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Moe Pipe Organ Company (2021)

Originally B. Schaefer & Sons Co. (1910s)

Location:

St. Paul Catholic Church
304 Sinclair Lewis Ave.
Sauk Centre, MN 56378 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 68205

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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 Jim Stettner on April 27, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Direct electric
  • 8 ranks. 500 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 35 stops. 48 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Moe Pipe Organ Company
We received the most recent update for this division from Allen Moe on April 27, 2021.

Swell:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Moe Pipe Organ Company
We received the most recent update for this division from Allen Moe on April 27, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Moe Pipe Organ Company
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 35
  • Registers: 48
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: Artisan uMIDI
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Allen Moe on April 27, 2021.
Allen Moe on April 27, 2021:

This organ was BADLY modified in the 1970's. Most of its original tonal character was completely destroyed in an effort to modernize the organ into a neo-Baroque instrument. It was not even slightly successful. Very little of the original pipework remained unaltered. We were able to save the Stopped Flute, Melodia, Octave, and the bottom 19 pipes of the Diapason which are in the facade. Due to the condition of the 100 year old windchests and the nearly impossible tuning access it was decided to provide new windchests along with new electrical and a new wind system. The result is an essentially new chassis within the existing casework.

We received the most recent update for this note from Allen Moe on April 27, 2021.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Allen Moe on April 27, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ case and a vignette of details: Photograph by Allen Moe. Taken on 2021-03-16

Console: Photograph by Allen Moe. Taken on 2021-03-19

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