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Frank J. Sauter & Sons (1959)

Originally Frank J. Sauter & Sons (1956)

Location:

First Congregational Church
2001 Niles Ave.
St. Joseph, MI 49085 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 62873

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • 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 December 18, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 28 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.
Database Manager on July 18, 2018:

This work by Sauter was the addition of the Antiphonal (Echo) Division, located on the east side of the balcony. It was a gift from Frederick Palenske, in memory of his wife, and cost $10,575. The division included an 8' Diapason, 4' Octave, 8' Erzahler, 8 Erzahler Celeste, 8' Open Flute, 4' Stopped Flute, 8' Vox Humana, and a 16' Pedal Bourdon. It was playable from the Great manual (information from historical notes provided by the church).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on July 18, 2018:

The entire organ was rebuilt in 1984 by Berghaus Organ Company, in 1995 by Fowler Organ Company, and in 2011 by G. M. Buck Organ Company.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

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