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St. Michael R.C. Church
1021 Boundary
Olympia, Washington 98501

OHS Database ID 36213.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 14, 2008.


Technical Details

Wicks Direct Electric(©) chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 34 stops. 19 registers. 20 ranks. 1210 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

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

Notes

  • Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ is in two corner chambers in an elevated, front gallery. Great and Pedal are on the right. Swell is on the left. The console was also originally located in the gallery, but was relocated to the main sanctuary floor by [then] Wicks Rep. Philip A. Larson, some time after 1990. (Database Manager. July 14, 2008)

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Photographs

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Console. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-12-00
Console. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-12-00
Pedal 8' Spitz Principal. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-12-00
Great pipework (l-r): II Mixture. 4' Octave, 8' Principal. Photograph by James R. Stettner
Great pipework (l-r): 8' Rohr Flote 4' Wald Flote, 2' Flach Flote. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-12-00
Swell pipework (l-r): 8' Gedeckt, 4' Spill Pfeife, 2-2/3' Quint, 2' Nachthorn, 1-3/5' Klein Terz. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-12-00
Swell pipework: 4' Rhr Schalmei (front), 8' Trompette (behind). Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-12-00
Swell pipework (f-b): 8' Salicional, 8' Erzahler, 8' Voix Celeste, 4' Geigen Octave. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-12-00

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from the console December, 1995; verified & updated May, 1997
    Olympia, Washington
    Church of St. Michael
    
    WICKS, Opus 4545, 1966 - Original Specifications
    
    
    GREAT                                        COUPLERS
       8     Principal                  61          Swell to Pedal                   8
       8     Rohr Flöte                 61          Great to Pedal                   8
       8     Erzähler             (Sw)  --
       4     Octave                     61          Swell to Great                16,8,4
       4     Wald Flöte                 61
       2     Flach Flöte                61
       II    Mixture     [19-22]       122       FINGER PISTONS
       8     Trompette            (Sw)  --          Generals                       1 – 4
       4     Trompette            (Sw)  12          Swell                        0,1 – 4
             Tremolo                                  Sw. to Ped.                  (rev)
             Chimes   (Maas; tf-f4)    (25)           Sw. to Gt.                   (rev)
                                                    Great                        0,1 – 4
       Great to Great 4'                              Gt. to Ped.                  (rev)
                                                    Pedal                        0,1 – 4
                                                    SFZ                            (rev)
    SWELL (Expressive)                              Comb. Setter
       8     Gedeckt                    61          0
       8     Salicional                 61
       8     Voix Celeste         (tc)  49
       8     Erzähler                   61       TOE STUDS
       4     Geigen Octave              61          Generals                       1 – 4
       4     Spill Pfeife               61          Pedal                          1 – 4
       2-2/3 Quint                      61          Gr. to Ped.                    (rev)
       2     Nachthorn                  61          Sw. to Ped.                    (rev)
       1-3/5 Klein Terz           (tc)  49          Sforzado                       (rev)
       1     Sifflöte                   12
       8     Trompette                  61
       4     Rohr Schalmei              61       PEDAL MOVEMENTS
             Tremolo                                Swell Expression              (bal.)
                                                    Crescendo                     (bal.)
       Swell to Swell 16'
       Swell Unison Off
       Swell to Swell 4'
    
    
    PEDAL
       32    Resultant          (C.B.)  --
       16    Contra Bass                32  
       16    Gedeckt              (Sw)  12
       8     Spitz Principal            32       ACTION: D-E ™
       8     Rohr Flöte           (Gt)  --
       8     Erzähler             (Sw)  --       VOICES: 19
       4     Choral Bass                12
       4     Flute                (Gt)  --       STOPS: 34; inc. chimes
       II    Mixture   [12-15]    (Gt)  --
       16    Contra Trompette     (Sw)  12       RANKS: 20
       8     Trompette            (Sw)  --
       4     Rohr Schalmei        (Sw)  --       PIPES: 1,210
    
    
    NOTES
    The organ is installed in a front gallery in two, large chambers on either side of the front.
    The Great and Pedal are in the right chamber. The Swell is in the left chamber. The console 
    was originally installed in the gallery as well. In 19  , it was moved to its present position
    on the main floor to the right of the altar area. This was done by Wicks representative Philip
    A. Larson of Spokane.
    
    The Pedal II Mixture is derived from the Great 8' Principal.
    
    
    Sources: Wicks opus list; PAL; JRS; extant organ
    
     [Received from James R. Stettner 2012-05-20.]