Vogelpohl & Spaeth (Opus 40, 1904)

Location:

St. George Catholic Church
63105 Fort Road
New Ulm, MN 56073 US
Organ ID: 2047

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 15 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 15 stops. 15 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Vogelpohl & Spaeth
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on May 14, 2023.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Vogelpohl & Spaeth
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on May 14, 2023.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Vogelpohl & Spaeth
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on May 14, 2023.
Main:
  • Built by Vogelpohl & Spaeth
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 15
  • Registers: 15
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Foot Trundles
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on May 14, 2023.
Josh Sellner on May 13, 2023:

The original facade stenciling, which had been painted over with gold paint during a previous decorating project, was restored in early 2023 in conjunction with the redecorating of the interior of the church.

We received the most recent update for this note from Josh Sellner on May 13, 2023.

Database Manager on September 13, 2015:

Updated through online information from Nathan Knutson.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on August 10, 2015:

Updated through online information from Josh Sellner. -- According to the Vogelpohl & Spaeth company ledger in the possession of the Brown County Historical Society, the organ cost $1,650.00 when it was installed in 1904. It is completely unaltered, with the exception of the addition of an electric blower and the removal of the original feeders for hand pumping. The original double rise bellows is still intact, and the feeders and mechanism for hand pumping are stored in the steeple niche behind the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on March 06, 2014:

Updated through online information from Richard C Greene.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on August 16, 2009:

Updated through online information from Josh Sellner.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist taken for the console: Open In New Tab Originally published April 15, 2007
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on May 14, 2023.

Instrument Images:

Keydesk: Photograph by Josh Sellner. Taken on 2007-04-15

Manuals and Builder Nameplate: Photograph by Nathan Knutson. Taken on 2015-09-01

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-04-07

Balcony and Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-04-07

Keydesk: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-04-07

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-04-07

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph by Josh Sellner. Taken on 2023-05-13

Restored facade: Photograph by Josh Sellner. Taken on 2023-05-13

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph by Josh Sellner. Taken on 2023-05-13

Facade and keydesk: Photograph by Josh Sellner. Taken on 2023-05-13

Nave: Photograph by Josh Sellner. Taken on 2023-05-13

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