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Cathedral of the Madeleine

Salt Lake City, Utah

Location:
   Town: Salt Lake City
   Building name: Cathedral of the Madeleine
   State: Utah
   Country: USA
Builder: Kenneth Jones, Bray, Ireland
Date built: 1993
Opus number: 6/89
Casework:
Console type: detached; 4-manual
Stop controls: drawknob
Pedals: concave, radiating
Key action: mechanical
Stop action: electric; combination action: electronic (8 memories)
Temperament: Equal
Tuning: A440
No. of stops: 60
No. of ranks: 77-79
No. of pipes: 4,066
Wind power: electric
Wind pressures:

History: The cathedral's first organ, a 27-rank electro-pneumatic instrument, was built and installed by the Kimball Company of Chicago in 1909. This instrument was rebuilt and enlarged by Schoenstein and Co. of San Francisco in 1953. By the mid-1980s the organ had fallen into a state of disrepair and was replaced in 1992 by a new 77/79-rank mechanical-action organ by Kenneth Jones and Associates of Bray, Ireland. Twelve ranks from the original cathedral organ have been restored and incorporated into the new organ. The new organ was used liturgically for the first time during the cathedral's Mass of Dedication on February 21, 1993. The inaugural recital performed by David Higgs took place on May 21, 1993.

Bibliography:
Discography:
  • Sing Joyfully: Music from the Cathedral of the Madeleine (1994)
  • Orgelbuchlein, J. S. Bach (Douglas Bush, organist) (1995)
  • Tableaux de Provence (Ray Smith, saxophone, and Richard Elliott, organist) (2001, Tantara): the organ is featured on track #17, a transcription of Gounod's "O Divine Redeemer" for saxophone and organ
Comments:  Since 1994, the cathedral has been home to the Eccles Organ Festival, an annual concert series which traditionally consists of five organ recitals held on alternating Sunday evenings in the late summer and early fall.  Click here for more details.

Stoplist:

I Positive (58 notes)

Principal 8'
Hohlflute 8'
Quintadena 8'*
Octave 4'
Coppelflute 4'
Nazard 2 2/3'
Octave 2'
Nachthorn 2'
Tierce 1 3/5'
Larigot 1 1/3'
Scharf 1 1/3' (IV-V ranks)
Rankett 16'
Cromorne 8'
Tremulant
Fanfare Trumpet 8'

II Great (58 notes)

Principal 16'
Octave 8'
Rohrflute 8'
Gamba 8'
Octave 4'
Spitzflute 4'
Quint 2 2/3'
Octave 2'
Mixture 2'(IV ranks)
Cymbal 1/2' (II-III ranks)
Trumpet 8'

III Swell (Enclosed, 58 notes)

Bourdon 16'*
Open Diapason 8'*
Gedeckt 8'
Salicional 8'*
Celeste 8'*
Principal 4'
Harmonic Flute 4'
Nazard 2 2/3'
Gemshorn 2'
Tierce 1 3/5'
Mixture 2' (V ranks)
Double Trumpet 16'
Cornopean 8'
Oboe 8'
Vox Humana 8'*
Clarion 4'
Tremulant

IV Bombarde (58 notes)

Bombarde 16'
Trompette 8'
Clairon 4'
Open Flute 8'*
Dulciana 8'*
Cornet (mounted) (V ranks)
Clarinet 8'*

Pedal (30 notes)

Resultant Bass 32'
Open Wood 16'*
Principal 16'*
Bourdon 16'*
Octave 8'*
Bass Flute 8'*
Choral Bass 4'
Flute 4'*
Mixture 2 2/3' (IV ranks)
Trombone 16'
Bass Trumpet 8'
Shalmey 4'

Couplers:

Great to Pedal
Positive to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Bombarde to Pedal
Positive to Great
Swell to Great
Bombarde to Great
Swell to Positive

Mixture composition:

Positive Scharf IV-V
C1 1 1/3 1 2/3 1/2
g#0 2 1 1/3 1 2/3
f# ' 2 2/3 2 1 1/3 1
e ' ' 8 4 2 2/3 2 1 1/3
d ' ' ' 8 4 2 2/3 2 2/3 2




Great Mixture IV
C1                 2  1 1/3  1  2/3
d0          2 2/3  2  1 1/3  1
e'       4  2 2/3  2  1 1/3
f#''  8  4  2 2/3  2
Great Cymbal II-III
C1                                1/2  1/3
d0                           2/3  1/2
e'              2         1  2/3
f#''            2  1 1/3  1
a#''  4         2  1 1/3
d'''  4  2 2/3  2
Swell Plein Jeu V
C1                        2  1 1/3  1  2/3  1/2
c0          2 2/3         2  1 1/3  1  2/3
c'       4  2 2/3         2  1 1/3  1
c''   8  4  2 2/3         2  1 1/3
c'''  8  4  2 2/3  2 2/3  2
Bombarde Cornet V
g0    8  4            2 2/3  2  1 3/5
d'''  8  4     3 1/5  2 2/3  2
e'''  8  4  4  3 1/5  2 2/3
Pedal Mixture IV
C1    2 2/3  2  1 1/3  1
Combination action:
8 memories
General   1-8 (thumb & toe), General cancel (thumb)
Positive  1-8
Great     1-8
Swell     1-8
Bombarde  1-8
Pedal     1-8 (thumb & toe)
Reversibles
Each manual to Pedal (thumb & toe)
Positive to Great (thumb & toe)
Swell to Great (thumb & toe)
Bombarde to Great (thumb & toe)
Swell to Positive (thumb & toe)

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This is not an official publication of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
2005 Richard Elliott
(This page was last updated on 10 January 2006 )

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