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Steiner-Reck Organ Co. (Opus 78, 1984)

Location:

Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran Church
9600 Leverne Avenue
Redford, MI 48239 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 64224

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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 Database Manager on December 02, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Direct electric
  • 33 ranks. 1,884 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 39 stops. 23 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Steiner-Reck Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Roman Lizak on May 16, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 39
  • Registers: 23
  • 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.
  • Combination Action Name: Solid State Logic
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Roman Lizak on April 22, 2020.
Roman Lizak on April 20, 2020:

In March of 1993, Hosanna-Tabor made their final payment to the Church Extension Board and the Organ Debt was retired. A special service was held on the Seventh Sunday of Easter on May 23rd, 1993 to celebrate the retirement of the debt. Mr. G. David Milz performed a special pre-service concert to demonstrate the unique features of the beautiful Steiner-Reck organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Roman Lizak on April 20, 2020.

Roman Lizak on April 20, 2020:

The Organ of Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran Church is a very fine instrument. Very bright and clean voicing, all on relatively low pressure

The Organ Committee accepted the bid from Steiner-Reck to build the present organ for a total of $135,571. Construction began in the summer of 1985

The Consultant for this instrument was Dr. Donald Williams, Organist at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Installation of the organ began in February of 1986 and was finished in May of the same year.

The organ was formally Consecrated on Mothers Day. May 11th, 1986

Dr. Don Williams, the consultant performed a dedicatory recital on September 21st, 1986

Flue Pipes built by Jacques Stinkens of Zeist, Holland

Reed Pipes built by Roland Killinger of Freiburg, Germany

We received the most recent update for this note from Roman Lizak on April 20, 2020.

Database Manager on July 24, 2019:

Updated by Roman Lizak, who has heard or played the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on July 25, 2019.

Database Manager on July 01, 2019:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ.
Identified by Roman Lizak, who has heard or played the organ.
Very bright sounding instrument

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on July 02, 2019.
Stoplist copied from Builder Spec: Open In New Tab Original document from Roman Lizak. Originally published 2019-07-03
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Roman Lizak on April 20, 2020.
Dedication Recital program : Open In New Tab Works performed to dedicate the Steiner-Reck Pipe Organ at Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran Church
Document created on 1986-09-21
We received the most recent update for this document from Roman Lizak on April 22, 2020.

Organ debt retirement article : Open In New Tab Newspaper clipping from 1993 outlining the organ debt retirement
Document created on 1993-05-23
We received the most recent update for this document from Roman Lizak on April 22, 2020.

Visit to the Steiner-Reck Company, Organ Committee April, 1985: Open In New Tab Report given by the Chairman of the Organ Committee on a visit to Louisville to visit the company and check on the progress of the organ
Document created on 1985-04-15
We received the most recent update for this document from Roman Lizak on May 16, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Roman Lizak. Taken on 2019-03-13

Facade: Photograph by Roman Lizak. Taken on 2019-03-13

Console: Photograph by Roman Lizak. Taken on 2019-03-17

Great Stop Jamb: Photograph by Roman Lizak. Taken on 2019-03-13

Pedal Stop Jamb: Photograph by Roman Lizak. Taken on 2019-03-13

Swell Stop Jamb: Photograph by Roman Lizak. Taken on 2019-03-13

Great and pedal pipes during installation: Photo from church archives, courtesy of Roman Lizak (March of 1986).

Organ installation 1986: Photograph from an archival source: Roman Lizak , submitted by Roman Lizak . Taken approx. March, 1986

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