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Holy Ghost R.C. Church
1041 N. Central Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

OHS Database ID 65278.

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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 March 2, 2020.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 9 registers. 10 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • This was a project of console renovations and also making the 2' component of the original Great III Mixture available as a separate 2' Fifteenth. Also, a new zimbelstern was provided through the generosity of parish musician Charles Walden. (James Stettner. March 2, 2020)

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Exposed Great and Pedal. Photograph by Ryan Seaver 2019-02-10
Console. Photograph by Ryan Seaver 2019-02-10

Pipe organs in Tennessee sponsored by Milnar Organ Co.

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  • Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from photos of the consoleand verified by Charles Walden
    Knoxville, Tennessee
    Holy Ghost R.C. Church
    SCHANTZ, Opus 177, 1953
    Miller Organ Service, 2015 - Console renovation and tonal change
    GREAT                                        COUPLERS
    8     Open Diapason              61          Swell to Pedal                  8,4
    8     Bourdon              (Sw)  –-          Great to Pedal                  8,4
    8     Spitz Flote          (Sw)  –-
    4     Prestant                   61          Swell to Great               16,8,4           
    2     Fifteenth                  61 ]
    III   Mixture     [+ 2']        122 ]
          blank                                  FINGER PISTONS
                                                 General                      1 - 10
    Great to Great 16                            Swell                         1 - 5
    Great Unison Off                               Sw. to Ped.                 (rev)
    Great to Great 4                             Great                         1 - 5
                                                   Gt. to Ped.                 (rev)
                                                 Zimbel Stern                  (rev)
    SWELL (Expressive)                           Sforz.                        (rev)
    16    Lieblich Bourdon           12          Set
    8     Viola                      61          Gen Can
    8     Bourdon                    61
    8     Spitz Flote                61
    4     Octave            (Viola)  12          TOE STUDS
    4     Flute                      12          General                      1 - 10
    2 2/3 Nazard                      7          Pedal                         1 - 4
    2     Flautino                    5          Gt. to Ped.                   (rev)
    8     Trompette                  61          Sforzando                     (rev)
    Swell to Swell 16                            PEDAL MOVEMENTS
    Swell Unison Off                             Swell Expression             (bal.)
    Swell to Swell 4                             Crescendo                    (bal.)
    PEDAL                                        ACTION: E-P
    32    Resultant                  –-
    16    Subbass                    32          VOICES: 9
    16    Lieblich Bourdon     (Sw)  –-
    8     Major Flute                12          STOPS: 23
    8     Bourdon              (Sw)  –-
    8     Spitz Flote          (Sw)  –-          RANKS: 10
    4     Flute                      12
    4     Bourdon              (Sw)  –-          PIPES: 653
    The organ is located in rear gallery on the right wall. The Great & Pedal are
    exposed with the expressive Swell behind them.
    During the 2015 Miller console rebuild, the 2' component from the Great III
    Mixture was also made available as a 2' Fifteenth, but still draws with the
    III Mixture tab. Blank tablets were included for future changes.
    The Zimbel Stern was a gift from Charles Walden. When the Schantz was origin-
    ally installed, local Schantz Rep. Al Lunsford was the organist. When he left,
    he took the zimbelstern with him citing it was his personal property.
    Sources: OHS Database; Photos by Ryan Seaver; Charles Walden
    Holy Ghost Catholic Church
    1041 N. Central St.
    Knoxville, TN.  37917
    (865) 522-2205                               Documented: March 2, 2020
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from photos of the consoleand verified by Charles Walden Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.