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St. Joseph Catholic Church
220 Church Street
St. Joseph, Michigan 49085


OHS Database ID 64286.

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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 March 31, 2019.

Technical Details

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 47 stops. 26 ranks. 1656 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. 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.


  • This work was the installation of additional pipes to the organ, as well as changes to the Pedal stoplist. (Chad Boorsma. March 31, 2019)

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Added Pipework (Violin Diapason). Photograph by Greg Zyjewski 2019-03-06
Added Pipework (Sub Bass). Photograph by Greg Zyjewski 2019-03-17
Added Pipework (Sub Bass). Photograph by Greg Zyjewski 2019-03-17

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  • Typed stoplist from Chad Boorsma. Source: Stoplist supplied by church's Director of Music
    St. Joseph, Michigan
    Lauck Pipe Organ Company    Opus 65    26 ranks    2014/2019
    GREAT:                              CHOIR:
        8' Principal          61           16' Lieblich Gedeckt     12 a
        8' Traverse Flute     61            8' Violin Diapason      61
        4' Octave             61            8' Stopped Flute        61 a
        4' Flute Harmonique   12            8' Dolce                61 b
        2' Superoctave        12            8' Dolce Celeste [TC]   49
      III  Mixture            154           4' Geigen Principal     12
        8' Clarinet           CH            4' Spitzflute           61
        8' Trumpet Harmonique 61        2 2/3' Nazard [TC]          49
        8' Trumpet-en-Chamade 61            2' Blockflute           12
           Tremulant                    1 3/5' Tierce [TC]          49
                                        1 1/3' Larigot               5 
                                            8' Clarinet             61
    SWELL:                                  8' Trumpet-en-Chamade   GT
        8' Diapason           61               Tremulant
        8' Rohrbourdon        61          
        8' Viola              61 a       PEDAL:
        8' Viola Celeste [TC] 49 a         32' Sub Bass             -- e
        4' Principal          12           16' Open Wood            12 d
        4' Rohrflute          12           16' Sub Bass             32
        2' Fifteenth          12           16' Lieblich Gedeckt     CH 
      III  Plein Jeu         154            8' Principal            32 a
       16' Double Trumpet     12 c          8' Bass Flute           12
        8' Trumpet            61 c          8' Stopped Flute        CH
        8' Oboe               61            4' Octave               12 a
        4' Clarion            12 c         16' Trombone             12 [GT]
           Tremulant                       16' Double Trumpet       SW
                                            8' Trumpet              GT
                                            4' Trumpet              GT
    a = pipes reused from the 1957 Kilgen organ
    b = pipes reused from the 1957 Kilgen organ and revoiced
    c = pipes reused from the 1982 rebuild of the Kilgen organ
    d = notes 13-32 use pipes from the 8' Pedal Principal
    e = digital stop
    [Received online from Chad Boorsma • March 31, 2019]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from Chad Boorsma. Source: Stoplist supplied by church's Director of Music Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.