Pipe Organ Database

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Art Schoenberger (1970)

Location:

St. Rita of Cascia R.C. Church
2729 Lowerline Street
New Orleans, LA 70125 US
Organ ID: 39817

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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 Jeff Scofield on July 11, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 19 ranks. 989 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Setterboard (remote or in console).
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 06, 2014:

Updated through online information from Robert G. Zanca. -- Manual chests electric slider action; pedal chests electromechanical action Combination setter boards in drawers beneath key cheeks (direct examination of instrument)

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

Database Manager on March 12, 2009:

Identified through information in The Swell Shoe, Opus 20, No. 1 (Issue 49). -- "The specification was drawn up by Betty Blancq and Dr. Elise Cambon. ... repaired by Roy Redman. The organ has had mechanical maintenance, but is otherwise in original condition."

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 May 01, 2014
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Gallery and Pipe Display: Photograph by John G. DeMajo. Taken on 2005-08-11

Pipe Display: Photograph by John G. DeMajo. Taken on 2005-08-11

Church Interior and Altar: Photograph by John G. DeMajo. Taken on 2005-08-11

Church Exterior: Photograph by John G. DeMajo. Taken on 2005-08-11

Sanctuary after Katrina renovation: Photograph by Thomas Bender. Taken on 2007-12-02

Organ in Rear Gallery: Photograph by Thomas Bender. Taken on 2019-11-24

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