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LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church
107 LaGrave Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 10817.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition June 29, 2019.


Technical Details

Austin Universal Air Chests(©).

5 manuals. 7 divisions. 116 stops. 77 ranks. 4474 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Allen console, Austin pipe division, 32 "rk" of digital voices by Allen. Jonathan Tuuk was consultant. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Replaced twice rebuilt Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1042 (1942), with five manual Allen console and thirty-eight ranks of electronic voices. (Database Manager. March 12, 2008)
  • Updated through on-line information from Chad Boorsma. (Database Manager. June 30, 2009)
  • Updated through on-line information from Chad Boorsma. -- The instrument retains the Antiphonal division from the church's previous organ. The organ was given by Richard and Helen De Vos in memory of Helen's parents, George and Wilma Van Wesep, who were long-time members of La Grave. (Database Manager. June 10, 2010)
  • A Tuba Mirabilis rank was added to the Solo division in 2017 and was dedicated at the morning worship service on October 8. It was built by Chris Broome of Broome and Company and was installed by Haan Pipe Organ Service. The stop was a gift from Richard and Helen De Vos, the original donors of the organ. The Tuba Mirabilis has its own wind supply and is unenclosed. Because there was not sufficient space to put the stop in the actual Solo division, it is located in the chamber on the west side instead. The stop can be coupled to the Swell, Great, Choir, or Pedal. (Chad Boorsma. June 29, 2019)

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Sanctuary and Chancel. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2010-06-09
Chancel and Pipe Facade. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2010-06-09
Pipe Facade. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2010-06-09
Nave and Antiphonal Organ. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2010-06-09
Antiphonal Organ and Trompette en Chamade. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2010-06-09
Antiphonal Organ and Trompette en Chamade. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2010-06-09
Console. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2010-06-09
Church Exterior. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2009-11-15
Church Exterior. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-07-07
Church Tower. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-07-07
Church Entrance. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-07-07
Church Exterior. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-07-07
Church Exterior. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-07-07

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist provided by the church
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    LAGRAVE AVENUE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
    
    Austin Organ Company    Opus 2765    1996    76 ranks
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    
    GREAT: (unexpressed)               SWELL: (expressive)
    Manual II                          Manual III
       16' Violone 61                     16' Rohrgedeckt 12
        8' Principal 61                    8' Geigen Principal 61
        8' Violone 12                      8' Rohrflöte 61
        8' Harmonic Flute 56               8' Viole de Gambe 61
        8' Bourdon                         8' Voix Celeste 56
    5 1/3' Gross Quinte 12                 4' Geigen Octave 61
        4' Octave 61                       4' Flûte Harmonique 61
        4' Open Flute 61               2 2/3' Nasard 61
    2 2/3' Twelfth 61                      2' Blockflöte 61
        2' Super Octave 61             1 3/5' Tierce 49
    1 3/5' Tierce 49                      IV  Plein Jeu 244
       IV  Fourniture 244                 16' Basson 12
      III  Cymbal 183                      8' Trompete 61
       16' Double Trumpet 61               8' Hautbois 61
        8' Trumpet 12                      8' Voix Humaine 61
        4' Clarion 12                      4' Clairon 61
           Tremulant                          Tremulant [Voix Humaine & Swell]
           Chimes 25 tubes                    MIDI
           Symphonic Bells 
           Harp                        CHOIR: (expressive)
           Celesta                     Manual I
           Zimbelstern                    16' Quintaton 61
           MIDI                            8' Suavial 61
                                           8' Gedeckt 61
    SOLO: (expressive)                     8' Dulciana 61
    Manual IV                              8' Unda Maris 49
        8' Cello 61                        4' Principal 61
        8' Cello Celeste 61                4' Spillflöte 61
        8' Flûte Harmonique 61             2' Octave 61
        8' Trompette Harmonique 61     1 1/3' Quinteflöte 61
        8' Corno di Bassetto 61           IV  Scharf 244
        8' English Horn 61                 8' Trompete 61
           Tremulant                       8' Krummhorn 61
        8' Trompette en Chamade [ANT]      4' Rohr Schalmei 61
        8' Tuba Mirabilis 61 +                Tremulant
                                              Major Bells
    PEDAL:                                    Harp
       32' Contre Basse *                     Celesta
       32' Contre Gambe *                     MIDI
       32' Contre Bourdon *                 
       16' Open Wood *                 
       16' Principal 32                ANTIPHONAL: (unexpressed)  
       16' Subbass 32                  Manual V 
       16' Violone [GT]                    8' Principal 61
       16' Gambe *                         8' Spitzflöte 61
       16' Rohrgedeckt [SW]                4' Octave 61
       16' Lieblichflöte *                 2' Super Octave 61
       16' Quintaton [CH]                 IV  Mixture 244
        8' Octave 32                       8' Petite Trompette 61  
        8' Viole *                            Tremulant
        8' Bourdon 12                      8' Trompette en Chamade 61   
        8' Rohrflöte [SW]                     MIDI
        4' Choralbass 32               
        4' Nachthorn 32                ANCILLARY: (expressive) 
        2' Nachthorn 12                Floating 
       IV  Mixture 128                     8' Diapason *
       32' Contre Bombarde *               8' Flûte Bouchee *
       32' Kontra Fagott *                 8  Salicional *
       16' Bombarde 32                     8' Voix Celeste [+]
       16' Double Trumpet [GT]             8' Voix Celeste [-]
       16' Fagotto *                       8' Muted Viole Celeste II *
       16' Basson [SW]                     8' Flauto Dolce *
        8' Tromette 12                     8' Flûte Celeste *
        8' Hautbois [SW]                   4' Prestant *
        4' Clairon 12                      4' Flûte à fuseau *    
        4' Rohr Schalmei [CH]          2 2/3' Nasard *   
        2' Rohr Schalmei [CH]              2' Flûte à bec *   
           Chimes                      1 3/5' Tierce *   
           MIDI                           IV  Mixture *  
                                           8' Trompette *
                                           8' French Horn *
        * Digital Stops by Allen           8' Vox Humana [mp] *
        + Unenclosed Stop added in 2017    8' Vox Humana [pp] *
                                              Tremulant
    
    [Received online from Chad Boorsma • June 14, 2010]
  • Click Here Stoplist provided by the church Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.