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Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 4895, 1969)


St. Josaphat Catholic Basilica
2333 S. 6th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53215 US
Organ ID: 67875

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been altered 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 Jeff Scofield on March 23, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 23 ranks. 2 manuals.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on March 23, 2021.
Jeff Scofield on March 23, 2021:

The present organ was built by David Broskowski of Milwaukee in 2005. It contains 40 ranks of pipes. The instrument contains pipework from the original 46 rank William Schuelke organ (Milwaukee) of 1901, The 23 rank Wicks organ (Highland, IL) of 1969, the Schaefer organ (Slinger, WI) from St. Adalbert’s Church (20th and Becher) as well as new pipes (A.R.Schopp) installed by Dave Broskowski. The reuse of quality existing pipework is smart, practical, economical and in general; good stewardship. The windchests are either newly manufactured by A.R. Schopp’s Sons of Alliance, OH or from the Wicks organ. The action is all “direct electric.” The solid-state relay system is from Peterson Electro Musical Products of Chicago, IL and the console was built by Klann of Waynesboro, VA.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on March 23, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Basilica exterior: Photograph by Sulfur, via Wikipedia, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2007-03-04

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