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Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 4378, 1963)

Location:

Baldwin Street Christian Reformed Church
2101 Baldwin Steet
Jenison, MI 49428 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 41757

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Reformed Churches (RCA, CRC, URC, PRC)
  • The organ has been altered 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: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 17 ranks. 1,097 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 28 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 28
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action 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 05, 2015:

The Mixture and Clarinet on the Great, as well as the originally prepared-for 16' Trumpet on the Pedal, were not installed by Wicks in 1963 (information from Wicks factory documents). They were added at a later time by an unknown builder.

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

Database Manager on August 12, 2009:

Identified through on-line information from Chad Boorsma -- According to factory documents, the organ was originally shipped from Wicks with 13 ranks, but it appears that the Mixture and Clarinet may have been additions. These stops have a lighter stop tablets than the others. The Great division is entirely exposed on the right side of the chancel, while the Swell division is under expression on the left side of the chancel. Pipes for the pedal are exposed on both sides of the chancel.

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 (August 11, 2009)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2009-08-15

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Displays: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2015-09-01

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Displays: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2015-09-01

Right Pipe Display: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2015-09-01

Left Pipe Facade and Swell Box: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2015-09-01

Nave and Balcony: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2015-09-01

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2015-09-01

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2015-09-01

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