Schudi Organ

Opus 19 – 1981

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

Richardson, TX


The Schudi Organ built for St. Luke’s Lutheran Dale 2

Church was designed and constructed using historic principles.  Aside from the use of an electric blower and some modern materials and manufacturing processes, this organ is not substantially changed from those of the 17th and 18th century.


Mechanical linkage is employed for the key and stop action.  Small wooden trackers provide direct connection between the keyboards and the valves that admit air to the pipes.  This allows precise control by the organist of the opening and closing of the pallet valves in the windchests, permitting variation in articulation.


The sixteen independent sets of pipes are made from different alloys of tin and lead, or copper or wood.  The organ case is solid oak.  The keyboards have hardwood natural platings and sharps that are capped with polished bone.  The stop controls  are turned from pearwood and have hand-lettered porcelain discs inset for identification. 


All components for this organ except the pipework were made in the workshop of Schudi Organ Company, Inc. in Garland, TX requiring 6,100 man hours of work to construct and install.  The metal flue pipes were made in Holland by Jacques Stinkens and wooden flue pipes are from Erie, Pennsylvania.  The reed pipes are by Carl Giesecke in West Germany.  The wooden Posaune resonators were by Schudi.




Praestant 8’ (façade)

Rohrflute 8’

Octave 4’

Super Octave 2’

Mixture IV

Trompette 8’


Swell (under expression)

Gedeckt 8’

Spillflöte 4;

Nazard 2 2/3’

Gemshorn 2’

Tierce 1 3/5’

Scharf IV




Subbass 16’

Principal 8’ (façade)

Choral Bass 4’ (façade)

Posaune 16’

Trompette 8’ (Great)


Mechanical Key Action

Mechanical Stop Action


Swell to Great

Swell to Pedal

Great to Pedal




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