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St. Patrick Catholic Church
140 Church Street
Portland, Michigan 48875

Church

OHS Database ID 31323.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 11, 2019.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 11 stops. 11 registers. 9 ranks. 508 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. 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. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr. (Database Manager. November 25, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Cary Dumas. -- The console and choir originally were located in the sanctuary but were subsequently moved to the right side of the nave. All pipes are enclosed within the same Swell box. (Database Manager. November 23, 2013)
  • The instrument is in need of repair, but it sounds great and is in a room with excellent acoustics. (Chad Boorsma. August 11, 2019)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Church Interior and Altar. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Church Interior and Altar. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Church Interior and Altar. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Nave and Gallery. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Nave and Gallery. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Gallery and Stained Glass Windows. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Front Chamber Grillework. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Altar and Side Chamber Grillework. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Crucifix and Stained Glass Windows. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Stained Glass Windows. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Console. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Console. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Console. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Pedal Stopkeys. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Swell Stopkeys. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Great Stopkeys. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Church Exterior. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08
Church Exterior. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-08-08

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist taken from the console February 2013 and from Möller factory specifications
    Portland, Michigan
    SAINT PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH
    
    M.P. Moller   Opus 4968   9 ranks    1927
    _______________________________________________________________________
    
    GREAT:                                SWELL:
    
    8'  Open Diapason    61 pipes         8'  Stopped Diapason  61 pipes
    8'  Clara Bella      61 pipes         8'  Salicional        61 pipes
    8'  Dulciana         61 pipes         8'  Vox Celeste [TC]  49 pipes
    4'  Flute Harmonic   61 pipes         4'  Flute             GREAT
    Swell to Great                        8'  Oboe              61 pipes
    Swell to Great 4                      Swell to Swell 4
    Swell to Great 16                     Swell to Swell 16
    Great to Great 4                      Swell Unison Separation
    Great to Great 16                     Tremulant
    
    PEDAL:
    16'  Bourdon           32 pipes
    16'  Lieblich Gedeckt  from Bourdon
    Great to Pedal
    Swell to Pedal
    
    [Received from Cary Dumas 11-23-13 and updated by Chad Boorsma 8-19-17]