Pipe Organ Database

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Unknown Builder

Originally Hillgreen, Lane & Co. (1966)

Location:

Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church
3109 Swede Avenue
Midland, MI 48642 US
Organ ID: 63629

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • 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 December 27, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 28 ranks. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on December 27, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • 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.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on December 27, 2018.
Database Manager on December 26, 2018:

Identified through online information from Mark Schmalz. -- Updated by Mark Schmalz, who has heard or played the organ.

Independent (non-unified) principal and flute choruses. Clear, well-articulated flues - reeds balanced throughout the scale. Pedal reeds speak with authority. Warm, diffuse sound clearly audible throughout the large, round contemporary-designed (c. 1950s) room with relatively low ceiling sloping upward toward a large lantern above the centrally-placed altar.

Organ case with attractively placed pipes is divided behind and on either side of altar, with console placed to the right and rear of the organ (facing altar).

Original instrument featured Diapason and Flute units designed by Byron Arneson (c. 1965-66). Originally envisioned specification completed subsequently at unknown date, with full principal and flute choruses on each division.

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

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