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St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
30 W. Chestnut St.
Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331

OHS Database ID 64906.

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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 October 26, 2019.


Technical Details

Austin Universal Air Chests(©).

Four manuals. 10 divisions. 245 ranks. Manual compass is 61 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 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.

Notes

  • In the late 1990's the condition of the organ began to notably decay. Water damage from roof leaks became evident. Original cotton-wrapped wiring from 1920's was creating issues. Plaster had fallen into pipes causing damage. This was in both the front and back organs. An Organ Committee was formed in 2006 to assess the condition of the organ and make recommendations. In 2009, Austin began a 1.3 million dollar project of staged renovations which included new wiring, repairs to damage pipework, windchest releathering, new chamber walls, new lighting and electrical service to the chambers, Antiphonal and Gallery Pedal enhancements, Walker additions, and solid state conversion. in 2016 Austin determined that additional funds were required to complete the project. An additional $250,000.00 was donated. The project was completed in October 2016 with rededication on October 13, 2016. (James Stettner. October 26, 2019)
  • Divisions located to each side of the chancel, in the ceiling above the chancel, and to each side of the gallery; the moveable console is normally located in the right transept where the choir is seated; the sanctuary seats 750. (Jeff Scofield. October 27, 2019)

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Photographs

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Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-18
Sanctuary interior from floor. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-18
Sanctuary interior to rear. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-18
Chancel ceiling grillework. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-18
Gallery East Chamber. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-18
Gallery West Chamber. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-18
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-18
Left Stopjamb. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-18
Right Stopjamb. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-18
Console center. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-18
Couplers. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-18
Expression pedals and Crescendo. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-18
Left toe studs. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-18
Right toe studs. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-18
Console side view. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-18
Tiffany Chancel stained glass window. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-18
Church front exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-18
Church rear exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-18

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Stoplist

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  • . Source: Stoplist from church's organ booklet and from the console October 18, 2017
           Hanover, Pennsylvania
           St. Matthew Lutheran Church
    
           Austin   Op. 1214R   2016   4/245
           ________________________________________________________________________________________
     
