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Scottish Rite Cathedral
Fourth Street & Ave. E
San Antonio, Texas

Auditorium

OHS Database ID 6419.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The organ is in good condition and is used occasionally.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition April 9, 2011.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 7 divisions. 96 stops. 45 registers. 45 ranks. 3234 pipes. 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 with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. 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

  • Status Note: There 1995. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Console updated by Ballard Organs, San Antonio, 1993. No tonal alterations. 4/94 form with stoplist, xeroxed photo. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. April 8, 2011)
  • Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. April 9, 2011)

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Building Exterior. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1920s)
Cathedral Exterior. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis, DDS 2019-05-02

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from The American Organist November 1924
           San Antonio, Texas
           Scottish Rite Cathedral
    
           Möller   Op. 3853   1924   4/45
           _______________________________________________________________
    
           The unit stop names are all given as the parent rank's name as
           per the editorial policy of THE AMERICAN ORGANIST at that time.
    
           GREAT                              SWELL
       16' Diapason II                    16' Lieblichgedeckt   
        8' Diapason I            61        8' Diapason           73
        8' Diapason II           73        8' Violin Diapason    73
        8' Viola                 85        8' Viole d'Orchestre  73
        8' Gemshorn              73        8' Viole Celeste      61
        8' Tibia Plena         w 73        8' Salicional         73
        8' Claribel Flute      w 73        8' Flauto Traverso  w 73
        8' Doppelflöte         w 73        8' Lieblichgedeckt  w 97
        4' English Open Diapason CH        4' Salicional
        4' Viola                           4' Flauto Traverso
        4' Flauto d'Amore      w 73    2 2/3' Lieblichgedeckt
    2 2/3' Viola                           2' Lieblichgedeckt
        2' Viola                       1 3/5' Lieblichgedeckt
       16' Tuba                  85    1 1/3' Lieblichgedeckt
        8' Tuba                          III  Flute Mixture
        8' French Trumpet        61       16' Contra Fagotta     85
        4' Tuba                            8' Cornopean          73
           Tremulant                       8' French Horn        73
           Sub                             8' Contra Fagotta
           Unison Off                      8' Vox Humana         61
           Super                              Tremulant
           Concert Marimba    wb 49           Sub
                                              Unison Off
           GREAT-ECHO                         Super
        8' Muted Viole           73           Harp               49
        8' Viole Celeste         61           Xylophone       wb 49
        8' Vox Angelica          73
        8' Echo Flute          w 73           CHOIR (encl with GT)
        4' Muted Viole                    16' Viola da Gamba     85
        4' Echo Flute                      8' English Diapason   73
        8' Corno d'Amour         73        8' Claribel Flute     GT
        8' Vox Humana            73        8' Flute Celeste    m 61
        4' Corno d'Amour                   8' Viola da Gamba
           Tremulant                       8' Gemshorn           GT
           Chimes                25        8' Gemshorn Celeste   61
                                           8' Dulciana           73
           SOLO                            8' Quintadena         73
        8' Stentorphone          73        4' Flute Harmonique   73
        8' Gross Gamba           73        4' Dulciana
        8' Gross Gamba Celeste   61        2' Flute Harmonique
        8' Gross Floete        w 85        8' Clarinet           73
        8' Tibia Clausa        w 85        8' Cor Anglais        73
        4' Tibia Clausa                       Tremulant
        2' Tibia Clausa                       Sub
       16' Trombone              85           Unison Off
        8' Trombone                           Super
        4' Trombone
           Tremulant                          PEDAL
           Sub                            32' Bourdon            32
           Unison Off                     16' Diapason           44
           Super                          16' Diapason II        GT
           String Organ *                 16' Bourdon            12
                                          16' Gross Floete       SO
           SOLO-ECHO                      16' Viola da Gamba     CH
        8' Muted Viole                    16' Echo Bourdon     w 32
        8' Viole Celeste                  16' Lieblichgedeckt    SW
        8' Vox Angelica               10 2/3' Bourdon
        8' Echo Flute                      8' Diapason           
        4' Muted Viole                     8' Bourdon
        4' Echo Flute                      8' Viola da Gamba     CH
        8' Corno d'Amour                  16' Tuba               GT
        8' Vox Humana                     16' Trombone           SO
        4' Corno d'Amour                  16' Contra Fagotta     SW
           Tremulant                       8' Tuba               GT
           Chimes                          8' Trombone           SO
                                              Chimes             GE
        *  Draws all string                   Large Gong
           stops to Solo                      Thunder Sheet
    
          [Received online from Jeff Scofield  April 8, 2011]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from The American Organist November 1924 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.