Schantz Organ Co. (Opus 1248, 1974)

Location:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1285 3rd Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 US
Organ ID: 52022

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
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
  • 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 45 stops.
All:
  • Position: In a case at the front 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: 45
  • 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: 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 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 May 04, 2017:

Updated by Benjamin K. Hoskins, who has heard or played the organ.

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

Database Manager on October 09, 2013:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Jeremy Horth, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- The organ case is in a modest yet very modern fashion with exposed facade pipes. The organ is located in the chancel in the front of the cruciform shaped Gothic inspired sanctuary dating to 1914. The organ has some grillework but the grilles do not conceal the whole instrument. Prior to this organ's installation in 1974 the church had a Hook and Hastings Pipe organ which at that time when that organ was installed new in the church (in a previous facility) in the mid to late 1880s the church was called Second Presbyterian Church.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist taken from console: Open In New Tab Original document from Benjamin K. Hoskins. Originally published 2017-04-18
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case and Facade Pipes: Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins. Taken on 2017-04-16

Right Stop Jamb: Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins. Taken on 2017-04-16

Left Stop Jamb: Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins. Taken on 2017-04-16

Coupler Rail: Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins. Taken on 2017-04-16

Sanctuary interior: Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins. Taken on 2017-04-16

Console: Photograph by Benjamin K. Hoskins. Taken on 2017-04-16

Church interior and organ case: Photograph by Jeremy Horth, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2014-02-03

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