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Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 5916, 1982)

Location:

St. Joseph R.C. Church
1360 Highland Ave.
Needham, MA 02492 US
Organ ID: 36626

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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 is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 19 ranks. 1,144 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 25 stops.
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: 25
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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 Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 24, 2013:

Updated through online information from Paul Dessau. -- Date supplied by Scott Wick ---Wicks Organ Company

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

Database Manager on June 29, 2012:

Updated through online information from Rev. David C. Michael, Pastor. -- The organ is in two freestanding cases in the front of the church.

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

Database Manager on September 13, 2008:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Source: Wicks ad in an organ trade magazine.

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 console, January, 2011
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and Organ Facade: Photograph by David Michael. Taken on 2012-06-26

Facade: Photograph by David Michael. Taken on 2012-06-26

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