The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Paul R.C. Church
3131 Hyde Park Road
Pensacola, Florida 32828

OHS Database ID 58557.

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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 September 3, 2016.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 51 stops. 54 ranks. 2594 pipes. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room. Traditional style console. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. Concave straight pedalboard. Combination action toe studs.


  • Altered and relocated existing organ. Identified by Stephen Hall, based on information learned from a conversation with Tim O'Toole.

    Organ originally in Universalist Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Moved to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Boston (Charleston), Massachusetts in 1890s. Removed from St. Catherine's by Organ Clearing House. Rebuilt and enlarged for St. Paul's Catholic Church in Pensacola, Florida by A. David Moore. Installation began in 2014, substantially completed in 2016. The organ has 44 speaking stops, 29 of them are Baumgarten. (Database Manager. June 13, 2016)
  • Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. (Database Manager. June 24, 2016)
  • Updated through online information from Fr. Doug Halsema.
    Case and console are maple. Sliders are constructed out of quarter-sawn hardwood. Keyboard uses all bone naturals and ebony sharps from the Baumgarten Organ. Stop knobs/labels: Baumgarten originals and/or newly engraved in bone. Combination action: Sixteen general pistons placed over the three keyboards. General pistons 1-8 are duplicated by toe studs. Six divisional pistons each, for Choir, Swell, Great, and Pedal. The computer controlling the combination action is a model SK60 from Laukhuff organ supply company, Weikersheim, Germany which provides sixty memory levels. The Organ is designed for a maximum of 53 stops, not including Couplers. (Database Manager. September 3, 2016)

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Choir Pipework (Ruckpositiv). Photograph by Fr. Doug Halsema 2016-08-09
Console. Photograph by Fr. Doug Halsema 2016-08-09
Drawknobs, Right Side. Photograph by Fr. Doug Halsema 2016-08-09
Drawknobs, Left Side. Photograph by Fr. Doug Halsema 2016-08-09
Church Interior and Altar. Photograph by Fr. Doug Halsema 2016-01-26
Organ Case. Photograph by Fr. Doug Halsema 2016-08-09
Console and Choir Division (right). Photograph by Fr. Doug Halsema 2016-08-09
Console. Photograph by Fr. Doug Halsema 2016-08-09
Console. Photograph by Fr. Doug Halsema 2016-08-09
Organ Cases. Photograph by J. O. Love
Nave and Organ Cases. Photograph by J. O. Love
Church Exterior. Photograph by Fr. Doug Halsema 2016-08-09

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications and compared to console August 9, 2016
    Pensacola, Florida, USA
    Saint Paul Catholic Church
    A. David Moore Pipe Organs, 2016
    Three manuals, pedal,and 58 note keyboard
    Pipework is that of Baumgarten Organ Company, New Haven, Connecticut unless otherwise noted.
    I. Manual - Choir. 58 notes, CC-a’’’
      1) Violin Diapason 8' metal 58 pipes
      2) Flute Harmonique 8’(Moore) metal 58 pipes
      3) Melodia 8’ wood 58 pipes
      4) Aeoline 8’ metal 46 pipes
      5) Flute Harmonique 4’ wood/metal 58 pipes
      6) Piccolo 2’ metal 58 pipes
      7) Clarinet 8’ metal 58 pipes
      8) Tremolo
    Total Pipes in the Choir Division 394
    II. Manual - Great. 58 notes, CC-a’’’
      9)  Open Diapason 16’ metal 58 pipes
      10) Open Diapason 8’ metal 58 pipes
      11) Vienna Flute 8’ wood 46 pipes
      12) Viol di Gamba 8’ metal 58 pipes
      13) Doppel Flute 8’ wood 58 pipes
      14) Flute 4’ wood 58 pipes
      15) Octave 4’ metal 58 pipes
      16) Quinte 3’ metal 58 pipes
      17) Super Octave 2’	metal 58 pipes
      18) Mixture III metal 174 pipes
      19) Scharff IV (Moore) metal 232 pipes
      20) Sesquialtera II metal 68 pipes
      21) Trumpet 8’ metal 58 pipes
    Total Pipes in the Great Division 1042
    III. Manual - Swell. 58 notes, CC-a’’’
      22) Bourdon 16’ wood 58 pipes
      23) Open Diapason 8’ metal 58 pipes
      24) Stopped Diapason 8’ wood 58 pipes
      25) Salicional 8’metal 58 pipes
      26) Voix Celeste 8’metal 46 pipes
      27) Violina 4’ metal 58 pipes
      28) Flauto Traverso 4’ wood 58 pipes
      29) Flageolet 2’ (Moore) metal 58 pipes
      30) Dolce Cornet III metal 174 pipes
      31) Oboe 8’ metal 58 pipes
      32) Trombone harm. 16’ (Hutchings) metal 58 pipes
      33) Trumpet harm. 8’ (Hutchings) metal 58 pipes
      34) Clarion harm. 4’ (Hutchings) metal 58 pipes
      35) Tremolo
    Total Pipes in the Swell Division 858
    Pedal. 30 notes, CC-f’
      36) Untersatz 32’ wood 12 pipes
      37) Open Diapason 16’ wood 30 pipes
      38) Bourdon 16’ wood 30 pipes
      39) Violoncello 8’ wood 30 pipes
      40) Gedeckt 8’ wood 12 pipes
      41) Doppel Flute 4’(Moore) wood 12 pipes
      42) Cornet Bass IV (new/used) wood/metal 30w/90m pipes(total 120)
      43) Posaune 16’ (Moore) wood 30 pipes
      44) Fagott 8’ metal 12 pipes
      45) Cornettino 4’ metal 12 pipes
    Total Pipes in the Pedal Division 300
    Total Pipes in the Organ 2594
      46) Choir to Great
      47) Swell to Great
      48) Swell to Choir
      49) Choir to Pedal
      50) Great to Pedal
      51) Swell to Pedal
     [Received from Fr. Doug Halsema 2016-08-10.]