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Opus 52

Nov 3, 07:49 am

Opus 52

First Reformed UCC
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Year of Commission 1988

The previous organ, build from parts of various builders, was placed in the rear balcony chamber. The new Martin Ott instrument was designed to suit the contemporary architecture of the church. The new organ, symmetric in design, is located on the balcony. The Hauptwerk and Schwellwerk are housed in a freestanding organ case made from red oak and the pedal division is housed in the previous organ chamber. To stay within the set budget for the new organ, the church decided to prepare for the later addition of the Oboe 8' and the Choralflöte 2'. In 2003 these pipes were purchased.

Scott Riedel was the Organ Consultant; he commissioned Michael Burkhardt to compose “A FESTIVE PROCESSIONAL: Now Thank We ALL Our God (Nun danket alle Gott) for the dedication service he played. This score is available from Morning Star publishing.

17 stops | 21 ranks
Mechanical action