The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Sacred Heart R.C. Church / Sacred Heart Music Center
201 West Fourth Street
Duluth, Minnesota 55806

OHS Database ID 6995.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 228, 1998-04-17.


Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 22, 2017.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 26 ranks. 1497 pipes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.

Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1986. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Was Sacred Heart R. C. Cathedral. On Wm. Lindberg list as Op. 664. Building sold to Sacred Heart-John Chebal Memorial Assn. to be used as cultural center. Stoplist in Hendrickson paper on MN organs. Historic Organs Recital 4 Oct 1987. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Roy St. George. (Database Manager. August 22, 2007)
  • Updated through information posted to PIPORG-L October 21, 2008: -- A most satisfying Felgemaker organ from 1898 remains in Duluth, Minnesota's former Sacred Heart Cathedral, now the non-profit Sacred Heart Music Center. ... Its 22 stops enhance the elegant old space with a rich, characterful splendor. The 8' & 4' principals alone are a vibrant ensemble, and the full principal pleno is quite grand and very brilliant. The GT trumpet is brassy and fun, the Melodia as compelling as any C-C harmonic flute (though its own 4' F-H is marvelous), the Dulciana is full-bodied yet gentle (the Aeolina is the whisper-voice). Every stop has personality, and it all works together." "This is a tracker-pneumatic action, lovingly refurbished in 1960 by Norbert Berschdorf, who did some additional repairs and cleaning in 1979. In recent years, the organ has been maintained by Daniel Jaeckel. This organ will hold its own (in character and quality of sound) with any, old or new." (James Cook. October 22, 2008)
  • Updated by J. A. Hefner

    The organ can be heard in this preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BixSq955ycQ (James Cook. January 22, 2017)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Balcony, Keydesk, and Organ Case. Photograph by Elizabeth Miller 2016-03-31
Balcony and Organ Case. Photograph by Elizabeth Miller 2016-03-31
Keydesk. Photograph by Elizabeth Miller 2016-03-31

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from Michael Barone
    Duluth, Minnesota
    Sacred Heart Cathedral / Sacred Heart Music Center
    
    Felgemaker Opus 664, 1898
    
    STOPLIST
    
    GREAT (61 notes)
    16' Bourdon
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Melodia
    8' Dulciana
    4' Octave
    4' Flute d'Amour
    2-2/3' Twelfth
    2' Fifteenth
    III Mixture
    8' Trumpet
    
    SWELL (61 notes)
    8' Violin Diapason
    8' Stop'd Diapason
    8' Salicional
    8' Aeolina
    4' Violina
    4' Flute Harmonique
    2' Flautino
    III Dolce Cornet
    8' Oboe (descant)
    8' Bassoon (bass, fr tenor C)
    
    PEDAL (30 notes)
    16' Double Open Diapason
    16' Bourdon
    8' Violoncello
    
    
    [Posted to PIPORG-L October 21, 2008 by Michael Barone]
    
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from Michael Barone Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.