Wigton Pipe Organs (Opus 24, 2000)

Location:

Greenfield Village
20900 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI 48124 US
Martha-Mary Chapel
Organ ID: 48003

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Museums
  • 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: Slider
  • 14 ranks. 774 pipes. 1 divisions. 2 manuals. 20 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: 2
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 20
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 11, 2011:

The organ replaced an electronic organ from the 1980's, which in turn replaced an Aeolian organ from 1929. The majority of the organ's stops are of the "either/or" stops, which means they are available on one manual or the other, but not both at the same time. Everything but the 8' Principal and Pedal Bourdon is in the Swell box. The case, designed by David Graebe, is of yellow poplar. Manual naturals are bone; sharps are blackwood. Pedal naturals are maple; sharps are plastic. Tonal finishing was done by Richard Swanson of Grand Ledge, Michigan. Fred DeHaven, the consultant, played the dedication recital. The chapel, which seats 125, is used mainly for weddings at the present time.

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 builder's website
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chapel Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-05-10

Chapel Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-05-10

Chapel Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-05-10

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