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Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Rd
Dallas, Texas 75229

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 52809.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 23, 2014.


Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 22 ranks. 1375 pipes.

The organ is in a gallery at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Flat straight pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Hitchdown couplers.

Notes

  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Stephen Studnicka, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- the McManis Organ Company of Kansas City had a signed contract in 1967 to the tune of $17,500 for the first stage of the organ. This included the great, the swell, and the pedal organ with plans for the positiv to be added when more funds became available.
    In 1972, the Krummhorn (61 reed pipes) was the first rank of pipes added to the Positiv, and the cost of this project was $2,750.
    In 1974 the rest of the Positiv pipe work was added, the Dulzian (61 reed pipes) was added to the swell, and 32 Quintaton pipes (a low flute stop) was added to the pedal. These enhancements were at a cost of $24,500 all of which were performed by Charles McManis. This brings the total cost of installation to $39,750. There are now 22 ranks with a total of 1,375 pipes. The cost of installing this organ today would start around $500,000.
    In 1991 under the supervision of Danny Keller, a contract was signed with the Range Organ Company in Mesquite TX for new console with 8 levels of memories, 65 draw stop knobs, and a complete capture and piston system at the cost of $49,500. Danny designed the placement of the draw knobs, and the contract ensured the console matched the architecture of the sanctuary. (Database Manager. June 20, 2014)
  • Updated through online information from Stephen Studnicka. -- The McManis Organ Company of Kansas City had a signed contract in 1967 to the tune of $17,500 for the first stage of the organ. This included the Great, the Swell, and the Pedal organ with plans for the Positiv to be added when more funds became available.
    In 1972, the Krummhorn (61 reed pipes) was the first rank of pipes added to the Positiv, and the cost of this project was $2,750.
    In 1974 the rest of the Positiv pipe work was added, the Dulzian (61 reed pipes) was added to the swell, and 32 Quintaton pipes (a low flute stop) was added to the pedal. These enhancements were at a cost of $24,500 all of which were performed by Charles McManis. This brings the total cost of installation to $39,750. There are now 22 ranks with a total of 1,375 pipes. (Database Manager. August 8, 2014)
  • Updated through online information from Stephen Studnicka. (Database Manager. December 23, 2014)

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist taken from the console by Greg Nunn in 2009

  • Dallas, Texas 75229 USA
    Midway Hills Christian Church
    
    McManis Organ Co., 1967, OHS Database ID 52809
    
    Positiv
    
    Gedeckt 8
    Dulciana 8
    Unda Maris 8
    Conical Flute 4
    Nazard 2-2/3
    Principal 2
    Tierce 1-3/5
    Cymbal III
    Krummhorn 8
    Tremolo
    Zimbelstern
    
    Positiv to Positiv 16
    Unison Off
    Positiv to Positiv 4
    
    Great to Positiv 8
    Swell to Positiv 8
    Swell to Positiv 4
    
    
    Great
    
    Gemshorn 16
    Principal 16
    Chimney Flute 8
    Gemshorn 8
    Octave 4
    Chimney Flute 4
    Quinte 2-2/3
    Octave 2
    Mixture III
    Scharff III
    Trumpet 8
    Chimes
    
    Swell to Great 4
    Swell to Great 8
    Positiv to Great 16
    Positiv to Great 4
    Positiv to Great 
    
    
    Swell
    
    Flute 8
    Gemshorn 8
    Gemshorn Celeste 8
    Flute 4
    Gemshorn 4
    Gemshorn 2
    Quinte 1-1/3
    Gemshorn 1
    Sharff III
    Dulzian 16
    Hautbois 8
    Clarion 4
    Tremolo
    
    Swell to Swell 16
    Unison Off
    Swell to Swell 4
    
    
    Pedal
    
    Cornet 32
    Sub Bass 16
    Quintaton 16
    Quinte 10-2/3
    Principal 8
    Gedeckt 8
    Gemshorn 8
    Octave 4
    Flute 4
    Flute 2
    Mixture III
    Posaune 16
    Dulzian 16
    Trumpet 8
    Clarion 4
    Dulzian 4
    
    Great to Pedal 8
    Swell to Pedal 8
    Positiv to Pedal 8
    
    
    
     [Received from Stephen Studnicka 2014-07-30.]
  • Stoplist taken from the console by Greg Nunn in 2009 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.