OHS Database ID 38645.
The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 22, 2012.
Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.
Three manuals. 4 divisions. 54 stops. 79 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.
Traditional style console. The console is movable.
Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped 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.
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|Church Exterior. Photograph by Taylor Phillips (ca. Summer 2007)|
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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA ST. LOUIS CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL Holtkamp Organ Co., 2004 PEDALE 32 Resultant 16 Contrebasse M 16 Montre (GO) 16 Soubasse M 16 Bourdon (Re) 16 Quintaten (Po) 8 Huitieme (Ext. Contrebasse) 8 Soubasse (ext. 16') 8 Bourdon (Re) 5 1/3 Grosquinte (Ext. Contrebasse) 4 Prestant M 4 Cor de Nuit M 2 Cor de Nuit (ext. 4') IV Grand Fourniture M (recomposed Hoffman) 32 Contre Bombarde 1-24 +, rest new 16 Bombarde (ext. 32') 16 Trompette (Re) 8 Trompette (Re) 4 Clairon (Re 8') 16 Tuba Harmonique (GO) 8 Trompette en Chamade (GO) 8 Tuba Harmonique (GO) GRAND ORGUE 16 Montre 8 Montre I 8 Montre II 1-12 M, rest + 8 Flute Harmonique 8 Bourdon de Cambon 1-12 M, rest + 4 Octave 4 Flute en Fusee + 2 2/3 Quinte + 2 Super Octave + 2 Flute + V Grand Cornet tc M *see note below V Fourniture III Mixture + 8 Trompette 16 Tuba Harmonique (ext. 8') 8 Trompette en Chamade + 8 Tuba Harmonique * consists of the Hoffman III Cornet made from reworked Moller pipes, plus additional pipes from Holtkamp stock, all rescaled into a VERY large-scaled stop RECIT 16 Bourdon (ext. 8' Flute) M 8 Montre I 8 Montre II + (1-16 from Rec. Flute) 8 Flute a Chiminee M 8 Viole de Gambe M 8 Viole Celeste tc M 4 Octave Geigen 4 Flute Triangulaire M 2 2/3 Nasard II Cornet M (recomposed Hoffman) 2 Piccolo Harmonique 1 1/3 Larigot IV Plein Jeu III Cymbale M 16 Trompette (ext. 8' M 8 Trompette M 8 Hautbois 4 Clairon du Roi + Tremulant POSITIF EXPRESIF 16 Quintaten 8 Montre 8 Viole Douce M 8 Viole Celeste tc M 8 Cor de Nuit M 8 Quintaten (ext. 16') 4 Prestant 4 Flute a Chiminee 1-16 M, rest + 2 2/3 Nasard M 2 Doublette 2 Quarte de Nasard M 1 3/5 Tierce M IV Scharff III-IV Cymbale + 8 Trompette 8 Cromorne + Tremulant 16 Tuba Harmonique (GO) 8 Trompette en Chamade (GO) 8 Tuba Harmonique (GO) M= Moller ranks += European stops added by Hoffman rest of stops are new each manual division has two main chests, one an Organ Supply Co. pitman chest recycled from the Hoffman organ, and one new pitman chest. REPAIRS AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA: Although the flood waters did not reach the Cathedral, a large amount of water blew into the tower and flooded down the walls of the organ chamber. Several main chests at the back of the chamber were soaked and damaged beyond repair. Fortunately, these were all the recycled chests from the Hoffman project and were replaced by new pitman chests. The new (2004) chests were able to be repaired. A few Moller wood pipes were replaced, but other than that, all the pipework, after a good cleaning and replacement of felt packing on the capped metal pipes, was in good shape. As a precaution, all the reed pipes were compl- etely disassembled and cleaned. The organ was completely removed from the chamber so that the walls could by cleaned and painted (and waterproofed!). Due to the inevitable discussions among the various insurance companies involved it wasn't until 2008 that the organ was completely reinstalled and playable. The insurance settlement was generous enough to enable a few additional modifications to the stop list: GO 8' Montre II 1-12 new pipes to replace the Moller ones RE 8' Montre II 1-16 new pipes to replace borrow from the Flute RE 8' V. Celeste 6-12 new pipes ) PO 8' V. Celeste 6-12 new pipes ) in accord with customary Holtkamp practice to extend Celestes to low F PO 4' Fl. a Chim. 1-24 new pipes, rest rescaled [Received from Ron Yeater 2012-03-22.]