Holy Cross Lutheran Church

2650 Miami Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
314-772-8633

All-pipe
Builder:Kilgen
Rebuilder: Kilgen/Ott/Dial
Date:1902 1924/1950/1981/1998
Manuals:II
Ranks:34

Holy Cross, Kilgen
The organ had a major rebuild in 1924, the end result of which is more of what the instrument is today. In 1950, the sanctuary was remodeled and the organ was rebuilt again. In 1981, Martin Ott replaced a few ranks and rebuilt the console. The last thing done was in 1998 when then non-AGO standard console was replaced with an AGO-standard by Robert G. Dial-Organbuilders. The organ has limited ability for borrowing, so the additional stops were added mostly from the 16' Open Diapason, and the 8' Trumpet in the Great. The rest of the stops are on straight ventil chests. The keyboards were the only things re-used from the original console since they were in such great shape. Mr. Dial refurbished them, added the new piston buttons, and reinstalled them into the new console. The photos below show both the old and the new consoles.
Great
16   Open Diapason 1-5 Wood, also in Facade
8   Open Diapason 1 Some pipes are in facade
8   Open Diapason 2 Some pipes in facade, extension of 16
8   Grossflute (formerly named Clarabella)
8   Gedeckt Wood
8   Viol d'Gamba
8   Dulciana
4   Octave
4   Flute Harmonique
2   Quint
2   Superoctave
III   Mixture
8   Trumpet (formerly named Cornopean)
4   Clarion Ext 8' - New in 1998
   Chimes 32 tubes
   MIDI on Great Prepared - New in 1998
16   Great New in 1998
   Great Unison Off New in 1998
4   Great
16   Swell to Great
8   Swell to Great
4   Swell to Great
Swell
16   Bourdon Wood
8   Open Diapason 1-6 wood
8   Stopped Diapason
8   Salicional
8   Voix Celeste
4   Principal (replaced 8' Aeoline in 1987)
4   Flute Traverso
2   Flautino
1-1/3   Larigot (replaced 8' Vox Humana in 1987)
III   Cornet 2 2-2/3 1-3/5
8   Trompette
8   Oboe-Bassoon (replaced Oboe in 1987)
8   Clarinet
   Tremulant
   MIDI on Swell Prepared - new in 1998
16   Swell
   Swell Unison Off
4   Swell
Pedal (Exposed)
32   Resultant (uses 16' Subbass, new 1998)
16   Double Open Diapason Wood
16   Open Diapason From Great 16', added 1998
16   Subbass Wood
16   Lieblich Gedackt From Swell 16'
8   Principal From Great 16'
8   Flautobass Wood
8   Bourdon Wood
8   Violoncello From Great
4   Octavebass
4   Bourdon Prepared 1998
II   Rauschbass From Great 16, new 1998
16   Posaune From Great Trumpet (1-12 prepared, new 1998)
8   Trumpet From Great Trumpet
4   Clarion From Great Trumpet, added 1998
   MIDI on Pedal Prepared, new in 1998
8   Great to Pedal
4   Great to Pedal
8   Swell to Pedal
4   Swell to Pedal added 1998
10 Generals, thumb and toe, 5 per division. Zimbelstern. 32-Level combination action system, digital transposer.
Updated October 18, 2008