condition

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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 42 stops. 49 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed. Non-traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Stop keys above top manual.


  • Identified through information published in John Ferguson's Walter Holtkamp: American Organ Builder (DMA treatise, Eastman School of Music, 1976). Although neither Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling nor their successor Holtkamp Organ Co. assigned Opus numbers to their instruments, this organ was identified in factory documents as Job number 1636. That number appears here as the Opus number of this instrument. (Database Manager. December 21, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from John McCraney. -- This information is taken from John Allen Ferguson's WALTER HOLTKAMP: AMERICAN ORGAN BUILDER (Kent: Kent State U P, 1979), pgs. 56 (photo),58,114-16 and an advertisement with small photo in the DIAPASON (November 2007). Its availability was mentioned on the Holtkamp Company website sometime later. (Database Manager. November 19, 2014)

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Gallery Case and exposed pipes. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Gallery Case and exposed pipes. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2008-07-05
Exposed Ruckpositiv pipes. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2008-07-05
Console. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr

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  • from John Allen Ferguson, WALTER HOLTKAMP: AMERICAN ORGANBUILDER, pp. 114-116
    Cleveland, Ohio
    St. Paul's Lutheran Church
    Holtkamp, Job # 1636--1949 (42 speaking stops; 49 ranks)
    Independent ranks in boldface type; extensions are in lower case type as in the Ferguson book
    GREAT 3-1/2" wind
          16 QUINTADENA
           8 PRINCIPAL
           8 GEDACKT
           4 OCTAVE+
           4 SPITZFLOTE
       2-2/3 QUINTE+
           2 SUPER OCTAVE+
          IV MIXTURE
           8 KRUMMHORN (6" wind)
    SWELL 5" wind
           8 BOURDON+
           8 QUINTATON 
           8 VOIX CELESTE+
           4 OCTAVE GEIGEN+
           4 FLUTE+
           2 BLOCKFLOTE+
         III DOLCE CORNET (2-2/3  2  1-3/5)
           V PLEIN JEU
           8 TROMPETTE
           4 OBOE CLARION
    RUCKPOSITIV 3-1/2" wind
           8 COPULA
           4 PRINCIPAL
           4 ROHRFLOTE
       2-2/3 NAZARD
           2 DOUBLETTE
       1-3/5 TIERCE
    PEDAL 3-1/2" WIND
          16 CONTRA BASS (wood)
          16 SUB BASS+
          16 LIEBLICH GEDACKT+
          16 Quintadena  (Great)
      10-2/3 GROSS QUINTE (metal)
           8 OCTAVE+
           8 VIOLONE+
           8 Flauto Dolce (Lieblich)
           4 CHORAL BASS
           4 Flute+ (Lieblich)
         III MIXTURE (2-2/3  2  1-1/3)
          16 POSAUNE ( 6" wind)
           8 Trumpet (Posaune)
           8 Krummhorn (Great)
           4 Krummhorn (Great)
    +  indicates pipes from a previous organ, builder(s) unspecified
    Mixture Compositions
    Great IV Mixture
    Note   1        13       25         37         49
    Pitch  1-1/3     2        2-2/3      4          5-1/3
           1         1-1/3    2          2-2/3      4
           2/3       1        1-1/3      2          2-2/3
           1/2       2/3      1          1-1/3      2
    Swell  V Plein Jeu
    Note             1       20         32         44
    Pitch            1-2/3    4          4          8
                     2        2-2/3      4          4
                     1-1/3    2          2-2/3      4
                     1        1 1/3      2          2 2/3
                     2/3      1          1-1/3      2
    Positiv III Fourniture
    Note   1        13       25         37         49
    Pitch  1         1-1/3    2          2-2/3      4
           2/3       1        1-1/3      2          2-2/3
           1/2       2/3      1          1-1/3      2
    Pedal III Mixture (composition not given)        
     [Received from John McCraney 2014-10-29.]