Pipe Organ Database

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Reuter Organ Co. (Opus 1141, 1955)

Location:

Wittenberg University
200 W. Ward Street
Springfield, OH 45504 US
Weaver Chapel
Organ ID: 20955

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 51 ranks. 3,090 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 40 stops. 55 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 40
  • Registers: 55
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Reggie Hulsey on January 09, 2022:

In 1979, the reeds were removed and taken back to Reuter for revoicing. The console was also returned to the factory for updating to a Peterson combination action and switching. After reinstallation, Franklin Mitchell spent some time at the chapel tonal finishing. There was a very heavy dossal cloth covering the front wall of the chapel/organ chambers that had been removed, allowing for a better acoustical situation.

We received the most recent update for this note from Reggie Hulsey on January 09, 2022.

Database Manager on August 20, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on November 24, 2005:

Identified from the Reuter Opus List, provided by Chris Leaver, Reuter Organ Co., November, 2005.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from <i>The Diapason</i> December 1955
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chapel interior - console is on the right: Photograph by J. A. Hefner. Taken on 2017-06-06

Chancel and Console Rear: Photograph by J. A. Hefner. Taken on 2017-06-06

Console: Photograph by J. A. Hefner. Taken on 2017-06-06

Right Stop Jamb: Photograph by J. A. Hefner. Taken on 2017-06-06

Left Stop Jamb: Photograph by J. A. Hefner. Taken on 2017-06-06

Console Rear: Photograph by J. A. Hefner. Taken on 2017-06-06

Chapel Rear: Photograph by J. A. Hefner. Taken on 2017-06-06

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