W. W. Kimball Co., Opus 6763, 1924

OHS Database ID 1304.


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

Auditorium

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.

The organ is in good condition and is used occasionally.

We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2013-07-30.

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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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This organ received OHS Citation number 291.


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.

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

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

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.

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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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  • Stoplist taken from the console 1969
    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 Summer 1969
    Saint Louis, Missouri
    Scottish Rite Cathedral
    
    W.W. Kimball Company, Opus 6763, October 1924