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Calvary’s McManis Pipe Organ 

 The forty-two rank, three-manual 1985 pipe organ was built by the Charles W. McManis Company of Kansas City, Kansas. It was purchased by Calvary Baptist Church in 2010, when it became available for sale from University Hills Baptist Church, located just a few miles away from Calvary. Calvary’s existing 1970 McManis, which had served the congregation well for many years, was in dire need of refurbishing. The purchase of the 1985 instrument, which was in excellent condition, coincided with the Sacred Space renewal project, encompassing the entire sanctuary, that emerged at Calvary Baptist around the same time. 

The organ installation was under the direction of Morel and Associates, Inc. of Denver. A new 16’ Principal façade was included in the design; console control systems were upgraded, and an antiphonal division was placed in the rear gallery. 

The dedication concert was played by Dr. Joseph Galema, former music director and academy organist at the United States Air Force Academy and current organ instructor at the University of Denver, on October 23, 2016.

Specifications

Great

16’ Gemshorn

8' Principal

8' Rohrflöte

8' Gemshorn

4' Octave

4’ Gemshorn

2' Flageolet

2 2/3’ Sesquialtera II

1 1/3' Mixture III-IV

8’ Trumpet

8’ Trompette En Chamade

Tremolo

Chimes

MIDI to Great

Great to Great 16’

Great Unison off

Great to Great 4’

Swell to Great 16’

Swell to Great 8’

Swell to Great 4’

Positiv to Great 16’

Positiv to Great 8’

Positiv to Great 4’

Antiphonal to Great 8’

Antiphonal to Great 4’

I-II Manual Transfer

Swell

8' Stillflöte

8' Spitzviol

8' Viol Celeste (t.c.)

4' Principal

4' Koppelflöte

2' Octave

1 1/3' Larigot

2/3' Scharf III

16' Dulzian

8’ Trompette En Chamade

8' Trumpet

4' Hautbois

Tremolo

MIDI to Swell

Swell to Swell 16’

Swell Unison off

Swell to Swell 4’

Antiphonal to Swell 8’

Antiphonal to Swell 4’

 

Positiv

8’ Gedeckt

8’ Erzahler

8’ Erzahler Celeste

4’ Spitzflöte

2 2/3’ Nazard

2’ Principal

1 3/5’ Tierce

1/3’ Cymbel III

8’ Trompette En Chamade

8’ Krummhorn

MIDI to Positiv

Tremolo

Positiv to Positiv 16’

Positiv Unison off

Positiv to Positiv 4’

Antiphonal to Positiv 8’

Antiphonal to Positiv 4’

Pedal

32’ Untersatz

16’ Prestant

16’ Subbass

16’ Gemshorn

16’ Lieblich Gedeckt (Pos)

10 2/3’ Quinte

8’ Spitz Principal

8’ Gedeckt

8’ Gemshorn

4’ Octave

4’ Gedeckt

2’ Octave

2’ Mixture III

32’ Cornet

32’ Contra Posaune (Prep)*

16’ Posaune (Sw)

16’ Dulzian (Sw)

8’ Trompette En Chamade

8’ Trumpet (Sw)

4’ Trompette En Chamade

4’ Clarion (Sw)

4’ Dulzian (Sw)

Great to Pedal 8’

Swell to Pedal 8’

Positiv to Pedal 8’

Great to Pedal 4’

Swell to Pedal 4’

Positiv to Pedal 4’

*Zimbelstern

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