Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 4202, 2000)

Originally Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 4202, 1962)

Location:

First Church of Christ, Scientist
600 N. Main St.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 70866

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Shawn P. Keith on April 28, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 12 ranks. 804 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 27 stops. 43 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
  • Built by Wicks Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Shawn P. Keith on April 28, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Wicks Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Shawn P. Keith on April 28, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Wicks Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Shawn P. Keith on April 28, 2022.
Chancel:
  • Built by Wicks Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 27
  • Registers: 43
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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 with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: Peterson diode-matrix
  • 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
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Shawn P. Keith on April 29, 2022.
Shawn P. Keith on April 29, 2022:

In 2000 the organ was converted to solid-state control (eliminating all original Wicks stop and coupler relays) using a Wicks diode-matrix relay system, and expanded to 12 ranks by Wicks, retaining all original pipes and chests. The console was renovated to incorporate the expansion, including replacement of the combination action with a Peterson diode-matrix system, and replacing several tabs to reflect the changes and additions.

We received the most recent update for this note from Shawn P. Keith on April 29, 2022.

Jim Stettner on April 29, 2022:

This entry represents the rebuild and enlargement of an existing organ. Identified through online information from Shawn P. Keith.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on April 29, 2022.
Taken from the console when the organ was disassembled: Open In New Tab Originally published April 21, 2022
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Shawn P. Keith on May 06, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Aaron Bogue, submitted by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2022-04-14

Chimes: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2022-04-24

Chime action, close up: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2022-04-24

Wicks marking on 8' Oboe C1 resonator: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2022-04-24

Great wind regulator: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2022-04-24

Swell pipework, 8' Oboe in green, 8' Trompette at right: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2022-04-24

Great pipework. From left: 4' Spitz Principal (plays on Swell, almost hidden), 8' Gemshorn, 8' Dulciana, 8' Diapason: Photograph by Aaron Bogue, submitted by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2022-04-24

Great pipework. From left: 4' Spitz Principal (plays on Swell), 8' Gemshorn, 8' Dulciana, 8' Diapason: Photograph by Aaron Bogue, submitted by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2022-04-24

Swell pipework. From left: 8' Voix Celeste TC, 8' Stopped Flute, 8' Salicional, 8' Oboe, 8' Trompette: Photograph by Aaron Bogue, submitted by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2022-04-24

Exposed Great. 8' Koppel Flute basses and 4' Principal flanking 8' Koppel Flute from 4' C and 2' Flachflote in center: Photograph by Aaron Bogue, submitted by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2022-04-24

16 Posaune boots, showing "trombone" miters of resonators: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2022-04-24

16 Posaune, full-length resonators mitered for low ceiling: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2022-04-24

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