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St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church
2653 Ohio Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

OHS Database ID 62307.

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Status and Condition

Renovation, restoration, or revision is in progress.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 2, 2018.


Technical Details

Wicks Direct Electric(©) chests.

Three manuals. 27 stops. 46 registers. 27 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Notes

  • A new 3-manual Wicks console was installed in the 1960s. There is also a 1-manual movable console in the Sanctuary. Some stops were added in the 1980s or 1990s. (Steven E. Lawson. May 2, 2018)
  • Christopher J. Soer is undertaking a restoration of the organ. (Steven E. Lawson. May 2, 2018)

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Nave and Gallery. OrganMediaFoundation, courtesy Brent Johnson
Gallery. OrganMediaFoundation, courtesy Brent Johnson
1960s Console. OrganMediaFoundation, courtesy Brent Johnson

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  • Typed specification. Source: Factory Specification, courtesy Christopher J. Soer
    St. Louis, Missouri
    St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church
    
    Wicks Organ Co.   Opus 507   1924         3 manuals, 46 registers, 27 stops, 27 ranks
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN                              SWELL ORGAN
         16' Double Open Diapason        85       16' Bourdon                     97
          8' Major Diapason              61        8' English Diapason            73
          8' Minor Diapason (fr. 16')    --        8' Gedeckt (fr. Bourdon)       --
          8' Doppel Flute                73        8' Quintadena                  73
          8' Viola da Gamba              61        8' Viole Celeste (TC)          49
          8' Gemshorn                    80        8' Salicional                  73
          4' Concert Flute (fr. DopFl)   --        8' Vox Angelica                73
          4' Octave (fr. 16')            --        4' Flute d'Amour (fr. Bourdon) --
      2 2/3' Quinte (fr. Gemshorn)       --        4' Violina (fr. Salicional)    --
          8' Trumpet                     61    2 2/3' Nazard (fr. Bourdon)        --
             Tremolo                               2' Piccolo (fr. Bourdon)       --
                                               1 1/3' Larigot (fr. Bourdon)       --
             CHOIR ORGAN                           8' Oboe (reedless)             73
          8' Geigen Principal            73        8' Cor Anglais                 73
          8' Melodia                     73        8' Vox Humana                  61
          8' Viol d'Orchestra            73           Tremolo
          8' Unda Maris (TC)             49           Vox Humana Tremolo
          8' Dulciana                    73
          4' Flute Traverse (fr. Mel.)   --           PEDAL ORGAN
          8' Clarinet (TC)               49       32' Resultant (fr. Dbl OD)      --
             Tremolo                              16' Double Open Diapason        44
                                                  16' Bourdon                     32
             SANCTUARY ORGAN                      16' Lieblich Gedackt (Sw Bdn)   --
          8' Oboe (reedless)             61   10 2/3' Quint (Sw Bourdon)          --
          8' Echo Diapason               61        8' Cello (Gt Viola da Gamba)   --
          8' Clarabella                  73        8' Gross Flute (fr. Dbl OD)    --
          8' Vox Celeste (TC)            49       16' Trombone (ext Gt Trumpet)   12
          4' Flute (fr. Clarabella)      --       16' Sanctuary Bourdon (ext)     12
             Tremolo
    
    
             ADJUSTABLE COMBINATIONS                  COUPLERS
             Swell and Pedal     1-2-3-4-5-R          Great to Pedal            8
             Great and Pedal     1-2-3-4-5-R          Swell to Pedal            8  4
             Choir and Pedal     1-2-3-4-5-R          Choir to Pedal            8
             Sanctuary and Pedal 1-2                  Swell to Great        16  8  4
             One Master Release Pedal Stud            Choir to Great        16  8  4
                                                      Sanctuary to Great        8
             REVERSIBLES                              Choir to Swell        16  8  4
             Sforzando Pedal     (toe)                Sanctuary to Swell        8
             Great to Pedal      (toe)                Swell to Choir        16  8  4
             Swell to Great      (thumb)              Sanctuary to Choir        8
             Swell to Choir      (thumb)              Great to Great            U  4
             Choir to Swell      (thumb)              Swell to Swell        16  U  4
                                                      Choir to Choir        16  U  4
             ACCESSORIES
             Manual Pistons duplicated by Pedal Studs
             Sforzando indicator light
             Crescendo indicator
             Wind indicator
             Organ Bench
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2018-05-02]
    
    
  • Click Here Typed specification. Source: Factory Specification, courtesy Christopher J. Soer Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.