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Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 5559, 1976)

Location:

Annunciation Roman Catholic Church
401 Gray Street
Green Bay, WI 54303 US
Organ ID: 50902

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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
  • 12 ranks. 696 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 11 stops. 20 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 11
  • Registers: 20
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 21, 2013:

Updated through online information from Rodney J. Weed. -- One of the things I liked about this small Wicks was that unlike the majority of Wicks organs this organ the pipes had very open toes and were on low wind pressure. There was minimal knicking on this organ and it had a nice little chiff, which I liked. It got even better sounding after I had most of the organ revoiced by Louis G. Monette of Sauk City, WI.

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

Database Manager on January 15, 2013:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Rodney J. Weed, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- I was organist at Annunciation from the Summer of 1979 to Summer of 1984. This was a very nice little Wicks organ and different from the average Wicks because it was on low wind pressure with very open toed pipes and minimal knicking. During my time at Annunciation I had most of the organ re-voiced by Louis G. Monette of Sauk City, WI, author of Organ Tonal Finishing and Fine Tuning.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from Organ on January 13, 2013
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2012-12-05

Church Exterior: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2012-12-06

Church Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2013-01-13

Balcony and Pipe Display: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2013-01-13

Pipe Display: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2013-01-13

Console: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2013-01-13

Pedal Stopkeys: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2013-01-13

Swell Stopkeys: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2013-01-13

Great Stopkeys: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2013-01-13

Open Toes on the Pipes: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2013-01-13

Open Toes on the Pipes: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2013-01-13

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