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Renaissance Pipe Organ Co. (2008)

Originally Henry Pilcher's Sons (Opus 505, 1905)

Location:

St. Thomas the Apostle R.C. Church
Ann Arbor, MI US
Organ ID: 36751

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 36 ranks. 2,029 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) 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
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Database Manager on September 17, 2011:

Updated through online information from David Hufford. -- RPO's work in this project consisted of full mechanical restoration and electrical modernization of the 1947 Casavant console and actions, together with construction of new e/p windchests as required. Tonal alterations by Tikker/McNeil, including new reeds except Vox Humana. Subsequent revoicing by Trivo, RPO, and David R. Beck.

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

Database Manager on October 09, 2008:

Identified through information from Timothy Tikker: Rebuild of existing Pilcher, mechanically and tonally altered in 1947 by Casavant, and subsequently altered tonally in 1978 by Wood.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
The Re-inauguration Concert of the Pipe Organ at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church: Open In New Tab Concert program, stoplist, brief history and description
Document created on 2008-10-05
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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