The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008

Dalton Recital Hall

OHS Database ID 28058.

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 March 5, 2012.

Technical Details

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 38 stops. 44 ranks. 2433 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

This is a portable instrument and can be moved in its entirety. Non-traditional style console. The console is movable.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. 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.


  • Identified through on-line information from Trevor Dodd. (Database Manager. September 5, 2007)
  • The organ was originally built in 1969 for Miller Auditorium. In 1971, the Pedal reed was extended to 32'. However, the organ's sound was still not sufficient for such a large space, and the organ was moved to the Recital Hall of the Dalton Music Center when it opened in 1982. A Rodgers organ is now in place in Miller Auditorium. In 2010, Lauck Pipe Organ Company altered the organ tonally so it would be less bright. The combination action was also replaced at this time, and the organ now has 128 levels of memory. The instrument is housed in a storage area behind the stage and is moved on stage for performances. (Chad Boorsma. March 5, 2012)

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Stage, Console, and Organ Cases. Photograph by Ellen Tipton 2011-11-26
Console. Photograph by Ellen Tipton 2011-11-26
Console. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2012-03-03
Recital Hall Interior, Organ Cases, and Console. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2012-03-03
Positiv Pipework. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2012-03-03
Great Pipework. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2012-03-03
Swell Box and Pipe work. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2012-03-03
Pedal Pipework. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2012-03-03

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  • Stoplist provided by the university
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
    Schlicker Organ Company    Opus 86    44 ranks    1969
    GREAT:                            SWELL:
       16' Gedeckt Pommer 61              8' Rohrfloete 61
        8' Prinzipal 61                   8' Salicional 61
        8' Spillfloete 61                 8' Voix Celeste [TC] 49
        4' Octave 61                      4' Flachfloete 61
        4' Hohlfloete 61              2 2/3' Nasat 61
        2' Super Octave 61                2' Waldfloete 61
       IV  Mixture 244                1 3/5' Terz [AA] 52
        8' Trumpet 61                    IV  Mixture 244
                                         16' Fagott 61
    PEDAL:                                8' Oboe-Schalmei 61
       16' Prinzipal 44                   4' Clarion 61
       16' Subbass 32                        Tremolo
        8' Prinzipal  
        8' Metal Gedeckt 32           POSITIV:
        4' Choral Bass 32                 8' Gedeckt 61
        2' Nachthorn 32                   4' Rohrfloete 61
       IV  Mixture 128                    2' Prinzipal 61
       32' Posaune                    1 1/3' Klein-Nasat 61
       16' Posaune 80                     1' Siffloete 61
        8' Trompete                     III  Scharf 183
        4' Klarine                        8' Krummhorn 61
        2' Kornett                           Tremolo
    [Received online from Chad Boorsma - March 8, 2012]
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