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Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling (Opus 1630, 1948)

Exhibited in the 2009 OHS convention

Location:

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Cathedral
1007 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114 US
Gallery
Organ ID: 25769

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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, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on July 06, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 72 ranks. 3,354 pipes. 7 divisions. 3 manuals. 60 stops. 67 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 15, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 60
  • Registers: 67
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on June 03, 2022.
Database Manager on April 19, 2015:

Updated through online information from Brian J. Wilson. -- Combination action was remote capture, replaced ca. 1991 by digital multi-level memory system. Console stop tab arrangement was also slightly altered at this time. Pedalboard is new as well.

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

Database Manager on December 21, 2008:

Updated through information in John Ferguson's Walter Holtkamp: American Organ Builder: According to factory documents, Job no. 1630 applied to the Gallery organ, and no. 1631 to the Chancel organ. Both jobs are listed as being completed in 1948.

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

Database Manager on July 22, 2008:

Updated through online information from Don Daley.

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

Database Manager on April 11, 2007:

Identified through online information from John F. Gannon. -- Twin consoles

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Specification from <i>2009 Organ Atlas: The City of Cleveland and Northern Ohio</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Write-up from THE DIAPASON September 1946: Open In New Tab Stoplist and commentary
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on June 03, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Cathedral Exterior: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-06-26

Console, Gallery, and Pipe Display: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-06-26

Gallery and Pipe Façade: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-06-26

Chancel Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-06-26

Reredos: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-06-26

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2008-06-26

Cathedral interior to gallery and organ: Photograph by Cleveland Chapter AGO, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2012-09-24

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