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Orvold-Fruhstuck, Organbuilders (2004)

Originally W. W. Kimball Co. (1935)

Location:

Assumption Catholic Church
51 West Seventh Street
St. Paul, MN 55101 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 49126

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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 Jim Stettner on April 08, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 21 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
Great:
  • 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 Jim Stettner on April 08, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 08, 2021.

Pedal:
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 08, 2021.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Jim Stettner on April 08, 2021:

This was a refurbishing with solid state upgrade and the addition of 10 ranks of pipes and possibly some digital stops. 1883 Odenbrett & Abler case still used. The parish website indicates that the organ is a Kimball-Welte. No other documentation to support this has yet been found.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on April 08, 2021.

Database Manager on November 24, 2011:

Identified through online information from Richard C Greene. -- From the parish website, "Milwaukee German organ builders Odenbrett and Abler built the organ in 1883, and its original wooden pipe case with visible façade pipes remain. The hand-pumped organ, electrified in 1906, was replaced in 1935 by the Kimball-Welte Organ Company of Chicago and had 11 ranks. In 2004, Orvold-Fruhstuck, Organbuilders restored and renovated the organ, adding contemporary age technology, 10 more ranks of pipes and electronic enhancements. The resulting tone of the organ fits the parish-s rich German history and the sacred liturgy."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on April 08, 2021.

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