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First United Methodist Church
2950 Lakeview Ave.
St. Joseph, Michigan 49085

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 60423.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 2, 2017.


Technical Details

Three manuals. 4 divisions. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. 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

  • The organ was originally built by Casavant in 1970 with 35 ranks. During this rebuild, most of the Casavant pipework was retained (except for one reed), but some ranks were moved around (for example, the Great principal chorus became the Geigen principal chorus on the Swell). New ranks were installed, digital stops were added, and the console was rebuilt. (Chad Boorsma. August 2, 2017)

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Photographs

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Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Display. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2017-07-20
Pipe Display. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2017-07-20
Pipe Display. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2017-07-20
Nave and Antiphonal Pipe Display. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2017-07-20
Antiphonal Pipe Display. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2017-07-20
Console. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2017-07-20
Console. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2017-07-20
Console and Pipe Display. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2017-07-20
Church Exterior. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2017-07-20

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Stoplist

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  • . Source: Stoplist copied from the console (July 20, 2017)

  • St. Joseph, Michigan
    FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
    
    G. M. Buck Pipe Organs    2007
    _________________________________________________________________________________
    
    GREAT:                      SWELL:                          PEDAL:
       16' Quintaton                8' Geigen Principal           32' Contra Bass
        8' Principal                8' Gedeckt Flote              32' Contra Bourdon
        8' Quintadena               8' Salicional 8               16' Principal
        8' Hohlflote                8' Voix Celeste               16' Subbass
        8' Gedeckt                  4' Geigen Octoave             16' Quintaton
        4' Octave                   4' Gedeckt Flote              16' Lieblich Bass
        4' Koppelflote              2' Octavin                     8' Octave
        2' Fifteenth                2' Gemshorn                    8' Bourdon
       IV  Mixture                III  Scharf                      4' Choral Bass
        8' Trumpet                 16' Contra Trompette [TC]       4' Octave
        8' English Tuba             8' Trompette                  IV  Mixture
           Chimes                   8' Oboe                       32' Contra Fagott
                                    4' Oboe Clarion               16' Contra Trumpet
    POSITIV:                           Tremulant                  16' Fagott
        8' Rohrflote                                               8' Trumpet [GT]
        8' Gemshorn              ANTIPHONAL:                       8' English Tuba [GT]
        8' Gemshorn Celeste         8' English Diapason            4' Clarion
        8' Dolce Flute              8' Principal
        8' Flute Celeste            8' Rohrflote
        4' Principal                8' Holz Gedeckt
        4' Spitzflote               8' Dulciana
    2 2/3' Nasat                    8' Unda Maris
        2' Octave Principal         4' Koppelflote
        2' Blockflote               2' Octavin
    1 3/5' Tierce                 III  Mixture           
    1 1/3' Larigot                  8' Clarinet
        8' English Horn [GT]        8' Echo Trumpet
        8' Krummhorn                   Tremulant
           Tremulant
    
    [Stoplist received online from Chad Boorsma • August 2, 2017]
         
  • . Source: Stoplist copied from the console (July 20, 2017) Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.