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Cathedral of Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, R.C.
2535 Collingwood Blvd.
Toledo, Ohio 43610

OHS Database ID 7278.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 373, 2009-07-07.


Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 9, 2017.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 60 stops. 73 registers. 76 ranks. 4884 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 movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1990 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Reported incorrectly that is was "Restored by Samuel Koontz 1990." Koontz carried out significant restorative repairs and re-leathering from 1988 to 1992 bringing the instrument back to playable condition, but did not make a complete restoration. Information from Paul Monachino, Director of Music/Organist, Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Extant; console moved in 1980 by Ken and Dorothy Holden; restoration and repairs by Samuel Koontz in 1987-90. (Database Manager. May 15, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Paul Marchesano. -- The organ received OHS Citation #373, to be presented July 7, 2009 (Database Manager. October 19, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Paul Monachino. (Database Manager. May 15, 2009)
  • Updated by Paul Monachino, who has heard or played the organ.
    Nearly unplayable in the mid-1980's, significant restorative repairs and re-leathering were carried out by Sam Koontz from 1988-1992. Much of the organ still requires restoration. The organ was initially scheduled for installation in the Fall of 1930, but this was delayed until the Winter of 1931. Plans for a thorough and complete restoration await funding. - Paul Monachino, Director of Music/Organist, Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral. (James Cook. February 9, 2017)

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Bibliography

  • Schnurr, Jr., Stephen J.. "Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo," 2009 Organ Atlas: The City of Cleveland and Northern Ohio (pp. 186-193). [Photographs, stoplists]

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Photographs

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Console and Nave. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-05-01
Console and Chamber Grillework. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-05-01
Console and Chamber Grillework. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-05-01
Console and Chancel. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-05-01
Chancel and Console. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-05-01
Church Interior and Altar. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-05-01
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-05-01
Manuals and Coupler Rocking Tablets. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2008-05-01
Left Drawknobs. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2008-05-01
Right Drawknobs. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2008-05-01
Carving on Apse Stall. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-05-01
Cathedral Exterior. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-05-01
Cathedral Exterior. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-05-01
Cathedral Exterior Facade. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2008-05-01

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Stoplist

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Toledo, Ohio
    Cathedral Church of Our Lady, Queen of the Holy Rosary, R.C.
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 820   1930         4 manuals, 60 stops, 76 ranks
    _____________________________________________________________________________
    
            GREAT ORGAN (6" wind)                 SWELL ORGAN (6" wind)
        16' Double Diapason     61            16' Melodia             73
         8' First Diapason      61             8' Diapason            73 (10")
         8' Second Diapason     61             8' Rohrflöte           73
         8' Third Diapason      61 a           8' Salicional          73
         8' Harmonic Flute      61             8' Voix Celeste        73
         8' Viola               61 a           8' Flute Celeste II   134
         8' Gedeckt             61 a           8' Echo Gamba          73
         8' Erzähler            61 a           4' Octave              73 (10")
         4' Octave              61             4' Flute Triangulaire  73
         4' Flute               61 a           2' Flautino            61 (10")
     2 2/3' Twelfth             61             V  Mixture            305 (10")
         2' Fifteenth           61 (10")      16' Waldhorn            73 (10")
        IV  Harmonics          244             8' Trumpet             73 (10")
        IV  Chorus Mixture     244 (10")       8' Oboe d'Amore        73
        16' Trumpet             61 (10")       8' Vox Humana          73
         8' Tromba              61 (10")       4' Clarion             73 (10")
         4' Clarion             61 (10")          Tremolo
                                               8' Harp                CH
            CHOIR ORGAN (6" wind)              4' Celesta             CH
        16' Gamba               73
         8' Diapason            73                PEDAL ORGAN (6" wind)
         8' Concert Flute       73            32' Major Bass          32
         8' Gamba               73            16' Diapason            12
         8' Kleine Erzähler     73            16' Metal Diapason      GT
         8' Kleine Celeste (TC) 61            16' Bourdon             32
         4' Gemshorn            73            16' Gamba               CH
         4' Flute               73            16' Melodia             SW
     2 2/3' Nazard              61            16' Dulciana            32
         2' Piccolo             61             8' Octave              12
       III  Carillon           183             8' Gedeckt             12
        16' Fagotto             73             8' Cello               12
         8' Flügel Horn         73 b           8' Still Gedeckt       SW
         8' Clarinet            73             4' Super Octave        12
            Tremolo                           IV  Mixture            128 (5")
         8' Harp (TC)           --            32' Fagotto             12 CH (15")
         4' Celesta             61 bars       16' Trombone            32 (15")
                                              16' Waldhorn            SW
            SOLO ORGAN (10" wind)             16' Fagotto             CH
         8' Flauto Mirabilis    73             8' Tromba              12 (15")
         8' Gamba               73
         8' Gamba Celeste       73
         4' Orchestral Flute    73
        16' Corno di Bassetto   12 (6")
         8' Tuba Mirabilis      73 (20")
         8' French Horn         73 (20")       a  enclosed with Choir
         8' Corno di Bassetto   73 (6")        b  installed by Aeolian-Skinner
         8' English Horn        73                  in 1933, replacing original
            Tremolo                                 Orchestral Oboe
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  August 18, 2014]
    
    
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