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Christ Lutheran Church
701 South Charles St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21230

OHS Database ID 32217.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 26, 2009.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Suspended mechanical key action. Electric stop action.

Three manuals. 6 divisions. 60 stops. 72 registers. 79 ranks. 4331 pipes. Manual compass is 58 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 organ has an attached keydesk.

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

Notes

  • Identified through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Replaced Möller Opus 8975. Chancel organ is in two side chambers, manual divisions and console on the right (suspended mechanical action), Pedal division on the left (electric key action). There is also a Gallery division in the rear gallery encased on either side of the rose window. The gallery organ is all electric key action, and can also be played from a two manual console in the gallery. The organ was dedicated in April 2007, and is in regular use for services. (Database Manager. December 8, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Correction to previous submission: Manual divisions are on the left side of the chancel, Pedal on the right. Gallery division was installed in 2005 and used by itself for services until completion of the main organ in 2007. (Database Manager. December 9, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from John Igoe. -- While manual action is mechanical, pedal action is electrical. A Pedal 32' Trombone is prepared for. (Database Manager. January 26, 2009)

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Bibliography

  • Olson, Donald H.. "Cover Feature: Christ Lutheran Church, Baltimore, Maryland; Andover Organ Company, Methuen, Massachusetts," The American Organist (Vol. 47, No. 1 [January 2013], pp. 50-53). [John R. Sabatelli, Ronald S. Thomas, & Daniel Aune]

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Photographs

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Manual case front view. Photograph from Andover website; used with permission. 2008-01-01
Manual case side view. Photograph from Andover website; used with permission. 2008-01-01
Keydesk. Photograph from Andover website; used with permission. 2008-01-01
Church interior from the chancel. Photograph from Andover website; used with permission. 2008-01-01
Rear gallery with Antiphonal Division. Photograph from Andover website; used with permission. 2008-01-01
Antiphonal console and case. Photograph from Andover website; used with permission. 2008-01-01

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist (Source: The American Organist, Vol. 47, No. 1)
          Christ Lutheran Church
          Baltimore, Maryland
          Andover Organ Company, Opus 114, 2007
          OHS ID: 32217
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          GREAT                       SWELL                POSITIV                 PEDAL
       16 Violone                  16 Bourdon            8 Principal            32 Grand Bourdon [2]
       16 Principal                 8 Principal          8 Gedeckt              16 Principal Bass
        8 Principal                 8 Salicional         8 Gemshorn [1]         16 Principal (Gt)
        8 Principal II (ext 16)     8 Voix Celeste       4 Principal            16 Sub Bass
        8 Chimney Flute             8 Stopped Diapason   4 Koppel Flute         16 Bourdon (Sw)
        8 Viol d'Amour              4 Principal          2 Octave           10-2/3 Contra Quint (Sw 16)
    5-1/3 Gross Quinte              4 Silver Flute   1-1/3 Larigot               8 Octave
        4 Octave                2-2/3 Nazard         2-2/3 Sesquialtera III      8 Gedeckt Bass
        4 Flauto Traverso           2 Block Flute        1 Scharff IV            8 Bourdon (Sw)
    3-1/5 Gross Tierce [3]      1-3/5 Tierce             8 Cromorne          5-1/3 Quint
    2-2/3 Twelfth                   2 Mixture IV         8 Tromba (floating)     4 Choralbass
        2 Fifteenth                16 Fagott               Tremolo           2-2/3 Mixture IV
    1-1/3 Mixture IV                8 Trompette            Zimbelstern          32 Contra Trombone [3]
      2/3 Cymbal III                8 Oboe                                      16 Trombone
       16 Trumpet                   8 Vox Humana           COUPLERS             16 Fagott (Sw.)
        8 Trumpet                   4 Clarion              Sw to Gt              8 Trumpet
        8 Tromba (floating)         8 Tromba (floating)    Sw to Ps              4 Clarionet
                                      Tremolo              Ps to Gt
          GALLERY DIVISION                                 Gallery to Gt           GALLERY CONSOLE
       16 Bourdon                     GALLERY CONSOLE      Gallery to Sw           Pedal
        8 Principal                   Manual I             Gallery to Ps        16 Bourdon
        8 Concert Flute            16 Bourdon              Gt to Pd              8 Principal
        8 Gedeckt (ext 16)          8 Principal            Sw to Pd              8 Gedeckt
        8 Dulciana                  8 Concert Flute        Ps to Pd              4 Octave
        4 Octave                    8 Gedeckt              Gallery to Pd        16 Trumpet
        4 Night Horn                4 Octave                                     8 Trumpet
        2 Fifteenth                   Mixture IV           GALLERY CONSOLE
          Mixture IV               16 Trumpet              Couplers                CHANCEL COUPLERS
       16 Trumpet (ext 8)           8 Trumpet              Man II to Man I         Chancel Pd to Pd
        8 Trumpet                   8 Tromba               Man I to Pd             Chancel Gt to Pd
        8 Tromba (floating)                                Man II to Pd            Chancel Sw to Pd
          Zimbelstern                 GALLERY CONSOLE      Man I Off               Chancel Ps to Pd
                                      Manual II            Man II Off              Chancel Gt to Man I
      360 Memory Levels             8 Gedeckt                                      Chancel Sw to Man I
       12 General Pistons & Toe     8 Dulciana             GALLERY CONSOLE         Chancel Ps to Man I
        6 Divisionals or Toe        4 Night Horn         8 Memory Levels           Chancel Gt to Man II
          Coupler Reversible        2 Fifteenth          8 General Pisons & Toe    Chancel Sw to Man II
             Pistons and Toe        8 Trumpet            4 Divisionals or Toe      Chancel Ps to Man II
          Sforzando Reversible      8 Tromba               Coupler Reversibles
          Zimbelstern Reversible      Zimbelstern          General Cancel
          Sequencer Pistons                                Setter and Level Indicator
          General Cancel                                12 Chancel Organ General Pistons
          Setter                                           Chancel Cancel
          Console Separation                               Console Separation
    
          NOTES
        1 Common bass with Gedeckt 8.
        2 Extension of Sub Bass 16.
        3 Prepared.
        4 Chancel manuals have mechanical suspended key action.
        5 Couplers are operated electrically.
        6 Pedal has electrical key action.
        7 Gallery has elecric key action.
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    [Received online from T. Daniel Hancock, 2013-01-10]