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Webster Groves Presbyterian Church
45 W. Lockwood Blvd.
Saint Louis (Webster Groves), Missouri 63119

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 24075.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 16, 2012.
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Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 70 stops. 35 registers. 54 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, center.

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

Notes

  • Probably replaced a c. 1949 organ, builder unknown. (Elizabeth Schmitt. September 25, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. March 8, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Carl Scott Zimmerman. -- The console is not fixed in place; its cabling was specifically designed to permit it to be moved. However, it is very rarely moved because it was not equipped with casters or any other device to make movement easy. Status update, July 2012: A contract has just been signed with Colby to replace the console, which has become worn to the point of being nearly unrepairable. The work will also include the addition of some digital voices, primarily to eliminate the borrowing which was implicit in the partially unified tonal design. Further details to be supplied as work proceeds. (Database Manager. July 16, 2012)

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Photographs

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Console to right. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1990-05-14
Console to left. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1990-05-14
Chancel and display pipes. Postcard in collection of Jeff Scofield
Church exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1990-05-14

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from visit May 14, 1990
           St. Louis (Webster Groves), Missouri
           Webster Groves Presbyterian Church
    
           Gress-Miles   Op. 78   1981   4/54
    
           GREAT                        SOLO
       16' Montre PED                8' Cor de Nuit
       16' Rohrgedackt PO            8' Salicional
        8' Principal                 8' Flute Conique SW
        8' Harmonic Flute            8' Unda Maris
        8' Rohrfloete                4' Fugara 12
        4' Octave                    4' Spitzfloete
        4' Spielfloete           2 2/3' Nasat
        2' Super Octave              2' Principal 12
        2' Spillpfeife 12            2' Waldfloete 12
     V-VI  Mixture               1 3/5' Tierce
       16' Trumpet tc            1 1/3' Larigot 12
        8' Trumpet                   1' Siffloete 12
        4' Trumpet 12           III-IV  Zimbel
           Carillon                  8' Cromorne
           Chimes                       Tremulant
                                        Octaves Graves
           SWELL                     8' Trompette à Pavillon
        8' Bourdon                   4' Clairon à Pavillon 12
        8' Viole de Gambe
        8' Viole Celeste                PEDAL
        4' Traverse Floete          32' Acoustic Bass --
        4' Octave Viole 12          16' Principal 12
        4' Octave Celeste 12        16' Subbass 12
        2' Piccolo 12                8' Principal
    III-V  Plein Jeu                 8' Rohrgedackt GT
       16' Basson 12             5 1/3' Quintfloete --
        8' Trompette                 4' Octave 12
        8' Hautbois                  4' Harmonic Flute GT
        4' Clairon 12                2' Super Octave 12
           Tremulant                 2' Harmonic Flute GT
           Octaves Graves         V-VI  Basse de Cornet --
                                     V  Mixture
           POSITIV                  16' Posaune
       16' Gedecktpommer            16' Basson SW
        8' Montre 12                 8' Trompette 12
        8' Holzgedackt 12            4' Clairon 12
        8' Flute a Cheminee GT
        4' Principal
        4' Rohrfloete
        2' Octave
    1 1/3' Quint
       II  Sesquialtera
    III-V  Scharf
        8' Cromorne
           Tremulant
           Harp
    
    [Received on line from Jeff Scofield March 08, 2010.]
  • Click Here Stoplist from visit May 14, 1990 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.