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NorthPark Presbyterian Church
9555 N. Central Expwy.
Dallas, Texas 75231

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 46797.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 26, 2017.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 59 stops. 47 registers. 63 ranks. 3274 pipes. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed.

Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. May 27, 2010)
  • Updated by T. Bradford Willis, DDS, who gave this as the source of the information: Attended a service on Feb. 11, 2017 where the organ was played.
    (James Cook. February 18, 2017)
  • Updated by T. Bradford Willis, DDS, naming this as the source of information: History of the church windows of NorthPark Presbyterian Church.
    A brief history of the North Park Presbyterian Church was found on the back of a booklet about its historic stained-glass windows. The congregation dates back to the 1850s.
    "In 1867, the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church was organized. The wooden church erected in 1868 was the first Presbyterian Church and the second house of worship built in Dallas. In 1906, the church relocated and changed its name to Central Presbyterian Church. In 1915, construction began at Patterson and Akard Streets for what would be the church's third different building. In 1917, The City Temple of the Central Presbyterian Church was dedicated. Soon the congregation shortened its name to City Temple. The fourth building at Park Lane and North Central Expressway was built in 1962. With its new location, the church changed its name to NorthPark United Presbyterian Church, and following denominational reunion in 1983, to simply NorthPark Presbyterian Church. Ground was broken for the current facility in December 1989. The congregation began worshiping in this building in May 1991." (James Cook. February 26, 2017)

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Photographs

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Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2017-02-11
Organ Case. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2017-02-11
Console. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2017-02-11
Couplers and Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2017-02-11
Toe Studs, Expression Pedals, and Pedalboard. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2017-02-11
Left Drawknobs (Pedale and Recit). Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2017-02-11
Right Drawknobs (Grand Orgue and Positif). Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2017-02-11
Stained Glass Windows. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2017-02-11
Stained Glass Windows. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2017-02-11
Stained Glass Windows. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2017-02-11

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications

  •         Dallas, Texas
            NorthPark Presbyterian Church
     
            Casavant   Op. 3609   2006   3/63
    
            Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives
            St. Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
            _________________________________________________________________
    
            Originally installed in 1985 in the former NorthPark Presbyterian
            Church, Casavant Op. 3609 was moved into the present church in
            1989, where it was subsequently enlarged with the addition of a
            Voce Umana 8' and Sifflet 1' to the Positif, and Soubasse 32'
            and Bourdon 32' (both digital) and Contre Bombarde 32' (pipe
            extension) to the Pédale.  The bass of the Grand Orgue Bourdon
            16' originally installed in front of the Positif, is now displayed
            between the Grand Orgue and Pédale main chests.  A set of chimes
            (tubular bells) was installed on the inside back wall of the 
            Récit enclosure.  The organ was revoiced in 1991 by Casavant.
    
            * new pipework
    
            GRAND ORGUE                         POSITIF
        16' Bourdon              56 a        8' Salicional           56
         8' Montre               56          8' Voce Umana        GG 49
         8' Flûte à cheminée     56          8' Bourdon              56
    *    8' Flûte harmonique     44 b        8' Flûtes célestes II  100
         4' Prestant             56          4' Salicet              56
         4' Flûte                56          4' Flûte à fuseau       56
         2' Doublette            56          2' Principal italien    56
       III  Cornet              168      1 1/3' Quinte               56
        IV  Fourniture          224          1' Sifflet              56
    *    8' Trompette            56         II  Sesquialtera        112
    *    4' Clairon              56        III  Cymbale             168
            Unison Off                       8' Cromorne             56
        16' Bombarde-en-chamade  -- c           Tremblant         
         8' Trompette-en-chamade 56             Sub
            Chimes                              Unison Off
            Clochettes                          Super
                                             8' Trompette-en-chamade GO
            RÉCIT
    *   16' Quintaton            56             PÉDALE
    *    8' Principal étroit     56         32' Soubasse             --
         8' Flûte majeure        56         32' Bourdon              --
         8' Viole de gambe       56         16' Montre               32
         8' Voix céleste      GG 49         16' Soubasse             32
         4' Principal            56         16' Bourdon              GO
         4' Flûte                56         16' Quintaton            RE
     2 2/3' Nazard               56          8' Octavebasse          32
         2' Quarte de nazard     56          8' Bourdon              GO
     1 3/5' Tierce               56          4' Octave               32
         V  Plein jeu           280          4' Flûte                32
        16' Basson               56         IV  Mixture             128
         8' Trompette            56         32' Contre Bombarde      12
         8' Hautbois             56         16' Bombarde             32
    *    8' Voix humaine         56         16' Basson               RE
         4' Clairon              56          8' Trompette            12
            Tremblant                        4' Cromorne             PO
                                             8' Trompette-en-chamade GO
         a  offset notes 1-12 relocated on existing chest
         b  new pipes and unit chest; 1-12 common with Flûte à cheminée
         c  1-12 common with Pédale Bombarde 16'
    
    [Received on line from Jeff Scofield May 29, 2010.]
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