Hegins, PA
Frieden's Lutheran Church

Unknown builder renovation/relocation in church of
Wicks Organ Co.  Opus 2013    1939    2/6

        GREAT

    16' Quintaten                  61 notes from # 1
     8' Principal                  61 notes from # 2
     8' Holzgedackt                61 notes from # 1
     8' Salicional                 61 notes from # 3
     4' Octav                      61 notes from # 2
     4' Copula                     61 notes from # 1
     2' Spitz Principal            61 notes from # 2...top 12 notes repeat
     8' Fagot                      61 notes from # 5
     4' Fagot                      61 notes from # 5
        Chimes                     21 notes

        SWELL

    16' Bordum                     61 notes from # 1
    16' Contra Viol                49 notes from # 3...Tenor C
     8' Gedackt                    61 notes from # 1
     8' Gemshorn                   61 notes from # 2
     8' Salicional                 61 notes from # 3
     8' Vox Celeste  t.c.          49 notes from # 4...Tenor C
     4' Gemshorn                   61 notes from # 6
     4' Flote                      61 notes from # 1
     4' Viol                       61 notes from # 3
 2 2/3' Nazard                     61 notes from # 1
     2' BlockFlote                 61 notes from # 1
     8' Fagot                      61 notes from # 5
     8' Oboe (8' Sal. + 2 2/3' FL) 61 notes from #'s 3 & 1
        Tremulant

        PEDAL

    16' Subbass                    32 notes from # 1
     8' Pincipal Bass              32 notes from # 2
     8' Gedackt                    32 notes from # 1
     8' Viol                       32 notes from # 3
     4' Coralbass                  32 notes from # 2
     4' Flutenbass                 32 notes from # 1
     8' Fagot                      32 notes from # 5
         
Register Crecendo
Swell Expression pedal
Adjustable combination pistons via setter control box.
     4 pistons SW
     4 pistons GT
     4 pistons PED

        ANALYSIS

     #1  16' Bourdon                  97 pipes w/m
     #2   8' Diapason                 73 pipes m
     #3   8' Salicional               73 pipes m
     #4   8' T. C. Celeste            49 pipes m
     #5   8' Fagot                    61 pipes m
     #6   4' Gemshorn                 61 pipes m

     Rank #'s 1 through 5 on 1939 Wicks Direct Electric chest.
     Rank #6 on generic Electro Pneumatic unit chest.

The instrument was moved from the front chancel area to the rear gallery 
in the 1970's.  In this move, the original Cornopean was replaced with 
the Fagot, and the Vox Humana and chest was replaced with the 
4' Gemshorn and its EP chest.

The stops were renamed using Germanic spellings, but there was no revoicing 
done on the original ranks.  The instrument speaks boldly into the room, is 
bright but not brilliant in the ensemble, and is rich in the 8' range in 
the style of 1930's/1940's instruments.

There is no static reservior at the blower, resulting in a "live" wind supply 
which gives the effect of having the trem turned "on" to the upper registers 
when playing sixteenth note pedal passages of a Bach Fugue on full organ.  This 
may have been the intent at the time of the relocation of the instrument, given
the taste at the time of the relocation (early 1970's) for Baroque voicing and 
the flexible winding associated with those instruments.

 [Received from Jack Umholtz 2012-04-15.]
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