Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Schantz Organ Co. (Opus A1683, 2003)

Originally Schantz Organ Co. (Opus 1683, 1982)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
8047 Church Street
Richland, MI 49083 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 48244

Update This Entry

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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 25 ranks. 1,551 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 33 stops.
All:
  • 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: 33
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets 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 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.
Database Manager on July 25, 2012:

The church is also home to a 1874 Clough & Warren reed organ, which is housed in the balcony. The organ was once used in the church but was moved to a church member's home in the 1950's or 1960's. The instrument was recently returned to the church and repaired by George Powless.

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

Database Manager on July 07, 2011:

The organ was originally built by Schantz in 1982 as a 19-rank instrument. Six ranks were added by Schantz at this time. The chimes are located on the rear wall of the balcony. The instrument is known as the Nielsen organ because of the generosity of Morris and Eleanor Nielsen.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console (July 18, 2012) and from specifications provided by Schantz Organ Company
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Displays: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-07-18

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Displays: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-07-18

Nave, Balcony, and Chimes: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-07-18

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-07-18

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-07-18

Right Pipe Display and Chamber: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-07-18

Left Pipe Display and Chamber: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-07-18

Church Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-07-18

Clough and Warren Reed Organ: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-07-18

This instrument has been viewed 405 times.