R. A. Colby, Inc. (1993)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 9328, 1954)

Location:

First United Methodist Church
227 East Fulton St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 37389

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes 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
  • 68 ranks. 7 divisions. 4 manuals.
All:
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: 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 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 June 30, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Chad Boorsma -- The organ includes a number of digital stops added by G. M. Buck Pipe Organs, as well as 5 ranks of pipes in the Antiphonal division that were from the Echo division of the 1916 Felgemaker organ.

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

Database Manager on November 27, 2008:

Identified through on-line information from Stephen Hall. -- Organ was enlarged again by G. M. Buck Pipe Organs in 2004. (information from Grand Rapids AGO website, accessed Nov 2008)

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

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