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Karl Wilhelm (2019)

Originally Karl Wilhelm (Opus 123, 1991)

Location:

St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church
2653 Ohio Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63118 US
Organ ID: 64053

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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 17, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 57 ranks. 2,670 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 38 stops. 39 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider 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 17, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 38
  • Registers: 39
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Balanced tracker.
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 17, 2019.
Database Manager on May 16, 2019:

This entry describes a new home for an organ that was relocated without either tonal or mechanical changes.
Identified by James R. Stettner, listing conversations with this person as the source of the information: Organ builders Kerner & Merchant confirmed signing of a contract..
The Wilhelm replaces a 1924 Wicks (Op. 507) whose restoration was contracted and in-progress when the new Music Dir., Dr. Steven Ball, asked the leadership of the Oratory to cancel the contract so that the Wilhelm could be purchased, rebuilt, and installed.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 17, 2019.
Copied from OHS Database account 8954: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on May 17, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Organ in Rear Gallery: Photograph by Stephen Ball (January 2020).

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