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Fahlun Lutheran Church (Swedish)
3550 County Rd. 74 NE
Nelson, Minnesota 56355

OHS Database ID 5695.

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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 July 12, 2019.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 9 stops. 9 registers. 9 ranks. 518 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat radiating pedalboard. Combination action toe studs.

Notes

  • Updated by James R. Stettner, listing conversations with this person as the source of the information: Ed Copeland, the organ caretaker.
    The organ is in the front, right corner and has two facades: one above the keydesk and facing into the sanctuary, and one on the left side facing across the chancel. The pipes are stenciled and each facade has 17 pipes intersecting at a corner tower of 3 pipes for a total of 37 pipes en facade. In a Facebook exchange between Ed Copeland and myself on June 5, 2019, he related, "[the] pedal board is "reverse radiating" (wider at the back than the front) and is flat. There is a trem however it was disconnected at some point in the past. It's on the list to be repaired and reconnected." (Thurlow Weed. July 12, 2019)

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Photographs

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Organ case at front of sanctuary. Photograph by Ed Copeland 2019-06-04
Organ case and keydesk. Ed Copeland 2019-06-04
Builder's nameplate. Photograph by Ed Copeland 2019-06-04

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist provided by Ed Copeland (organ caretaker) on Facebook; June 5, 2019
    Nelson, Minnesota
    Fahlun Lutheran Church
    
    HILLGREEN, LANE & CO., Opus 199, 1907 - Original Specifications
    
    
    GREAT                                        COUPLERS (Drawknob)
       8'  Open Diapason                61          Swell to Pedal 
       8'  Melodia                      61          Great to Pedal
       8'  Dulciana                     61
       4'  Octave                       61          Swell to Great 
       2'  Fifteenth                    61          Swell to Great Octave
    
    
    SWELL (Expressive)                           FOOT TRUNDLES
       8'  Stopped Diapason             61          Full Organ
       8'  Viola                        61
       4'  Rohr Flute                   61          Cancel
    
    
    PEDAL                                        PEDAL MOVEMENTS (mechanical)
       16' Bub Bass                     30          Swell Expression             (bal.)
    
       Blower Signal
    
    
    ACTION: Mech. Key & Stop      VOICES: 9      STOPS: 9      RANKS: 9      PIPES: 518
            Tub-Pneum Pedal
    
    
    NOTES
    The organ is free-standing and encased in the front, right corner of the sanctuary. It
    has two stenciled façades each containing 17 pipes, and intersecting at a corner tower
    of 3 pipes for a total of 37 pipes en façade. One faces across the chancel, and the other
    over the keydesk faces into the sanctuary. The keydesk is attached and projecting with a
    lid that lifts to form a music rack. Stops are as drawknobs in terraced jambs on either
    side of the manuals, and the couplers are as drawknobs over the Swell keys. The pedalboard
    is reverse radiating (wider at the rear than the front) and flat. The manual key action is
    tracker, but the pedal action is tubular-pneumatic. The Tremolo has been disconnected at
    some point in the past.
    
    Sources: OHS Database, photos by Ed Copeland, Facebook correspondence with Ed Copeland
             on June 5, 2019; JRS.
    
    
    Fahlun Lutheran Church
    3550 County Rd 74 NE 
    Nelson,  MN. 56355
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist provided by Ed Copeland (organ caretaker) on Facebook; June 5, 2019 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.