Pipe Organ Database

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Charles Hendrickson (Opus 47, 1979)

Location:

St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church
215 East Main St.
New Prague, MN 56071 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 436

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on March 18, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 43 ranks. 3 manuals. 30 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Built by Charles Hendrickson
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 30
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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 roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs.
  • 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
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on April 24, 2020.
Paul R. Marchesano on June 21, 2021:

From the August 25, 2019 church bulletin: "Padre's Pen" "I begin by saying thank you to all of the people who responded to my challenge to donate to help fix our pipe organ. I challenged 100 people to donate $100 each. As of this writing I am counting 66 donors for $7600 dollars[sic] in donations. The broken/bent pipe has been picked up by the organ repair company. When that is fixed we can schedule for its re-installation and the necessary repairs to keep other pipes from falling our of the case. Thank you again for helping with this unbudgeted item. I am still accepting donations to help defray the $10,000 to $15,000 cost for the total repair and tuning for the organ. I look forward to hearing its beautiful music in our church."

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on June 21, 2021.
Stoplist from Charles Hendrickson, organbuilder.: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on March 18, 2021.

Instrument Images:

St. Wenceslaus building exterior, late 1980s.: Photograph by Mary Jo Ralston.

Cases and facades, late 1980s.: Photograph by Mary Jo Ralston.

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