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St. Joseph R.C. Church
Appleton, Wisconsin

OHS Database ID 53802.

Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 18, 2014.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 25 stops. 34 registers. 27 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Setterboard. Concave radiating pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons.


  • This is a rebuild of an existing organ. Identified by David Bohn, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- (Database Manager. October 13, 2014)
  • Updated through online information from David Bohn. (Database Manager. October 18, 2014)

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Organ case. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-05-18
Gallery and organ case. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-05-18

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  • Stoplist from the console, January 1987, with notes from the contract
    Saint Joseph Catholic Church
    Appleton, Wisconsin
    Schaefer opus 132, 1929
    Rebuild of Wisconsin Pipe Organ Factory (Schaefer) organ
    Great Organ                           Swell Organ
        8' 1st Open Diapason (73 pipes)**    16' Bourdon (73 pipes)*
        8' 2nd Open Diapason (73 pipes)*      8' Horn Diapason (73 pipes)
        8' Double Flute (73 pipes)            8' Lieblich Gedeckt (73 pipes)*
        8' Viol d’Gamba (73 pipes)            8' Salicional (73 pipes)*
        4' Octave (73 pipes)*                 8' Vox Celeste (61 pipes)
    3 Rks  Mixture (183 pipes)                4' Flute Harmonic (73 pipes)
        8' Trumpet (73 pipes)                 4' Flute d’Amour (12 pipes)
           Tremolo                        2 2/3' Twelfth (extension)
       16' Great to Great                     2' Fifteenth (12 pipes)
        4' Great to Great                 1 3/5' Tierce (extension)
       16' Swell to Great                     8' Cornopean (73 pipes)
        8' Swell to Great                     8' Oboe (73 pipes)
        4' Swell to Great                     8' Vox Humana (61 pipes)
       16' Choir to Great                        Tremolo
        8' Choir to Great                    16' Swell to Swell
        4' Choir to Great                     4' Swell to Swell
                                                 Swell Unison Off
    Pedal Organ                              
       16' Open Diapason (32 pipes)*
       16' Sub Bass (32 pipes)*           Choir Organ
       16' Lieblich Gedeckt (swell)           8' Violin Diapason (73 pipes)
        8' Bass Flute (12 pipes)              8' Melodia (73 pipes)
        8' Octave Bass (32 pipes)*            8' Dulciana (73 pipes)
        8' Cello (great)                      8' Unda Maris (61 pipes)
        8' Flauto Dolce (swell 16')           4' Flute Traverso (73 pipes)
       16' Tromba (12 pipes)                  8' Clarinet (73 pipes)
        8' Great to Pedal                        Tremolo
        4' Great to Pedal                    16' Choir to Choir
        8' Swell to Pedal                     4' Choir to Choir
        4' Swell to Pedal                    16' Swell to Choir
        8' Choir to Pedal                     8' Swell to Choir
        4' Choir to Pedal                     4' Swell to Choir
                                                 Choir Unison Off
    Combinations                          Swell Pedals
      5+0 Generals (above swell)              Choir and Great Expression
      5+0 Swell and Pedal                     Swell Expression
      5+0 Great and Pedal                     Register Crescendo
      5+0 Choir and Pedal
    * ranks utilizing pipework from the previous organ (according to contract)
    ** unenclosed ranks
    General Note--- the original contract specified an Aeoline in the Swell
    Instead of the Cornopean; this is scratched out and Cornopean written in.
    Curiously, the stopkey for the Cornopean is placed where the Aeoline would 
    have gone, between the Vox Celeste and the Flute Harmonic.
     [Received from David Bohn 2014-10-14.]