My organ is an electronic Saville from the 1970’s. The model is Sovereign. It is in good condition considering its age. I became the owner of it in October 1999. The organ was originally used in a church and had been donated to Adrian College. After I started taking lessons, Michael arranged for me to have the organ. All I had to do was arrange for pickup and take it home. The case is very heavy!
I have not found much information about the Saville Organ Company. They are no longer in business and may have been located in Kansas. A few organists have indicated that they were well built organs. The organ technician who did some work on my organ, said that he only services one other Saville.
The organ has two manuals called Great and Swell. The pedal board is AGO standard which means it has 32 pedals. There are several speakers which are about 4′ high. They were likely mounted to the walls at the church they were in. Now, they line a wall in my living room. The bench also came with the organ. There are a few more pictures following the stop list below.
For more information on Saville organs please read the Saville History provided by Artis Organ Company.
|8' Principal||8' Hohlflote||16' Violone|
|8' Bourdon||8' Salicional||16' Bourdon|
|8' Gemshorn||8' Voix Celeste||16' Lieblich Gedeckt|
|4' Octave||4' Spitzflote||8' Octave|
|2 2/3' Twelfth||2 2/3' Nazard||16' Fagot|
|2' Fifteenth||2' Piccolo|
|1 1/3' Nineteenth||8' Trompette|
- Great to Pedal 8′
- Great to Pedal 4′
- Swell to Pedal 8′
- Swell to Swell 4′
- Great to Great 4′
- Swell to Great 16′
- Swell to Great 8′
- Swell to Great 4′
There are 4 general pistons that can only be set by an organ technician.