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Hillgreen, Lane & Co. (1965)

Location:

1966-1985: St. Paul Seminary<br>1985-present: St. John Vianney R.C. Church, Saginaw MI
Original Installation: 2555 Wieneke Rd, Saginaw MI<br>Current Ins
Saginaw, MI 48603 US
Originally installed in temporary chapel
Organ ID: 63342

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Seminaries
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • 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 26, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 5 ranks. 2 manuals. 21 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on December 26, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Registers: 21
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on December 26, 2018.
Database Manager on December 26, 2018:

Updated by Mark Schmalz, who has heard or played the organ.

Exposed pipes in recess to rear and right of altar. Classically-voiced organ speaks clearly into large, high-ceiling contemporary room.

Instrument is comprised of three units: Diapason 8 - 4 - 2, Bourdon 16 - 8 - 4 - 2-2/3 - 2, Gemshorn 8 - 4; with two additional ranks for mixture composition (Rausch II and Scharff II). Instrument relocated to parish church from seminary chapel after school closure, reconfigured spatially, and revoiced for larger room by Kenneth Wuepper.

Historical Note: This small but beautiful classically-voiced organ was Hillgreen, Lane\'s \"demo\" instrument for their subsequent installations in Michigan\'s Saginaw Valley.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 27, 2018.

Database Manager on August 01, 2018:

Information from Hillgreen, Lane & Co. opus list, compiled by Bynum Petty
Contract: April 1965.
A unit organ of twenty-one stops.
Price: $8,000.

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

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