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Unknown Builder (2008)

Originally Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 5091, 1971)


St. Joseph & St. Patrick Roman Catholic Parish
709 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 US
Organ ID: 47768

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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
  • 2 ranks. 1 divisions. 2 manuals. 2 stops. 9 registers.
  • 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.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 2
  • Registers: 9
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal row above top manual.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 05, 2011:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- According to the parish website, "In the Sanctuary stands a small pipe organ made by the Wicks Organ Company, their organ #5091. One of several stock models, this model was dubbed the 'Portative'. Made in 1971, it originally served Bethel Lutheran Church in Cedarville, Michigan. On March 21, 1997 the organ was sold into private ownership. On August 4, 2007, this organ was temporarily installed in the Superior Dome in Marquette for use the Sesquicentennial Mass of the Diocese of Marquette on August 5, 2007. On February 6, 2008, the organ was acquired by St. Joseph & St. Patrick Parish. It was first used in its new home for sung Vespers on the First Sunday in Lent, February 10. It is primarily used to accompany Vespers, and at times to accompany cantors on the Psalm, as well as to for musical performances in the church. The Wicks organ has two exposed and boldly-voiced ranks - an 8' Copula and a 4' Gemshorn - unified over two manuals and pedal."

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

Instrument Images:

Organ and exposed pipes: Photograph by Roman Lizak, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-08-10

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