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St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
815 High Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

OHS Database ID 10837.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2013-06-25.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 7 divisions. 84 stops. 51 registers. 68 ranks. 3904 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with roll top.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1998. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Updated through online information from Stanley R. Scheer. -- The initial installation of the organ in 1993 included the complete Grand Orgue, R‚cit and P‚dale divisions, along with the Tuba in the Choeur. The instrument was completed in 1997. The main organ is located on the left side of the chancel with openings into the chancel and nave. Oak casework and speaking facade pipes are visible at the front of the nave. The Antiphonal Organ is mounted high on the back wall of the nave. (Database Manager. 2007-06-16)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- A 32' 12-pipe extension of the Grand Orgue 16' Violon was added by Casavant in 2009; the open wood pipes are located along the rear wall to each side of the entry doors and the Antiphonal; notes 1-6 are Haskell'd and 7-12 are full-length. (Database Manager. 2013-06-25)

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Photographs

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Console and Pipe Display. Photograph by Jason Sturges 2017-02-17
Church Interior, Pipe Displays, and Chamber Grillework.. Photograph by Jason Sturges 2017-02-17
Antiphonal Pipe Displays. Photograph by Jason Sturges 2017-02-17

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist and notes from Stanley R. Scheer PDF document; -- will open in a new window or tab.
  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications

  •         Des Moines, Iowa
            Cathedral Church of St. Paul
    
            Casavant   Op. 3719   1993/1997   3/68
            _________________________________________________________
    
            GRAND  ORGUE                        CHOEUR
        16' Violonbasse          12          8' Principal étroit   61
         8' Montre               61          8' Voce Umana         49
         8' Violon               61          8' Bourdon à cheminée 61
         8' Flûte à cheminée     61          8' Flûte majeure      RE
         8' Flûte harmonique     49 a        8' Flûte douce        61
         4' Prestant             61          8' Flûte céleste      49
         4' Flûte ouverte        61          4' Principal          61
     2 2/3' Quinte majeure       61          4' Flûte octaviante   61
         2' Doublette            61          2' Principal          61
       III  Cornet              183      1 1/3' Larigot            61
        IV  Fourniture          244          1' Piccolo            61
        16' Bombarde     L/2     12        III  Cymbale           183
         8' Trompette            61         16' Douçaine           12
            Tremblant                        8' Clarinette         61
            Unison Off                       8' Voix humaine       61
         8' Tuba Mirabilis       CH          4' Cor anglais        61
         4' Tuba Clarion         CH             Tremblant
            Chimes (existing)                   Sub
            MIDI                                Unison Off
                                                Super
            RÉCIT                           16' Tuba Magna         tc
        16' Bourdon doux         12          8' Tuba Mirabilis     61
         8' Diapason             61          4' Tuba Clarion       12
         8' Flûte majeure        61             Carillon           pf
         8' Viole de gambe       61             MIDI
         8' Voix céleste         54
         4' Octave               61             PÉDALE
         4' Flûte à fuseau       61         32' Contre violon      12 b
     2 2/3' Nazard               61         16' Contrebasse        32
         2' Quarte de nazard     61         16' Soubasse           32
     1 3/5' Tierce               61         16' Violonbasse        GO
    III-IV  Plein jeu           232         16' Bourdon doux       RE
        16' Basson      L/2      12          8' Octavebasse        32
         8' Trompette harmonique 61          8' Flûte à cheminée   GO
         8' Hautbois             61          8' Flûte majeure      RE
         4' Clairon harmonique   61          4' Octave             32
            Tremblant                        4' Flûte ouverte      GO
            Sub                            III  Théorbe            --
            Unison Off                       V  Mixture           160
            Super                           32' Contre trombone    12
            MIDI                            16' Trombone           32
                                            16' Bombarde           GO
            CHAMADE (floating)              16' Basson             RE
        16' Bombarde-en-chamade  tc         16' Douçaine           CH
         8' Trompette-en-chamade 61          8' Trompette          12
         4' Clairon-en-chamade   12          8' Trompette          GO
                                             8' Clarinette         CH
            ANTIPHONAL (floating)            8' Tuba Mirabilis     CH
        16' Bourdon              12          4' Tuba Clarion       CH
         8' Montre               61          4' Hautbois           RE
         8' Bourdon              61             Chimes
         4' Prestant             61             MIDI
         4' Flûte conique        61
         2' Principal            61             ANTIPHONAL PEDAL
     II-IV  Mixture             184         16' Bourdon            AN
                                             8' Bourdon            AN
           
         a  1-12 from Flûte à cheminée
         b  added in 2009; located at the rear of the nave
    
           [Received online from Jeff Scofield June 23, 2013]
  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.