St John's Abbey Church

Collegeville, MN 55905

Holtkamp (Opus 1742, 1961)
Manuals: 3
Divisions: 4
Stops: 47

Ranks: 65
Pipes: 3296

Pasi (Opus 27, 2019)
Manuals: 2
Stops: 37

Notes: Vatican II (1962-65) came after the 1961 Holtkamp was built. With the increased emphasis on congregational participation, the 65 rank organ, mildly voiced, did not fulfill the Abbey's needs. Given the notoriety of the original organ, there was a great desire to preserve it unchanged, yet be able to lead a full congregation. The solution, installed in 2019/2020 is Martin Pasi's addition of a second complete organ, interwoven physically with the Holtkamp is unused space. The large pipes of the Grand Pedal flank the red screen, with the Grand Great and Grand Swell mounted above the Holtkamp Great and Swell. The large wood pipes were made by the monks of the abbey in their woodshop.

GREAT ORGAN
16' Quintadena 61
8' Principal 61
8' Flute 61
8' Gedackt 61
4' Octave 61
4' Spitzflöte 61
2' Superoctave 61
1-1/3' Octave Quint 61
IV Mixture 244
III Scharf 183
8' Trumpet 61

SWELL ORGAN
8' Rohrflöte 61
8' Lieblickgedackt 61
8' Spitzgamba 61
8' Voix Céleste 56
4' Octave Geigen 61
4' Bourdon 61
2' Doublette 61
1' Piccolo 61
III Sesquialtera 183
IV Plein Jeu 244
16' Basson 61
8' Fagott 73
4' Oboe Clarion 73

POSITIV ORGAN
8' Copula 61
4' Praestant 61
4' Rohrflöte 61
2-2/3' Nazard 61
2' Octave 61
2' Blockflöte 61
1-3/5' Tierce 61
III Fourniture 183
8' Cromorne 61

GRAND GREAT
16' Principal
8' Octav
8' Salicional
8' Flute Harmonique
4' Octav
3' Quint
2' Octav
8' Cornet a2
1.1/3' Mixture VI
16' Bombarde
8' Trompette
4'-16' Trompeta
8' Trompeta

GRAND SWELL
16' Bourdon
8' Principal
8' Flute Harmonique
8' Viola
8' Celeste
8' Gedackt
4' Octave
4' Flute Harmonique
2' Octavin
2' Mixture VI
16' Bassoon
8' Trompette
8' Oboe
8' Voix Humaine
4' Clairon
    Tremulant


 
 
 
PEDAL ORGAN
16' Principal 32
16' Subbass 44 (10-2/3' in Cornet)
16' Quintadena GT
10-2/3' Quintbass 44 (5-1/3' in Cornet)
8' Octave 32
8' Flauto Dolce 32
4' Choralbass 32
4' Nachthorn 32
V Cornet (32') 160 (10 pitches in total)
IV Mixture 128
16' Posaune 32
8' Trumpet 32
4' Schalmei 32
Note: Cornet V at 6-2/5' is an independent 5-rank stop including 7ths and 9ths.  The stop tab normally brings in other unison and quint ranks which can be shut off via an unmarked toggle switch on top of the relay in the blower room.  In the rich reverberation of this room, the Cornet effect is extraordinary.

Approx Pitch Low C pitch Derivation
C 16' Principal
G 10-2/3' Subbass
C 8' Octave
E 6-2/5' Independent
G 5-1/3' Quintbass
A# 4-4/7 Independent
C 4' Choral Bass
D 3-1/2' Independent
F# 2-3/4' Independent
G# 2-1/2' Independent
     
GRAND PEDAL
32' Contra Bass*
16' Open Bass
16' Violone*
8' Principal
8' Violone
4' Octave
32' Trombone*
16' Trombone
8' Trompette

* octave transmissions
The new manual divisions will be playable from any of the three keyboards.
Ranks made of wood:
Bourdon 16' SW
Contra Bass 32' Pedal
Open Bass 16' Pedal
Violone 16' Pedal
Violone 8' Pedal
Trombone 32'/16' Pedal