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1983 Schantz, St. Philip's ELCA, Fridley (V2) [Back to Library]

Producer: Evensong
Builder: Schantz
Country: United States
Style: Neo-Baroque Organs
Manuals: 3
Pedalboard: Yes
Audio Ouput: Stereo
Date Built: 1983


After the organist at this church purchased one of my sample sets, I contacted him to see if he would be interested in having this organ sampled, since the church is about 15-20 minutes away from my location. The instrument is in great shape, regularly maintained and much loved by the congregation. I did some test recordings in December of 2015, then eventually scheduled the recording sessions for September-October 2016.

In 2023, Charlie Raasch and I redid this instrument - going back to the raw files and revisiting the noise reduction, applying all of the new principles I've learned in the last few years - the result is a better picture of the instrument, as it is clearer and cleaner, as well more of the reverb has been preserved. The sound is very "present", as we recorded about 15-20' from the case

The instrument is a good example of the American Classic style of voicing, but leaning a little more towards the baroque, with a nod to the Lutheran heritage of the church. It is large enough to play much of the literature, and I find it to be a really nice practice instrument

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