OHS Database ID 22443.
The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
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Electro-pneumatic (EP) unit chests.
Two manuals. 2 divisions. 7 stops. 21 registers. 9 ranks. 555 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.
The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.
Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible thumb pistons.
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|Organ and console. Photograph from Balcom and Vaughan Scrapbook; submitted by James R. Stettner 1976-05-14|
|Great Pipe Display (1997). Photograph by James R. Stettner|
|Console (1997). Photograph by James R. Stettner|
|Pipe Display. Photograph by James R. Stettner 2015-09-25|
|Console. Photograph by James R. Stettner 2015-09-25|
|Great Stops. Photograph by James R. Stettner 2015-09-25|
|Swell Stops. Photograph by James R. Stettner 2015-09-25|
|Pedal Stops. Photograph by James R. Stettner 2015-09-25|
|Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by James R. Stettner 2015-09-25|
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Gig Harbor, Washington Peninsula Lutheran Church (ELCA) BALCOM and VAUGHAN PIPE ORGANS, Inc., Opus 812, 1975 - Original Specifications GREAT COUPLERS 8' Principal 61 Swell to Pedal 8 8' Rohr Flöte 61 Great to Pedal 8 8' Gemshorn (Sw) -- 4' Octave 12 Swell to Great 16,8,4 4' Rohr Flöte 12 2' Principal (Sw) 12 III Mixture 2' 183 FINGER PISTONS 8' Hautbois (Sw) -- General 1 – 5 blank Sw. to Ped. (rev) Gt. to Ped. (rev) Great to Great 4' Sw. to Gt. (rev) Cancel SWELL (Expressive) 8' Bordun 61 TOE STUDS 8' Gemshorn 61 General 1 – 5 blank Gt. to Ped. (rev) 4' Principal 61 Sw. to Ped. (rev) 2' Bordun 24 1-1/3' Nasat 7 8' Hautbois 61 PEDAL MOVEMENTS Tremulant Swell Expression (bal.) Crescendo (bal.) Swell to Swell 16' Swell to Swell 4' PEDAL ACTION: Electro-Pneumatic unit 16' Sub Bass (Sw) 12 8' Principal (Gt) -- VOICES: 7 8' Bordun (Sw) -- 4' Choral Bass (Gt) -- STOPS: 22 4' Rohr Flöte (Gt) -- 2' Octavin (Gt) -- RANKS: 9 8' Hautbois (Sw) -- 4' Hautbois (Sw) -- PIPES: 628 blank NOTES Even before the new [present] sanctuary was built in 1970, the congregation realized that a new organ would be needed. At a congregational meeting on January 22, 1968, it was voted to establish an Organ Fund with $500.00 appropriated from the budget. Upon completion of the new edifice, the Church Council and Organ Committee set about the task of selecting a builder. In the Spring of 1974, the congregation decided to pur- chase a new pipe organ to be built by Balcom and Vaughan of Seattle. The 2-manual, 7-register, 9-rank instrument was first used for worship and dedicated on May 11, 1975. The inaugural recital by guest organist Paul Reitz was given on June 1, 1975. The organ is installed on the central axis of the room with an exposed Great and ex- pressive Swell immediately behind. The exposed Great is 3-registers: 8'/4' Principal, 8'/4' Rohr Flöte, and III-rank Mixture 2'. The expressive Swell is 4-registers and 4-ranks with: 8'/2' Bordun, 8' Gemshorn, 4'/2' Principal, and 8' Hautbois. The Pedal division has no independent registers, and is taken from extensions and borrows from the Great and Swell. Sources: Balcom and Vaughan opus list; JRS; extant organ [Received from James R. Stettner 2015-09-29.]