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St. Mark's Episcopal Church
San Antonio, Texas

OHS Database ID 50955.


Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 6, 2013.


Technical Details

Austin Universal Air Chests(©).

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 39 stops. 52 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from Randolph Blakeman. -- In conjunction with a restoration of the sanctuary, the organ was further renovated by the Kegg Organ Company. A second Diapason was added to the Great, the Scharf in the Swell was removed and a Vox Humana was added, the Choir Trumpet was replaced by a Cornopean, and the Pedal Bombarde unit was replaced by a Trombone unit. One of the Great Diapasons is now on display and has been stenciled to look like the display pipes of the original organ from the 1880s (builder unknown). The original organ was replaced in 1919 by a three manual Austin, which was replaced in 1959 by another three manual Austin. The present Austin organ has had many additions over the years (the previous organist told me that the Choir was originally just a collection of flutes, though I am guessing that the Clarinet was also original). The organ now has, according to the new organist, 52 ranks of pipes. (Database Manager. February 6, 2013)

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Bibliography

  • [Composite: several authors]. "Cover Feature: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, San Antonio, Texas; Kegg Pipe Organ Builders, Hartville, Ohio," The American Organist (Vol. 47, No. 3 [March 2013] pp. 40-43). [Kegg, Charles; Causby, Joseph; and Rieke, Edwin]

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Photographs

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Console. Photograph by Charles Kegg (2013).
Church Exterior. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2019-05-03
Nave and Trompette en Chamade. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2019-05-03
Trompette en Chamade and Stained Glass Windows. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2019-05-03
Sanctuary Interior and Altar. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2019-05-03
Front Pipe Facade. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2019-05-03
Left Pipe Facade. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2019-05-03
Right Pipe Facade and Console. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2019-05-03

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist
    Great                                        Swell
    16' Gemshorn                                 16' Bourdon
    8' Diapason I                                 8' Diapason
    8' Diapason II                                8' Gedeckt
    8' Bourdon                                    8' Viole de Gambe
    8' Gemshorn                                   8' Gambe Celeste
    4' Octave                                     4' Principal
    4' Nachthorn                                  4' Rohrflote
    2 2/3' Quint                                  2' Principal
    2' Super Octave                               2' Flautino
    IV Mixture                                  III  Plein Jeu
    16' Great to Great                           16' Contra Fagotto
    Great Unison Off                              8' Trompette
    4' Great to Great                             8' Fagotto
                                                  8' Vox Humana
                                                  4' Clarion
                                                     Tremulant
                                                 16' Swell to Swell
                                                     Swell Unison Off
                                                  4' Swell to Swell
    
    Choir                                         Pedal
    8' Geigen Diapason                            32' Contre Bourdon
    8' Nason Flute                                16' Diapason
    8' Flauto Dolce                               16' Bourdon
    8' Flauto Dolce Celeste                       16' Gemshorn (Gt)
    4' Principal                                  16' Gedeckt (SW)
    4' Koppelflote                                 8' Principal
    2 2/3' Nazard                                  8' Bourdon
    2' Principal                                   8' Gemshorn (Gt)
    1 3/5' Tierce                                  8' Gedeckt (Sw)
    1 1/3' Larigot                                 4' Fifteenth
    III Mixture                                    4' Bourdon
    8' Cornopean                                 III  Mixture
    8' Clarinet                                    2' Flute
    8' Trompette en Chamade                       32' Contra Trombone
    16' Choir to Choir                            16' Trombone
    Choir Unison Off                              16' Trompette (Sw)
    4' Choir to Choir                             16' Fagotto (Sw)
                                                   8' Trombone 
                                                   8' Trompette
                                                   4' Clarion
    Couplers
    Great to Pedal 8'-4'
    Swell to Pedal 8'-4'
    Choir to Pedal 8'-4'
    Swell to Great 16'-8'-4'
    Swell to Choir 16'-8'-4'
    Choir to Great 16'-8'-4'
    Choir to Swell 8'
    Great/Choir Transfer
    
    Accessories
    Cymbelstern
    16 Generals
    8 divisionals/manual (6 for Pedal)
    127 memory levels
    Sequencer
    Programmable Crescendo (A, B, C)
    Playback                      
    
     [Received from Randolph Blakeman 2013-02-15.]
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