Christ the Redeemer, Lake Orion, MI
Opus 26, 2003

The front section is all-electric while the back section is all tracker.




One of our more complicated projects, this organ began as a one-manual with pedal, mechanical action instrument (9 stops with detached console), built by Gabriel Kney of Canada in the late 1970's. It was rebuilt as a two-manual by the Petty-Madden Organ Company of Pennsylvania in the '80s. In the summer of 1998, the original pipes, chests and console were donated to Christ the Redeemer Catholic Community by members of the parish for rebuilding, expansion and installation in the new building.

Working closely with the architect, we re-designed the manual cases, and added an entirely new Pedal section to achieve symmetry in that division. The manual action is mechanical, while the pedal is electric. A new copper en chamade trumpet visually ties everything together in the front section. We also designed a smoked-glass enclosure for the tracker chase, to be both protective and aesthetically pleasing.

STOPLIST

Great
16'     Prestant       56 pipes   Brushed Copper, electric action
8'      Principal      56 pipes   10 Heavily Flamed Copper and 10 
                                  Tin basses en façade
8'      Metal Gedeckt  56 pipes   Metal
4'      Octave         56 pipes   Metal
4'      Rohrflute (Prep.)
2'      Super Octave   56 pipes   Metal
1-1/3'  Mixture IV    224 pipes   Metal
8'      Trompete       56 pipes   Flamed copper; new, enchemade, 
                                  electric action

Swell
16'     Bourdon        56 pipes   Wood; moved from Great;
                                  1-32 electric action
8'      Rohnflute      56 pipes   Metal
8'      Salicional     56 pipes   Zinc, spotted metal; revoiced pipes
8'      Vox Céleste    44 pipes   Zinc, spotted metal; revoiced pipes
4'      Principal      56 pipes   Metal
4'      Spitzflute     56 pipes   Metal
2-2/3'  Nasat          56 pipes   Metal; revoiced pipes
2'      Blockflute     56 pipes   Metal
1-3/5'  Terz           56 pipes   Metal; revoiced pipes
1-1/3'  Quint          56 pipes   Metal; revoiced pipes
8'      Schalmei       56 pipes   Metal; 1-12 half-length Tremulant

Pedal
16'     Subbass        32 pipes   Wood
16'     Prestant                  From Great
16'     Boudon                    From Swell
8'      Octave                    From Great Prestant
8'      Holz Flute     32 pipes   Wood; on new chest with Prestant
4'      Chloral Bass   32 pipes   Metal
2'      Mixture III    96 pipes   Metal; revoiced pipes
16'     Posaune        32 pipes   Wood

Couplers:  Swell to Great; Swell to Pedal; Great to Pedal
Totals:    23 stops; 28 ranks; 1,248 pipes