Cathedral Church of St Mark (Episcopal)

519 Oak Grove Street

Minneapolis, MN 55403

 
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Builders:

1871 - E. & G.G. Hook Op. 581

1928 - Welte Organ Co

1929 - Welte-Tripp

1930 - Kimball Organ Co (Antiphonal)

1953 - Aeolian-Skinner (Sw Trumpet)

1961 - M.P. Möller (Console) Op. M-13082

1964 - M.P. Möller Op. R-738 (Major rebuild)

Manuals: 4

Stops: 88

Divisions: 7

Action: Electropneumatic

--Organ Historical Society Organ Database.

Stoplist from Jeff Scofield. Additional information

from David Engen, St Mark’s Curator and

Canon Musician, Howard Don Small.

Last Update: 3/2009


Notes from the Cathedral website.


The great Cathedral organ which now serves St. Mark's has gone through a number of evolutions over the years. In 1928, a four-manual organ was installed by the Welte Organ Company. The instrument, designed by Charles Courboin, organist of St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City, and Stanley Avery, organist of St. Mark's from 1909 to 1949, was well-known for the breadth and beauty of its ensemble. An 8-foot trumpet was added to the Swell Organ by the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company during the tenure of Dr. Edward Berryman (1949-1959).



The distinguished Canadian organist Gerald Bales, at St. Mark's from 1959 to 1971, supervised the addition of a four-manual console by M. P. Moller in 1961. In 1964, a complete rebuilding was carried out by the Moller Company. Twenty-five ranks were retained from the 1928 Welte organ. The original wind chests were rebuilt, with the exception of the great wind chests which were replaced with new lower-pressure chests.



The M.P. Möller Company

The Cathedral Church of St Mark. Minneapolis, MN

September 1, 1964


Specification for

Rebuilding, enlarging and relocating existing Welte Organ


CONSOLE

Existing four manual draw knob type console, pedal keyboard and organ bench to be used without change, except for necessary changing of present draw knobs due to revised specifications.


GREAT ORGAN

Install new unenclosed Great Organ as specified.


MAIN CHESTS

Re-leather 1286 manual pipe pouches.

Re-leather 18 stop action primaries.

Re-leather four 73 note primary stations.

Re-leather one 20 note Pedal primary.

Re-leather one 68 note Pedal primary.


OFFSET ACTIONS

Install the following new actions:

Swell III-IV Plein Jeu - #1 - #6 incl.

Bombarde 8 Violoncello - #1 - #68 incl.

Bombarde 4 Octave - #1 - #68 incl.


     Re-leather the following existing actions:

Swell 16 Bourdon - #1 - #12 incl.

Swell 8 Principal - #1 - #6 incl.

Swell 16 Double Trumpet - #1 -  #12 incl.

Bombarde 8 Bombarde - #1 - #12 incl.

Bombarde 8 Tuba Harmonic - #1 - #6 incl.

Bombarde 8 Violoncello - #1 - #12 incl.

Bombarde 4 Octave - #1 to #6 incl.


   Install the following new Electropneumatic switches with stop actions.

Great Chimes 25 notes

Choir Harp 61 notes

Bombarde 8 Bombarde #1 to #12 incl - 12 notes

Bombarde 8 Tuba Harmonic - #1 - 68 incl - 68 notes

Bombarde 7 Violoncello - #1 to #68 incl - 68 notes

Bombarde 4 Octave - #1 to #68 incl - 68 notes


Present chime tubes and action in Bombarde Organ Division to be moved to Antiphonal Organ division.


PEDAL ORGAN

Re-leather 16 Open Wood action #1 to #31 incl. and install new action for #32.

Re-leather 16 Open Metal action #1 to #24 incl. install new action for 16 Open Metal #25 to #68 incl.

Re-leather 16 Bourdon action #1 to #56 incl.

Re-leather 16 Contra Gamba action #1 to#44 incl. Install new action for 16 Bombarde #1 to #44 incl.

Install new 32 note Pedal Relay with Twenty-nine 32 note switches.


EXPRESSION

Re-leather 17 note expression action for Swell Organ.

Re-leather 10 note expression action for Choir Organ.

Re-leather 9 note expression action for Bombarde Organ

Re-leather 36 shade motor pneumatics.

Re-work present shades to open when wind is turned off

Re-work and enlarge swell box as required.


