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Gundling Organ Co., Inc. (1951)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 175, 1906)

Location:

St. Patrick Cathedral
212 State Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 US
Organ ID: 44005

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 25, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 40 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 25, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 25, 2019.
Database Manager on May 24, 2019:

Updated by Thomas T Becker, who maintains the organ.
Brunner & Associates LLC is somehow being presented as having rebuilt the organ. This is not the case. The last rebuild occurred in the '80s by Gundling Organ Company, now defunct. In 2005, a lightning strike destroyed the Gundling installed Solid-State system. R. J. Brunner & Co. contracted with the cathedral to replace the Solid-State system and make some console changes. No work has been done to the organ proper since Gundling did their last rebuild.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 25, 2019.

Database Manager on December 28, 2013:

Updated through online information from Nicholas Basehore. -- The information on the stop list submitted by Evan Brickner is incorrect. The original instrument is not Austin Op. 1295, 1925. The original is Austin Op. 175, 1906. I have a photocopy of the original contract from Austin, signed by Austin representative Herbert Brown, and Harrisburg Bishop J. W. Shanahan.

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

Database Manager on October 01, 2009:

Identified through on-line information from Nicholas Basehore. -- Rebuild of Austin organ previously modified in 1951 (Gundling), 1980s and 1990s. Console is prepared for Sanctuary and Sanctuary Pedal divisions. Peterson ICS-4000 control system. Harris stopknob action.

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

Instrument Images:

Cathedral Exterior: Photograph by Rick Zentmeyer. Taken on 2010-10-08

Cathedral Interio and Altar: Photograph by Rick Zentmeyer. Taken on 2010-09-28

Nave and Gallery: Photograph by Rick Zentmeyer. Taken on 2010-09-28

Gallery and Trompette en Chamade: Photograph by Rick Zentmeyer. Taken on 2010-09-28

Console: Photograph by Rick Zentmeyer. Taken on 2010-09-28

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