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Church of the Gesu, R.C.
1201 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233

Church

OHS Database ID 48909.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 4, 2014.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 8 divisions. 87 stops. 122 registers. 112 ranks. 6804 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. The console is movable.

Tilting/rocking tablets on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital 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

  • The organ was originally built by W. W. Kimball in the late 1890's for the Studebaker Theater in Chicago. Kimball moved it to this location in 1904 or 1908. The organ was rebuilt and expanded in 1955 by Kilgen Organ Company. This work by Schantz was to completely rebuild the instrument and expand it to 115 ranks. Much of the Kimball/Kilgen pipework, as well as the Kimball casework, were retained. (Chad Boorsma. October 24, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from John Seboldt. -- I have e-mailed folks from Schantz to respond more authoritatively on the organ's status as a new organ which includes pipework from previous organs. They will confirm also about whether older casework was included. (Database Manager. November 28, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Dominic Joseph Radanovich. (Database Manager. August 4, 2014)

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Photographs

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Console. Photograph by Paul Lohman 2011-09-30
Organ Case. Photograph by Paul Lohman 2011-09-30
Nave, Balcony, and Organ Cases. Photograph by Paul Lohman 2011-09-30
Nave, Balcony, and Organ Cases. Photograph by Paul Lohman 2011-09-30
Church interior, gallery and organ case. Photograph provided by Andrew Schaeffer 2020-01-20
Church interior. Photograph provided by Andrew Schaeffer 2020-01-20
Console. Photograph provided by Andrew Schaeffer 2020-01-20

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from factory specifications
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    CHURCH OF THE GESU
    
    W. W. Kimball Company    1890's
    Kilgen Organ Company     1955
    Schantz Organ Company    2010
    _____________________________________________________________________
    
    GREAT:                            SWELL:
       16' Diapason 73                   16' Bourdon 61
       16' Violone 61                     8' Diapason 61
        8' Diapason I 61                  8' Salicional 61
        8' Diapason II                    8' Voix Celeste 61
        8' Gambe 61                       8' Muted Viole 61
        8' Dulciana 61                    8' Muted Viole Celeste 61
        8' Flûte Harmonique 61            8' Bourdon 61
        8' Bourdon 61                     8' Ludwigtone 61
        4' Octave 61                      4' Octave 61
        4' Principal 61                   4' Flûte Octaviante 61
    2 2/3' Quinte 61                  2 2/3' Nasard 61
        2' Super Octave 61                2' Octavin 61
    1 3/5' Tierce 61                  1 3/5' Tierce 61
        V  Fourniture 305                 V  Plein Jeu 305
       IV  Cymbale 244                   16' Waldhorn 73
        8' Trompete 61                   16' Basson 73
        8' Trombe Real [TR]               8' Trompette 61
        8' Trompette d'Orchestre [TR]     8' Cornopean
           Tremulant                      8' Hautbois 
           Chimes [SW]                    4' Clairon 61
                                          8' Voix Humaine 61
    SOLO:                                    Tremulant
       16' Bass Viole 73                     Chimes
        8' Grand Diapason 61 
        8' Violoncello                CHOIR:
        8' Violoncello Celeste 61        16' Dulciana 73
        8' Bourdon 61                     8' Viole Diapason 61
        4' Octave Major 61                8' Gambe 61
        4' Flûte Ouverte 61               8' Gambe Celeste 61
      VII  Plein Jeu 427                  8' Flûte Ouverte 61
       16' Bombarde 85                    8' Flûte Céleste [TC] 49
        8' Trompette 61                   8' Bourdon 61
        8' English Horn 61                8' Dulciana 
        8' French Horn 61                 8' Unda Maris  61
        4' Clairon                        4' Principal 61
           Tremulant                      4' Flûte Traveriere 61
           Chimes [SW]                2 2/3' Nasard 61
                                          2' Octavin 61
    PEDAL:                            1 3/5' Tierce 61
       32' Contre Violone 12          1 1/3' Quinte 61
       32' Contre Bourdon 56          1 1/7' Septime 61
       32' Resultant                      1' Fife 61
       16' Contrebasse 32               8/9' Neuvieme 61
       16' Principal 44                  IV  Fourniture 244
       16' Diapason [GT]                III  Cymbale 183
       16' Violone [GT]                   8' Trompete 61
       16' Bass Viole [SOLO]              8' Clarinet 61
       16' Dulciana [CH]                  4' Clairon 61
       16' First Bourdon                  8' Trompette d'Orchestre [TR]
       16' Second Bourdon [SW]               Tremulant 
        8' Octave         
        8' Diapason [GT]              TROMBA SUB-DIVISION:
        8' Cello [GT]                     8' Tromba Real 61
        8' Dulciana [SOLO]                8' Trompette d'Orchestre 61
        8' First Bourdon        
        8' Second Bourdon [SW]        ECHO:
        4' Octave 32                      8' Diapason 61
        4' Cantus Flute 32                8' Viole Sordine 61
       IV  Fourniture 128                 8' Voix Angelique 61
       32' Contre Bombarde 44             8' Cor de Nuit 61
       32' Grand Cornet                   8' Flûte Conique 61
       16' Bombarde                       8' Flûte Céleste [GG] 54
       16' Bombarde [SOLO]                4' Principal 61
       16' Waldhorn [SW]                  4' Chimney Flute 61
       16' Basson [SW]                    8' Voix Humaine 61
        8' Tromba 44                         Tremulant
        8' Trompette [SOLO]                
        8' Cornopean [SW]             ECHO PEDAL:
        4' Clarion                       16' Bourdon 32
        8' Trompette Real [TR]            8' Cor de Nuit [ECHO]
        8' Trompette d'Orchestre [TR]     4' Flûte [ECHO]
           Chimes [SW]
    
    [Received online from Chad Boorsma • October 30, 2011]
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