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Musical Opportunities

“In praise of God meet duty and delight …”    (Erik Routley)

 

The Saint Thomas Aquinas Choir (open to singers of high school age and up) rehearses from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday night and from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. each Sunday morning, singing for the 11:00 a.m. Mass.  Choir is “in season” from roughly September through June, and participates in feast days and special choral events, such as Advent Lessons and Carols.

 

We welcome newcomers and Christopher Urbiel, Director, would be happy to speak with you about your interest. Please feel free to contact him at 740-453-3301, ext. 122 or curbiel@saintthomaszanesville.org.

 


 

About Our Beautiful Schantz Organ

The Church holds the pipe organ “in high esteem, for it … adds a wonderful splendor to the Church’s ceremonies and powerfully lifts up man’s mind to God and to higher things” (Vatican II, Sacrosanctum Concilium, 120). We are blessed to have a versatile symphonic-style organ with a long history, provided and maintained through your generosity. It was designed in 1912 by Schantz (reusing some pipes from the 19th century), given a new console in 1928, and rebuilt/enlarged by Bunn-Minnick in 1988.

 

Photos

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History

Schantz Organ Company (Orrville, Ohio)

1912 (tubular-pneumatic action)

1928 (new console and electro-pneumatic action)

 

Bunn=Minnick Organ Company (Columbus, Ohio)

1988 (rebuild with additions)

 

Specifications

The current stop names date from the 1988 rebuild; original names (where differing) are noted in parentheses. Some of the pipework used in 1912 is undoubtedly from a 19th-century mechanical-action instrument (builder thus far unknown) which was partially destroyed by a catastrophic tornado that toppled the church steeple during Sunday Mass on June 16, 1912.

Great Organ – Expressive
1. 8’  Principal  61 pipes (Open Diapason)
2. 8’ Waldflote  61 pipes (Melodia) 
3. 8’  Dulciana  61 pipes 
4. 8’ Unda Maris T.C 49 pipes (Aeoline, original scale) 
5. 4’  Oktav  61 pipes (Octave)
6. 4’  Flute d’Amour  61 pipes
7. 2’ Fifteenth  61 pipes (new in 1988)
8. 1 1/3’ Mixture IV  244 pipes (new in 1988; 1st break at MC#)
9. 16’  Regal T.C  49 notes (from #10)
10. 8’ Rohr Schalmei  61 pipes (new in 1988)
11. 4’  Schalmei  12 pipes
12.   Tremulant  
    Chimes  
       
SWELL ORGAN – Expressive
13. 16’  Still Gedackt 61 pipes (Lieblich Gedeckt)
14. 8’  Geigen 61 pipes (Violin Diapason) 
15. 8’  Holz Bourdon 61 pipes (Stopped Diapason) 
16.  8’  Salicional 61 pipes
17. 8’  Voix Celeste T.C 49 pipes
18. 4’  Principal 61 pipes (Octave)
19. 4’  Flute Harmonique 61 pipes (Harmonic Flute)
20. 2 2/3’  Quint 61 pipes (source unknown)
21. 2’  Blockflote 61 pipes (Flautina)
22. 1 3/5’ Terz 36 pipes (ext. #13)
23.  1’  Klein Gedeckt 61 notes (ext. #13)
24. 16’  Contre Trompette 12 pipes (ext. #25, new to organ in 1988)
25. 8’  Trompette 61 pipes (new to organ in 1988, Fagot scale)
26. 8’  Vox Humana 61 pipes (new windchest in 1988, pipes added 1926 or ’28)
27. 4’  Clarion 12 pipes (ext. #25)
28.   Tremulant  
       
Pedal Organ
29. 32’ Untersatz      32 notes (from 16’ Subbass)
30. 16’ Subbass   32 pipes (Bourdon) – enclosed with Great
31. 16’  Still Gedackt   32 notes (from #13)
32. 8’ Diapason        32 pipes (new to organ in 1988?)
33. 8’ Gross Flute      12 pipes (ext. #31)
34. 8’  Lieblich Gedeckt   32 notes (from #13)
35. 4’ Octave    12 pipes (ext. #32)
36. 4’ Halb Gedackt    32 notes (ext. #13)
37. 2’  Super Octave  12 pipes (ext. #33)
38. III Mixture 12 pipes (derived from Great Mixture)
39. 16’ Contre Trompette   32 notes (from #24)
40. 8’ Trompette    32 notes (from #25)
41. 4’ Clarion   32 notes (from #25)
       
Couplers

Great to Great 16, UO, 4

Swell to Swell 16, UO, 4

Swell to Great 16, 8, 4

Great to Pedal 8, 4

Swell to Pedal 8, 4

 

10 general and 6 divisional pistons with 8 levels of memory

Crescendo pedal

 

"The soul is like an uninhabited world that comes to life only

when God lays His head against us." -- Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church  •  144 N. 5th Street  •  Zanesville, OH 43701-3506  •  740-453-3301  •  parish@saintthomaszanesville.org
Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church  •  144 N. 5th Street  •  Zanesville, OH 43701-3506

740-453-3301  •  parish@saintthomaszanesville.org

Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

144 N. 5th Street  •  Zanesville, OH 43701-3506

740-453-3301

parish@saintthomaszanesville.org

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