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Paul Fritts & Co., Organbuilders (Opus 45, 2022)

Location:

Hillsdale College
Hillsdale, MI US
Chapel; rear gallery
Organ ID: 71712

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • 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 01, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Paul Fritts & Co., Organbuilders
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 03, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Paul Fritts & Co., Organbuilders
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 03, 2022.

Positive:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Paul Fritts & Co., Organbuilders
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 03, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Paul Fritts & Co., Organbuilders
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 03, 2022.
Gallery:
  • Built by Paul Fritts & Co., Organbuilders
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Suspended tracker.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on September 03, 2022.
Jim Stettner on September 03, 2022:

This entry represents the installation of a new organ. Identified from the builder's website. This is the 2nd of two Fritts organs in the chapel. Opus 44, a choir organ installed in front on the left side, was installed in 2019.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on September 03, 2022.
Stoplist copied from the builder's website: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on September 03, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph by Erik McLeod, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. August 2022

Organ case: Photograph by Erik McLeod, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. August 2022

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