Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Owner (1998)

Originally Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 1585, 1936)

Location:

Residence: Kevin Cartwright
Greenville, AL US
Living Room
Organ ID: 47231

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on January 12, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 3 ranks. 1 divisions. 2 manuals. 20 stops. 3 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric 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: 2
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 20
  • Registers: 3
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 07, 2010:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Acording to the owner's website, this organ was originally built for the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in St. Louis, Missouri. It was "Fuga Deluxe" model having a real 16' Bourdon extension rather than the 16' free-reed extension. The church started-out in a home. It relocated with the organ to proper church buildings twice: once in the 1950's and again in the 1970's. It was during the latter move tha the original case and the 16' Bourdon pipes were lost. Mr. Cartwright acquired the organ at the age of 16. In a period of 24 hours, he flew to St. Louis, rented a 15' Ryder van, loaded the organ in 4 hours, drove to Highland, IL, to tour the Wicks factory, and continued home to Greenville, Alabama. The organ was installed in his parent's home as is without tonal or mechanical changes. But later, a used Moller 8' Salicional bass was added to the 4' string, and a Pilcher 8' Vox Humana was added.

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

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Kevin Cartwright. Taken approx. ca. 2010

Pipework: Photograph by Kevin Cartwright, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 2010

Pipework: Photograph by Kevin Cartwright, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 2010

Pipework: Photograph by Kevin Cartwright, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 2010

Console: Photograph by Kevin Cartwright, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 2010

Console: Photograph by Kevin Cartwright, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 2010

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