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Schantz Organ Co. (Opus 2039, 1993)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
318 S. Cedar Street
Spokane, WA 99201 US
Organ ID: 46823

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 64 ranks. 3,566 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 51 stops. 70 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Schantz Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on June 16, 2021.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 51
  • Registers: 70
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Reginald Hulsey on June 16, 2021:

The electric slider chests in this organ were not built by Laukhuff, but by Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd., of Lake City, IA.

We received the most recent update for this note from Reginald Hulsey on June 16, 2021.

Database Manager on December 11, 2017:

Updated by Sean Haley, who maintains the organ.
While essentially a new organ, several ranks of the previous Estey Organ were retained in the new Schantz. These consist of the Pedal Open Wood, Bourdon, Violone, Choir Gemshorn, Swell Bourdon. The manual main chests for the flues consist of slider chests, built by Laukhuff, with electric pulldowns and solenoid stop actions, as well as Schantz built pitman or unit EP chests for reeds and offset flues. The console is movable although it seldom leaves its location on the right side of the platform and is connected via a multiplex cable. While there is sufficient space, the 32- Bombarde is half length at GGGG.

Regardless of the console nomenclature, the tonal characteristic of the instrument is fairly stayed and very American with slightly French inclined reeds. Many of the Principals and other open flues of the organ are tapered and not cylindrical. The English Horn of the Choir is more of a bright conical capped Oboe, made by Schopps. The high pressure Festival trumpet, with its own manual, is not a chamade or hooded and stands on the same chest as the Choir reeds, with separate pressure. The Swell Voix Humaine is on a separate chest and enclosure outside of the box at the back with an opening to speak into the box in the back center through the half length Bassoon bass.

Enclosed divisions are on the right side, Choir on top, Swell below, and unenclosed divisions on the left, Pedal main above, Great below with the large pedal stops placed at the back of the chamber.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on June 01, 2010:

Identified through online information from Chad Boorsma.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from factory specifications supplied by Schantz Organ Company
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and Pipe Facade: Image courtesy of Schantz Organ Company; used with permission. Taken on 1993-09-01

Pipe Facade (Great Pipework): Photograph by Keith Himmelreich. Taken on 2013-11-11

Church Exterior: Photograph by Keith Himmelreich. Taken on 2013-11-11

Church Exterior: Photograph by Keith Himmelreich. Taken on 2013-11-11

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