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Wicks Pipe Organ Co. (2013)

Originally Wicks Pipe Organ Co. (Opus 3658, 1955)

Location:

Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral
Main Beach Road
Apia, 11 WS
Organ ID: 51580

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 46 ranks. 5 divisions. 4 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible 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 September 03, 2016:

Updated through online information from Jelil Romano.
The Wicks Organ at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Apia, Samoa can be heard, and seen, at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0SZ61Ha5Vc&list=PL3iMrS22yYtBdm8wNJygQS-M8KLcKExzA

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

Database Manager on July 05, 2013:

Organ relocated without any change. Identified by James R. Stettner, using information from this web site: http://www.kirkwoodpres.org/news/organ/#. -- This is a newly-built Cathedral. The former Cathedral was razed in mid 2011 due to structural damage incurred during a September 2009 earthquake. The Wicks pipe organ was donated to the Cathedral through the Wicks Organ Co. According to the website for First Presbyterian Church in Kirkwood, Missouri, "In August, 2012 volunteers from the church removed the grill work at the entrance to the organ chambers in the chancel in preparation for the removal of our current Wick's Pipe Organ. The Wick's Organ Company of Highland, IL removed the current instrument and are preparing it for the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Apia, Samoa. The church is donating the pipe organ to Wick's, who in turn will donate it to the cathedral in Samoa. On August 27, [2012] the Wick's company, along with many volunteers from the church, carried the (over) 2,700 pipes out of the sanctuary."

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

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