The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Baptist Church
302 West Monroe
Phoenix, Arizona 85003

OHS Database ID 51236.

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Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 16, 2016.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) unit chests.

Three manuals. 2 divisions. 40 stops. 66 registers. 14 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers at the center front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Horseshoe style console. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Setterboard. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Scot Huntington, using information found in Theatre Organ, Spring 1962. -- (Database Manager. May 6, 2013)
  • Updated through online information from Scot Huntington. (Database Manager. May 23, 2013)
  • Updated through online information from William Dunklin. -- The 1929 Gothic-Moderne building was gutted by fire in the 1984 and was not rebuilt as a church, although the exterior walls still stand. (Database Manager. November 28, 2014)
  • Wurlitzer "Style Sp [CH] 3m"
    Factory date: December 24, 1929
    Sold in 1969 to Bill Brown, Phoenix, Arizona (Steven E. Lawson. July 16, 2016)

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Photographs

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Building Exterior (ca. 1940). Vintage postcard; image courtesy of William Dunklin
Chancel. Photograph from The Diapason (March 1, 1931); image courtesy of Steven E. Lawson
Console. Bill Brown Archive; image courtesy Lew Williams 1965-01-30

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Stoplist

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  • Theater Organ, Spring 1962. pp.10-11

  • Phoenix, Arizona
    First Baptist Church
    
    Rudolf Wurlitzer Co.
    Opus 2008. 1929
    Pipe data from Theater Organ, Spring, 1962 
    
    Pipework Analysis:
    
    Great Chamber
    Wind Pressure: 8"
    Principal Diapason 16'-4' 85 pipes, 1-12 open wood
    Gemshorn            8'-4  73 pipes, Special taper
    Traverse Flute      8'-4' 73 pipes, Concert Flute, open wood
    Violin Diapason     8'    61 pipes, Special (Horn Diapason)
    Tibia Clausa       16'-4' 85 pipes, Standard Small CC: 11.5" x 9"; wood
    Dulciana            8'    61 pipes, Standard
    Clarinet            8'    61 pipes, Small Scale Special
    Trumpet             8'-4' 73 pipes, Small Scale Special
    
    Swell Chamber
    Wind Pressure: 8", Vox Humana 8"
    Diapason Phonon     8'    61 pipes, Standard Scale 44, leathered lips
    Stopped Flute      16'-2' 97 pipes, Standard stopped wood Lieblich Flute
    Salicional          8'-4' 73 notes, Standard
    Voix Celeste        8'    61 notes, Standard
    Oboe Horn          16'-4' 85 notes, 16' Contra Fagotto
    Vox Humana          8'    61 notes, Standard
    
    Great
    Six blank tablets
    Principal Diapason  8'
    Tibia Clausa        8'
    Concert Flute       8'
    Gemshorn            8'
    Octave              4'
    Gemshorn            4'
    Trumpet             8'
    Sub Octave
    Unison Off
    Octave
    Swell to Great Sub, Unison, Octave
    Choir to Great Sub, Unison, Octave
    Tremulant
    
    Swell
    13 blank tablets
    Bourdon            16'
    Diapason Phonon     8'
    Stopped Flute       8'
    Salicional          8'
    Voix Celeste        8'
    Flute D'Amour       4'
    Salicet             4'
    Nazard            2 2/3'
    Flautino            2'
    Tierce            1 3/5'
    Contra Fagotto     16'
    Oboe Horn           8'
    Vox Humana          8'
    Oboe Clarion        4'
    Tremulant
    Vox Tremulant
    Sub Octave
    Unison Off
    Octave
    Choir to Swell
    
    Choir
    3 blank tablets
    Gemshorn t.c.      16'
    Violin Diapason     8'
    Concert Flute       8'
    Gemshorn            8'
    Dulciana            8'
    Traverse Flute      4'
    Gemshorn            4'
    Dolce Twelfth     2 2/3'
    Piccolo             2'
    Clarinet            8'
    Sub Octave 
    Unison Off
    Octave
    Swell to Choir Sub, Unison, Octave
    
    Pedal
    5 blank tablets
    Acoustic Bass      32'   (Tibia)
    Open Diapason      16'
    Bourdon            16'   (Tibia)
    Lieblich Gedackt   16'   (Std. Flute)
    Octave              8'
    Cello               8'
    Flute               8'
    Dolce               8'   (Gemshorn)
    Gedeckt             8'   (Std. Flute)
    Contra Fagotto     16'
    Great to Pedal
    Swell to Pedal Unison, Octave
    Choir to Pedal
    
    Crescendo Pedal
    Sforzando Pedal
    Great to Pedal Rev. toestud
    
    Divisional pistons: 1-8 Great, Swell, Choir
    General pistons: 1-8
    Stops in a double bolster
    Console included extra blank stop tablets for a possible enlargement
    which never took place. In 1962, the organ was in original condition
    as installed.
    Stop tablets for stops white with black lettering, 
    red lettering for reeds; black coupler tablets.
    
    
     [Received from Scot Huntington 2013-05-21.]
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