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John-Paul Buzard Organ Craftsmen / Buzard Pipe Organ Builders (2012 & 2019)

Originally Reuter Organ Co. (Opus 1917, 1976)

Location:

St. John Lutheran Church
509 S. Mattis
Champaign, IL 61821 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 70726

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran 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 Jim Stettner on April 14, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 36 ranks. 2,050 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 31 stops. 39 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
  • Built by John-Paul Buzard Organ Craftsmen / Buzard Pipe Organ Builders
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 16, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
  • Built by John-Paul Buzard Organ Craftsmen / Buzard Pipe Organ Builders
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 16, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
  • Built by John-Paul Buzard Organ Craftsmen / Buzard Pipe Organ Builders
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 16, 2022.
Gallery:
  • Built by Reuter Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 31
  • Registers: 39
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on April 16, 2022.
Jim Stettner on April 14, 2022:

This entry represents tonal changes and additions to an existing organ. Identified through online information from John Panning.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on April 14, 2022.
Taken from a Buzard company document (courtesy of John Panning): Open In New Tab Originally published 2019
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on April 19, 2022.
Organ Re-Dedication: Open In New Tab Order of service, specification
Document created on 2019-06-09
We received the most recent update for this document from Jim Stettner on April 14, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph from an archival source: Church/School Facebook page [image cropped], submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-11-03

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