Pipe Organ Database

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Robert L. Sipe (& Associates) (1982)

Location:

Third Reformed Church
111 W. 13th Street
Holland, MI 49423 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 41690

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Reformed Churches (RCA, CRC, URC, PRC)
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Slider
  • 45 ranks. 2,348 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 35 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 35
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • 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: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • 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 July 03, 2012:

The organ was modified in 2010 by David Wilson. Some pipes were replaced, while others were revoiced. The digital Pedal stops were replaced, and one was added to the Pedal. The console also received electric assists for the couplers and a new computer memory system. Cost of the project was $172,000.

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

Database Manager on July 16, 2009:

Identified through online information from Chad Boorsma. -- This organ replaced a 1928 Austin organ. It was dedicated on September 19, 1982, during the morning worship service. Gerre Hancock, organmaster at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in New York City, played the dedicatory concert on November 14. In 1990, the Trompette en Chamade and more stops on the pedal (digital) were added to the organ. The console of the instrument is located in the balcony, but it not attached to the organ case.

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 (July 13, 2009)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-06-26

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-06-26

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-06-26

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-06-26

Organ Case and Trompette en Chamade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-06-26

Organ Case and Trompette en Chamade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-06-26

Church Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-06-26

Church Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-06-26

En chamade: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2010-07-12

Lower facade and chamade from right: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2010-07-12

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