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Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

Chapel of the Resurrection

OHS Database ID 9152.


Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
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 May 1, 2006.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 4 divisions. 51 stops. 71 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. Non-traditional style console. The console is movable.

Tilting/rocking tablets on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • The Memorial Chapel (renamed Chapel of the Resurrection in 1969) and Schlicker organ were dedicated on Sunday morning, 27 September 1959. E. Power Biggs played the inaugural recital that evening before a crowd of 2000. At the time, the organ was incomplete and had 44 stops and 63 ranks. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • The specification was drawn up by Herman L. Schlicker in cooperation with Paul Bunjes, Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, Illinois. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • In 1962, five stops (6 ranks) were added. Two more stops (2 ranks) were added in 1972. (Database Manager. May 1, 2006)
  • Rebuilt in 1996 by Dobson Pipe Organ Builders with additions. A new Solo division replaced the prepared-for Brustwerk. (Database Manager. October 15, 2014)

Online Documents

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  • Schlicker Organs. Schlicker Organs brochure. Source: Schlicker Organ Co.. Document Date. Unknown. Document received from William G. Barnes 2018-05-26.

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Photographs

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Console and Pipe Displays. Schlicker Promotional Photograph; image courtesy of Stephen Schnurr 1959-11-01
Pipe Display and Console. Photograph by Bob Wyer (1960s)

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from Schlicker brochure and The Diapason (January 1, 1960). Courtesy Stephen Schnurr.
    Valparaiso, Indiana
    Valparaiso University -  The Memorial Chapel
    
    Schlicker Organ Company   1959, 1962, 1972                 4 manuals, 51 stops, 71 ranks
    ________________________________________________________________________________________
    
                GREAT ORGAN (3 3/8" wind)                       SWELL ORGAN (3 3/8" wind)
     DIV        (2 divisions, keyboard 2)            DIV        (2 divisions, keyboard 3)
      I     16' Principal              61             I     16' Gedacktpommer          68 a
      I      8' Aequalprincipal        61             I      8' Principal              68
      I      8' Holzfloete             pf            II      8' Rohrfloete             68
     II      8' Gedacktfloete          61            II      8' Gambe                  68
     II      4' Octave                 61            II      8' Celeste (FF)           63
      I      4' Hohlfloete             61             I      4' Octave                 68
     II  2 2/3' Quinte                 61            II      4' Spitzfloete            68
      I      2' Octave                 61            II      4' Schwegelschwebung II   pf
     II  1 3/5' Grobterz               pf            II  2 2/3' Nasat                  61
     II      2' Mixtur V-VII          396            II      2' Waldfloete             61
      I      1' Scharf IV             314 a          II  1 3/5' Schreipfeife II (tc)   pf
     II     16' Posaune                pf             I  1 1/3' Plein Jeu IV-VI       333
    I & II   8' Trompeta Real          61 b           I     16' Fagott                 68
      I      8' Trompete               61 a           I      8' Helle Trompete         68
     II      4' Schweizertrompete      pf            II      8' Schalmei               68 c
                Carillon (electronic)  61 notes       I      4' Helle Klarine          pf
                Zimbelstern            pf            II      4' Dulzianregal           pf
                                                                Tremolo I
                POSITIV ORGAN (2 3/4" wind)                     Tremolo II
     DIV        (2 divisions, keyboard 1)
      I      8' Holzgedackt            61                       PEDAL ORGAN (3 3/8" wind)
     II      8' Quintadena             pf                   32' Grossuntersatz (ext.)  pf
      I      4' Principal              61                   16' Holzprincipal          32
     II      4' Rohrfloete             61                   16' Principal              GT
     II      2' Klein-Octave           61                   16' Kontrabass             32
      I      2' Blockfloete            61                   16' Subbass                32
     II  1 1/3' Klein-Nasat            61                   16' Gedacktpommer          SW a
      I  2 2/3' Sesquialtera II       122                    8' Octave                 32
      I      1' Scharfmixtur IV-V     293                    8' Floetenprincipal       pf
     II    1/5' Klingende Zimbel III  183                    8' Gemshorn               32
      I     16' Dulzian                61                    8' Gedacktpommer          SW a
     II      8' Krummhorn              61                5 1/3' Quinte                 pf
      I      4' Geigendregal           pf                    4' Choralbass             32
                Tremolo I                                    4' Querfloete             32 c
                Tremolo II                                   2' Nachthorn              pf
                                                         2 2/3' Rauschpfeife III       pf
                BRUST ORGAN                                  2' Mixtur V              160
                (prepared-for; keyboard 4)                  32' Bombarde (ext.)        12
             8' Lieblich Gedackt                            16' Posaunenbass           32
             4' Koppelfloete                                16' Dulzian                PO
             4' Schnabelfloete                               8' Trompete               pf
             2' Principal                                    8' Trompeta Real          GT
             1' Siffloete                                    4' Kornett                32
                Terzian II                                   2' Zink                   32
                Quintzimbel III                                 Carillon (electronic)  32 notes
             8' Barpfeife
                Tremolo
             8' Trompete Real          GT
    
             a  added in 1962
             b  horizontal; replaced with larger-scaled pipes in 1963
             c  added in 1972
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-10-15]