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Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (Opus 5180, 1936)

Location:

Shrine of the Little Flower, R.C.
Royal Oak, MI US
Organ ID: 9055

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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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 96 ranks. 6,575 pipes. 8 divisions. 4 manuals. 78 stops. 109 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 8
  • Stops: 78
  • Registers: 109
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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 with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • 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)
  • 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 May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on July 04, 2008:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The 3,100-seat room is octagonal in shape; the 76-rank main organ is located chambers in the west part of the encircling gallery, along with one of the two duplicate consoles. The 20-rank Antiphonal organ is located below grills in the floor in front of the choir pews and second console. Except for the GT, SW and CH Ripieno mixtures, which draw other stops, all of the manual stops are independent. The Pedal has two Resultant flues and a full-length 32' Posaune.

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 1998

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Two 4-manual consoles controlling Main and Antiphonal organs. To be restored 1998.

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

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary interior and gallery console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1994-05-19

Sanctuary interior and main console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1994-05-19

Organ gallery: Photograph by David C. Scribner. Taken on 2009-03-23

Sanctuary interior: Photograph by David C. Scribner. Taken on 2009-03-23

Church exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1994-05-19

Console: Photograph by David C. Scribner. Taken on 2009-03-23

Postcard from Jim Cook collection: Photograph by David C. Scribner. Taken on 2009-03-23

Chamber grille: Photograph by David C. Scribner. Taken on 2009-03-23

Antiphonal Great stops: Photograph by David C. Scribner. Taken on 2009-03-23

Antiphonal Pedal and Swell Stops: Photograph by David C. Scribner. Taken on 2009-03-23

Right stopjamb: Photograph by David C. Scribner. Taken on 2009-03-23

Console left stopjamb: Photograph by David C. Scribner. Taken on 2009-03-23

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