Dobson Pipe Organ Builders (1996)

Originally Schlicker Organ Co.
Exhibited in the 2002 OHS convention(s)

Location:

Valparaiso University
Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383 US
Chapel of the Resurrection
Organ ID: 53815

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • 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 Paul R. Marchesano on April 11, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 102 ranks. 5,452 pipes. 4 manuals. 80 stops.
All:
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 80
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • 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 October 15, 2014:

In 1996, Dobson Pipe Organ Builders rebuilt the 1959 Schlicker organ. Many prepared-for stops were completed, and a new Solo division took the place of the unrealized Brustwerk. Dobson consolidated the two Greats and two Pedals by moving Great II into the place formerly occupied by Pedal I, and moving Pedal I into Great II's former position. Dobson also built a new four-manual Schlicker-style console that is movable.

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

Database Manager on October 15, 2014:

The instrument was rededicated at the morning Eucharist on September 15, 1996, and was featured that afternoon in a recital by John Scott, Organist and Director of Music at St. Paul-s Cathedral in London, to an audience of over 2,000 people, echoing the record crowd of the 1959 dedication.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
From Valparaiso University and Dobson Pipe Organ Builders web sites: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on January 31, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ and exposed pipes: Photograph by Roman Lizak, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-07-24

Left stopjamb: Photograph by Roman Lizak, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-07-24

Right stopjamb: Photograph by Roman Lizak, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-07-24

Chapel interior, chancel and stained-glass window: Photograph by Wikipedia, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2004-12-16

Chapel exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Chris Light via Wikipedia, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2003-11-18

Console and exposed pipes: Photograph by Ken Stein, photographybystein.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-07-15

Console: Photograph by Ken Stein, photographybystein.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-10-05

Console: Photograph by Ken Stein, photographybystein.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-10-05

Chapel exterior: Photograph by Ken Stein, photographybystein.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-10-05

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