St Clement's Episcopal Church

901 Portland Avenue
St Paul, MN 55104

Builder: Aeolian-Skinner, Opus 1426 (1964)
Manuals: 2
Ranks: 26
Stops: 25
Action: Electro-pneumatic


Notes: When installed the console faced across the chancel toward the pipes. Today it faces the congregation.
-- Nameboard (stop tabs) and combination action have been replaced (between 1966 and 2006) as has the swell motor (2016).
-- Tuba was added by Steve Lethert (1982-83) with pipes from Trivo.
-- Reservoirs were re-leathered by Barry Lund, with dates marked on each.
-- Great is right behind the arch, with the large swell behind it. Pedal 16' Contrabass is on the left wall of the chamber.

--Information Nils Halker, David Engen


GREAT ORGAN
8 Principal 61
8 Gedecktpommer 61
8 Flauto Dolce SW
4 Octave 61
4 Quintade 61
2 Blockflöte 61
IV Fourniture 244
8 Tuba SW
Swell Reeds on Great
Great to Great 16
Great Unison Off
Great to Great 4

SWELL ORGAN
8 Rohrflute 68
8 Viola Pomposa 68
8 Viola Céleste 68
8 Flauto Dolce 68
4 Prestant 68
4 Koppelflute 68
2 2/3 Quint 61
2 Lieblich Principal 61
IV Scharff 244
16 Fagotto 68
8 Trompette 68
4 Rohrschalmei 68
8 Tuba 61
Tremulant
Swell to Swell 16
Swell Unison Off
Swell to Swell 4

PEDAL ORGAN
16 Contra Bass 32
16 Rohrbourdon 12
8 Principal 12
8 Rohrflute SW
4 Choralbass 12
8 Tuba SW
Swell Reeds on Pedal
Great to Pedal 8
Swell to Pedal 8
Swell to Pedal 4
Zimbelstern (1982)
"A new two-manual Aeolian-Skinner instrument was installed at St. Clement's Memorial Church, St. Paul, Minn.
St. Clement's Church was designed by
Cass Gilbert and seats only 250 people.
The new organ was designed by Larry King, former organist, and the staff of Aeolian-Skinner. A few suggestions were made by Merrill N. Davis III, who was appointed director of music last July."
-- The Diapason 1964


Tuba stops originally activated by push buttons on panel to the right of the manuals. Changed to tabs on the stop rail when solid state was added. New stop tabs were made, stop name changes & pedal stop deletions were made at that time.

When they added solid state, whoever did the work replaced all the rocker stop tabs. I guess they couldn't fit "Fourniture" on the new one, so changed it to "Mixture" and the "Rohrbordun" to “Rohrbourdon”. The new tabs are slightly wider, and they had to add three more for the Tuba one each keyboard, so they killed a 4' flute and the rauschquinte (prep) on the pedal to make room on the stop rail. A move away from the more neo-Baroque concept of Larry King.
--Charles Hackman