Pipe Organ Database

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D.F. Pilzecker & Co. (Opus 123, 1992)

Location:

St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
4800 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201 US
Church
Organ ID: 27239

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 96 ranks. 5,204 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 77 stops. 62 registers.
All:
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 77
  • Registers: 62
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 30, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from Charles Kennedy. -- There is one omission from the printed stoplist: The Swell division has a 4' Clairon.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on July 03, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- Utilized ornate shell of 1951 Casavant console

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on July 26, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from Douglas W. Craw. -- Fifteen ranks from the 1923 Austin and 1951 Casavant organs were reused in the Pilzecker after having been rescaled and revoiced.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from console 2/28/2010
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave wall and main organ case: Photograph by Ray Ahrens. Taken on 2010-02-28

Main organ case, closer view: Photograph by Ray Ahrens. Taken on 2010-02-28

Gallery organ case: Photograph by Ray Ahrens. Taken on 2010-02-28

Solo division facade: Photograph by Ray Ahrens. Taken on 2010-02-28

Hooded Trumpet: Photograph by Ray Ahrens. Taken on 2010-02-28

Cathedral interior and organ case: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1994-05-19

Cathedral interior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1994-05-19

Console using 1951 Casavant console shell: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1994-05-19

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