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Koehnken & Grimm (1876)

Location:

Mother of God Roman Catholic Church
119 W. 6th Street
Covington, KY 41011 US
Organ ID: 3071

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been altered 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: Slider
  • 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 41 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Slider Motors: Solenoids.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 41
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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 with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • 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 Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Solomon Wickline on June 23, 2021:

The organ is in Fair condition. Not all of the pipes speak and the organ is somewhat out of tune.

We received the most recent update for this note from Solomon Wickline on June 23, 2021.

Database Manager on May 04, 2017:

Updated by Don Hurd, who has heard or played the organ.
I played a recital for the conclusion of the church's 175th Anniversary year, 3/19/2017. Organ works well, but pipework has many unstable tuning issues. An appropriate sound for the magnificent room and acoustic. A must visit if you're in the area!

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

Database Manager on March 24, 2013:

Updated through online information from Don Hurd. -- The organ was never re-trackerized. The Doppelflute and oboe were substituted in the last renovation, according to the former choir director.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1996

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Electrified. Electropneumatic action to slider chests. Restored to tracker action by Cunningham Pipe Organs c. 1975. Survived a1985 fire. Restored 1996 by Thomas Peelen [of Knowlton Organ Co.?].

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

Instrument Images:

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph by David Ziser.

Organ in rear gallery.: Photograph by Cunningham Pipe Organs on the back cover of The Bicentennial Tracker.

Central portion of the facade: Photograph by David Ziser.

Bell Towers Of The Church: Photograph by Solomon Wickline. Taken on 2021-06-18

Pedalboard: Photograph by Solomon Wickline. Taken on 2021-06-18

Organ In Rear Gallery: Photograph by Solomon Wickline. Taken on 2021-06-18

Console: Photograph by Solomon Wickline. Taken on 2021-06-19

Organ Interior: Photograph by Solomon Wickline. Taken on 2021-06-18

Reservoir and Wood Flue pipes: Photograph by Solomon Wickline. Taken on 2021-06-18

Part of Facade: Photograph by Solomon Wickline. Taken on 2021-06-18

Nave: Photograph by Solomon Wickline. Taken on 2021-06-18

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