Reuter Organ Co. (Opus 1823, 1973)

Location:

Maplewood Reformed Church
133 E. 34th Street
Holland, MI 49423 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 21660

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Reformed Churches (RCA, CRC, URC, PRC)
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 27 ranks. 1,409 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 26 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 26
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 18, 2009:

Updated through online information from Chad Boorsma. -- The Swell division is under expression in the east chamber, the Pedal division is in the west chamber, and the Great division is exposed. FROM THE DEDICATION PROGRAM: The instrument was constructed to custom dimensions and specifications for Maplewood Church, which were developed through the combined efforts of Mr. S. George Price, Reuter representative, Mr. Roger J. Rietberg of the Hope College Music Department, and the church organ committee. It has a clean bright sound of "classic European instruments built during the 17th and 18th centuries. The Young Adult Sunday School Class purchased the Deagan chimes in memory of Mrs. Doris Worthy, who served on the Planning and Purchasing Committee, but passed away before having the opportunity to play or hear the instrument.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on November 24, 2005:

Identified from the Reuter Opus List, provided by Chris Leaver, Reuter Organ Co., November, 2005.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist take from the console (June 17, 2009) and dedication booklet
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2009-06-17

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2009-06-17

Church Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2009-06-23

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2009-06-17

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2009-06-17

Pipe Display and Chamber Grillework (right side): Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2009-06-17

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2009-06-17

Church Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-07-06

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