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Opus 136

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Charlotte, NC

Ranks: 42
Independent Voices: 33
Pipes: 2286
Created: 2010

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Built in 1892 in downtown Charlotte, St. Peter’s was renovated prior to the arrival of the organ to enhance the acoustics and mechanical systems while maintaining the charm and feel of the historic building. The new organ is a 35 stop, three-manual and pedal instrument with 2,588 pipes on a low dais at the rear of the church.

The organ design was created to harmonize with the Victorian Gothic and Romanesque detailing of the church which features polychrome ornamentation and a grand barrel vault. The double-layered center section of the organ mirrors the vault and provides a line of sight to the rose window over five pipe groupings bookended by pipe towers holding the six largest pipes of the wooden 16’ Principal, a motif shared with a number of other Fisk instruments dating back to Opus 54.

A 3.5 horsepower blower producing over 1200 cubic feet per minute supplies the wind required for the organ. The manual divisions are voiced on 3 inches water column and the Pedal on 4 1/4 inches.

Opus 136

Great, Manual I
Prestant 16′ façade
Octave 8′
Salicional 8′
Flûte harmonique 8′
Bourdon 8′
Octave 4′
Superoctave 2′
Progressive Mixture II-VI
Mixture VI
Cornet V (G 0 – f 3 )
Trompette 8′

Choir, Man II, enclosed
Principal 8′
Spire Flute 8′
Gedackt 8′
Octave 4′
Hohlflöte 4′
Nasard 2 2/3′
Doublette 2′
Tierce 1 3/5′
Plein jeu V
Clarinette 8′

Swell, Man III, enclosed
Quintaton 16′
Viole de gambe 8′
Voix céleste 8′ (C 0 )
Flûte traversière 8′
Flûte octaviante 4′
Octavin 2′
Basson 16′
Trompette 8′
Hautbois 8′
Clairon 4′

Pedal, 32 notes
Gravissima 32′
Contrebasse 16′
Prestant 16′     from GT
Soubasse 16′
Octave 8′
Bourdon 8′     from 16′
Octave 4′     from 8′
Posaune 16′
Trommet 8′     from 16′

Stops in italics are “Prepared.”


Choir to Great
Swell to Great
Swell to Choir

Swell to Pedal
Swell super to Pedal

Balanced Choir and Swell Pedals


Great to Pedal
Choir to Pedal

Choir Tremulant
Swell Tremulant
Flexible Wind Knob

Casework: A single cabinet of wood, designed to harmonize with and adorn the church interior.
Keydesk: Attached to case, three manuals and pedal; manuals 61 keys CC – c 4 , naturals of grenadil, sharps of rosewood capped with cowbone; Fisk pedalboard 32 keys CC – g 1 .