The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Congregational Church
Woodward & Forest Avenues
Detroit, Michigan 48201

OHS Database ID 27264.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
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 June 10, 2010.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 8 divisions. 97 stops. 86 registers. 79 ranks. 5276 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from Douglas W. Craw. -- This instrument contains a gallery organ of 5 Divisions and a chancel organ of 3 Divisions with a 4 manual console in the French tradition of drawknobs placed in horizontal rows on straight stepped jambs. (Database Manager. July 28, 2007)
  • Restored by Casavant in 1967. (James Cook. July 28, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- 56 ranks located in the gallery and 23 ranks in the chancel. (Database Manager. June 10, 2010)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Nave and Gallery Pipe Facade. Photograph courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives 1918-11-01
Console. Photograph courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives 1918-11-01
Facade and Chancel. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1994-05-19
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist - 1967 Rebuild
  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications

  •        Detroit, Michigan
           First Congregational Church
    
           Casavant   Op. 762   1918   4/79
    
           Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives
           St. Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
           ____________________________________________________
    
           GALLERY GREAT                   GALLERY SWELL
       16' Double Open Diapason 73     16' Bourdon           73
        8' Open Diapason        73      8' Open Diapason     73
        8' Violin Diapason      73      8' Stopped Diapason  73
        8' Flute Harmonique     73      8' Viola di Gamba    73
        8' Gedeckt              73      8' Voix Celeste   GG 66
        8' Dolce                73      4' Gemshorn          68
        4' Octave               68      4' Flauto Traverso   68
        4' Waldflöte            68      2' Flautino          61
    2 2/3' Octave Quint         61     IV  Dolce Cornet     244
        2' Super Octave         61     16' Double Trumpet    73
       IV  Mixture             244      8' Trumpet           73
        8' Tromba               73      8' Oboe              73
        4' Clarion              73      8' Vox Humana        73
           Sub                          4' Clarion           68
           Unison Off                      Tremulant
           Super                           Sub
                                           Unison Off
           CHANCEL GREAT (* encl)          Super
        8' Open Diapason        73
        8' Melodia              73 *       CHANCEL SWELL
        8' Viole                73 *   16' Bourdon           73
        8' Dulciana             73 *    8' Open Diapason     73
        4' Octave               68      8' Stopped Diapason  73
        4' Harmonic Flute       68 *    8' Viola di Gamba    73
        8' Clarinet             73 *    8' Voix Celeste   GG 66
           Sub                          8' Aeoline           73
           Unison Off                   4' Principal         68
           Super                        4' Traverse Flute    68
                                        2' Flautino          61
           GALLERY CHOIR              III  Cornet           183
       16' Contra Gamba         73      8' Cornopean         73
        8' Open Diapason        73      8' Oboe              73
        8' Melodia              73         Tremolo
        8' Dulciana             73         Sub
        8' Muted Viole          73         Unison Off
        8' Unda Maris           73         Super
        4' Dolce Flute          68
    2 2/3' Twelfth              61         GALLERY PEDAL
        2' Flageolet            61     32' Contra Bourdon     5 (quints 1-7)
        8' Clarinet             73     16' Open Diapason     32 (wood)
        8' Orchestral Oboe      73     16' Open Diapason     32 (metal)
           Tremolo                     16' Bourdon           32
           Sub                         16' Gamba             CH
           Unison Off                  16' Echo Bourdon      SW
           Super                        8' Grosse Flute      12 (Open wood)
                                        8' Stopped Flute     12 (Bourdon)
           GALLERY SOLO                 8' Violoncello       CH
        8' Stentorphone         73     16' Trombone          32
        8' Hohlflöte            73      8' Tromba            12
        8' Viole d'Orchestre    73      4' Clarion           12
        8' Viole Celeste        73
        4' Flute                68         CHANCEL PEDAL
        2' Piccolo              61     16' Open Diapason     32
        8' Tuba                 73     16' Bourdon           32
        8' Cor Anglais          73     16' Gedeckt           12 SW
        8' Musette              73      8' Stopped Flute     12
           Tremulant
           Sub
           Unison Off
           Super
    
    [Received on line from Jeff Scofield June 10, 2010.]
  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.