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Kegg Pipe Organ Builders (2004)

Originally Charles Blair (1978)

Location:

St. John the Baptist R.C. Basilica
627 McKinley Avenue NW
Canton, OH 44703 US
Organ ID: 29387

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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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Direct electric
  • 79 ranks. 4,365 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 64 stops. 101 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric 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 May 13, 2018.
Gallery:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 64
  • Registers: 101
  • 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: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from John Roper on April 16, 2020.

Nave:
  • Built by Charles E. Kegg
  • Manuals: 2
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from John Roper on April 16, 2020.
Database Manager on September 01, 2015:

Updated through online information from Robert Sullivan.

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

Database Manager on June 14, 2015:

St. John the Baptist Church was elevated to a minor basilica on June 19, 2012.

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

Database Manager on January 25, 2013:

Updated through online information from Robert Sullivan.

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

Database Manager on November 17, 2011:

Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock.

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

Database Manager on January 18, 2011:

Updated through online information from Charles Kegg. -- Some pipes were used from the previous instrument. All chests, structure, case and many pipes were new in 2004

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

Database Manager on October 05, 2007:

Identified through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Rebuild of 1978/1980 Charles Ross organ, which contained pipe work from two vintage Skinner instruments (Opus 221 and Opus 452). New consoles (main 4 manual in gallery and remote 2 manual in chancel), new case work, additional ranks, mechanical restoration/replacements and tonal finishing by Kegg. Organ is in regular use for services and recitals (2007).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab The American Organist, November 2011, Volume 45, No. 11
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Case, 2004.: Photograph by Robert Sullivan.

Gallery Console, 2004.: Photograph by Robert Sullivan.

Nave console: Photograph by Charles Kegg, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2004

Console: Photograph by Chris Stroh, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-11-12

Basilica interior to gallery and organ: Photograph by Chris Stroh, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-11-12

Basilica interior to front: Photograph by Chris Stroh, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-11-12

Basilica exterior: Photograph by Chris Stroh, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-11-12

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