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Third Reformed Church
111 W. 13th Street
Holland, Michigan 49423

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 41688.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 3, 2012.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Electric stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 35 stops. 45 ranks. 2348 pipes. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. 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.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from Chad Boorsma. -- This organ replaced a 1928 Austin organ. It was dedicated on September 19, 1982, during the morning worship service. Gerre Hancock, organmaster at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in New York City, played the dedicatory concert on November 14. In 1990, the Trompette en Chamade and more stops on the pedal (digital) were added to the organ. The console of the instrument is located in the balcony, but it not attached to the organ case. (Database Manager. July 16, 2009)
  • The organ was modified in 2010 by David Wilson. Some pipes were replaced, while others were revoiced. The digital Pedal stops were replaced, and one was added to the Pedal. The console also received electric assists for the couplers and a new computer memory system. Cost of the project was $172,000. (Chad Boorsma. July 3, 2012)

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Photographs

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Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2012-06-26
Console. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2012-06-26
Sanctuary Interior and Chancel. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2012-06-26
Sanctuary Interior and Chancel. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2012-06-26
Organ Case and Trompette en Chamade. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2012-06-26
Organ Case and Trompette en Chamade. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2012-06-26
Church Exterior. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2012-06-26
Church Exterior. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2012-06-26
En chamade. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-07-12
Lower facade and chamade from right. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2010-07-12

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist taken from the console (July 13, 2009)
    Holland, Michigan
    THIRD REFORMED CHURCH
    
    Robert L. Sipe, Builder
    Installed 1982 / Enlarged 1990
    
    GREAT:                              POSITIV:
       16' Bourdon                          8' Holzgedeckt
        8' Principal                        8' Flute Conique
        8' Gedeckt                          4' Principal
        4' Octave                           4' Spillflote
        2' Super Octave                     2' Octave
     IV-V  Mixture                      1 1/3' Larigot
        8' Trompete                        IV  Scharf
           Tremulant                       16' Trompette En Chamade
                                            8' Trompette En Chamade
                                            8' Cromorne
                                               Tremulant
    
    SWELL:                              PEDAL:
        8' Gemshorn                        32' Subbass (electronic)
        8' Gemshorn Celeste                16' Principal
        8' Rohrflote                       16' Subbass (electronic)
        4' Principal                        8' Octave
        4' Spitzflote                       4' Choralbass 
        2' Blockflote                      IV  Mixture
       II  Sesquialtera                    32' Contra Fagot
       IV  Mixture                         16' Posaune
       16' Basson
        8' Hautbois                    
           Tremulant                       
    
    COUPLERS:                           COMBINATIONS:
       Swell to Great                       8 General Pistons
       Positiv to Great                     5 Divisional Pistons
       Swell to Positiv                     8 General Toe Studs
       Great to Pedal                       5 Pedal Toe Studs
       Swell to Pedal
       Positiv to Pedal
                                                    
    [Received on line from Chad Boorsma July 17, 2009.]
  • Click Here Stoplist taken from the console (July 13, 2009) Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.