Grace Lutheran Church Organ

The organ in the Grace sanctuary was built and installed the the Fowler Organ Company of Lansing, MI. The basis for the instrument was a small Wicks organ purchased from a church in OH. The present installation in the rear of the church resulted from a major renovation of the sanctuary and additions carried out in the 1980's. Since 2004, a silent blower, new multichannel combination action, and several ranks of pipes have been added. Since the Grace sanctuary is blessed with excellent acoustics, the organ sounds full and well-balanced in its setting.

The specification is as follows:

GREAT (Unenclosed)

  • 16' Viola (Sw)

  • 8' Principal (Playable in Pedal at 8' and 4”)

  • 8' Bourdon (Metal pipes, installed in 2008)

  • 8' Viola (Sw)

  • 8' Celeste (Sw)

  • 4' Octave (Bright and articulate)

  • 4' Bourdon (Extension of 8')

  • 2' Blockflute (Tapered metal pipes, installed in 2008)

  • III Mixture (1-1/3' European manufacture, brightly rounds out Principal chorus)

  • 8' Trompette (Sw)

  • 8' Rohrschalmei (fractional resonator reed, exquisite solo voice)

  • Zimbelstern (Toe stud and piston controlled)

SWELL (enclosed)

  • 8' Holzgedeckt (Revoiced old stopped flute with nicks removed)

  • 8' Viola

  • 8' Celeste (Old Wicks strings revoiced – greatly improved, warm sound)

  • 4' Viola (Extension of 8')

  • 4' Spitzflute (Tapered pipes, blends well with 8')

  • 2-2/3' Nazard (Duplexed from Spitzflute)

  • 2' Principal (Bright and articulate, good flute chorus with 8' and 4')

  • 2' Flute (Extension of 4')

  • 1-3/5' Tierce (From Spitzflute – forms effective Cornet for solo)

  • 8' Trompette (An exceptional stop – able to function as chorus and solo reed)

  • 4' Trompette (Extension of 8')

  • Tremulent

PEDAL (unenclosed)

  • 16' Subbass (44 pipes, wood and metal)

  • 16' Gedeckt (Independent 12 bass pipes – remaining from 8' Holzgedeckt (Sw)

  • 8' Principal (Gt)

  • 8' Bourdon (Extension of Subbass)

  • 5-1/3' Quint (From Sw. Holzgedeckt)

  • 4' Choralbass (Gt)

  • 4' Flute (Sw)

  • 2' Doublette (Gt)

  • 16' Contra-

  • Trompette (Extension of 8' – ½ length resonators, in Swell)

  • 8' Trompette

  • 4' Trompette

  • 4' Rohrschalmei (Gt)

The organ console contains a full compliment of couplers. While far from being a large organ, the instrument (15 ranks) fills the Grace sanctuary well, and is able to perform all liturgical and concert literature .