The Specification of the St. Peter’s Organ

Rome, Italy


Organ History
 Rebuilt by Priori
Status
Unknown
Information Source
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
227-5-
I. (Tracker - CCC-f3)
1.Principale doppio, Soprano e Basso  
2.Principale Imo, Soprano  
3.Principale Imo Basso  
4.Principale 2ndo, Soprano  
5.Principale 2ndo Basso  
6.Principale 3zo, Soprano  
7.Flauto Traverso, Soprano e Basso  
8.Flauto Tedesca, Soprano  
9.Ottava Soprano  
10.Ottava Basso  
11.Duodecima  
12.Decima quinta  
13.Ottavini, Basso e Soprano  
14.Decima nona  
15.Vigesima seconda  
16.Vigesimanona  
17.Ripieno di quattroIV 
18.Cornetto Soprano, di cinque  
19.Tromba Soprano  
20.Trombone Basso  
21.Corno Inglese, Soprano  
22.Fagotto, Basso  
iII/I  
iiI octave  
iiiI sub-octave  
II. (Tracker - CCC-f3)
23.Principal Soprano  
24.Principal Basso  
25.Ottava  
26.Decima quinta  
27.Ripieur, di cinqueV 
28.Oboe, Soprano  
29.Trmba, Soprano  
30.Corno, Basso  
Pedal (Tracker - CCC-c)
31.Contra-Basso, di 16  
32.Principale, di 16  
33.Principale, di 8  
34.Reinforza a lingue  
ivI/P  
vII/P  

Organ History
 Built by Priori
Status
Unknown
Information Source
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
121---
I. (Tracker)
1.Contra-Bassi, Soprano e Basso  
2.Principale Imo, Soprano  
3.Principale Basso  
4.Principale 2ndo, Soprano  
5.Flauto Traverso, Soprano e Basso  
6.Flauto Tedesca, Soprano  
7.Ottava Soprano  
8.Ottava Basso  
9.Duodecima  
10.Duodecima quinta  
11.Ottavini ne Basso  
12.Decima nona  
13.Vigesima seconda  
14.Vigesima nona  
15.Ripieno di cinque  
16.Cornetto di quattro  
17.Voce Umana  
18.Tromba  
19.Trombone, Basso  
20.Corno Inglese  
21.Fagotto, Basso  
Pedal (Tracker)
22.Contra-Basso, di 16  
23.Principale, di 8  
24.Ottava, di 4  
25.Bombarde, de 16  
Accessories
Drum

Proposed specification by A. Cavaillé-Coll

Status
Never built
Information Source
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

I. Grand Orgue (Tracker-pneumatic)
1.Front Double Open Diapason16' 
2.Bourdon16' 
3.Front Open Diapason16' 
4.Harmonic Flute8' 
5.Diapason8' 
6.Viol di Gamba8' 
7.Bourdon8' 
8.Dulciana8' 
9.Quint5 1/3' 
10.Principal4' 
11.Flute4' 
12.Octave4' 
13.Twelfth2 2/3' 
14.Fifteenth2' 
15.Great FurnitureIV 
16.Great CymbalV 
17.FurnitureIII 
18.CymbalIV 
19.Bassoon16' 
20.Harmonic Trumpet8' 
21.Bassoon8' 
22.Clarion4' 
23.Acoustic Bass16' 
24.Great Harmonic Flute16' 
25.Violoncello8' 
26.Harmonic Flute8' 
27.Diapason8' 
28.Unda Maris8'(TC)
29.Principal4' 
30.Flute4' 
31.Piccolo2' 
32.Cornet V8' 
33.SesquialteraIII (8') 
34.Tuba Magna16' 
35.Tuba Mirabilis8' 
36.Quint Trumpet5 1/3' 
37.Clarion4' 
38.Octave Clarion2' 
iIII/I  
iiIV/I  
iiiV/I  
ivI sub-octave  
II. Bombard (Tracker-pneumatic)
39.Principal Bass16' 
40.Quintaton16' 
41.Harmonic Flute8' 
42.Cone Flute8' 
43.Keraulophon8' 
44.Stopped Diapason8' 
45.Great Flute4' 
46.Principal4' 
47.Great Tierce3 1/5' 
48.Quint2 2/3' 
49.Seventh2 2/7' 
50.Octave (Fifteenth)2' 
51.Great CornetV (16') 
52.Bombard16' 
53.Trumpet8' 
54.Clarion4' 
vV/II  
viII sub-octave  
III. Positive (Tracker-pneumatic)
55.Violone16' 
56.Bourdon16' 
57.Traverse Flute8' 
58.Diapason8' 
59.Salicional8' 
60.Night-Horn8' 
61.Vox Angelica8'(TC)
62.Dulcet Flute4' 
63.Dulciana4' 
64.Twelfth2 2/3' 
65.Fifteenth2' 
66.Full MixtureV (8') 
67.Full Horn16' 
68.Harmonic Trumpet8' 
69.Cremona8' 
70.Bassoon and Oboe8' 
viiIV/III  
IV. Récit (Tracker-pneumatic)
71.Bourdon16' 
72.Dulcet Horn16' 
73.Harmonic Flute8' 
74.Pavilion Flute8' 
75.Gamba8' 
76.Voix Celeste8'(TC)
77.Dulcette4' 
78.Flute4' 
79.Principal4' 
80.Flageolet2' 
81.CornetV (8') 
82.Bassoon16' 
83.Musette8' 
84.Vox Humana8' 
85.Harmonic Trumpet8' 
86.Harmonic Clarion4' 
87.Tremulant  
V. Solo (Tracker-pneumatic)
88.Sub-bass16' 
89.Conic Flute16' 
90.Traverse-Flute Harmonic8' 
91.Diapason8' 
92.Quintaton8' 
93.Flute4' 
94.Twelfth2 2/3' 
95.Fifteenth2' 
96.Tierce1 3/5' 
97.Larigot1 1/3' 
98.Seventh1 1/7' 
99.Super-Piccolo1' 
100.Cor Anglais16' 
101.Clarinette8' 
102.Harmonic Trumpet8' 
103.Violin Harmonic4' 
104.Tremulant  
Pedal (Tracker-pneumatic)
105.Principal Bass32' 
106.Front Bass32'metal.
107.Great Bourdon32' 
108.Acoustic Bass32' 
109.Great Flute16' 
110.Contra Bass16' 
111.Violone16' 
112.Sub-bass16' 
113.Great Quint10 2/3' 
114.Flute8' 
115.Principal8' 
116.Violoncello8' 
117.Stopped Flute8' 
118.Tierce6 2/5' 
119.Quint5 1/3' 
120.Seventh4 4/7' 
121.Fifteenth4' 
122.Contra-Bombarde32' 
123.Bombarde16' 
124.Quint-Bombarde10 2/3' 
125.Trumpet8' 
126.Clarion4' 
viiiI/P  
ixII/P  
xIII/P  
xiIV/P  
xiiV/P  



List of Organists
1571-94Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
1597-1608Ercole Pasquini (c1550-c1610)
1608-1628Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
1620-26Vincenzo Ugolini (c1570-1638)
1634-1643Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
1657-1691Fabrizio Fontana (c1620-1695)
1804-11Nicolò Antonio Zingarelli (1752-1837)
1811-16Giuseppe Jannaconi (1741-1816)
1837-50Francesco Basili (1767-1850)
1964-Ercole Papinutti (1924-)
Alessandro Cellini
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1905-1907Pietro A. Yon (1886-1943)

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