The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, R. C.
Mott and Prince streets
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10012

OHS Database ID 1050.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 326, 2004-10-24.

Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
(The last update we received about this organ was on the transfer of data from the OHS PC Database, October 30, 2004.)

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Three manuals. 39 stops. 42 ranks.


  • Status Note: There 1980 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Tonally altered by unknown 1879; renovated Donelson 1969, 3-43; renovated Randolph 1972. [Or Mulberry St.?] (Originally 44rk). [Building, with previous Erben destroyed by fire in 1866.] (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

Online Documents

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  • Ogasapian, John. Organ Building in New York City, 1700-1900. (Braintree, Massachussetts, The Organ Literature Foundation, 1977), pp.89-91, p.203 [0]
  • Radzinsky, Charles A.. "Organ Builders of New York, 1800 to 1909," The New Music Review and Church Music Review (Vol. 9, No. 99 [February 1910], p. 165-168). ["first" history of organbuilding in NYC, bio of builders + descr. of some installations]

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  • erbenrenewal. Description, history, photographs.[Last accessed 2008-12-18.]

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  • From NYCAGO website

  • Basilica of Old St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), New York, NY
    1868 Henry Erben organ
    16' Grand Open Diapason
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Gamba (modern replacement)
    8' Melodia
    8' Stopd. Diapason
    4' Principal
    4' Wald Flute
    2 2/3' Twelfth
    2' Fifteenth
    III Mixture (replaced 1878 by 4' Flute)
    III Sesquialtera
    8' Trumpet
    4' Clarion
    16' Bourdon
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Stop. Diapason
    8' Dulciana
    8' Viol d'Amour [1-12 Dulciana]
    4' Principal
    4' Flute Harmonique
    2' Piccolo
    III Cornet
    8' Cornopean
    8' Oboe
    8' Pyramid Diapason [1-12 Mel.]
    8' Dolce
    8' Keraulophon [1-12 Dolce]
    8' Stop. Diapason
    8' Melodia
    4' Principal (knob marked \"Flautina\")
    4' Flute Traverso
    2' Flageolet
    8' Cremona [TC] (knob marked \"Clarinet\")
    8' Bassoon [bass]
    Tremulant (not original)
    16' Double Open Diapason
    16' Bourdon
    16' Contra Gamba
    8' Violon Cello
    4' Claribel Flute
    16' Trombone
     [Received from Connor Annable 2011-11-24.]
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