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Reuter Organ Co. (Opus 1915, 1976)

Location:

St. John's Lutheran
13115 Telegraph Road
Taylor, MI 48180 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 21752

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • 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 Roman Lizak on November 24, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 7 ranks. 535 pipes. 1 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Roman Lizak on November 25, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 1
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on April 22, 2019.
Roman Lizak on November 24, 2020:

Information from the Reuter Company via Ron Krebs: The St. John’s organ is Reuter Opus 1915. The proposal was drawn up in January of 1976 for a 2-manual, 7 rank organ to be entirely installed in one enclosure. The cost at that time was $24,070.00, and it was delivered in December of that year. In 1982, correspondence in our files indicates that the balcony was enlarged by about 20’ and the organ console was to be moved toward the new balcony rail.

We received the most recent update for this note from Roman Lizak on November 24, 2020.

Database Manager on April 23, 2019:

Updated by Roman Lizak, who has heard or played the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 23, 2019.

Database Manager on March 16, 2019:

Updated by Roman Lizak, who has heard or played the organ.

Unit organ of 7 ranks. All enclosed by swell shades in a chamber in the balcony.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on March 17, 2019.

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.
Taken from Console: Open In New Tab Detailed description including ranks and pipe count Originally published 1976
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Roman Lizak on November 24, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case: Photograph by Roman Lizak. Taken on 2018-11-30

Console: Photograph by Roman Lizak. Taken on 2018-11-25

Pedal Stops: Photograph by Roman Lizak. Taken on 2018-11-25

Swell Stops: Photograph by Roman Lizak. Taken on 2018-11-25

Great Stops: Photograph by Roman Lizak. Taken on 2018-11-25

Pipework: Photograph by Roman Lizak. Taken on 2019-05-11

Pipework: Photograph by Roman Lizak. Taken on 2019-05-11

Construction drawing for the organ drawn in 1976: Photograph by Ron Krebs, submitted by Roman Lizak. Taken on 2019-09-19

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