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Scottish Rite Cathedral
3633 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63108

Auditorium

OHS Database ID 1304.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 291.


Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2015-12-28.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 9 divisions. 144 stops. 53 ranks. 3859 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. Concave radiating pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1995. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Included in Sept. 1995 organ crawl by St. Louis AGO. Some alterations in console by George Kavanaugh. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Updated through on-line information from Dr. Steven C. Monrotus. (Database Manager. 2011-03-27)
  • Updated through online information from Alan Haker. -- This organ is still in its original location, not in storage. It is undergoing renovation with releathering, cleaning and installation of a solid state relay. No changes to stops or ranks. Expected to be completed by the end of 2012. There are both unit EP chests and pitman EP chests. (Database Manager. 2012-02-20)
  • Updated through online information from Edward Plitt. -- Renovation is in progress. the Great/Choir, and Swell pipes have all been cleaned and are back in place. The Solo division pipes are about done and ready to reinstall. The Marimba and Xylophone are having new cord installed to hold the bars. The Celesta (Deagan) has had the action and hammers serviced. The toy counter has been cleaned and adjusted. The swell shade "dampers" are being releathered. The Uniflex relay is being installed. The Antiphonal and Echo divisions are still to be done. We are trying for a Spring 2013 completion depending on any unexpected problems. (Database Manager. 2012-06-25)
  • Updated through online information from Alan Haker. -- All pipework, chests, wind pressures, restored to original. Replaced relay and Peterson combination action with Uniflex Relay. Work done by Al Haker & crew. (Database Manager. 2013-07-30)
  • Updated through online information from Alan Haker.
    Please eliminate the stop list from the 2008 Diapason Article sent in by Steven Lawson? 7/10/15. It is not accurate. Keep the stop list below that one sent in by the restorer, Alan Haker (Database Manager. 2015-12-28)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • Coleberd, Robert E.. "The Masonic Lodge Pipe Organ: Another neglected chapter in the history of pipe organ building in America," The Diapason (August, 2008 [Whole No. 1185] pp. 24-29). [Lists both of Multiple Masonic Lodge contracts by builders and of representative four-manual Masonic Lodge organs] [Stoplist]

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Photographs

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Console. Photograph by Edward Plitt 2012-02-06
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Edward Plitt 2012-02-06
Solo Chamber Pipework. Photograph by Edward Plitt 2011-12-02
Xylophone and Marimba. Photograph by Edward Plitt 2012-02-06
Part of the Original Relay. Photograph by Edward Plitt 2012-02-06

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Stoplist

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  • Specification from The Diapason, August 2008

  • St. Louis, Missouri
    Scottish Rite Cathedral
    
    W.W. Kimball Co.   KPO 6763   1924          4 manuals, 109 registers, 49 stops, 52 ranks
    ________________________________________________________________________________________
    
