Updated through online information from Andrew Kryzak.We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Updated through online information from Joseph Tuttle. -- Despite being only 141 ranks in the largest gothic cathedral in the world, the organ is remarkably effective. The State Trumpet at the West End (substituting a full Antiphonal as a result of a financial crunch) is considered to be among the top five loudest stops in the world, operating on 50" wind pressure, and was restored by Austin Organs in the mid 1990's. The console is detached, located in a loft above the south choir stalls below south organ tower, making the organist invisible to the congregation. Instrument suffered heavy water and smoke damage as a result of a fire on December 18, 2001 which destroyed the Cathedral's unfinished North Transept. It was removed in mid 2005 and shipped to Quimby Organs of Warrensburg, Missouri, where it is currently undergoing cleaning and restoration to its 1954 condition. Reinstallation is expected to take place around December of 2008. The Cathedral also houses other organs by E. M. Skinner organs and Casavant, and the crypt once contained an organ by Hutchings.We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Identified 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:
Rebuild of Skinner Op. 150, with significant additions.