The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Gregory's Abbey
1900 W. MacArthur St.
Shawnee, Oklahoma 74084

OHS Database ID 64447.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 20, 2019.


Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 32 stops. 14 ranks. 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.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. 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 Noah Pierson. -- Updated by Noah Pierson, who has heard or played the organ.

    As a former student of the organist here, and as someone who practices here on a regular basis, I am somewhat familiar with this organ, but not too terribly so. What I do know, from what the organist has told me, is the abbey organ was originally put in the church in the 40's, by Wicks. At that time, it was a smaller instrument: the exposed pipework you see in the attached pictures, did not exist, and it was entirely within the single swell box.
    After the present organist arrived at the abbey, some 30odd years later, the organ was rebuilt, by the local (now retired) rep for Reuter, Roger Banks. From what I seem to remember being told, the organ retains quite a few of the original Wicks ranks, but sounds totally different from before. The Wicks, as it was originally, was a rather warm, orchestral sound. The organ NOW, while certainly isn't "glass shatteringly" shrill, is a much brighter sound. (Thurlow Weed. May 20, 2019)

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Photographs

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Great Pipework. Photograph by Noah Pierson (2019)
Console. Photograph by Noah Pierson (2019)

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  • Original document from Noah Pierson.. Source: From Console
    Shawnee, OK
    St. Gregory's Abbey
    
    Organ by Wicks Organ Co.
    
    Great-
    
       8' Principal
       8' Rorhflote
     * 8' Diapason
     * 8' Gedeckt
     * 8' Gemshorn
     * 8' Gemshorn Celeste
       4' Octave
       4' Rohrflote
     * 4' Vox Celeste II  (fr. Swell Sal. & Cel.)
       2 2/3' Twelfth
     * 2' Fifteenth (Fr. Geigen Principal)
     * 8' Trumpet
     * 8' Oboe
                      *= Enclosed
    
    Swell-
    
       8' Geigen Principal
       8' Gedeckt
       8' Salicional
       8' Vox Celeste
       4' Principal
       4' Gedeckt
       2 2/3' Gedeckt Quint
       2' Gedeckt
       8' Trumpet
       8' Oboe
        Cymbelstern
    
    Pedal-
    
       32' Resultant
       16' Subbass
       16' Gedeckt  (Sw)
       8'  Principal  (Sw)
       8'  Gedeckt  (Sw)
       4'  Principal  (Sw)
       4'  Gedeckt  (Sw) 
       8'  Oboe  (Sw)
       8'  Trumpet  (Sw) 
       4'  Oboe  (Sw)
    
    
  • Click Here Original document from Noah Pierson.. Source: From Console Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.