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A. B. Felgemaker Co. (1898)

Location:

Sacred Heart R.C. Church / Sacred Heart Music Center
201 West Fourth Street
Duluth, MN 55806 US
Organ ID: 6995

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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: Slider
  • 26 ranks. 1,497 pipes. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on January 22, 2017:

Updated by J. A. Hefner

The organ can be heard in this preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BixSq955ycQ

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

Database Manager on October 22, 2008:

Updated through information posted to PIPORG-L October 21, 2008: -- A most satisfying Felgemaker organ from 1898 remains in Duluth, Minnesota's former Sacred Heart Cathedral, now the non-profit Sacred Heart Music Center. ... Its 22 stops enhance the elegant old space with a rich, characterful splendor. The 8' & 4' principals alone are a vibrant ensemble, and the full principal pleno is quite grand and very brilliant. The GT trumpet is brassy and fun, the Melodia as compelling as any C-C harmonic flute (though its own 4' F-H is marvelous), the Dulciana is full-bodied yet gentle (the Aeolina is the whisper-voice). Every stop has personality, and it all works together." "This is a tracker-pneumatic action, lovingly refurbished in 1960 by Norbert Berschdorf, who did some additional repairs and cleaning in 1979. In recent years, the organ has been maintained by Daniel Jaeckel. This organ will hold its own (in character and quality of sound) with any, old or new."

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

Database Manager on August 22, 2007:

Updated through online information from Roy St. George.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1986.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Was Sacred Heart R. C. Cathedral. On Wm. Lindberg list as Op. 664. Building sold to Sacred Heart-John Chebal Memorial Assn. to be used as cultural center. Stoplist in Hendrickson paper on MN organs. Historic Organs Recital 4 Oct 1987.

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

Instrument Images:

Balcony, Keydesk, and Organ Case: Photograph by Elizabeth Miller. Taken on 2016-03-31

Balcony and Organ Case: Photograph by Elizabeth Miller. Taken on 2016-03-31

Keydesk: Photograph by Elizabeth Miller. Taken on 2016-03-31

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