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Holtkamp Organ Co. (Opus 1927, 1975)

Location:

Colgate University
Hamilton, NY 13346 US
Memorial Chapel
Organ ID: 4096

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in 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: Slider
  • 53 ranks. 2,880 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 38 stops. 39 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 38
  • Registers: 39
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Console Style: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical 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 Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 07, 2014:

Updated through online information from Scot Huntington. -- The instrument utilizes fiberglass trackers. The bottom 32 notes of the Great 16' are on a unit chest to permit duplexing to the pedal.

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

Database Manager on October 02, 2011:

Updated through online information from Amber Harding.

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

Database Manager on July 05, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from robert grant. -- I am the architect who designed the renovations to the Colgate Memorial Chapel where this instrument is located. I worked with Chick Holtkamp to facilitate coordinating the instrument's installation with new renovations to the auditorium. I've indicated information about the instrument as I recall after many years of having seen or played it. Any number of the selections could be inaccurate. It is "tracker action" to what degree I'm not certain. Its very unusual contemporary design, as Chick was wont to do at the time, contrasts sharply with the Georgian interior of the chapel, details which I followed faithfully in the renovations. There was a "bumping of the heads" over this with Chick winning out. It is "odd" in appearance, but the more I saw of it later, the more I grew to like it. It is impressive, with beautiful tonal design, which overcomes the depressing acoustics in the room. It was a joy to work with Chick even though our disagreements were many and often less than cordial. Neither of us took it personally, and we remained friends until Chick's death.

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

Database Manager on December 23, 2005:

Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Replaced E. M. Skinner Opus 276 (1917).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1994.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Frank Brehmer 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 copied from <i>The American Organist</i> undocumented issue
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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