A BRIEF HISTORY 

For more than 245 years, members of the faith congregation known as “Emmanuel” have faithfully served the Hanover community. We honor our past heritage with the same love of faith and dedication as previous faithful members and look to its future with a promise of reverence to God and to the enrichment of our congregation and community.

 

The centerpiece instrument of our ornate sanctuary is an original E.M. Skinner Organ. This pipe organ is the 2nd largest in Hanover, PA.  In size, it ranks among the top 5% of pipe organs in Pennsylvania. 

 

1930—Opus 826

4 manuals, 39 stops, 38 ranks,

32 registers, and 2536 pipes

 

1964—Opus 826A

Rebuilt by Aeolian-Skinner

Organ Company

4 manuals, 43 stops, 44 ranks,

36 registers, and 3808 pipes

 

1972—Opus R-861

Rebuilt by M. P. Möller Company

A new console with 3 manuals and 10 additional ranks of Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner pipes to total over 4200 pipes
 

Planning for the organ restoration project began in February 2011. During the following 6 months, five pipe organ companies were invited to submit proposals to rebuild the organ. Emmanuel’s Consistory accepted the proposal submitted by the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company and the congregation embraced the project in December 2011.  Work began in July 2012 to completely dismantle the organ and a brand new console with 4 manuals was installed in September 2012.
Go to www.peragallo.com to learn more about the Peragallos and pipe organ restoration.



THE FINISHED PRODUCT
Dedicated November 4, 2012
~Tonal Specifications~
Four Manual and Pedal Pipe Organ

 
Great Organ
16' Quintade          
8’   Principal          
8’   Holz Gedackt 
4’   Octave             
4’   Spitzflöte         
2’   Fifteenth          
III-IV Fourniture         
8’   Trumpet           
4’   Clarion
     Tremulant
     Great Sub
     Great Unison Off
     Great Super
     Chimes
7   MIDI
8   MIDI
9   MIDI
     Cymbelstern


Swell Organ
8’  Spitz Gedackt 
8’  Viola Pomposa 
8’  Viola Celeste
8’  Flute Celeste II
4’  Prestant            
4’  Koppelflöte     
2’  Octavin            
III  Mixture
16’ Contre Hautbois
8’  Trompette        
8’  Hautbois                        
    Tremulant
    Swell Sub
    Swell Unison Off
    Swell Super
4  MIDI
5  MIDI
6  MIDI


Choir Organ
8’  Rohrflöte         
8’  Dulciana
4’  Gemshorn        
2-2/3’  Nasat                  
2’  Blockflöte
1-3/5’  Tierce
1’  Sifflöte
8’  Clarinet                          
    Tremulant
    Choir Sub
    Choir Unison Off
    Choir Super     
10   MIDI
11   MIDI
12   MIDI


Echo Organ
8’  Diapason
8’  Cor de nuit
4’  Octave
4’  Chimneyflöte
III  Dolce Cornet
8’  Trumpet           
8’  Vox Humana
    Tremulant 
    Echo Sub
    Echo Unison Off
    Echo Super
    Chimes
13  MIDI
14  MIDI
15  MIDI

Pedal Organ
32’ Contre Bass     
32’ Contre Bourdon
16’ Contre Bass     
16’ Bourdon          
16’ Quintade          
8’   Octave             
8’   Bourdon          
4’   Choral Bass     
4’   Spitzflöte        
2’   Spitzflöte
III   Mixture            
IX   Grand Cornet 
16’ Posaune           
16’ Contre Hautbois
8’   Posaune 
4’   Rohr Schalmei Chimes
1   MIDI
2   MIDI
3   MIDI

 
Couplers
Great to Pedal
Great to Pedal 4’
Swell to Pedal
Swell to Pedal 4’
Choir to Pedal
Choir to Pedal 4’
Echo to Pedal
Echo to Pedal   4’
Swell to Great 16’
Swell to Great
Swell to Great 4’
Choir to Great 16’
Choir to Great
Choir to Great 4’
Echo to Great 16’
Echo to Great
Echo to Great 4’
Swell to Choir 16’
Swell to Choir
Swell to Choir 4’
Great to Choir
Echo to Choir 16’
Echo to Choir 
Echo to Choir 4’
Choir to Swell
Echo to Swell
Great to Echo
Swell to Echo
Choir to Echo
Manual Transfer
Echo Expression to Narthex  
 

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP?

The cost of restoring our organ and refinishing the façade pipes

was $208,860; we received donations of $194,176.    

It is not too late to become an EUCC organ restoration donor!  Contributions will be accepted in offering plates during worship, at concerts and other church events, and in the church office at 124 Broadway, Hanover, PA 17331.  For more information, call 717-632-8281.

On behalf of present and future generations of congregants and music aficionados, thank you for using this information to plan a gift in memory or in honor of a loved one!   Contributions are tax deductible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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