RESERVOIRS

Three (3) 2’-6” x 4’-0” Manual Reservoirs

One (1) 3’-0” x 5’-0” Manual Reservoir

One (1) 2’ 0” x 3’-0” Pedal Reservoir

Two (2) 2’-6” x 4’-0” Pedal Reservoirs


TREMOLOS

Re-leather three pneumatic-type tremolos with stop actions.


PIPES - Install the following new pipes:

Great

16 Quintaton 73

8 Principal 61

8 Rohrflöte 61

8 Gemshorn 61

4 Octave 61

4 Spitzflöte 61

III-V Fourniture 257


Swell

8 Viole 68

8 Viole Céleste tc 56

8 Dolce 68

8 Dolce Céleste tc 56

III-IV Plein Jeu 232

8 Gedeckt


Choir

8 Gedeckt

4 Koppelflute 68

2-2/3 Nazard 61

2 Blockflöte 61

1-3/5 Tierce 61

1 Sifflöte 61


Bombarde

8 Violoncello 68

4 Octave 62-68 7


Pedal

16 Open Metal 62-68 7

16 Bombarde 56


RE-VOICE


Swell

16 Bourdon (present 4 Flute Traverso pipes #4’C) - 56

4 Geigen Principal (present 4 Geigen Octave pipes) - 68

4 Forest Flute (present Choir 4 Forest Flute pipes) - 68

2 Flautino (present Swell 2 Harmonic Piccolo pipes) - 68


Choir

8 Erzähler - 68

8 Erzähler Celeste tc - 56

8 English Horn 61


Bombarde

8 Clarabel Flute (present Swell 8 Clarabel Flute pipes) 68

4 Octave (present Choir 8 Diapason pipes) 61


Pedal

16 Open Metal (present Great 16 Great Open Diapason pipes) - 61


CABLES

Install new plastic covered cables between console and organ as required. Present cables to be used in so far as possible. Present action current wires to be used without change.


BLOWER

Present motor and blower to be used without change


POWER UNIT

Present Orgelectra organ power unit to be used without change.


GENERAL

Great, Swell, Bombarde and Pedal Organs to be returned to factory of M.P. Möller, Inc. in Hagerstown, MD for rebuilding as specified.


Great Organ (unenclosed), Bombarde Organ (enclosed), to be relocated in present Swell Organ space. Swell Organ to be relocated in present Great-Bombarde Organ space.


Choir Organ to remain as is except for tonal changes as listed in revised specifications.


Antiphonal Organ to remain as is without change.



SPECIFICATION


Manual Compass: CC to C4, 61 notes

Pedal Compass:  CCC to G, 32 notes

Wind Pressure: Gr. 4”; Sw. 7” & 10”, Ch. 5”; Bomb. 12”; Ped. 7” & 12”

Pitch: A-440 @ 70 degrees F.


GREAT ORGAN

1.  16 Quintaton, new pipes; new action 73

2.    8 Principal, new pipes; new action 61

  1. 3.   8 Quintaton, from #1

  2. 4.   8 Rohrflöte, new pipes; new action 61

  3. 5.   8 Gemshorn, new pipes; new action 61

  4. 6.   4 Octave, new pipes; new action 61

  5. 7.   4 Spitzflöte, new pipes; new action 61

  6. 8.   2-2/3 Twelfth, new pipes; new action 61

  7. 9.   2 Twelfth, new pipes; new action 61

  8. 10.  III-V Fourniture, new pipes; new action 257

  9. 11.  Chimes, present tubes, present action

  10. 12.  Positiv to Great 16

  11. 13.  Positiv to Great


SWELL ORGAN

  1. 14.16 Bourdon (unit), present pipes; #1 to #24 incl. present Flute Traverso pipes #25 to #80 incl; present 16 Bourdon action.

