Musical Instruments at the Cathedral

Our musical instruments contribute to the cathedral's ability to offer the finest in music for worship services, recitals and concerts. They also are resources for members of the greater Cincinnati community to make music in the resonant space of the cathedral nave or in the more intimate setting of the Centennial Chapel.

Organs

Nave Organ, III/54
Walter Holtkamp, Sr., 1957 (Opus 1695).
See specifications.

Centennial Chapel Organ, III/22
Holtkamp Organ Co., 1968 (Opus 1832).
See specifications.

Continuo Organ, I/4
Juget-Sinclair Organbuilders, 2012 (Opus 40).
Thanks to a generous grant from the H.B., E.W. and F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation, we have signed a contract with Juget-Sinclair Organbuilders for a new continuo organ. Delivery is scheduled for August 2012.

See specifications.

Harpsichord

William Dowd, Boston, 1983.
Rebuilt by Glenn Giuttari, 2011.

Modeled after the eighteenth-century Parisian builder Etienne Blanchet, this double-manual harpsichord has two 8-foot choirs and one 4-foot choir. Range FF-f'''; transposing A415/A440. The instrument is excellent both for continuo playing and for solo repertoire.

Pianos

Nave: Baldwin grand piano, rebuilt 2008.
Centennial Chapel: Steinway grand piano, rebuilt 2008.
Choir Room: Baldwin grand piano.
Undercroft: Petrof upright piano.

Handbells

One diatonic octave of Whitechapel handbells for liturgical use.

Tower Bells

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