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1883 days ago

Completion projects:

 

Opus 6, Bonhomme Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Missouri:
5 stops, 7 ranks

Restoration of Opus 6, completed in the summer of 2015. Some repair on facade pipes was necessary and a good cleaning made them shiny again. A walnut crown molding was added and the old bench-top was replaced with a new one also in walnut . In addition a new music-rack made of intarsia veneer was designed for a fresh new look for Opus 6.

 

Opus 114, Peace Lutheran Church, St. Louis, Missouri:
30 stops, 31 ranks

This instrument with mechanical key and electric slider action was commissioned in the summer of 2012. The organ’s detached mechanical key-action console is approximately 15 feet from the organ case; this distance allows room for three choir risers.

 

Opus 70, Concordia University, Mequon, WI:
7 stops, 7 ranks

This small 2 manual 4 stop, 4 Rank organ with mechanical key and stop action was commissioned in 1992. It serves as a practice instrument in the university music department. At the time of construction we prepared for the later addition of three more stops. In 2011 we received the order for completion.

 

Opus 19, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Washington, MO:
Opus 19, 21 Stops, 25 Ranks

In 1981 we received the commissioned to build a new mechanical action organ for Redeemer Lutheran Church in Highland Park, IL, This instrument had 20 Stops, 23 Ranks.

Redeemer Lutheran church merged with Faith Lutheran Church in Lake Forest, Illinois. The Redeemer church building was sold excluding the Ott pipe organ. This instrument was advertised for sale and so purchased in 2009 by Immanuel Lutheran Church of Washington, MO.

The balcony of the new Immanuel Lutheran Church sanctuary will house this refreshed and enlarged instrument. Inauguration of the organ and the new Immanuel sanctuary is scheduled for Easter of 2012.

Specification of the organ for the new sanctuary of Immanuel Lutheran Church Washington, MO
Opus 19, 21 Stops 25 Ranks

 
Nathanael Ritz

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