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Holtkamp Organ Co. (Opus 1742, 1961)

Location:

St. John's Abbey
2900 Abbey Plaza
Collegeville, MN 56321 US
Abbey Church
Organ ID: 7921

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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
  • 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 above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • 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 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 September 25, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The Great is on a slider chest. The Swell & Positiv are on E-P pitman chests. The Pedal is mostly pitman but has some E-P unit chests. The Sforzando is actually a hitch-down mechanism...not a traditional toestud. The Positiv Zimbelstern was added later.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The last organ to be designed personally by Mr. Holtkamp, Sr. The organ was completely restored in 1993-95. At that time computerized piston and registration memory was added. The organ is in excellent condition and used daily (1996).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console April, 2010
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by Lee A. Hanley (1960s).

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