Hope Lutheran Church
BALCOM and VAUGHAN PIPE ORGANS, INC., Opus 785, 1971
Marceau & Associates, 2008 - Solid State Conversion and Tonal Changes
Puget Sound Pipe Organs, 2019-20 - Console Modifications and Tonal Changes / Additions
8 Prinzipal (façade) 61 Swell to Pedal 8,4
8 Gedackt 61 Great to Pedal 8
4 Oktave 61 MIDI to Pedal
4 Gedackt 12
2 Oktave 12 Swell to Great 16,8,4
III Mixture ]1-1/3'] 183 Swell to Great Melody
blank MIDI to Great
Great to Great 16 MIDI to Swell
Great Unison Off
Great to Great 4
Swell Duplexes General 1 - 8
16 Rohr Bourdon (Sw) -- Swell 1 - 5
8 Flach Flöte (Sw) -- Sw. to Ped. (rev)
8 Spitz Gamba (Sw) –- Sw. to Gt. (rev)
4 Rohr Flöte (Sw) -– Great 1 – 5
1-1/3 Larigot (Sw) –- Gt. to Ped. (rev)
8 Hautbois (Sw) –- Pedal 1 - 5
Auto Pedal [illum.] (rev)
Zimbel Stern (rev)
SWELL (Expressive) SFZ (rev)
16 Spitz Gamba (tc) –- Set
8 Prinzipal -- Cancel
8 Rohr Flöte 73
8 Spitz Gamba 68
8 Spitz Gamba Celeste (GG) 61 TOE STUDS
4 Prinzipal 61 General 1 - 8
4 Flach Flöte 61 Pedal 1 - 5
2-2/3 Nasat 73 Sw. to Ped. (rev)
2 Flach Flöte 12 Gt. to Ped. (rev)
1-3/5 Terz (Nas) -- Zimbel Stern (rev)
III Plein Jeu [1'] 183 Sforz (rev)
16 Basson 12
8 Hautbois 68
Tremulant PEDAL MOVEMENTS
Swell Expression (bal.)
Swell to Swell 16' Crescendo (bal.)
Swell Unison Off
Swell to Swell 4'
32 Resultant –-
16 Subbass 32
16 Rohr Bourdon (Ped/Sw) --
8 Oktav Bass (façade) 32
8 Gedackt (Gt) -- ACTION: E-P unit (Kilgen-style)
8 Rohr Flöte (Sw) --
8 Spitz Gamba (Sw) -- VOICES: 15
4 Choral Bass 32
4 Gedackt (Gt) -- STOPS: 37
16 Basson (Sw) 12
blank RANKS: 19
8 Hautbois (Sw) --
4 Klarine (Sw) -- PIPES: 1,170
The façade contains 10 pipes of the Great 8' Principal (FF – D#), and the first 15
pipes of the Pedal 8' Principal. The first 12 notes of the Pedal 16' Rohr Bordun
are from the 16' Subbass on soft wind with the balance from the Swell 8' Rohrflute.
As originally built, the organ had 14 voices, 28 stops including chimes, 18 ranks,
and 1,097 pipes. The chimes were later replaced by the present 4-bell Zimbelstern.
During the Marceau & Associates work, the old relays and console components were
replaced with Syndyne ™ solid state controls. The original stops had been tilting
tablets, and were converted to Harris rocker tablets.
On the Great, the only addition was to borrow the Swell 16' Rohr Bordun to the Great.
The Enclosed Great to Great 4' coupler actually affects all of the Great stops; be
they indigenous or borrowed from the Swell. The Great 1-1/3' Nasat was engraved as
a 2-2/3' Nasat, and was an extension of the Swell 2-2/3' Nasard.
On the Swell, the original 4' Flach Flöte was revoiced to be a 4' Octave, and an 8'
Principal was derived from it. The bottom octave was borrowed from the 8' Spitz Gamba.
The added 1-3/5' Tierce was taken from the Rohrflute unit.
On the Pedal, three additional stops were borrowed from the manuals: Great 8' Gedackt,
Swell 8' Spitz Gamba, and Swell 8' Hautbois.
In the 2019-2020 work by Puget Sound Pipe Organs, the Harris stop controls were replaced
with new Syndyne stop magnets and tablets. The number of speaking stops was increased
with several added stops as borrows or extensions. The Zimbel Stern was removed from
the stop rail and is now controlled by a reversible finger piston and toe stud. Pedal
divisional finger pistons and toe studs were added as was the Sforz. finger piston and
toe stud. Additional couplers were added including a Swell to Great Melody coupler. And
an Auto Pedal was added as an illuminated piston. The original Swell 4' Flach Flöte which
had been re-purposed as a 4' Principal was returned to use as a Flach Flöte also now
playable at 2' on the Swell. In 2020, a 4' Prinzipal was added to the Swell on a new chest.
This also plays as the Swell 8' Prinzipal with 1-12 borrowed from the 8' Spitz Gamba and 8'
Rohr Flöte both. And a 32' Resultant was added to the Pedal.
Sources: B&V opus list; Marceau & Associates files; JRS; extant organ
Hope Lutheran Church (MS)
4456 42nd St. SW
(206) 937-9330 Documented: September 26, 2019