The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Mary of the Assumption R.C. Cathedral
327 Second Street
Fall River, Massachusetts 02721

OHS Database ID 57152.

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Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 23, 2015.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 28 stops. 37 registers. 33 ranks. 2166 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Stop keys on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.


  • Removed to storage, with pipework and parts later combined with the 1883 Peragallo-rebuilt E. & G.G. Hook from the closed St. Louis R. C. Church, Fall River, as a new instrument by Peragallo in 2015. (Database Manager. November 23, 2015)
  • The organ's announcement in the June 1951 issue of THE DIAPASON said that the organ was to be installed in a new cathedral designed by Maginnis & Walsh; however, the organ was installed in the 1858 cathedral, which underwent a major renovation at the time of the organ's installation. (Database Manager. November 23, 2015)

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Twin organ cases in rear gallery, ca. 1952. Builder's promotional photo in The Diapason, November 1, 1954, No. 12, Whole No. 540, pg. 4

Pipe organs in Massachusetts sponsored by Mssrs. Czelusniak et Dugal.

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  • Stoplist copied from The Diapason June 1951
    Fall River, Massachusetts
    Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
    KILGEN ORGAN CO., Opus 4309, 1952   3/33
    GREAT                                        CHOIR (Expressive)
    8'     Diapason                  61          8'     Viola Pomposa             73
    8'     Hohlflöte                 61          8'     Concert Flute             73
    8'     Gemshorn                  61          8'     Dulciana                  73
    4'     Principal                 61          8'     Unda Maris          (tc)  61
    2 2/3' Twelfth                   61          4'     Spitzflöte                73
    2'     Fifteenth                 61          2 2/3' Nasard                    61
    III    Fourniture               183                 Tremulant
           Sub                                          Sub
           Unison Off                                   Unison Off
           Super                                        Super
    SWELL (Expressive)                           PEDAL
    16'    Rohr Bourdon              73          32'    Sub Bourdon               --
    8'     Geigen Diapason           73          16'    Violone                   32
    8'     Rohrflöte                 73          16'    Bourdon                   32
    8'     Viole de Gambe            73          16'    Rohr Bourdon        (Sw)  --
    8'     Viole Celeste             73           8'    Octave                    32
    4'     Octave Geigen             73           8'    Bass Flute                12
    4'     Flute ⌂                   73           8'    Cello                     12
    2'     Octavin                   61           8'    Rohrflöte           (Sw)  --
    IV     Scharf                   244           4'    Super Octave              12
    8'     Trompette                 73           4'    Blockflöte                12
    8'     Oboe                      73           2'    Doublette                 12
    8'     Vox Humana                73           16'   Trombone            (Sw)  12
           Unison Off
          [Received from Jeff Scofield November 23, 2015]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from The Diapason June 1951 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.