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Wicks Pipe Organ Co. (Opus 754, 1927)

Location:

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish
304 West Main Street
Fredericktown, MO 63645 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 67989

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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 unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on April 07, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 6 ranks. 2 manuals. 6 stops.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Wicks Pipe Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 07, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Wicks Pipe Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 07, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Wicks Pipe Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 07, 2021.
Rear Gallery:
  • Built by Wicks Pipe Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 6
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on April 07, 2021.
Jim Stettner on April 07, 2021:

From the parish website. -- "A great part of the liturgy in St. Michael’s is centered around the organ. The organ is about 80 years old, as it was installed in St. Michael’s in 1927. At this time, Rev. Fr. J. Mispagel was responsible for selecting the organ and its stops. He was very careful about his choosing of an organ, and went with one from Wicks Pipe Organ Co. out of Highland, Illinois. The funding for the organ was provided by Senator M. J. O’Brien of Canada, who was at one time a parishioner of St. Michael’s."

In 1989, the Wicks Organ Co. upgrade the electronics, made structural modfications to the interior, and added 3 ranks.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on April 07, 2021.

Jim Stettner on April 07, 2021:

Identified from the Wicks Opus List.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on April 07, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph by Rev. Daniel Belken, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2020-07-14

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