The organ for the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was built by Andover in 1980 as Opus 84. The case was designed by Donald H. Olson, drawing on the work of the early American organ builder David Tannenberg, to complement the Georgian building. The case is poplar, oak and birch, painted to match the building, and shades were carved by Dennis Olsen of the Andover firm. Stop knobs are turned rosewood with hand engraved ivory labels.
Key and stop action are mechanical throughout in a design by Benjamin Mague. The Great division is located in the center of the case with the Chamade division directly beneath it. The Pedal is divided at either side of the main case and the Swell division is immediately behind the Great division. The couplers are located on hitch-down pedals as are the Tremolo and Zimbelstern.
The tonal design by Robert J. Reich provides an instrument which will fulfill all of the musical functions of the Lutheran liturgy as well as accompanying choirs and soloists. It is also designed as a teaching and recital instrument. The stoplist was drawn up in consultation with the Organ Committee of the Seminary. --Andover Organ Company website
Status Note: There 1996
Chancel and Organ Case: Photo from Builder's Promotional Booklet in the collection of James R. Stettner (ca. 1981).