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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 855-A, 1957)

Location:

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
310 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 US
Organ ID: 23701

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on August 31, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 48 ranks. 4 manuals. 30 stops. 33 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 30
  • Registers: 33
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 16, 2006:

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:
Addition of antiphonal to E. M. Skinner Opus 855 (1930).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Allen Kinzey via <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave to front: Photograph by epicpew.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

Church interior to rear: Photograph by fitcatholicmom.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

Church exterior: Photograph by Church website, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-07-20

Curtain covering the organ chamber: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1995-09-25

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