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Pasi Organ Builders, Inc. (Opus 27, 2020)

Originally Holtkamp Organ Co. (Opus 1742, 1961)

Location:

Saint John's Abbey and University Church
2900 Abbey Plaza
Collegeville, MN 56321 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 64212

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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 February 18, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 115 ranks. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 112 stops.
All:
  • 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 July 24, 2019.
Main:
  • Built by K.C. Marrin Company
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 112
  • 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: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys.
  • 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 a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Owen Lenzmeier on October 24, 2020.
Database Manager on September 25, 2019:

Updated by Owen Lenzmeier

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 26, 2019.

Database Manager on July 24, 2019:

Updated by Owen Lenzmeier, listing this web site as a source of information: http://www.pasiorgans.com/instruments/opus27.html.
Notes:

The Grand, Recit, and Grand Pedal divisions are all new Pasi material.

The original Holtkamp divisions will remain unaltered, except for the addition of the 8\' Cromorne on the Great.

The 8\' Great Cromorne is on a Holtkamp Positivon Unit Chest.

The Trompeta will be mounted en-chamade.

The 32\' Trombone and 32\' Contra Bass are being made at the Abbey Woodworking shop under the supervision of Martin Pasi. They will be mounted against the back wall.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on July 25, 2019.

Database Manager on June 22, 2019:

This describes a rebuild of an existing organ.
Identified by Owen Lenzmeier, listing conversations with this person as the source of the information: Bob Koopmann.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on June 23, 2019.
Stoplist taken from console and from Holtkamp-Pasi Organ Booklet: Open In New Tab Original document from Holtkamp-Pasi Dedication Booklet, authored by Dr. Kim Kasling at SJU. Originally published 2020
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Owen Lenzmeier on March 06, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Chris Stroh, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-02-15

Church interior and organ, wood 32' Contra Bass and 32' Trombone: Photograph by Chris Stroh, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-02-15

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