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Wicks Organ Co. (1997)

Originally Kilgen Organ Co. (1946)

Location:

St. Louis R.C. Cathedral Basilica
4431 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108 US
Organ ID: 33502

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 96 ranks. 9 divisions. 4 manuals. 147 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 9
  • Registers: 147
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • 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 Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 02, 2008:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was a complete restoration of the existing organ with tonal additions. New console. 2-man. gallery console refurbished. Some digital voices. Of the 147 speaking stops, 20 are digital. The organ was dedicated at the 10:00 a.m. mass on January 5, 1997, Msgr. James Telthorst presiding. The Dedicatory Organ Recital was played by Organist, Composer and restoration project consultant, Dr. Charles Callahan. Source: Cathedral website.

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

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