            GREAT ORGAN (enc. with Choir)                 SWELL ORGAN (enclosed)
        16' Major Diapason (Eng Diap) 12              16' Open Diapason (Horn Diap) 12
        16' Bourdon (Concert Flute)   12              16' Lieblich Gedeckt (Gedeckt)12
         8' Principal Diapason (wood) 61              16' Contra Viole (VdO)        12
         8' English Diapason (metal)  61               8' Diapason Phonon           61
         8' Clarabella                61               8' Horn Diapason             61
         8' Waldhorn                  61               8' Tibia Clausa              61
         8' Concert Flute             61               8' Gedeckt                   61
         8' Gamba                     61               8' Flute Celeste             61
         8' Gemshorn                  61               8' Viole d'Orchestra         61
         4' Octave (Eng Diap)         12               8' Viole Celestes II        122
         4' Traverse Flute (Con FL)   12               8' Salicional                61
     2 2/3' Twelfth (Waldhorn)        --               8' Voix Celeste              61
         2' Fifteenth (Waldhorn)      12               4' Octave (Horn Diap)        12
        16' Double Trumpet (Harm Tpt) 12               4' Flute (Gedeckt)           12
         8' Harmonic Trumpet (15")    61               4' Tibia (Tibia Clausa)      12
         8' Tromba                    61               4' Violin I (VdO)            12
         4' Clarion (Harm Tpt)        12               4' Violins II (Viole Cel)    24
         8' Marimba (wood bars)       61 bars      2 2/3' Twelfth (Gedeckt)         --
         8' Harp (metal bars)         61 bars          2' Flautino (Gedeckt)        12
         8' Chimes                    20 tubes     1 3/5' Tierce (Gedeckt)           4
         8' Chimes                    EC                  Soft Mixture III         183
         8' Piano                     pf              16' Contra Fagotto (Oboe Hn)  12
         4' Piano                     pf               8' Posaune                   61
         4' Xylophone Marimba         37 bars          8' Oboe Horn                 61
            Tremolo                                    8' Vox Humana                61
            Snare Drum Roll                            4' Oboe Clarion (Oboe Hn)    12
            Snare Drum Tap                             8' Celesta (metal bars)      61 bars
                                                       4' Celesta (metal bars)      12 bars
            CHOIR ORGAN (enc. with Great)                 Tibia Clausa Tremolo
        16' Waldhorn (ext GT)         12                  String Tremolo Fast
         8' English Diapason          GT                  String Tremolo Slow
         8' Tibia Minor               61                  Vox Humana Vibrato
         8' Concert Flute             GT                  Tremolo
         8' Waldhorn                  GT
         8' Viola                     61                  SOLO ORGAN (enclosed)
         8' Dulciana                  61               8' Diapason Stentor          61
         8' Unda Maris                61               8' Melophone                 61
         4' Waldhorn                  GT               8' Cello                     61
         4' Traverse Flute            GT               8' Cello Celeste             61
         2' Piccolo                   GT              16' Tuba Profunda (Tuba Son)  12
         8' Orchestral Oboe           61               8' Tuba Mirabilis            61
         8' Clarinet                  61               8' Tuba Sonora               61
         8' Harp                      GT               8' French Horn               61
         8' Piano                     pf               8' English Horn              61
         4' Harp                      GT               8' Kinura                    61
         4' Xylophone                 GT               4' Tuba Clarion (Tuba Son)   12
         2' Glockenspiel              SO               8' Chimes                    EC
         2' Orchestra Bells (reit)    SO               8' Marimba                   GT
            Chinese Block                              4' Marimba                   GT
            Tom Tom                                    2' Glockenspiel              37 bars
            Castanets                                  2' Orchestral Bells (reit)   --
            Tambourine                                    Tuba Tremolo
            Snare Drum Roll                               Tremolo
            Snare Drum Tap
            Tremolo                                        PEDAL ORGAN
                                                      64' Gravissima (resultant)    -- a
            ECHO ORGAN (enclosed)                     32' Contra Bourdon            32
         8' Viola Aetheria            61              32' Acoustic Bass (resultant) -- b
         8' Vox Angelica              61              16' Open Diapason (Prin Diap) GT
         8' Fern Floete               61              16' Open Diapason (Eng Diap)  GT
         8' Corno dAmour              61              16' Waldhorn                  GT
         8' Vox Humana                61              16' Contra Tibia Clausa       12 SW
            Vox Humana Vibrato                        16' Violone (ext SO)          12
            Tremolo                                   16' Contra Viole              SW
                                                      16' Bourdon                   GT
            ANTIPHONAL GREAT (enc. with Swell)        16' Lieblich Gedeckt          SW
         8' Open Diapason             61               8' Octave (Eng Diap)         GT
         8' Claribel Flute            61               8' Flute (Concert FL)        GT
         8' Gemshorn                  61               8' Still Gedeckt             SW
         4' Forest Flute (Clar FL)    12               8' Violoncello               SO
                                                       8' Cellos III                SW c
            ANTIPHONAL SWELL (enc. with Great)         4' Super Octave (Eng Diap)   GT
        16' Bourdon                   61               4' Flute (Gedeckt)           SW
         8' Claribel Flute           AGT               4' Violins III               SW c
         8' Viola                     61              32' Contra Bombarde           12
         4' Forest Flute             AGT              16' Bombarde                  32
         2' Piccolo (Clar FL)        AGT              16' Tuba Profunda (Tuba Son)  SO
         8' Horn                      61              16' Trombone (Dbl Tpt)        GT
            Tremolo                                   16' Bassoon (Contra Fagotto)  SW
                                                       8' Tromba (Bombarde)         12
            ANTIPHONAL PEDAL                           4' Clarion (Bombarde)        12
        16' Bourdon                  ASW              16' Piano                     pf
         8' Flute (Bourdon)          ASW               8' Piano                     pf
                                                       8' Chimes                    SO
            MISCELLANEOUS MECHANICALS                     Cymbal
            Chinese Gong    (thumb)                       Bass Drum Stroke
            Birds (Echo, Main, Antiphonal) (thumb)        Bass Drum Roll
            Bugle Call: F, Bb, D, F (thumb)               Snare Drum Roll
            Thunder Loud (toe)                         
            Thunder Soft (toe)                         a  from SW Tibia Clausa
            Sforzando (thumb & toe)                    b  from GT Principal Diapason
            Mezzo (thumb & toe)                        c  SW VdO & Viole Celestes II
            Five expression shoes with slider panel
            Master Pedal hookdown                         WIND PRESSURES
            Register Crescendo Pedal (programmable)       Great 10", Swell 10", Choir 10",
            Strings to Crescendo                          Solo 10", Echo 10", Antiphonal 10",
            Flutes to Crescendo                           Pedal 10", Pedal Bombarde 25",
            Diapasons to Crescendo                        Solo Tuba Mirabilis 25",
            Reeds to Crescendo                            Swell Vox Humana 7½",
                                                          Echo Vox Humana 7½"
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2015-07-10]
    
