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Schantz Organ Co. (Opus 2300, 2011)

Originally W. W. Kimball Co.

Location:

Church of the Gesu, R.C.
1201 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233 US
Church
Organ ID: 48991

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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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 112 ranks. 6,804 pipes. 8 divisions. 4 manuals. 87 stops. 122 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 8
  • Stops: 87
  • Registers: 122
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: Tilting/rocking tablets on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • 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 August 04, 2014:

Updated through online information from Dominic Joseph Radanovich.

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

Database Manager on November 28, 2012:

Updated through online information from John Seboldt. -- I have e-mailed folks from Schantz to respond more authoritatively on the organ's status as a new organ which includes pipework from previous organs. They will confirm also about whether older casework was included.

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

Database Manager on October 24, 2011:

The organ was originally built by W. W. Kimball in the late 1890's for the Studebaker Theater in Chicago. Kimball moved it to this location in 1904 or 1908. The organ was rebuilt and expanded in 1955 by Kilgen Organ Company. This work by Schantz was to completely rebuild the instrument and expand it to 115 ranks. Much of the Kimball/Kilgen pipework, as well as the Kimball casework, were retained.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from Schantz website: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Owen Lenzmeier on July 22, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Paul Lohman. Taken on 2011-09-30

Organ Case: Photograph by Paul Lohman. Taken on 2011-09-30

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Cases: Photograph by Paul Lohman. Taken on 2011-09-30

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Cases: Photograph by Paul Lohman. Taken on 2011-09-30

Church interior, gallery and organ case: Photograph provided by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2020-01-20

Church interior: Photograph provided by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2020-01-20

Console: Photograph provided by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2020-01-20

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