St Johns Organ 2 (3)


Jacob Eckhard began as the first organist and choirmaster soon after the church was constructed. A Thomas Hall pipe organ was installed in 1823 in the current church and the case for that instrument still fronts the current 1965 Shantz instrument (33 ranks, rebuilt 1991) which includes a trompette en chamade (specifications listed below).

A nineteen-bell carillon that may be played from the organ console was placed in the steeple in 1992. The carillon strikes the hours and automatically plays hymn melodies on a regular schedule. The organist also plays additional hymns and melodies for special occasions such as weddings or special community events.


Great to Pedal 8′
Swell to Pedal 8′
Positiv to Pedal 8′
Swell to Great 16′
Swell to Great 8′
Swell to Great 4′
Positiv to Great 16′
Positiv to Great 8′
Great to Positiv 8′
Swell to Positiv 8′
Swell to Positive 4′


Prinzipal 8′
Bordun 8′
Octav 4′
Super Octav 2′
Mixtur IV
Trompette en Chamade 8′
Great 4′
Great Unison Off


Resultant 32′
Bombarde 16′
Prinzipal 16′
Gedackt 16′
Gedackt 8′
Octav 8′
Super Octav 4′
Mixtur II
Schalmey 4′


Nason Flote 8′
Krumm Horn 8′
Gemshorn 4′
Waldflote 2′
Quinte 1 1/3′
Sifflote 1′
Scharff III
Trompette en Chamade 8′
Positiv Unison Off

Swell [enclosed]

Viola Celeste 8′
Viola da Gamba 8′
Rohrflote 8′
Trompette 8′
Chalumeau 4′
Koppel Flote 4′
Prinzipal 2′
Nazat 2 2/3′
Terz 1 3/5′
Trompette en Chamade 8′
Swell 4′
Swell 16′
Swell Unison Off

General Controls

Cymbelstern [slow and fast]
Carillon [bell tower] (swell only)
Swell Enclosure Pedal
Crescendo Pedal
Full Organ Piston
General Cancel