Our Pipe Organ

St. Philip the Deacon's pipe organ, built by the Schantz Organ Company, is a three-manual (keyboard) and pedal instrument of 51 ranks (sets of pipes). Of the 3,072 pipes in the organ some are as small as a pencil while others, some in the facade, are nearly 18' in length. Two of the organ's divisions (keyboards) are "expressive" with louvered shutters that are controlled by foot pedals on the console. There is a 5 HP electric blower located in the lower level of the church that supplies wind to the instrument. The organ console is movable and features a multi-level combination system and record-and-playback capability.

While the design of the organ was inspired by its primary role—that of leading congregational worship —the organ is well-endowed with stops from all families of organ tone and is capable of playing a wide variety of organ literature. It is an instrument steeped in the traditions of historic organ building yet built with an eye toward the future generations of worshippers at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church.

The organ is only one part of St. Philip the Deacon's strong emphasis on musical excellence and diversity in worship. Learn about other musical groups and opportunities at St. Philip the Deacon.

Specifications for the Organ are as follows:

 

Great Organ

  • 16’ Bourdon
  • 8’ Principal
  • 8’ Bourdon
  • 8’ Harmonic Flute
  • 4’ Octave
  • 4’ Koppelflöte
  • 2-2/3’ Twelfth
  • 2’ Superoctave
  • 1-1/3’ V Fourniture
  • 16’ Double Trumpet
  • 8’ Trumpet
  • 8’ Trompette de Fête
  • Tremulant
  • Chimes

 

Miscellaneous

  • Full couplers
  • MIDI
  • Movable console

Swell Organ

  • 8’ Geigenprincipal
  • 8’ Salicional
  • 8’ Voix Celeste GG
  • 8’ Rohrflote
  • 4’ Prestant
  • 4’ Traverseflöte
  • 2’ Octavin
  • 1-1/3 Quint
  • 2’ Plein Jeu IV
  • 16’ Bassoon
  • 8’ Trompette
  • 8’ Hautbois
  • 4’ Clairon
  • Tremulant

 

 

 

 

Choir Organ

  • 8’ Diapason
  • 8’ Gedeckt
  • 8’ Erzähler
  • 8’ Erzähler Celeste TC
  • 4’ Principal
  • 4’ Cor de Nuit
  • 2-2/3’ Nasard
  • 2’ Quarte de Nasard
  • 103/5’ Tierce
  • 1-1/3’ Larigot
  • 1-1/7’ Septieme
  • 1’ Sifflet
  • 8/9’ Neuvieme
  • 1’ Cymbale IV
  • 8’ Cromorne Tremulant
  • 8’ Trompette de Fête

 

 

 

Pedal Organ

  • 32’ Contra Principal
  • 32’ Untersatz
  • 16’ Principal
  • 16’ Subbass
  • 16’ Bourdon
  • 8’ Octave
  • 8’ Subbass
  • 8’ Bourdon
  • 4’ Choralbass
  • 4’ Open Flute
  • 2’ Super Octave
  • 32’ Contre Bombarde
  • 16’ Bombarde
  • 16’ Double Trumpet
  • 16’ Basson
  • 8’ Bombard
  • 8’ Trumpet
  • 4’ Claron
  • 4’ Hautbois
  • 8’ Trompette de Fête