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Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 3047B, 2008)

Originally Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 3047, 1949)
Exhibited in the 2017 OHS convention

Location:

St. Mary R.C. Basilica
88 N. 17th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403 US
Organ ID: 47786

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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: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 82 ranks. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 51 stops. 91 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 51
  • Registers: 91
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on curved jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • 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
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 23, 2018:

Updated by Owen Lenzmeier, who has heard or played the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on March 09, 2011:

Rebuild and enlargement of Wicks from 1949/1950.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Altar: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-04-05

Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-04-05

Side Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-04-05

Organ Case and Herald Fanfare: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-04-05

Cathedral interior: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2012-04-16

Cathedral interior to rear: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2012-04-16

Cathedral exterior: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2012-04-16

Console: Photograph by Eric Plutz, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-02-08

Basilica interior to front: Photograph by Cathedral Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-07-11

Sanctuary and altar: Photograph by Cathedral Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-07-26

Basilica interior to rear: Photograph by Cathedral Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-02-21

Basilica interior to front and stained-glass windows: Photograph by Cathedral Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-09-06

Sanctuary organ case and en-chamade: Photograph by Chris Stroh, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-04-29

Statues and en-chamade: Photograph by Chris Stroh, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-01-24

Basilica from a drone: Photograph by Cathedral Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-03-14

Basilica exterior front view: Photograph by Cathedral Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-07-05

Basilica interior to front: Photograph by Wikipedia, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-07-11

Herald Trumpet en-chamade: Photograph by Chris Stroh, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-06-20

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