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Christ Episcopal Church
162 S. Main Sttreet
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

OHS Database ID 32668.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 7, 2015.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 11 stops. 14 ranks. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. No combination action. Concave radiating pedalboard. Hitchdown couplers.

Notes

  • Identified through information from James Leek, Leek Pipe Organ Company. (James Cook. January 5, 2008)
  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Jim Thompson, using information from this web site: http://www.flentrop.nl/orgelbouw/oberli_ohio_epis.html.

    Replaced a Johnson tracker organ which housed Calvin Hampton's "Stained Glass Zimbelstern". (Database Manager. November 1, 2015)
  • Updated through online information from Jim Thompson. -- Updates to my previous notes: The Johnson organ was ca 1921. The Flentrop has hand-operated doors for the Borstwerk as the "expression" capability. Also, the organ is located to the right side of the chancel area (facing the altar) (Epistle side, in Episcopal-speak). Calvin Hampton was the Organist/Choir Master during his senior year at Oberlin from 1959-1960. The "Stained Glass Zimbelstern" was his own device utilizing a small fan, an unused drawknob on the organ, and scrap stained glass from a parishioner's studio at the church (suspended from fine wire in front of the fan - brilliant). (Database Manager. November 7, 2015)

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Releathering the reservoir. Photograph by James Leek 2007-12-05
Organ Case and Keydesk. D A Flenrop, courtesy of James Stark (1964)

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Stoplist

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  • From the Flentrop Orgelbau web site
    Oberlin, Ohio
    Christ Episcopal Church
    
    Flentrop Orgelbouw   1964   2 manuals, 11 stops, 14 ranks
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                      HOOFDWERK
                   8' Principal             56
                   8' Roerfluit             56
                   4' Octaaf                56
                   4' Speelfluit            56
                  IV  Mixtuur              224
                   8' Dulciaan              56
    
                      BORSTWERK
                   8' Gedekt                56
                   4' Koppelfluit           56
                   2' Gemshoorn             56
                  II  Sesquialtera         112
    
                      PEDAAL
                  16' Quintadeen            32
    
                      KOPPELS
                      Pedaal-Hoofdw.
                      Pedaal-Borstw.
                      Hoofdw.-Borstw.
    
                      mechanical action
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  August 21, 2014]
    
    
  • Click Here From the Flentrop Orgelbau web site Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.