Wicks Pipe Organ Co. (Opus 5802, 1981)

Location:

St. Louise Catholic Parish
141 156th Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA 98007 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 19111

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on October 02, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 13 ranks. 824 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 12 stops. 28 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 12
  • Registers: 28
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 27, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ is installed atop a pedestal bass at the front, center of the room. The bass contains the blower, relay, regulators, etc. Atop the pedestal at the back is the Swell with the exposed Great and Pedal registers in front in symmetrical display, excepting 1-12 of the 16' Subbass which are solely on the left, outside of the Swell enclosure.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on July 18, 2005:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- 824 pipes. The new Wicks was installed after a sanctuary renovation which changed the interior orientation. The former rear gallery became the right end of the church. Replaced a II-manual, 5-rank Balcom and Vaughan unit pipe organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console March 28, 2009
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Exposed Great and Pedal pipework, December 1995.: Photograph by James R. Stettner.

16' Sub Bass extension on left side, December 1995.: Photograph by James R. Stettner.

Exposed Great and Pedal from below, right, December 1995.: Photograph by James R. Stettner.

Great pipework (l - r): 8' Principal, 2-2/3 component of the derived Mixture, 8' Principal cont., 4' Nachthorn, 8' Holz GedecktFlute, De: Photograph by James R. Stettner.

Swell pipework, December 1995.: Photograph by James R. Stettner.

Console, December 1995.: Photograph by James R. Stettner.