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Schantz Organ Co. (Opus 1849, 1986)

Location:

St. John's Lutheran Church
Lewistown, PA US
Organ ID: 62000

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Status and Condition:

  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
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
  • 32 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Chancel Choir loft:
  • Built by A. J. Schantz, Sons & Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • 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 Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Brian Zook on January 15, 2021.
Brian Zook on January 15, 2021:

Great Organ is situated on a cantilievered shelf in an arch above the choir loft. The Swell and Pedal division is behind the choir in a chamber. The Positive division is across the chancel in a chamber. The Plein Jue from the 1954 rebuild of the Möller is retained in the Schantz instrument. The instrument includes a 32' resultant.

We received the most recent update for this note from Brian Zook on January 15, 2021.
Taken from Dedicatory Recital Program: Open In New Tab Dedication Recital Program Originally published November 8 1987
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Brian Zook on January 17, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church Interior : Photograph by Brian Zook. Taken approx. January 2019

Church exterior: Photograph by Brian Zook. Taken on 2009-07-08

Original appearance of the nave, prior to renovations in 2000: Photograph by was from a Christmas Card, submitted by Brian Zook. Taken on 1987-12-20

Great organ pipes in archway above choir loft.: Photograph by Brian Zook. Taken on 2003-07-26

In 2000 the sanctuary was extensively renovated. Schantz removed the instrument temporarily. At Christmas the positive had not been reinstalled.: Photograph by Brian Zook. Taken on 2000-12-24

Stained glass window depicting Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.: Photograph by Brian Zook. Taken on 2002-10-28

Stain Glass window depicting The Last Supper.: Photograph by Brian Zook. Taken on 2002-10-28

Stained Glass window depicting Martin Luther translating The Bible.: Photograph by Brian Zook. Taken on 2002-10-28

Full view of Sanctuary : Photograph by Web Site, submitted by Brian Zook. Taken on 2018-07-01

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