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First Baptist Church
209 East South Street
Longview, Texas 75601

OHS Database ID 8832.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 271.


Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 30, 2011.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 7 divisions. 85 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

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

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. 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

  • The original builder was Aeolian-Skinner (1951, Opus1174). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1997 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Major releathering, rewiring. [Was 4m, 71st, 84rk. G. Donald Harrison/Roy Perry design.] (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from D. Keith Morgan. -- The console was originally built much larger than it needed to be to conform to the enormous size of the room (95 foot ceiling). The organ was re-leathered by the Roy Redman Organ Company of Fort Worth, Texas. After a plaster ceiling collapsed on the Great, Positiv, Bombarde, and Pedal divisions, those divisions were completely restored by the Schantz Organ Company of Orrville, Ohio, at which time the console was completely rebuilt and is now digital. (Database Manager. March 30, 2011)

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Bibliography

  • Blanton, Joseph. The Organ in Church Design. (Albany, Texas: Venture Press, 1957), [0]

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  • copied from Virgil Fox dedicatory recital Dec-1951

  •                                              THE ORGAN    
                                         The Gift of Mrs. Rogers Lacy
    
         GREAT ORGAN                                         CHOIR ORGAN
    
      16 Qunitation                      61 pipes          8 Concert Flute                      73 pipes
       8 Principal                       61                8 Viola                              73
       8 Flute Harmonique                61                8 Viola Celeste                      73
       8 Spitzflote                      61                8 Dolcan                             73
       4 Octave                          61                8 Dolcan Celeste                     61
       4 Flute Couverte                  61                8 Gamba Celeste (2 rks)             146
    2-2/3 Twelfth                        61                4 Spitzprinzipal                     73
       2 Fifteenth                       61              III Kleinmixtur                       183
      VI Fourniture                     366               16 Fagot                              73
      IV Cymbel                         244                8 Trompette                          73
         Harp                                              8 English Horn                       73
         Celesta                                           4 Cromorne                           73
         Chimes                                              Tremulant
                                                             Harp
                                                             Celesta
         SWELL ORGAN
                                                             BOMBARDE ORGAN
      16 Gedeckt                         73                
       8 Geigen Prinzipal                73                8 Trompette Harmonique               61
       8 Gedeckt                         73                4 Clairon Harmonique                 61
       8 Viole de Gambe                  73               VI Cornet                            306
       8 Viole Celeste                   73
       8 Flute Celeste (2 rks)          134                  GALLERY ORGAN
       4 Principal                       73
       4 Flute Triangulare               73                8 Bourdon                            61
    2-2/3 Nazard                         61                4 Principal                          61
       2 Octavin                         61               IV Plein Jeu                         244
     III Plein Jeu                       61                  Chimes
     III Scharff                        183
      16 Bombarde                        73                  PEDAL ORGAN
       8 Trompette                       73        
       8 Hautbois                        73               32 Bourdon                             5
       8 Vox Humana                      73               16 Contrebasse                        32
       4 Clarion                         73               16 Bourdon                            32
         Tremulant                                        16 Contra Viola                       32
                                                          16 Gedeckt (Sw)                      
         POSITIV ORGAN                                    16 Quintation (Gt)
                                                           8 Principal                          32
       8 Cor de Nuit                     61                8 Spitzflote                         32
       4 Nachthorn                       61                8 Bourdon                            12
    2-2/3 Nasat                          61                8 Viola                              12
       2 Blockflote                      61                8 Gedeckt (Sw)
    1-3/5 Terz                           61                4 Choralbass                         32
       1 Sifflote                        61                4 Nachthorn                          32
                                                         III Fourniture                         96
                                                          32 Bombarde                           12
     * Zimbelstern added by Schantz                       16 Ophecleide                         32
     during 2011 repair/restoration                       16 Bombarde (Sw)
                                                           8 Posaune                            12
                                                           4 Clarion                            12
                                                          16 Gallery Bourdon                    12
    
                                     Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company, Inc.
                                        G. Donald Harrison, President
        
    
    
    
     [Received from David M. Ford 2012-03-14.]
  • copied from Virgil Fox dedicatory recital Dec-1951 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.