Pipe Organ Database

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E.F. Walcker & Cie. (Opus 5229, 1969)

Location:

St. James Lutheran Church
2040 Oakwood Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 US
Organ ID: 27291

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 23 ranks. 1,246 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 18 stops.
All:
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 18
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • 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 Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 22, 2010:

The Swell is enclosed in the center behind clear Swell shades. The organ appears to have a Reisner console rather than the original one.

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

Database Manager on July 31, 2007:

Identified through online information from Douglas W. Craw -- Details from the dedication folder.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console (November 22, 2010)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-11-22

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-11-22

Nave, Balcony, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-11-22

Balcony and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-11-22

Pipe Facade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-11-22

Swell Chamber and Shutters: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-11-22

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-11-22

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-11-22

Church Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-11-22

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