The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 E. Chestnut St.
Chicago, Illinois 60611


OHS Database ID 58521.

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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 July 26, 2016.

Technical Details

5 manuals. 204 stops. 143 ranks.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.


  • This is a rebuild of an existing organ. Identified by Adam Chlebek, based on personal knowledge of the organ.

    The largest pipe organ in Chicago, and the Midwest. (Database Manager. June 12, 2016)
  • Updated through online information from S. Robertson. (Database Manager. July 26, 2016)

Online Documents

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  • Tonal Specification. Factory document with detailed stoplist (2016). Author: Author not identified Document Date. Unknown.

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Console. Photograph by Adam Chlebek 2016-12-29

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  • Stoplist taken from church website
    Ranks: 142 Total Ranks and 2 Percussions (Chimes and Harp/Celesta)
        *ranks retained from Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1516
        +ranks retained from E. M. Skinner Opus 210
        ++ranks retained from E. M. Skinner Opus 210A
    Great Organ
    Manual II, 30 Ranks, Flues 8" w.p. and Reeds 12" w.p.
    Contra Violone* 32' — ext (1–3 Walker Digital)
    Double Open Diapason 16'
    Violone 16' — ext
    First Diapason 8'
    Second Diapason 8'
    Third Diapason 8'
    Violoncello 8'
    Harmonic Flute* 8'
    Bourdon 8'
    Quint 5-1/3'
    Octave 4'
    Principal 4'
    Wald Flute 4'
    Twelfth 2-2/3'
    Fifteenth 2'
    Seventeenth* 1-3/5'
    Cornet TC V Ranks* 8'
    Mixture IV–V* 1-1/3'
    Sharp Mixture III–IV* 1'
    Contra Trumpet 16'
    Trumpet 8'
    Clarion 4'
    Tuba Major 8' (Orch)
    Trompette Heroique 8' (Antiphon)
    French Horn 8' (Orch)
    Great to Great 16'
    Great Unison Off
    Great to Great 4'
    Fanfare on Great 8'
    Fanfare on Great 4'
    Positiv on Great
    Swell Organ
    Manual III, 24 Ranks, Flues 8" w.p. and Reeds 12" w.p.
    Spitz Flute 16'
    Diapason 8'
    Chimney Flute 8'
    Viole 8'
    Viole Celeste 8'
    Spitz Flute 8' — ext
    Spitz Flute Celeste 8'
    Octave 4'
    Night Horn 4'
    Nazard 2-2/3'
    Flageolet 2'
    Tierce 1-3/5'
    Plein Jeu IV* 2'
    Mixture III–IV* 1'
    Contre Trompette 16'
    Trompette 8'
    Oboe* 8'
    Vox Humana+ 8'
    Clarion 4'
    Tuba Major 8' (Orch)
    Trompette Heroique 8' (Antiphon)
    Swell to Swell 16'
    Swell Unison Off
    Swell to Swell 4'
    Fanfare on Swell
    Choir Organ
    Manual I, 17 Ranks, 8" w.p.
    Kleiner Erzähler 16' — ext
    Diapason 8'
    Flauto Traverso 8'
    Kleiner Erzähler+ 8'
    Erzähler Celeste TC+ 8'
    Octave 4'
    Harmonic Flute 4'
    Harmonic Piccolo 2'
    Mixture IV–V 1-1/3'
    Cymbal II–III 2/3'
    Fagotto+ 16'
    Corno Di Bassetto+ 8'
    Fagotto 8' — ext
    Carillon (Walker Digital)
    Harp (Walker Digital)
    Celesta (Walker Digital)
    Tuba Major 8' (Orch)
    Trompette Heroique 8' (Antiphon)
    Choir to Choir 16'
    Choir Unison Off
    Choir to Choir 4'
    Fanfare on Choir
    Positiv on Choir
    Orchestral Organ
    Manual IV, 15 Ranks, Flues and Reeds 10" and Tuba 30"w.p,
    Doppel Flute 8'
    Gross Gamba 8'
    Gross Gamba Celeste 8'
    Viole D’ Orchestre 8'