  2. 15.8 Geigen Principal, present pipes; present action 68

  3. 16.8 Gedeckt, from #14

  4. 17.8 Viole, new pipes, present action 68

  5. 18.Viole Céleste tc, new pipes; present action 56

  6. 19.8 Dolce, new pipes; present 8 Aeoline action 68

  7. 20.8 Dolce Céleste tc, new pipes; present 1-3/5 Tierce action 56

  8. 21.4 Geigen Principal, present 4 Geigen Octave pipes; present 4 Geigen Octave action 68

  9. 22.4 Forest Flute, present Choir 4 Forest Flute pipes; present Swell 4 Flûte Traverso action 68

  10. 23.2 Flautino, present 2 Harmonic Piccolo pipes; present 2 Harmonic Piccolo action 61

  11. 24.III-IV Plein Jeu, new pipes, present 8 Clarabel Flute action 232

  12. 25.16 Double Trumpet, present pipes, present action 68

  13. 26.8 Oboe, present pipes, present action 68

  14. 27.8 Trumpet, present pipes, present action 68

  15. 28.8 Vox Humana, present pipes, new action 61

  16. 29.4 Clarion, present pipes, present action 68

  17. 30.   Tremolo


CHOIR ORGAN

  1. 31.8 Gedeckt, new pipes, present 16 Quintaton action 68

  2. 32.8 Erzähler, present pipes, present action 68

  3. 33.8 Erzähler Céleste tc, present pipes, present action 56

  4. 34.4 Koppelflöte, new pipes, present 8 Diapason action 68

  5. 35.2-2/3 Nazard, new pipes, present 8 Clarinet action 61

  6. 36.2 Blockflöte, new pipes, present 4 Forest Flute action 61

  7. 37.1-3/5 Tierce, new pipes, present 8 Concert Flute action 61

  8. 38.1 Sifflöte, new pipes, present 4 Violin action 61

  9. 39.8 English Horn, present pipes, present action 61

  10. 40.8 Harp, present bars, present action 61

  11. 41.Tremolo

  12. 42.Positiv to Choir


POSITIV (no change)

  1. 43.8 Rohrflöte

  2. 44. 4 Principal

  3. 45. 2 Principal

  4. 46.1-1/3 Larigot

  5. 47.III Cymbal


BOMBARDE ORGAN

  1. 48.8 Clarabel Flute, present Swell 8 Claribel Flute pipes; present 8 Gross Gedeckt action 68

  2. 49.8 Violoncello, new pipes; new action 68

  3. 50.4 Octave, present 4 Octave of Choir 8 Diapason, new pipes #62-68; new action 68

  4. 51.8 Bombarde present Great 8 Harmonic Trumpet pipes; present Bombarde 8 French Horn action 68

  5. 52.8 Tuba Harmonic, present pipes, present action 68

  6. 53.4 Clairon, present pipes; present action 68

  7. 54.Tremolo


ANTIPHONAL ORGAN (no change)

  1. 55.8 Diapason

  2. 56.8 Chimney Flute

  3. 57.8 Viola

  4. 58.8 Viola Celeste tc

  5. 59.4 Principal

  6. 60.4 Flute

  7. 61.II Rauschquint

  8. 62.8 Cor Oboe

  9. 63.8 Vox Humana

  10. 64.8 Trompette-en-Chamade

  11. 65.Tremolo

  12. 66. Antiphonal to Pedal

  13. 67.16 Bourdon (Ped.)


PEDAL ORGAN

  1. 68.32 Principal Resultant, unison from #69, Quint from #73 32

  2. 69.Bourdon Resultant, unison from #73, Quint from #14 32

  3. 70.16 Open Wood, present pipes; present action 32

  4. 71.Open Metal, present Great 16 Open Diapason pipes; #1 to #61, new pipes #62 to #68, present Pedal 16 Tuba action, #1-56, new action #57 to #68. 68

  5. 72.16 Quintaton from #1 32

  6. 73.16 Contra Gamba present pipes, present action 44

  7. 74.16 Bourdon present pipes; present action 56

  8. 75.16 Lieblich from #14 32

  9. 76.8 Open Metal from #70 32

  10. 77.8 Bourdon from #73 32

  11. 78.8 Gedeckt from #14 32

  12. 79.8 Gamba from #72 32

  13. 80.5-1/3 Quint (prepared for in console only)

  14. 81.4 Open Metal from #70 32

  15. 82.4 Bourdon from #73 32

  16. 83.2 Open Metal from #70 32

  17. 84.III Mixture (prepared for in console only)

  18. 85.16 Bombard new pipes; new action 56

  19. 86.16 Double Trumpet from #25 32

  20. 87.8 Bombard from #85 32

  21. 88.4 Bombard from #85 32