Opus 31 - 1975
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
La Crosse, WI
The Rückpositiv division of the organ has been installed on the balcony railing in order to bring a new presence and intimacy of sound to the congregation. The pipes in this division are generally smaller than those in the main organ and add a sparkle and clarity to the overall sound of the instrument.
The Rückpositiv division is mounted on steel supports which are welded to the main "I" beam of the balcony structure. The casework is walnut, much of it from the Minnesota "great woods."
The Rückpositiv division consists of 7 different voices (stops) totaling 10 ranks and 554 individual pipes. The pipes are made from alloys of tin and lead. The visible pipes of the Prestant 4' at the front of the case are 75% tin and are polished.
The action of the division is electric, and it is wired into the present organ console. A small electric blower is installed within the walnut casework to supply the air to blow the pipes.
The division has been provided with new couplers in the organ console so that it may be played from the keyboards of the present Great, Choir, and Pedal divisions. A separate combination action has been provided for the additional stops on the organ console.
In addition to the new Rückpositiv division, some revoicing of the pipes in the main organ has been completed. The reeds in the organ have been cleaned and re-regulated, and the majority of ranks in the Swell and Choir divisions have been revoiced.