Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church
Lake Orion, MI Opus 26, 2003
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 70'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