On September 30, 2018 organist Michal Szostak published an article explaining ways to categorize the largest organs in the world. The article provides some scholarly tid-bits on his logic behind categorizing the behemoths of our industry.One of his lists, which appears below, is drawn from the article first published on Vox Humana, the online digital presence of the American Guild of Organists. The organ list is descending in instrument size and includes city, location, number of keyboards, stops , and ranks.
How many of these instruments have you visited, played, or are on your short list to visit?
|1||Atlantic City||Boardwalk Hall||7||381||517|
|3||West Point||Cadet Chapel||4||382||456|
|4||Los Angeles||First Congregational Church||5||244||360|
|6||Garden Grove||Crystal Cathedral||5||215||280|
|8||Mexico City||Auditorio Nacional||5||181||250|
|9||Boston||First Church of Christ||4||156||240|
|10||Hanover||St. Matthew’s Lutheran||4||184||235|
|12||New York||St. Bartholomew||5||164||229|
|15||New York||Riverside Church||5||153||220|
|16||Salt Lake City||Mormon Tabernacle||5||155||206|
|20||Birmingham||Barry Norris Residence||5||161||200|
You can learn more about Michal and his expertise as a performing organist through his website at
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