Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Paul Fritts & Co., Organbuilders (Opus 37, 2016)

Location:

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556 US
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Organ ID: 54650

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • 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: Slider
  • 93 ranks. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 66 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 66
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 11, 2016:

Updated through online information from Benjamin Stone.
The instrument is a gift of Diana and Wayne Murdy, and is named the Murdy Family Organ.

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 builder's web site
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Keydesk: Photograph by Noah Pierson. Taken on 2017-08-10

Organ Case and Facade Pipes: Photograph by Noah Pierson. Taken on 2017-08-10

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph by Brad Engelland. Taken on 2018-04-15

Nave and Organ: Photograph by Brad Engelland. Taken on 2018-04-15

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