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St. Luke's Episcopal Cathedral
143 State Street
Portland, Maine 04101

OHS Database ID 51543.

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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 July 4, 2013.


Technical Details

Four manuals. 40 ranks.

Notes

  • New console for and tonal changes to existing organ. Identified by Sam Cherubin, based on personal knowledge of the organ. --
    A new console was put in by A. Thompson-Allen in 2001 (4 manual Chancel) and the 3 manual Chapel console was rebuilt. The added mixture was replaced, and a new Trompette en chamade modeled on Skinner Trumpets replaced the one from the 1960s. [Taken from A. Thompson-Allen's website] (7/3/13). (Database Manager. July 4, 2013)
  • The instrument was originally a double organ having a three-manual Chancel Organ in the front of the church and a two-manual Chapel Organ at the opposite end of the building, which functions very effectively as an Echo Organ to the chancel divisions of the organ while also functioning as a smaller instrument for services in Emmanuel Chapel. In the late 1960s some additions and alterations were made to the organ. Both Skinner consoles were discarded and replaced by stop-tab consoles. A four-rank mixture was added to the Great division of the Chancel Organ and a Trumpette-en-chamade was installed in the balcony housing the Chapel Organ. Though some voicing alterations were made in the 1970s, the instrument remained largely as it was built by the Skinner firm. In May 2001 the A. Thompson-Allen Company began the complete restoration of Skinner Organ Company Opus 699. Included was a new four-manual draw-knob console by Richard Houghten for the chancel, as well as a rebuilding of the existing three-manual console for use in the chapel. The added mixture and chest were replaced with a new mixture and chest more closely modeled on period Skinner designs. A focal point of the organ is the new Trumpette-en-Chamade copied from a period Skinner French Trumpet. (Jeff Scofield. August 10, 2019)

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Photographs

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Chamber Grillework. Photograph by Samuel Cherubin 2013-06-26
Trompette en Chamade. Photograph by Samuel Cherubin 2013-06-26
Chapel console. Photograph by Samuel Cherubin 2013-06-26
Cathedral interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2002-09-12
Cathedral interior to rear and en-chamade. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-09-02
Console. Photograph by Samuel Cherubin 2013-06-26
Nave interior. Photograph by Samuel Cherubin 2013-06-26
Trompette-en-Chamade, nave interior. Photograph by Samuel Cherubin 2013-06-26

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from A. Thompson-Allen's website
    THE CATHEDRAL OF SAINT LUKE
    PORTLAND, MAINE
    
    E.M Skinner Opus 699 (1928)
    
    A. Thompson-Allen: 1960s, 1970s, 2001
    
    
    GREAT:
    16' Bourdon
    8' First Diapason
    8' Second Diapason
    8' Wald Flute
    8' String Celeste II
    4' Principal
    4' Flute
    2' Fifteenth
    IV Mixture (added late '60s)
    8' French Horn
    8' Tuba
    Chimes (prep.) 
    8' Trompette en Chamade (new)
    
    SWELL:
    16' Bourdon
    8' Diapason
    8' Rohr Flute
    8' Salicional
    8' Voix Celeste
    8' Flute Celeste
    4' Octave
    4' Flute Triangulaire
    V Mixture
    16' Wald Horn
    8' Cornopean
    8' Oboe d'Amour
    8' Vox Humana
    4' Clarion
    Tremolo
    8' Trompette en Chamade (Gallery) 
    
    CHOIR:
    8' Geigen
    8' Concert Flute
    8' Dulciana
    8' Unda Maris
    4' Flute
    2-2/3' Nazard
    8' Corno di Bassetto 
    8' Tuba (Great) 
    8' Trompette en Chamade (Gallery) 
    
    ECHO:
    8' Diapason (enclosed)
    8' Gedeckt 
    8' Vox Angelica II (enclosed)
    4' Flute 
    8' Trumpet (enclosed)
    16' Bourdon 
    
    PEDAL:
    32' Resultant
    16' Diapason
    16' Contra Bass
    16' Bourdon
    16' Lieblich Gedeckt (Swell)
    8' Octave
    8' Bourdon
    8' Cello
    8' Still Gedeckt (Swell)
    16' Trombone
    16' Wald Horn (Swell)
    8' Trompette en Chamade (Gallery) 
    
     [Received from Sam Cherubin 2013-07-05.]
  • Click Here Stoplist from A. Thompson-Allen's website Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.