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Fairmount's pipe organ was built by the Schantz Organ Company of Orrville, Ohio and installed during the Fall of 1996. This magnificent instrument consists of 100 ranks of pipes (almost 6,000 in all) distributed over eight divisions (five in the gallery and three in the chancel). There are two complete three-manual consoles, both of which are capable of playing the entire instrument. The main organ of 82 ranks is placed in the rear gallery of the nave within the casework of the original Holtkamp organ. It has a new English drawknob console with bone naturals and rosewood sharps. From the opposite end of the building, a chancel organ of 18 ranks serves to accompany choirs and smaller services while musically augmenting the larger gallery organ. It has the movable stop-key console retained from the previous instrument. The 100 Rank Schantz Organ utilizes a number of stops retained from the 1942 Holtkamp organ, including the 16' Posaune, Celesta, and Chimes. In addition, there are many unusual stops, most notably a brilliant Trompette en Chamade (mounted horizontally), an English style Solo Tuba and an earthshaking 32' Trombone. The dedication service was held on Sunday, November 3, 1996. Click here for the organ stoplist.

The Chapel Organ

Charles M. Ruggles, builder

Conifer, Colorado

Opus 30 – 2008

Manual I:

Principal 8’

Rohrflöte 8’

Octave 4’

Quinte 2 2/3

Octave 2’

Tierce 1 3/5’


Manual II:

Dulciane 8’

Gedackt 8’

Flute 4’

Blockflöte 2”

Trumpet 8’



Subbass 16’

Octave 8’


Three couplers

Mechanical key and stop action; compass: manuals 56 notes, pedals 30 notes

Slider windchests; winding: manuals 75 mm, pedals 100 mm

Cone-tuned; Thomas Young temperament (1800)

Case: white oak with redwood panels and pipe shades

Keys: cherry, with ebony sharps

Drawknobs: rosewood

Installation and finishing:

Charles Ruggles, Dana Hull

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