The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Patrick Cathedral
212 State Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101

OHS Database ID 44005.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 24, 2019.

Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 40 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.

Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through on-line information from Nicholas Basehore. -- Rebuild of Austin organ previously modified in 1951 (Gundling), 1980s and 1990s. Console is prepared for Sanctuary and Sanctuary Pedal divisions. Peterson ICS-4000 control system. Harris stopknob action. (Database Manager. October 1, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Nicholas Basehore. -- The information on the stop list submitted by Evan Brickner is incorrect. The original instrument is not Austin Op. 1295, 1925. The original is Austin Op. 175, 1906. I have a photocopy of the original contract from Austin, signed by Austin representative Herbert Brown, and Harrisburg Bishop J. W. Shanahan. (Database Manager. December 28, 2013)
  • Updated by Thomas T Becker, who maintains the organ.
    Brunner & Associates LLC is somehow being presented as having rebuilt the organ. This is not the case. The last rebuild occurred in the '80s by Gundling Organ Company, now defunct. In 2005, a lightning strike destroyed the Gundling installed Solid-State system. R. J. Brunner & Co. contracted with the cathedral to replace the Solid-State system and make some console changes. No work has been done to the organ proper since Gundling did their last rebuild. (Thurlow Weed. May 24, 2019)
  • (Thurlow Weed. May 24, 2019)

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Cathedral Exterior. Photograph by Rick Zentmeyer 2010-10-08
Cathedral Interio and Altar. Photograph by Rick Zentmeyer 2010-09-28
Nave and Gallery. Photograph by Rick Zentmeyer 2010-09-28
Gallery and Trompette en Chamade. Photograph by Rick Zentmeyer 2010-09-28
Console. Photograph by Rick Zentmeyer 2010-09-28

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  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    St. Patrick Cathedral, R.C.
    Austin Organs Op. 1295   1925
    R J Brunner & Co         2009
    GREAT (enclosed left)
    8            Open Diapason
    8            Clarabella
    8            Gamba
    8            Gemshorn
    4            Octave
    4            Harmonic Flute
    2 2/3        Twelfth
    2            Fifteenth
    1 3/5        Tierce (Ch.)
    III          Mixture
    16           Pontifical Trumpet (TC)
    8            Pontifical Trumpet
    8            Trumpet
    4            Pontifical Trumpet (ext.)
    4            Clarion
    16           Great to Great
                 Great Unison Off
    4            Great to Great
                 MIDI to Great (prep.)
    CHOIR (enclosed left)
    8            Geigen Principal
    8            Concert Flute
    8            Dolce
    8            Dolce Celeste
    4            Flute d’Amour
    3 1/5        Gross Tierce (TC)
    2 2/3        Nazard
    2            Piccolo
    1 3/5        Tierce
    16           Pontifical Trumpet (TC) (from GT)
    8            Pontifical Trumpet (from GT)
    8            Clarinet
    4            Pontifical Trumpet (from GT)
    16           Choir to Choir
                 Choir Unison Off
    4            Choir to Choir
                 MIDI to Choir (prep.)
    SWELL (enclosed right)
    16           Lieblich Gedeckt
    8            Open Diapason
    8            Rohrflöte
    8            Lieblich Gedeckt (ext.)
    8            Viol d’Orchestre
    8            Viol Celeste (TC)
    8            Salicional
    8            Voix Celeste (TC)
    4            Principal
    4            Traverse Flute
    2            Flautino
    III          Plein Jeu
    16           Dulzian
    16           Bassoon (1-12 Dulzian, 13-61 Oboe)
    8            Trompette
    8            Oboe
    8            Dulzian (ext.)
    4            Clarion (ext. Trompette)
    16           Swell to Swell
                 Swell Unison Off
    4            Swell to Swell
                 MIDI to Swell (prep.)
    PEDAL (enclosed, split)
    32             Untersatz (dig.)
    32             Resultant
    16             Open Diapason
    16             Kontrabass (dig.)
    16             Bourdon
    16             Lieblich Gedeckt (Sw)
    8              Octave (ext. Op. Diap.)
    8              Gedeckt (ext. Bourdon)
    8              Lieblich Gedeckt (Sw)
    8              Gamba (Gt)
    8              Gemshorn (Gt)
    4              Lieblich Gedeckt (Sw)
    32             Kontra Posaune (1-12 dig.)
    16             Posaune (ext. Gt)
    16             Dulzian (Sw)
    8              Pontifical Trumpet (Gt)
    8              Trumpet (Gt)
    8              Dulzian (Sw)
    4              Pontifical Trumpet (Gt)
    4              Clarion (Gt)
    2              Klarine (Gt. Clarion)
                    MIDI to Pedal (prep.)
    8              Great to Pedal
    4              Great to Pedal
    8              Swell to Pedal
    4              Swell to Pedal
    8              Choir to Pedal
    4              Choir to Pedal
    16             Swell to Great
    8              Swell to Great
    4              Swell to Great
    16             Choir to Great
    8              Choir to Great
    4              Choir to Great
    16             Choir to Swell
    8              Choir to Swell
    4              Choir to Swell
     16            Swell to Choir
    8              Swell to Choir
    4              Swell to Choir
    8              Great to Choir
    All Swells to Swell
    Full Swells/Nave Closed
    Pedal on Swell Pistons
    Pedal on Great Pistons
    Pedal on Choir Pistons
     [Received from Evan Brickner 2012-12-25.]
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