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Basilica of St. Adalbert
701 Fourth Street NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

Basilica

OHS Database ID 19421.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 16, 2010.


Technical Details

Wicks Direct Electric(©) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 80 stops. 76 registers. 72 ranks. 3883 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from David Kinyon. -- Rebuild of an early Wicks. Basilica currently undergoing extensive renovation and rebuilding. Organ is out for cleaning and repairs. Current status unknown. (Database Manager. September 13, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from David Kinyon. (Database Manager. September 6, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Organ is in service after building renovation (2007). (Database Manager. September 28, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Dennis Buteyn. (Database Manager. October 3, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Chad Boorsma. -- The organ was originally dedicated on April 26, 1981, as part of St. Adalbert's centennial. Charles Mosley was the tonal finisher, and Jonathan Tuuk was the tonal consultant. In 1999, the organ was changed to solid state, and revoicing was done by Jim Lauck and Jonathan Tuuk. On May 2, 1999, the organ was rededicated as the Joseph A. Westdorp Basilica Memorial Organ in celebration of his 40 years as music director. In 2001, additional work was completed on the console by Lauck Pipe Organ Company; this included new drawknobs, keyboards, stop jambs, and woodwork. (Database Manager. July 16, 2010)

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Organ; photo from Wicks promotional materials. Digital image by James R. Stettner 2008-12-15
Church exterior. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2010-01-02

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist courtesy of Wicks Organ Company
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    BASILICA OF SAINT ADALBERT
    
    Wicks Organ Company    Opus 5785    1980    72 ranks
    _______________________________________________________________
    
    GREAT: (exposed)                 SWELL: (enclosed)
       16' Spire Bass 61                16' Quintadena 61
        8' Principal 61                  8' Chimney Flute 61
        8' Spire Flute 12                8' Quintadena 12
        8' Bourdon 61                    8' Viola 61
        4' Octave 61                     8' Viola Celeste 61
        4' Nighthorn 61                  8' Orchestral String 61
    2 2/3' Twelfth 61                    8' Voix Celeste [TC] 49
        2' Fifteenth 61                  4' Principal 61
    1 3/5' Seventeenth 61                4' Spindle Flute 61
        V  Mixture 305                   2' Octave 61
       IV  Sharp Mixture 244            IV  Mixture 244
        8' Trumpet 61                   16' Bombarde 61
        4' Clarion 61                    8' Trumpet 61
       16' Fanfare Trumpet [TC]          8' Oboe 61
        8' Fanfare Trumpet 61            8' Vox Humana 61
        4' Fanfare Trumpet 12            4' Clarion 61
           Chimes                           Tremolo
           Zimbelstern                      Blank
    
    PEDAL: (exposed)                 CHOIR: (enclosed)
       32' Resultant                     8' Harmonic Flute 61
       16' Principal 32                  8' Stopped Flute 61
       16' Bourdon 32                    8' Flute Dolce 61
       16' Spitz Bass [GT]               8' Flute Celeste 56
       16' Quintadena [SW]               4' Principal 61
        8' Octave 12                     4' Couple Flute 61
        8' Bourdon 12                2 2/3' Nazard 61
        8' Spitz Flute [GT]              2' Octave 61
        8' Quintadena [SW]               2' Open Flute 61
    5 1/3' Twelfth 32                1 3/5' Tierce 61
        4' Fifteenth 32              1 1/3' Larigot 61
        4' Recorder 32                   1' Piccolo 61
        2' Recorder 12                  IV  Sharp Mixture 244
       II  Mixture 64                  III  Carillon Mixture 183
       IV  Sharp Mixture 128            16' English Horn 61
       32' Contra Bombarde [SW] 12       8' Clarinet 61
       16' Trombone 32                   4' Trumpet 61
       16' Bombarde [SW]                16' Fanfare Trumpet [GT]
        8' Trombone 12                   8' Fanfare Trumpet [GT]
        8' Trumpet [SW]                  4' Fanfare Trumpet [GT]
        4' Clarion 12                       Chimes
        4' Trumpet [SW]                     Tremolo
        2' Cornet [SW] 7                    Blank
        8' Fanfare Trumpet [GT]
        4' Fanfare Trumpet [GT]
    
    [Received online from Chad Boorsma • July 13, 2010]                          
  • Click Here Stoplist courtesy of Wicks Organ Company Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.