Schlicker Organ Co. (1971)


Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85282 US
Organ ID: 72948

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Scot Huntington on March 17, 2023.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 5 ranks. 1 divisions. 2 manuals. 4 stops. 19 registers.
Main chest:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
  • Built by Schlicker Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Scot Huntington on March 17, 2023.
  • Built by Schlicker Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 4
  • Registers: 19
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Freie Kombinationen, i.e., German style switches above stop controls.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Scot Huntington on March 17, 2023.
Scot Huntington on March 17, 2023:

Two identical organs were shipped in the same delivery in September 1971, costing together $18,360.00. They were Schlicker's standard 4-stop/5-rank unit organ design, the most prolific of their many unit organ designs and especially popular as practice and ensemble instruments in academic institutions. The Arizona twins had two deviations from the standard design: the additional unification of the Gedeckt rank at 16'-pitch on the Great, and the provision of 3 freiekombination pistons. These variations were also specified for a 1976 7-rank unit instrument Schlicker built for the chapel of the Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix, where noted organist/professor/composer David N. Johnson was Director of Music. He was also a professor of music at Arizona State and would have collaborated with Herman Schlicker for both the university and cathedral instruments. One of the two University instruments was de-accessioned in the early 2000s and relocated to the Mater Misericordiae Mission (R.C.) in Phoenix where it was installed without change. The situation of the second instrument needs to be ascertained.

We received the most recent update for this note from Scot Huntington on March 17, 2023.

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