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Schlicker Organ Co. (1959)

Location:

Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN 46383 US
Chapel of the Resurrection
Organ ID: 9152

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 71 ranks. 4 divisions. 4 manuals. 51 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 51
  • 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 on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • 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 Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 15, 2014:

Rebuilt in 1996 by Dobson Pipe Organ Builders with additions. A new Solo division replaced the prepared-for Brustwerk.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on May 01, 2006:

In 1962, five stops (6 ranks) were added. Two more stops (2 ranks) were added in 1972.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The Memorial Chapel (renamed Chapel of the Resurrection in 1969) and Schlicker organ were dedicated on Sunday morning, 27 September 1959. E. Power Biggs played the inaugural recital that evening before a crowd of 2000. At the time, the organ was incomplete and had 44 stops and 63 ranks.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The specification was drawn up by Herman L. Schlicker in cooperation with Paul Bunjes, Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, Illinois.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from Schlicker brochure and <i>The Diapason</i> (January 1, 1960). Courtesy Stephen Schnurr.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Schlicker Organs: Open In New Tab Schlicker Organs brochure
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Instrument Images:

Console and Pipe Displays: Schlicker Promotional Photograph; image courtesy of Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 1959-11-01

Pipe Display and Console: Photograph by Bob Wyer (1960s).

Organ and console (note addition of choir seating): Photograph by Alex Fries. Taken on 2017-03-17

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