Kegg Pipe Organ Builders, Hartville, Ohio, has built a new organ for Little Flower Catholic Church, Saint Louis, Missouri. The new instrument comprises 26 ranks, 23 stops, 1,595 pipes on three manuals and pedal. Several stops from the church’s previous organ, by Wicks from circa 1950, were repurposed in the new organ. The church is built of cut stone and round, with a curved dome ceiling containing a stained glass oculus.
The Great and Choir divisions share many stops, and the large Swell has some extensions and borrows to add to the versatility, all while retaining the backbone of the instrument with required independent stops. There is a large number of 16′ Pedal stops for an organ of this size, including a Gemshorn and open wood Diapason. The Tuba on ten inches pressure is in the style of E. M. Skinner and is located in its own expression box. The console is movable and resides with the choir on the main floor. The case has custom carved panels with arches that echo the stone arches seen in the walls all around.
The organ is featured on the cover of the January issue of The Diapason:
For information: https://www.keggorgan.com/
See also Charles Kegg’s video: https://www.thediapason.com/videos/kegg-organ-company-virtual-tour
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