The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Christ Church
Little Tulpehocken, Jefferson Township , Berks Co.
Bernville, Pennsylvania 19506

OHS Database ID 4011.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 91.


Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 1, 1900.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action.

One manual. 8 stops.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1976. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Cost $600. Bottom 12 notes of the Violin 8' are grooved from the Gedackt. The 15th is reversible from a knee lever. OH 1976 attributes the organ to Krauss, confusing it with an Andrew Krauss organ that was built in 1837 for Christ Church, Tulpehocken (near Stouchburg). Restored 1988 by Columbia Organ Works. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • Brunner, Raymond J.. That Ingenious Business. (Birdsboro, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania German Society, 1990), 199 [0]

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Photographs

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Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2002-05-01
Sanctuary Interior, Balcony, and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2002-05-01
Left Drawknobs. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2002-05-01
Right Drawknobs. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2002-05-01
Manual and Builder's Name Stencil. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2002-05-01
Church Exterior. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2002-05-01

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.

  • Christ Church, Bernville, PA  19506 
    1837 Krauss/1863 Kantner
    
    Manual: (53 notes, unenclosed)
    8' Open Diapason (53p. w&m)
    8' Gedackt   (53p. w)
    8' Violin     (41p. m; bell gamba grooved to Gedackt 8' in bottom 12 notes)
    4' Principal  (53p. m; 3-6 in case)
    4' Flute      (53p. w 1-13 stopped, 12-53 open)
    4' Gedackt    (53p. w)
    3' Quinte   ( 53p. m)
    2' Fifteenth  (53p. m)
    
    Knee lever actuated "crescendo pedal" in reed organ style.
    
    
  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.