    
  • Specification from The Diapason, August 2008 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.
  • Stoplist taken from the console 1995

  • Saint Louis, Missouri
    Scottish Rite Cathedral
    
    W.W. Kimball Company, Opus 6763, October 1924
    
    144 stops, 53 ranks, 3,859 pipes
    10 inches wind unless noted
    (p.f.) = prepared for in original relay; piano never installed
    
    PEDAL: 33 Stops, 2 Ranks, 121 pipes
    64’ Gravissima (Resultant)      32 notes  Contra Bourdon (32’) &
                                              Tibia Clausa (21 1/3)
    32’ Contra Bourdon (Swell)      12 pipes  Gedeckt Extension
    32’ Acoustic Bass (Resultant)   32 notes  Great Principal Diapason (16’)
                                              & Great Bourdon (10 2/3)
    16’ Open Diapason (Wood, Great) 12 pipes  Principal Diapason
    16’ Open Diapason (Metal, Great) 32 notes  English Diapason
    16’ Waldhorn (Great)            32 notes  Waldhorn
    16’ Contra Tibia Clausa (Swell) 17 pipes  GGGG-BBB for 64’ Resultant
    16’ Violone (Solo)              12 pipes  Cello
    16’ Contra Viole (Swell)        32 notes  Viole D’Orchestra
    16’ Bourdon (Great)             32 notes  Concert Flute
    16’ Lieblich Gedeckt (Swell)    32 notes  Gedeckt
     8’ Octave (Swell)              32 notes  English Diapason
     8’ Flute (Great)               32 notes  Concert Flute
     8’ Still Gedeckt (Swell)       32 notes  Gedeckt
     8’ Violoncello (Solo)          32 notes  Cello
     8’ Cellos III (Swell)          32 notes  Viole d’Orchestra &
                                              Viole Celestes II
     4’ Super Octave (Great)        32 notes  English Diapason
     4’ Flute (Swell)               32 notes  Gedeckt
     4’ Violins III	                32 notes  See 8’ Cellos III
    32’ Contra Bombarde             12 pipes  Bombarde 25”	
    16’ Bombarde                    32 pipes  25”
    16’ Trombone (Great)            32 notes  Harmonic Trumpet
    16’ Bassoon (Swell)             32 notes  Tuba Horn
    16’ Tuba Profunda (Solo)        32 notes  Tuba Sonora
     8’ Tromba                      12 pipes  Bombarde 25"
     4’ Clarion                     12 pipes  Bombarde 25" 
    16’ Piano (p.f.)
     8’ Piano (p.f.) now Triangle		
        Chimes                      12 notes  Solo
        Cymbal
        Bass Drum Stroke
        Bass Drum Roll
        Snare Drum Roll
    
