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Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian
199 Old Clairton Rd
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236

OHS Database ID 41871.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 1, 2016.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 24 stops. 30 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Non-traditional style console. The console is movable.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through research conducted by Sand Lawn, courtesy of David Scribner. (Database Manager. August 16, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Paul Dessau. -- date taken from Holtcamp website ----http://www.holtkamporgan.com/Chart/Default.aspx (Database Manager. January 15, 2013)
  • Updated through online information from James Stark.
    Setterboard replaced by Syndyne solid state combination action 2014. Console visually unaltered. (Database Manager. February 1, 2016)

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Photographs

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Sanctuary interior and organ. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2009-09-18
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield
Console. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Chancel, exposed pipes and console. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Church exterior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr
Exposed pipes. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist provided by James Stark
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church
    
    Holtkamp   1970
    
    Great (61 notes)
    
    16 Quintadena
         23 zinc, 38 spotted metal, scale 43, capped, un-nicked
     8 Principal
         12 zinc, 49 spotted metal, scale 46, 2/9 mouth cut-up ¼,
         ears to f3#
     8 Gedackt
        5 zinc, 44 spotted metal, capped;
        12 spotted metal open
     4 Octave
        61 spotted metal, scale 58, ¼ mouth cut-up 2/9
     4 Rohrflöte
        49 capped spotted metal with chimneys,
        12 spotted metal open
     2 Doublette
        61 tin, scale 73, 2/9 mouth cut-up ¼
     
        Mixture IV
        Unison = scale 51 @ 8’ C, mouth ¼ cut-up ¼
        Quints = scale 51 @ 8’ C, mouth ¼ cut-up ¼
        CC               19.22.26.29
          c0              15.19.22.26
          c1              12.15.19.22
          c2                8.12.15.19
          c3                8.12.15.15
     
     8 Trumpet
        3”; 12 copper, 44 spotted metal resonators,
        5 open spotted metal flues; harmonic at c#3
    
    Swell to Great
    
    
    Swell (61 notes)
    
     8 Gamba
        10 zinc, 51 spotted metal, beards to c0, scale 50,
        18 halving, 2/9 mouth cutup 2/7
     8 Voix Celeste (56 notes)
        7 zinc, 49 spotted metal, beards to g0, scale 54,
        20 halving, 1/5 mouth cut-up 1/3;
        FF (last zinc) and first spotted marked 56
     8 Copula
        49 stopped wood (white oak), 12 open spotted metal
     4 Spitzflöte
        61 spotted metal, scale 56 with 1/3 taper to c3,
        1/5 mouth cut-up 2/7
    
    2 2/3 Nazard
         61 common metal, tapered to f1
         1/5 mouth cut-up ¼
     2 Octave
        61 tin, scale 75, ¼ mouth cut-up ¼
    
    Scharff III
        183 tin;
        Unison = 53 scale @ 8’ C, 1/4 mouth cut-up 2/9;
        Quints = 53 scale @8’ C, 1/4 mouth cut-up 1/3
        CC               29.33.36
        GG               26.29.33
         d0#             22.26.29
         b0               19.22.26
         g1               15.19.22
         d2#             12.15.19
         f3                12.15.15
     
     8 Cromorne
        1 ½”; 56 spotted metal resonators, capped to d3#,
        5 open spotted metal flues
     
    Swell to Swell 16
    
    
    Pedal (32 notes)
    
    16 Subbass
         32 stopped wood (pine)
    16 Quintadena (Gt.)
     8 Octave
         12 zinc, 20 spotted metal, scale 48, ¼ mouth cutup ¼
     8 Flute
         32 stopped wood (mahogany with maple caps), 114 mm x 86 mm,
         cut-up 1/3
     4 Choralbass
         32 spotted metal, scale 57, ¼ taper, ¼ mouth cutup ¼
     
         Rauschquint III
         96 tin
         2’ = 53 scale @ 8’ C, ¼ mouth ct-up 2/9
         1 1/3’ = 53 scale @ 8’ C, ¼ mouth cut-up ¼
         1’ = 52 scale @ 8’ C, ¼ mouth cut-up ¼
    
    16 Posaune
         5 ½”; 32 copper resonators
     
      4 Schalmei
         2 5/8”; 32 capped reeds, spotted metal resonators
    
    Great to Pedal
    Swell to Pedal
    
    Combination Action
    
    Adjustable by setterboard ( Syndyne Solid State 2014)
    
    Great – 1,2,3,4
    
    Swell – 1,2,3,4
    
    Pedal – 1,2,3,4
    
    General – 1,2,3,4,5,6 (duplicated by toe studs)
    
    
    Action: electro-pneumatic
    
    Wind Pressure: 73 mm
    
    Documentation; Joseph G. Zamberlan, James M. Stark
  • Click Here Stoplist provided by James Stark Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.