           GREAT  7" wind                  SOLO   10" wind                    PEDAL
    
       16' Double Diapason     61      16' Bourdon                73      32' Open Wood             dg
       16' Bourdon             61       8' Diapason               73      32' Principal             dg
        8' First Diapason      61       8' Grossflöte             73      32' Sanftbass             dg
        8' Second Diapason     61       8' Doppelflöte            73      32' Contra Bourdon        12 SO
        8' Harmonic Flute      61       8' Orchestral Flute       73      16' Contra Bass           32 
        8' Clarabella          61       8' Dulzflöte              73      16' Diapason              GT
        8' Stopped Flute       12       8' Gamba                  73      16' Contra Geigen         SW
        8' Violoncello         61       8' Gamba Celeste          73      16' Violone Bass          dg CH
        8' Gemshorn            61       8' Violoncello            73      16' Soubasse              dg CH
        8' Gemshorn Celeste    61       8' Violoncello Celeste    73      16' Bourdon               GT
    5 1/3' Quint               61       4' Octave                 73      16' Stopped Flute         dg CH
        4' Principal           61       4' Flute Ouverte          73      16' Lieblich Gedeckt      SW
        4' Octave              61       4' Zauberflöte            73      16' Violone               32
        4' Flute Ouverte       61   2 2/3' Harm Stopped 12th      61      16' String Celeste II     ST
        4' Lieblichflöte       12       2' Piccolo                61      16' Viola                 CH
    3 1/5' Tenth               61      II  Terzian             i 122      16' Flute Conique         CH
    2 2/3' Twelfth             61      IV  Fourniture          j 244      16' Dulciana              SW
        2' Superoctave         61      16' Bass Trombone          73  10 2/3' Quint                 32
        2' Waldflöte           61      16' Bass Clarinet          73       8' Principal             32
    1 3/5' Seventeenth         61       8' Trompette Militaire    73       8' Octave (GT Dbl Diap)  GT
    IV-VI  Mixture          a 330       8' Trompette Royale 20"   73       8' Gedeckt               32 SW
        V  Fourniture       b 305       8' Tuba Sonora            73       8' Violoncello           12
       IV  Scharf           c 244       8' Trombone               12       8' Bass Flute            dg CH
       16' Double Trumpet      61       8' Orchestral Horn 20"    61       8' Flute Conique         SW
        8' Trumpet             12       8' French Horn            73       8' Viole Celeste II      SW
        8' Tromba              61       8' Corno di Bassetto      73       8' Dulciana              SW
        4' Clarion             12       8' Bassoon                73   5 1/3' Twelfth               32
           Sub                          8' Orchestral Oboe        61       4' Choral Bass           32
           Unison Off                   8' Harmonic Trumpet       SW       4' Super Octave          GT
           Super                        4' Clarion                SW       4' Nachthorn             32
        8' Trompette Royale    SO          Tremulant                       4' Flute                 dg CH
           Tromp Royale Melody             Sub                             2' Kleine Octave         32
        8' Orchestral Horn     SO          Unison Off                      2' Blockflöte            32
           Piano               dg          Super                           V  Grand Cornet       o 160
                                           Concert Harp           dg      IV  Cymbale            p 128
           SWELL  7" wind                                                 32' Contra Bombarde       dg
                                           STRING   10" wind              16' Bombarde              SO
       16' Contra Geigen       73                                         16' Trombone              GT
       16' Lieblich Gedeckt    73      16' Double Violes      II 122      16' Fagotto               SW
       16' Double Dulciana     73       8' 1st Violes d'Orch  II 122      16' Baryton               CH
        8' Diapason            73       8' 2nd Violes d'Orch  II 122      16' Contra Oboe           12 CH
        8' Rohrflöte         * 73       8' Violins            II 122       8' Bombarde              12
        8' Zartflöte           73       8' Violas d'Amoure    II 122       8' Trombone              GT
        8' Holzgedeckt         73       8' Violes Sourdine    II 122       8' Bassoon               SO
        8' Harmonic Flute      73       4' Octave Violes      II 122       4' Clarion (Harm Trmpt)  SW
        8' Quintadena          73       4' Viola d'Amore          61       4' Rohrschalmei          CH
        8' Violin              73     III  Cornet des Violes   k 183       4' Trompette             CH
        8' Viole Celeste       73       8' Vox Humana             61          Chimes                dg
        8' Viole de Gambe      73          Zimbelstern             4
        8' Salicional          73          On Great                           GALLERY PEDAL
        8' Flute Celeste   II 134          On Swell
        8' Voix Seraphique II 134          On Choir                       32' Contra Bourdon        dg
        8' Viole Celeste       73          On Solo                        16' Open Diapason         dg
        8' Dulciana            24                                         16' Bourdon               AN
        8' DUlciana Celeste    73          CELESTIAL  7" wind             16' Subbass               32
        4' Principal           73                                         16' Violone               dg
        4' Flauto Traverso     73      16' Contra Salicional      61      16' Viola da Gamba        12 AN
        4' Octave              73       8' Diapason               61      16' Salicional            CE
        4' Chimney Flute       73       8' Hohlflöte              61       8' Principal             32
        4' Dulcet              12       8' 1st Unda Maris     II 122       8' Octave Bourdon        12
        4' Dulcet Celeste      12       8' 2nd Unda Maris     II 122       8' Violone               dg
        4' Violina             73       8' Voix Celeste       II 122       8' Viola da Gamba        AN