    GREAT (enclosed with Choir) 25 stops 9 ranks 705 pipes
    16’ Major Diapason              12 pipes  English Diapason
    16’ Bourdon                     12 pipes  Concert Flute
     8’ Principal Diapason (Wood)   73 pipes 
     8’ English Diapason (Metal)    61 pipes	
     8’ Clarabella                  73 pipes
     8’ Waldhorn                    73 pipes
     8’ Concert Flute               61 pipes
     8’ Gamba                       73 pipes
     8’ Gemshorn                    73 pipes
     4’ Octave                      12 pipes  English Diapason
     4’ Traverse Flute              12 pipes  Concert Flute
     2 2/3 Twelfth                            Concert Flute
     2’ Fifteenth                   12 pipes  Concert Flute
    16’ Double Trumpet              12 pipes  Harmonic Trumpet
     8’ Harmonic Trumpet            61 pipes  15”
     8’ Tromba                      73 pipes
     4’ Clarion                     12 pipes  Harmonic Trumpet
     8’ Marimba                     49 notes  wood bars (Deagan)
     8’ Harp                        49 notes  from Marimba
        Chimes                      20 tubes  Echo (A to E) Deagan Class A
     8’ Piano (p.f.)
     4’ Piano (p.f.)
     4’ Xylophone                   37 notes  wood bars (Deagan)
        Snare Drum Roll
        Snare Drum Tap
        Tremolo
    
    SWELL (enclosed) 28 stops, 17 ranks, 1,196 pipes
    16’ Open Diapason               12 pipes  Horn Diapason
    16’ Lieblich Gedeckt            12 pipes  Gedeckt
    16’ Contra Viole                12 pipes  Viole d’Orchestra
     8’ Diapason Phonon             73 pipes
     8’ Horn Diapason               73 pipes
     8’ Tibia Clausa                73 pipes
     8’ Gedeckt                     61 pipes
     8’ Flute Celeste               73 pipes
     8’ Viole d’Orchestra           61 pipes
     8’ Viole Celestes II          122 pipes
     8’ Salicional                  73 pipes  
     8’ Voix Celeste                73 pipes
     4’ Octave                      12 pipes  Horn Diapason
     4’ Flute                       12 pipes  Gedeckt
     4’ Tibia                       12 pipes  Tibia Clausa
     4’ Violin I                    12 pipes  Viol d’Orchestre
     4’ Violins II                  12 pipes  Viole Celestes II
     2 2/3 Flute Twelfth                      Gedeckt
     2’ Flautino                    12 pipes  Gedeckt     
     1 3/5 Tierce                    4 pipes  Gedeckt
    III Soft Mixture               183 pipes  15 17 19
    16’ Contra Fagotto              12 pipes  Oboe Horn
     8’ Posaune                     73 pipes
     8’ Oboe Horn                   61 pipes	
     8’ Vox Humana                  61 pipes  7 ½”
     4’ Oboe Clarion                12 pipes  Oboe Horn
     8’ Celesta                     49 notes  Metal bars (Deagan)
     4’ Celesta
        Tibia Clausa Tremolo
        String Tremolo Fast
        String Tremolo Slow
        Vox Humana Vibrato
        Tremolo
    
