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St. John's Lutheran Church
505 S. Park Road
La Grange, Illinois 60525

OHS Database ID 58325.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
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Technical Details

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 43 ranks. 2562 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs.

Notes

  • New console for the existing organ. Identified by Ryan Thoryk, based on personal knowledge of the organ.

    A new console, replacement facade pipework, and additions were made in 2002. (Database Manager. May 16, 2016)
  • Updated by Ryan Thoryk, who has heard or played the organ. (Steven E. Lawson. May 4, 2017)

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Photographs

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Organ and Facade Pipes. Archival source not identified by contributor: courtesy of Ryan Thoryk 2013-10-13
Console. Photograph by Ryan Thoryk 2013-10-13
Right Stop Jamb. Photograph by Ryan Thoryk 2013-10-13
Left Stop Jamb. Photograph by Ryan Thoryk 2013-10-13

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Stoplist

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  • Original document from Ryan Thoryk.. Source: Compiled by me, based on the Berghaus specification document

  •        La Grange, Illinois
           St. John's Lutheran Church and School
    
           Wicks 1969 (Opus 4862), Berghaus 2002
           3 manuals, 43 ranks, 2562 pipes
           _________________________________________________
    
           * = ranks from 1940 Wicks organ (Opus 2138)
           ** = ranks added in 2002
    
           Great (Manual II, 12 ranks, 732 pipes):
    
       16' Gedackt                 (sw)
        8' Principal                61 (new)
        8' Concert Flute            61 *
        8' Gemshorn                (sw)
        8' Gemshorn Celeste        (sw)
        8' Dulciana                 61 *
        4' Octave                   61 (new)
        4' Nachthorn                61 **
    2 2/3' Twelfth                  61
        2' Fifteenth                61
       III Mixture                 183
        8' Trompete                 61 (44 existing from pedal, 17 new)
        8' Solo Trumpet             61 **
           Chimes
           Zimbelstern
           Midi 3
           Swell to Great 16
           Swell to Great
           Swell to Great 4
           Positiv to Great
    
           Swell (Manual III, 16 ranks, 947 pipes):
    
       16' Gedackt                  12 (ext)
        8' Geigen Principal         61 *
        8' Gedackt                  61 *
        8' Gemshorn                 61
        8' Gemshorn Celeste         44 **
        8' Salicional               61 *
        8' Voix Celeste             49 *
        4' Principal                61
        4' Rohrflöte                61
    2 2/3' Nazard                   61
        2' Blockflöte               61
    1 3/5' Tierce                   37 (tg, g20-g56)
       III Plein Jeu               183 **
        8' Trompette                61
        8' Oboe                     61
        4' Clarion                  12 (ext)
        8' Solo Trumpet            (gr)
           Tremulant
           Swell 16
           Swell Unison Off
           Swell 4
           Midi 1
           Midi 2
    
           Positiv (Manual I, 11 ranks, 671 pipes):
    
        8' Gedackt                  61 **
        8' Gemshorn                (sw)
        8' Gemshorn Celeste        (sw)
        4' Principal                61 **
        4' Koppelflöte              61 **
        II Sesquialtera            122 **
        2' Hohlflöte                61 **
    1 1/3' Larigot                  61 **
       III Scharf                  183 **
        8' Krummhorn                61 **
        8' Solo Trumpet            (gr)
           Tremulant
           Swell to Positiv 16
           Swell to Positiv
           Swell to Positiv 4
           Midi 5
           Midi 6
    
           Pedal (4 ranks, 212 pipes):
    
       32' Resultant                (from subbass and gedackt)
       16' Diapason                 12 (ext principal)
       16' Subbass                  32 *
       16' Gedackt                 (sw) *
        8' Principal                32 *
        8' Bass Flute               12 (ext subbass) *
        8' Gedackt                 (sw) *
        8' Violincello              32 *
        4' Choralbass               32 *
        4' Octavflöte               12 (ext bass flute)
        4' Cello                    12 (ext violincello) *
        2' Super Octave             24 (ext principal) *
       16' Posaune                  12 (ext trompete)
        8' Trompete                (gr) *
        4' Trompete                (gr) *
        8' Solo Trumpet            (gr)
           Swell to Pedal
           Positiv to Pedal
           Great to Pedal
           Swell to Pedal 4
           Midi 7
           Midi 8
    
  • Original document from Ryan Thoryk.. Source: Compiled by me, based on the Berghaus specification document Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.