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Schantz Organ Co. (Opus 2316, 2012)

Originally Schantz Organ Co. (Opus 1334, 1975)

Location:

First Congregational Church
640 Millsboro Road
Mansfield, OH 44904 US
Organ ID: 46647

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • 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 Jeff Scofield on March 24, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 42 ranks. 2,489 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 54 stops. 33 registers.
All:
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 54
  • Registers: 33
  • 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 with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • 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 Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 11, 2018:

A new 10-rank Antiphonal was installed in 2012 as Schantz #2316.

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

Database Manager on December 06, 2016:

Updated through online information from Tom Scheck.
From the program for the dedication of the organ:
"Our new organ is a 3-manual instrument comprising 42 ranks of pipes. Of these, 13 ranks were retained from the previous organ which had been built for a residence and was installed in the new church as a temporary measure in 1950. Three of these ranks are now in the Choir division and the remainder comprise the Antiphonal Division. The Antiphonal is located where the original organ was and nothing was done to modernize or repair it mechanically. The console cabinet was retained from the 1950 installation with all new mechanism to accommodate the new organ."

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

Database Manager on April 14, 2011:

Updated through on-line information from Stephen Hall. -- Organ was renovated in 2011. The organ dedicatory recital was one of a series of events to celebrate First Congregational Church's 175-year anniversary per local news channel WMFD, unfortunately no information was given regarding the builder. [WMFD.com on-line article with slide show date 4/11/2011]

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

Database Manager on April 07, 2010:

Identified through on-line information from Tom Scheck. -- The organ includes a relatively large Antiphonal division, comprised of pipes from the previous Aeolian organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on March 24, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Console : Photograph from an archival source: Church website, submitted by Grant Farragher. Taken approx. ca. 2010

Chancel and organ chambers: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-06-13

Church interior to rear: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-06-13

Church interior: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-12-24

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