    CHOIR (Enclosed with Great) 25 stops, 6 ranks, 438 pipes
    16’ Waldhorn                    12 notes  duplexed from Great
     8’ English Diapason            61 notes  duplexed from Great
     8’ Tibia Minor                 73 pipes
     8’ Concert Flute               61 notes  duplexed from Great
     8’ Waldhorn                    61 notes  duplexed from Great
     8’ Viola                       73 pipes
     8’ Dulciana                    73 pipes
     8’ Unda Maris                  73 pipes
     4’ Waldhorn                    12 notes  duplexed from Great
     4’ Traverse Flute              12 notes  duplexed from Great
     2’ Piccolo                     12 notes  duplexed from Great
     8’ Orchestral Oboe             73 pipes
     8’ Clarinet                    73 pipes
     8’ Piano (p.f.) change to 8’ Celeste     from Swell
     8' Harp
     4’ Harp
     4’ Xylophone                             from Great
     2’ Glockenspiel                          from Solo
     2’ Orchestral Bells                      from Solo
        Chinese Block
        Tom Tom
        Castanet
        Tambourine
        Snare Drum Roll
        Snare Drum Tap
        Tremolo
    
    SOLO (enclosed) 16 stops, 9 ranks, 657 pipes
     8’ Diapason Stentor            73 pipes  Scale 36
     8’ Mellophone                  73 pipes
     8’ Cello                       73 pipes
     8’ Cello Celeste               73 pipes  
    16’ Tuba Profunda               12 pipes  Tuba Sonora 20"
     8’ Tuba Mirabilis              61 pipes  20”
     8’ Tuba Sonora                 61 pipes  20” all harmonic
     8’ French Horn                 73 pipes
     8’ English Horn                73 pipes
     8’ Kinura                      73 pipes
     4’ Tuba Clarion                12 pipes  Tuba Sonora
        Chimes                      25 tubes  unknown origin G to G
     8’ Marimba                               from Great
     4’ Marimba                               from Great
     2’ Glockenspiel                37 notes  metal bars (Deagan)
     2’ Orchestral Bells            37 notes  Glockenspiel reiterate
        Tuba Tremolo
        Tremolo
    
    ANTIPHONAL GREAT (enclosed with Ant. Swell & Pedal) 4 stops, 2 ranks, 146 pipes
     8’ Open Diapason               73 pipes
     8’ Claribel Flute              61 notes  from Ant. Swell
     8’ Gemshorn                    73 pipes
     4’ Forest Flute                12 notes  from Ant. Swell
    
    ANTIPHONAL SWELL (enclosed with Ant. Great & Pedal) 6 stops 3 ranks, 243 pipes
    16’ Bourdon                     12 pipes  Claribel Flute
     8’ Claribel Flute              61 pipes	
     8’ Viola                       73 pipes	
     4’ Forest Flute                12 pipes  Claribel Flute
     2’ Piccolo                     12 pipes
     8’ Horn                        73 pipes
    
    ANTIPHONAL PEDAL (enclosed with Ant. Great & Swell) 2 stops
    16’ Bourdon                     12 notes  Claribel Flute
     8’ Flute                       12 notes  Claribel Flute
    
    ECHO (enclosed in ceiling) 5 stops, 5 ranks, 353 pipes all on 7 ½”
     8’ Viola Aetheria              73 pipes
     8’ Vox Angelica                73 pipes
     8’ Fern Floete                 73 pipes
     8’ Corno D’Amour               73 pipes
     8’ Vox Humana                  61 pipes 	      	
        Vox Humana Vibrato
        Tremolo
    
    
     [Received from Alan Haker 2013-07-30.]
  • Stoplist taken from the console 1995 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.