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St. Michael the Archangel R.C. Parish
14251 Nall Avenue
Leawood, Kansas 66223

OHS Database ID 41760.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 16, 2010.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Suspended mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 9 stops. 12 registers. 13 ranks. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. No enclosed divisions. No combination action. Concave radiating pedalboard. Hitchdown couplers.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from Bruce Shull. -- Three stops were replaced when the organ was moved to Leawood: the Octave 4, Octave 2, and Sesquialtera II. The Octave 4 pipes were made by the workshop of Martin Pasi and the Octave 2 and Sesquialtera were built in the pipe shop of Paul Fritts. All three new stops were voiced by Bruce Shull at the Fritts shop. This is undoubtedly the only organ in the world with pipes by Stinkens, A. R. Schopp, Brombaugh (wooden pipes), Pasi, and Fritts. The organ was originally voiced by George Taylor and Herman Greunke. It is in a fumed white oak case with sugar pine pipe shades designed and executed by Herman Greunke. The hand lettered stop plates were done by Herman Greunke as well. The natural keys are satinwood and the sharps are grenadilla. The stop knobs and pedal sharps are rosewood. The facade pipes are a high tin alloy. The original interior pipes by Stinkens were of a 17% tin alloy while the Schopp pipes were lead. The new pipes are from a high lead alloy and they have been hammered. The organ is tuned in Werckmeister III as it has been from its original building. (Database Manager. August 13, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Bruce Shull. -- This instrument is still an organ by John Brombaugh. Although I made a number of significant alterations to it, the alterations were done with John's blessing. (James Cook. August 16, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Kevin Vogt. (Database Manager. July 16, 2010)

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  • Typed specification. Source: Specification from church website

  • Leawood, Kansas
    St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church
    
    John Brombaugh & Associates   Opus 7   1971
    Altered by Bruce Shull   2009
    2 manuals, 12 registers, 9 stops, 13 ranks
    __________________________________________________________
     
                GREAT ORGAN
      1.     8' Præstant            56   Brombaugh, 1971
      2.     8' Holpijp             56   Brombaugh, 1971
      3.     4' Octave              56   Pasi, 2009
      4.     2' Octave              56   Fritts, 2009
      5.        Sesquialtera II    112   Fritts, 2009
      6.        Mixture IV         224   Brombaugh, 1971
    
                POSITIVE ORGAN
      7.     8' Gedackt             56   Brombaugh, 1971
      8.     4' Rohrflöte           56   Brombuahg, 1971
      9.     2' Principal           --   No. 4, alternating
     10. 1 1/3' Quinte              56   Taylor & Boody, 1980
    
                PEDAL ORGAN (30 notes)
     11.    16' Subbass (ext. #2)   12   Brombaugh, 1971
     12.     8' Præstant (#1)       --
    
                Great to Pedal Coupler
                Positive to Pedal Coupler
                Tremulant
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-04-17]
    
    
  • Typed specification. Source: Specification from church website Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.