Poseyville Outside
St. Francis Xavier Church
Poseyville, Indiana
Edmund Giesecke, 1907
Evansville, IN

Sound/Video Clips:
Stop Samples
Stop samples: Sw. Salicional; Gt. Melodia; Sw. Stopped Diapason; Sw. Flute d'Amour;
Gt. +Flute Harmonique; Sw. Geigen Principal; Gt. Open Diapason & pedal; Gt. +Principal 4

Open Diapason 8'
Melodia 8'
Dulciana 8'
Principal 4'
Flute Harmonique * 4'

Swell (under expression)
Geigen Principal 8'
Salicional 8'
Stopped Diapason 8'
Flute d'Amour 4'

Bourdon 16' 

Swell to Great 
Swell to Pedal 
Great to Pedal

Unlabeled Combination Pedals:
   Great p (Melodia & Dulciana)
   Great mf (Melodia, Dulciana and Flute Harmonique)
Mechanical swell shade pedal
Bellows signal 
Manual compass:C-C5, 61 notes 
Pedal compass: C-C1, 27 notes (up to D)
Mechanical Key and Stop Action 

* Prepared in original organ, added around 1921 

Poseyville Giesecke organ case

Poseyville keydesk

One of the historical treasures still in use today at St. Francis is a tracker action pipe organ that was purchased in 1907 and refurbished in 2002. It was built by Edmund Giesecke, who came from Germany, and is one of only two with its original mechanism in the area today.  The restoration of the Giesecke pipe organ began in March, 2002, and it was dedicated on the second Sunday in December of that year. Funding for the restoration included various means including the collection, hulling, packaging and selling of pecans from trees located behind the rectory. Parishioners also pitched in to help take apart and reassemble the pipe organ that was repaired by the Miller Pipe Organ Company of Louisville, Ky. Some pipes had to be replaced and were shipped from a German company. 

-Historical information from a parish history with comments by Margaret (Mrs. Ernest) Rapp
-Photos of organ and sound clips made by Neal Biggers in Autumn 2008

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