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Holtkamp Organ Co. (Opus 1742-A, 1995)

Originally Holtkamp Organ Co. (Opus 1742, 1961)

Location:

St. John's Abbey
2900 Abbey Plaza
Collegeville, MN 56321 US
Abbey Church
Organ ID: 48979

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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 unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 64 ranks. 3,296 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 47 stops. 45 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 47
  • Registers: 45
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 20, 2018:

Updated by Mark Higgins, who has heard or played the organ. Additionally, Mark Higgins listed this web site as a source of information: Www.pasiorgans.com/instruments/opus27.html.

I-m not sure how to update. Pasi Organs says its opus 27 will coexist with the original Holtkamp, but Anthony Ruff OSB refers to it as the "Holtkamp Pasi” organ on his www.praytell.com blog entry of 3-12-2018. Can there be two organs in the same space sharing a console?

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on December 17, 2014:

Updated through online information from Joel S. Kumro.

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

Database Manager on December 15, 2014:

Updated through online information from Joel S. Kumro. -- I am a graduate student at Saint John's and contacted Holtkamp for more information about this supposed rebuild. This organ was not rebuilt and no tonal modifications were made. Updates were to the switching system, console, and combination action.

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

Database Manager on October 17, 2011:

Identified through online information from Richard C Greene.

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

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Joel S. Kumro. Taken on 2014-08-01

Building Interior and Chamber Screen (red): Photograph by Joel S. Kumro. Taken on 2014-11-01

Building Exterior: Photograph by Joel S. Kumro. Taken on 2014-11-01

Bell Banner: Photograph by Brad Engelland. Taken on 2017-08-08

Balcony: Photograph by Brad Engelland. Taken on 2017-08-08

Church Interior and Organ Screen: Photograph by Brad Engelland. Taken on 2017-08-08

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