    Voix Celeste 8'
    Orchestral Flute 4'
    Violin 4'
    Cornet de Violes III-V 2-2/3'
    Tuba Major 8'
    French Horn+ 8'
    English Horn 8'
    Orch. to Orch. 16'
    Orch. Unison Off
    Orch. to Orch. 4'
    Trompette Heroique 8' (Antiphon)
    Fanfare on Orchestral
    Positiv on Orchestral
    Fanfare Organ
    Floating, 15 Ranks, Flues 6" w.p., Reeds 10" w.p.
    Stentor Diapason 8'
    Octave 4'
    Twelfth 2-2/3'
    Fifteenth 2'
    Seventeenth 1-3/5'
    Flat Twenty First 1-1/7'
    Mixture VI 2-2/3'
    Bombarde 16'
    Harmonic Trumpet 8'
    Harmonic Clarion 4'
    Fanfare Unison off
    Positiv Organ
    Floating, 13 Ranks, 3-1/2" w.p. North Transept Case
    Quintaton 16'
    English Diapason* 8'
    Stopped Diapason* 8'
    Octave* 4'
    Koppel Flute* 4'
    Rohr Nazard* 2-2/3'
    Fifteenth* 2'
    Spire Flute* 2'
    Tierce++ 1-3/5'
    Nineteenth* 1-1/3'
    Fife* 1'
    Cromorne 8'
    Schalmei 4'
    Bird Whistle
    Positiv Unison Off
    Antiphonal Organ
    Manual V, 13 Ranks, 5" w.p., Trompette Heroique 20" w.p.
    Diapason* 8'
    Stopped Wood Flute 8'
    Octave* 4'
    Twelfth* 2-2/3'
    Fifteenth* 2'
    Mixture IV–V++ 2'
    Trumpet* 8'
    Clarion* 4'
    Antiph to Antiph 16'
    Antiphonal Unison Off
    Antiph to Antiph 4'
    Tuba Major 8' (Orch)
    Trompette Heroique TC 16' — ext
    Trompette Heroique* 8'
    Trompette Heroique 4' — ext
    Fanfare on Antiphonal
    Harp (Walker Digital)
    Pedal Organ
    11 Ranks, Flues 8" w.p. and Reed 20" w.p.
    Gravissima 64' (Walker Digital)
    Double Open Diapason 32' (Walker Digital)
    Contra Violone 32' (Great)
    Wood Open Diapason 16' — ext
    Metal Open Diapason* 16'
    Violone 16' (Great)
    Bourdon* 16'
    Spitz Flute 16' (Swell)
    Kleiner Erzähler 16' (Choir)
    Quint 10-2/3' — ext
    Octave 8' — ext
    Violone 8' (Great)
    Bourdon 8' — ext
    Spitz Flute 8' (Swell)
    Kleiner Erzähler 8' (Choir)
    Gross Tierce 6-2/5'
    Quint 5-1/3'
    Super Octave 4'
    Night Horn 4'
    Tierce 3-1/5' — ext
    Mixture IV 2-2/3'
    Contra Trombone 32'
    Trombone 16' — ext
    Bombarde 16' (Fanfare)
    Contra Trumpet 16' (Great)
    Contre Trompette 16' (Swell)
    English Horn 16’ (Orch)
    Contra Fagotto 16' (Choir)
    Trombone 8' — ext
    Trumpet 8' (Great)
    Trompette 8' (Swell)
    Fagotto 8' (Choir)
    Trombone Clarion 4' — ext
    Corno Di Bassetto 4' (Choir)
    Fagotto 4' (Choir)
    Trompette Heroique 8' (Antiphon)
    Fanfare on Pedal
    Antiphonal Pedal
    4 Ranks 5" w.p.
    Contra Bourdon 32' Walker Digital
    Contra Bass* 16'
    Bourdon 16'
    Octave* 8'
    Super Octave* 4'
    Contra Trumpet 16'
    Positiv Pedal
    Stopped Diapason 16' (Positiv)
    Stopped Diapason 8' (Positiv)
    Great to Pedal 8–4'
    Swell to Pedal 8–4'
    Choir to Pedal 8–4'
    Orchestral to Pedal 8'
    Orchestral to Pedal 4'
    Positiv to Pedal 8'
    Antiphonal to Pedal 8–4'
    Swell to Great 16–8–4'
    Choir to Great 16–8–4'
    Orchestral to Great 16–8–4'
    Positiv to Great 8'
    Antiphonal to Great 16–8–4'
    Orchestral to Swell 8–4'
    Great to Choir 8'
    Swell to Choir 16–8–4'
    Orchestral to Choir 16–8–4'
    Antiphonal to Choir 8'
    Pedal to Choir 8'
    All Swells to Swell
    Manual Transfer
     [Received from Adam Chlebek 2016-07-24.]
  • Click Here Stoplist taken from church website Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.