Pipe Organ Database

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E.F. Walcker & Cie. (Opus 5438, 1970)

Location:

Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran Church
9600 Leverne
Redford, MI 48239 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 304

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on May 22, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 7 ranks. 398 pipes. 2 divisions. 2 manuals. 7 stops. 7 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Built by E.F. Walcker & Cie.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 7
  • Registers: 7
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Roman Lizak on May 14, 2020.
Roman Lizak on May 29, 2020:

This instrument is the Walcker Positive model 5. According to records obtained from Gerhard Walcker, this intrument was installed in approximately January of 1970, as the dedication of the current church facility was dedicated on Septuagesima Sunday January 25, 1970.

We received the most recent update for this note from Roman Lizak on May 29, 2020.

Roman Lizak on May 23, 2020:

During a voters meeting on October 19th, 1986 the chairman of the Organ Committee made a recommendation that this organ be sold to First Methodist Church in Gainsville, Florida for the sum of $13,000.00

The sale of this instrument was to go directly towards the deficit for the new Steiner-Reck pipe organ, as a loan was taken out from the Church Extension Fund by the Hosanna-Tabor to cover the costs of the new Steiner-Reck instrument.

We received the most recent update for this note from Thurlow B. Weed on May 29, 2020.

Roman Lizak on May 15, 2020:

This instrument was purchased through the Walcker Representative Mr. S. H. Dembinsky at some point in 1969. A voters meeting was held on October 20th, 1969 and states:

"It was moved and supported to accept the Building Committee's reccomendation, that Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran Congregation enter into a contract with Mr. S. H. Dembinsky of Grand Rapids, Michigan for the purchase and installation of a mechanical seven rank portative Walcker Organ, said purchase and installation not to exceed the sum of $10,000."

We received the most recent update for this note from Roman Lizak on May 15, 2020.

Roman Lizak on May 14, 2020:

This instrument was replaced with Steiner-Reck Opus 78 (1984) The Walcker Organ was sold to a church in Florida for $13,000.

We received the most recent update for this note from Roman Lizak on May 14, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

No opus number shown in Pape.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Documentation from Walcker: Open In New Tab Specification taken from the Walcker Hausmitteilung book for their positive organ models Originally published 1970
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Roman Lizak on May 29, 2020.
Building Committee meeting 1969 regarding the organ : Open In New Tab Excerpt from the minutes of a Voters Meeting on October 20th, 1969 detailing the recommendation to purchase a new Walcker portative organ
Document created on 1969-10-10
We received the most recent update for this document from Roman Lizak on May 16, 2020.

Voters Meeting July, 1969: Open In New Tab Special Voters Meeting with the purpose to purchase an organ or not
Document created on 1969-07-20
We received the most recent update for this document from Roman Lizak on May 16, 2020.

Walcker Positive organ models: Open In New Tab Book with details on the various models of instruments sold by the company throughout the years
Document created on 2020-05-29
We received the most recent update for this document from Roman Lizak on May 29, 2020.

Instrument Images:

From the "Walcker Hausmitteilung" book of the positive organ models. Model 5 is the model of the instrument at the church: Photograph from an archival source: Roman Lizak, submitted by Roman Lizak. Taken approx. 1970

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