Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, 1994

OHS Database ID 28053.


First Presbyterian Church
111 Capital Ave. NE
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017

Sanctuary

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 2010-10-04.

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Photographs

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Skinner Facade. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2010-08-17
Sanctuary Interior and Chancel. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2010-08-17
Console. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2010-08-17
Nave and Balcony. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2010-08-17
Church Exterior. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2010-08-17

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The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console. The console is movable.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 56 stops. 61 ranks. 3352 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Slider chests with direct-electric pallets (internal).

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

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When they are available, stoplists for organs are included in the Database. To make corrections in stoplists that we have in the database, please send details via e-mail to stoplists@organsociety.org.

  • Stoplist taken from builder's website
    Battle Creek, Michigan
    FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
    
    Dobson Pipe Organ Builders    1994     61 ranks
    _________________________________________________________
    
    GREAT:
       16' Violone          1-32 old*, 33-61 new
        8' Principal        1-14 new, 15-61 old
        8' Bourdon          1-14 new, 15-61 old
        8' Harmonic Flute   1-12 from Bourdon, 13-61 new
        4' Octave           1-61 new
        4' Nachthorn        1-61 new
    2 2/3' Twelfth          1-61 new
        2' Fifteenth        1-61 new
    1 3/5' Seventeenth      1-61 new
        V  Cornet           f18-c49 mounted, 96 old, 64 new
       IV  Mixture          244 old
       16' Contra Trumpet   1-56 old, 57-85 new
        8' Trumpet          1-61 new
        4' Clarion          from Contra Trumpet
        8' Tuba             from Choir
    
    SWELL: (expressive)
       16' Bourdon          1-61 old
        8' Geigen Principal 1-61 old *
        8' Chimney Flute    1-61 old *
        8' Salicional       1-8 new, 9-61 old *
        8' Celeste          1-7 new, 8-61 old *
        4' Octave           1-61 old
        4' Flute            1-61 old *
        2' Octavin          1-61 old
        V  Mixture          209 old*, 96 new
       16' Bassoon          1-61 old
        8' Trumpet          1-61 old
        8' Oboe             1-61 old *
           Tremulant
    
    CHOIR: (expressive)
        8' Gedeckt          1-61 old
        8' Gemshorn         1-61 new
        8' Celeste [FF]     6-61 new
        4' Spitz Principal  1-61 old
        4' Chimney Flute    1-61 old
    2 2/3' Nazard           1-61 old
        2' Octave           1-61 new
        2' Recorder         1-61 old
    1 3/5' Tierce           1-61 old
       IV  Sharp Mixture    244 new
        8' Clarinet         1-61 old *
           Tremulant
           Chimes           22-42 old *
        8' Bombarde         1-61 new, hooded
           Choir Separation
    
    PEDAL:
       32' Resultant        from Contrabass and Subbass
       16' Open Wood        1-32 old
       16' Contrabass       from Great
       16' Subbass          1-44 old
        8' Octave           1-44 old
        8' Bourdon          from Subbass
        4' Choralbass       from Octave
        4' Flute            1-32 old
       IV  Mixture          128 old
       32' Contra Bassoon   1-12 new, from Great
       16' Trombone         1-44 new
       16' Bassoon          from Great
        8' Trumpet          from Trombone
        4' Clarion          from Great
        4' Schalmei         1-32 new
        8' Tuba             from Choir
    
        * pipes from the original 1928 Skinner organ
    
    [Received online from Chad Boorsma • August 20, 2010]