Ruffatti Organ

The organ, built by Fratelli Ruffatti of Padua, Italy, has been acclaimed as one of the finest in the world. It rises impressively from its soaring pedestal platform into a magnificent art form in its own right.

Organ Specs:

San Francisco, California
St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Cathedral

Fratelli Ruffatti   1971        4 manuals, 72 registers, 64 stops, 89 ranks
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1970 Fratelli Ruffatti Organ
Great (II) – 19 ranks – 1,167 pipes

16’ Violone (Matters 2021)                       61
8’ Principal                                                  61
8’ Montre (ext Ped Oct)                           29
8’ Rohrflute                                                61
8’ Harmonic Flute (ext Ped Flute)        49
8’ Gemshorn                                              61
4’ Octave                                                     61
4’ Spitzflute                                                61
2-2/3’ Quinte                                             61
2’ Super Octave                                         61
1-1/3’ Mixture IV                                   244
2/3’ Scharff IV                                       244
16’ Trompette (Matters (2022)             61
8’ Trompette                                             61
Couplers: Ch, Sw, Pos

Choir (I) – 15 ranks – 903 pipes
8’ Viola Pomposa                                     61
8’ Viola Celeste                                        61
8’ Holzgedackt                                         61
8’ Erzaehler                                              61
8’ Erzaehler Celeste                               49
4’ Principal                                               61
4’ Flute a Cheminee                                61
2-2/3’ Nazard                                           61
2’ Waldflute                                               61
1-3/5’ Tierce                                              61
2/3’ Kleinmixture III                            183
8’ Clarinetto                                              61
8’ Trompeta Real                                     61
Tremulant
Couplers: Gt, Sw, Pos

Swell (III) – 20 ranks – 1,220 pipes

16’ Bourdon                                             73
8’ Geigen Principal                                 61
8’ Bourdon (from 16’)                              0
8’ Flauto Dolce Celeste II                     110
8’ Viola da Gamba                                   61
8’ Viole Celeste                                         61
4’ Octave Geigen                                      61
4’ Nachthorn                                             61
2’ Flautino                                                 61
2’ Mixture VI                                          366
16’ Contra Fagotto                                    61
8’ Trompette                                              61
8’ Oboe                                                        61
8’ Vox Humana (Aeolian Skinner)        61
4’ Clairon                                                    61
Tremulant
Couplers: Ch, Pos

Positiv (IV) – 19 ranks – 1,135 pipes

8’ Gedeckt                                                 61
8’ Quintadena                                          61
4’ Principal                                               61
4’ Koppelflute                                          61
2’ Octave                                                   61
1-1/3’ Quintflute                                      61
1’ Sifflute                                                   61
½’ Scharff IV                                         244
¼’ Zimbel III                                          183
16’ Dulzian                                                 61
8’ Krummhorn                                          61
4’ Musette                                                  61

Pedal – 19 ranks – 608 pipes

32’ Contra Bourdon (resultant)               0
16’ Principal (Matters 2019)                   32
16’ Violone (Gt)                                            0
16’ Subbass                                                  32
16’ Bourdon (Sw)                                         0
8’ Octave                                                      32
8’ Flute                                                         32
4’ Choralbass                                              32
4’ Nachthorn                                              32
2’ Flute                                                        32
2-2/3’ Rauschpfeife III                            96
2’ Mixture V                                             160
32’ Contre Bombarde                              32
16’ Bombarde                                            32
16’ Trompette (Gt)                                     0
16’ Contra Fagotto (Sw)                            0
16’ Dulzian (Pos)                                        0
8’ Trompette                                              32
4’ Clairon                                                    32

Couplers: Gt, Ch, Sw, Pos
5,042 pipes
66 stops
92 ranks
10 generals
6 divisionals per division
100 levels memory
Zimbelstern

Source: OHS Database