Roland R. Rutz (Pipe Organ Co.) (2001)

Originally Hinners Organ Co. (1906)

Location:

Vang Lutheran Church
2060 County 49 Boulevard
Dennison, MN 55018 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 39825

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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 Jim Stettner on September 26, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Direct electric
  • 15 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 12 stops. 13 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Roland R. Rutz (Pipe Organ Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 26, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Roland R. Rutz (Pipe Organ Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 26, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Roland R. Rutz (Pipe Organ Co.)
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 26, 2022.
Main:
  • Built by Roland R. Rutz (Pipe Organ Co.)
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 12
  • Registers: 13
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on September 26, 2022.
Jim Stettner on September 26, 2022:

The original Piano and Forte fixed combination foot trundles were removed.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on September 26, 2022.

Database Manager on May 09, 2018:

Updated by William G. Barnes, listing conversations with this person as the source of the information: Roland R. Rutz, organ-builder.
The organ had been vandalized, and was then rebuilt rather than restored at the direction of the organist and organ committee.

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

Database Manager on March 15, 2009:

Identified through online information from Richard C Greene. -- Rebuild of existing 1906 Hinners.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Roland R. Rutz, organ builder: Open In New Tab Originally published 2018-05-11
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on September 26, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Exterior of church: Photograph by William G. Barnes. Taken on 2018-04-26

Keydesk: Photograph by William G. Barnes. Taken on 2018-04-26

Pedalboard: Photograph by William G. Barnes. Taken on 2018-04-26

Church interior showing placement of organ: Photograph by William G. Barnes. Taken on 2018-04-26

Organ Case: Photograph by William G. Barnes. Taken on 2018-04-26

Chancel and organ case from rear gallery: Photograph by Audrey Kletscher Helbling on Minnesota Prairie Roots, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. October, 2014