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Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc. (2013)

Originally Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 518, 1925)

Location:

St. Paul Catholic Cathedral
239 Selby Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102 US
Organ ID: 39781

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 Jeff Scofield on April 07, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 91 ranks. 9 divisions. 4 manuals. 73 stops. 103 registers.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 22, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 9
  • Stops: 73
  • Registers: 103
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on April 07, 2021.
Database Manager on October 24, 2014:

Updated through online information from John Seboldt.

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

Database Manager on March 07, 2009:

Updated through online information from Richard C Greene. -- Rebuild of Skinner Op. 518 and Aeolian-Skinner Op. 1398. It is playable from twin IV manual consoles in Sanctuary and Gallery.

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

Database Manager on March 06, 2009:

Identified through online information from Richard C Greene. -- E.M. Skinner, Opus 518, installed in 1925. Aeolian-Skinner, Opus 1398, rebuilt and enlarged in 1959, rebuild by Quimby in 2009.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from Quimby Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave, Gallery, and Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-04-08

Nave, Gallery, and Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-04-08

Cathedral Exterior: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-04-08

Cathedral Exterior: Photograph by Brad Engelland. Taken on 2017-08-08

Cathedral exterior: Photograph by Joseph Routon, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2008-06-26

Console: Photograph by Chris Stroh, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2013-04-30

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