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Lauck Pipe Organ Co. (Opus 36, 1995)

Location:

St. John's United Church of Christ
1934 Bridge Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 US
Organ ID: 34

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Churches of Christ (UCC)
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on June 26, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 24 ranks. 1,444 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 19 stops. 34 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on June 26, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 19
  • Registers: 34
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 26, 2018.
Database Manager on August 07, 2019:

The organ was replaced in 2019 by a 4-manual Allen organ. The Pedal Principal rank was removed by J. Granger Pipe Organs and will likely be reused some day in another instrument. The Trompette rank was sold, and the Cromorne rank is for sale. The other pipework was discarded (information supplied by J. Granger Pipe Organs).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on August 08, 2019.

Database Manager on January 05, 2010:

Identified through online information from Chad Boorsma. -- The congregation previously had a 2-manual Kilgen organ, and about half of the pipes from that organ were reused and revoiced for the Lauck instrument. The Great division is located in the cases on the front wall. The Choir and Swell divisions are under separate expression in the side chambers. The combination action has 32 levels of memory.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from factory specifications
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Building Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-01-02

Chancel: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-01-02

Facade and Organ Grille: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-01-02

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-01-02

Sanctuary: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-01-02

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