    2 2/3' Rohr Nasat        * 61       8' Aeoline                61       4' Choral Bass           12
        2' Fifteenth           61       4' Octave                 61       4' Fern Flute            AN
        2' Piccolo             61       4' Harmonic Flute         61      16' Double Trumpet        AN
    1 3/5' Tierce              61       4' Flauto Mistico     II 122      16' Waldhorn              AN
    1 1/3' Larigot             61      II  Rauschquint         l 122       8' Trumpet               AN
        V  Sesquialtera     d 305       8' Tromba                 61       4' Clarion               AN
        V  Plein Jeu        e 305      16' 1st Vox Humana         61          Chimes
    III-IV Acuta            f 220       8' 1st Vox Humana         12
       16' Contra Fagotto      73       8' 2nd Vox Humana         61          BELLS/PERCUSSION
       16' Heckelphone         73       4' 2nd Vox Humana         12         (All bells are Maas-Rowe)
        8' Harmonic Trumpet    73          Tremulant                          Glockenspiel          dg SO          
        8' Cornopean           73          Chimes (Mayland)       25          Celeste Bells         37 notes
        8' Oboe                73          Celestial Harp         dg          Harp Bells            37 notes
        8' English Horn        73          On Great                        4' Minor Bells           37 notes
        8' Vox Humana          61          On Swell                           Symphonic Carillon    37 notes
        4' Clarion             73          On Choir                           Flemish Bells
        4' Hautbois Octaviante 61          On Solo                            Great Melody
           Tremulant                                                          On Great
           Sub                             ANTIPHONAL  7" wind                On Swell
           Unison Off                                                         On Choir
           Super                       16' Bourdon (1-12 digital) 49          On Solo
        8' Trompette Royale    SO       8' Principal              61          Celeste Bells         37 notes
                                        8' Melodia                61          Harp Bells            37 notes
           CHOIR  7" wind               8' Gemshorn               61       4' Minor Bells           37 notes
                                        8' Gedeckt                61          Major Bells           37 notes
       16' Flute Conique       73       8' Flauto Dolcissimo      61          Flemish Bells         37 notes
       16' Contra Viola        73       8' Flute Celeste          49          On Great
        8' Geigen Principal    73       8' Viola da Gamba         61          On Swell
        8' Viola de Gambe      73       8' Viole Aetheria         61          On Choir
        8' Quintaten           73       8' Vox Angelica           49          On Solo
        8' Chimney Flute       73       4' Octave                 61          Pedal Grand Tympani   SO
        8' Flute Conique       12       4' Fernflöte              61          Pedal Minor Tympani   SO
        8' Flute Celeste       61       4' Dulcet                 61      16' Pedal Bourdon Bells   13 notes
        8' Dulciana            73       4' Dulcet Celeste         61       8' Pedal Bourdon Bells   13 notes
        8' Unda Maris          49       2' Fifteenth              61       8' Pedal Flemish Bells   13 notes
        4' Principal           73       V  Mounted Cornet      m 150          Bells Outside
        4' Viola d'Amoure      61      IV  Mixture             n 244          Bells Inside
        4' Flute d'Amour       73      16' Double Trumpet         12          Back Speakers
        4' Waldflöte           73      16' Waldhorn               12          Front Speakers
    2 2/3' Nazard              61       8' Trumpet                61
        2' Blockflöte          61       8' Corno d'Amore (Waldhn) 61          MIDI/EXPRESSION
    1 3/5' Tierce              61       8' Voce Bassetto          61
    1 1/3' Larigot             61          Tremulant                          MIDI on Solo I
        1' Sifflöte            61          On Great                           MIDI on Solo II
       IV  Plein Jeu        g 244          On Swell                           MIDI on Swell I
      III  Zimbel           h 183          On Choir                           MIDI on Swell II
       16' Baryton             73          On Solo                            MIDI on Great I
        8' Trompette           73                                             MIDI on Great II
        8' Clarinet            73       a  12-15-19-22                        MIDI on Choir I
        8' Oboe d'Amoure       73       b  15-19-22-26-29                     MIDI on Choir II
        8' Regal               61       c  22-26-29-33                        MIDI on Pedal I
        8' Vox Humana          61       d  12-15-17-19-22                     MIDI on Pedal II
        4' Rohr Schalmei       73       e  15-15-19-22-26                     SW Chancel Shades Closed
           Tremulant                    f  24-26-29                           SW Nave Shades Closed
           Sub                          g  15-19-22-26                        GT/CH Chancel Shades Closed
           Unison Off                   h  36-40-43                           GT/CH Nave Shades Closed
           Super                        i  17-19                              Celestial Shades on SW shoe
        8' Orchestral Horn     SO       j  12-15-19-22                        Celestial Shades on CH shoe
        8' Trompette Royale    SO       k  10-12-15                           Antiphonal Shades on SO shoe
           Harp (Deagan)       61       l  12-15                              Antiphonal Shades on CH shoe
           Manual Transfer              m  1-8ve-12-15-17                     String Shades on SO shoe
                                        n  19-22-26-29                        String Shades on SW shoe
                                        o  12-15-17-19-22                     String Shades on CH shoe
                                        p  22-26-29-33                        All Shades on SW shoe
                                                                              Solo Speaker Off
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