The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Presbyterian Church
408 Park Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75201-5697

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 3123.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 26, 2012.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Electric stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 55 ranks.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console. The mechanical action console is detached from the main case.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement.

Notes

  • Some pipes from 1927 E. M. Skinner Op. 694. Detached console. Electric stop and combination actions. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Some pipework retained from existing E. M. Skinner Opus 694 (1928). (Database Manager. April 21, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from T. Bradford Willis, DDS. (Database Manager. January 3, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Organ is in regular use for services per church website dated 2012. (Database Manager. February 26, 2012)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • Pape, Uwe. The Tracker Organ Revival in America. (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1977), 168 [0]

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Photographs

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Church Exterior. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-08-04
Stained Glass Window. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-08-04
Stained Glass Window. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-08-04
Console. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-08-04
Console. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-08-04
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-08-04
Left Drawknobs. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-08-04
Right Drawknobs. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-08-04

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist taken from the church website.

  • The KATE FRIERSON MEMORIAL ORGAN in the sanctuary of the 
    First Presbyterian Church was built by Robert Sipe, and 
    inaugurated in 1977. Approximately 30% of the pipes in 
    this organ came from the E.M. Skinner organ that was in
    use in the sanctuary from 1922-1975.
    
        GREAT ORGAN	            POSITIV ORGAN
    16’Bourdon	         8’ Flute Ouverte
    8’ Principal	         8’ Holzgedackt  
    8’ Gedackt  	         4’ Principal
    4’ Octave	         4’ Spillflote
    2’ Super Octave    	 2’ Octave
    II Sesquialtera     1 1/3' Larigot 
    IV Mixtur	        IV  Scharf
    III Cymbal	         8’ Cromorne 
    8’ Trompete	        16’ Trompette-en-Chamade
    4’ Klarine 	         8’ Trompette-en-Chamade
       Tremulant	            Tremulant
    
    SWELL ORGAN	            PEDAL ORGAN
    8’ Rohrflote     	32’ Untersatz
    8’ Gemshorn 	        16’ Principal   
    8’ Gemshorn Celeste 	16’ Subbass
    4’ Principal 	         8’ Octave  
    4’ Nachthorn	         4’ Choral Bass
    2 2/3 Nazard	        IV  Mixtur
    2’ Waldflote 	        32’ Kontra Fagott
    1 3/5  Tierce	        16’ Posaune   
    IV Plein Jeu	         8’ Trompete
    16’ Basson	
    8’ Hautbois 	            Gt, Pos, Sw to Pedal   
    8’ Vox Humana	            Pos, Sw to Great
    8’ Trompette-en-chamade	    Sw to Positiv
    Tremulant 	            Electric stop action (16 levels)
    Zimbelstern	
    
    
    
    
     [Received from T. Bradford Willis 2015-08-06.]
  • Stoplist taken from the church website. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.