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First United Methodist Church
500 Common Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 33929.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 31, 2012.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

5 manuals. 7 divisions. 67 stops. 110 registers. 102 ranks. 5366 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. 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. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified 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:
    Replacement/Rebuild for Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1065 (1945). (Database Manager. March 15, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from E. Ray Peebles. -- This organ is only one of two organs in the U.S. with a complete set of English Handbells, 5 octaves playable from the Choir and the Solo Manual. The organ was re-voiced in 2002 by Bruce Shultz and Bob Gladden and Associates. (Database Manager. May 7, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Gallery organ, in the form of an 80-series Artiste, was added in 1989 as Möller Op. M-5041; entire organ revoiced by Bruce Schultz & Associates in 2003. (Database Manager. May 30, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from E. Ray Peebles. -- The Sharp Flute on the Solo is now an 8' Harmonic Flute (unexpressive) 61 notes. The 8' Sharp Flute (which is really a Kopple Flute (named for Mr. Sharp, Donor) is now in the Great replacing the 8' Bourdon. Also, a Full-length 16' Bombarde has been added to the swell (12 notes) (Database Manager. May 31, 2012)

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Window. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-07-03
Church exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-11-03
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-11-03
Chancel and exposed pipes. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-11-03
Sanctuary interior angle. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-11-03
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-11-03
Gallery Organ and Handbells. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-11-03

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
            Shreveport, Louisiana
            First United Methodist Church   
    
            Möller   Op. R-175   1986   5/102
            ___________________________________________________________
    
            GREAT (II)                          POSITIV (I) (prepared)
        16' Violone              61         16' Pommer
         8' Prinzipal            61          8' Prinzipal
         8' Bordun               61          8' Singendgedackt
         8' Violone              12          4' Oktave
     5 1/3' Violone Quint         7          4' Koppelflöte
         4' Oktave               61          2' Klein Oktave
         4' Spitzflöte           61      1 1/3' Quintflöte
     2 2/3' Nazard               61          1' Sifflöte
         2' Super Oktave         61      III-V  Zimbel
         2' Waldflöte            pf         16' Dulzian
     1 3/5' Tierce               61          8' Kleintrompete
     III-V  Mixture             233          8' Krummhorn
     III-V  Scharf              232             Tremolo
        16' Kontratrompete       61             Unison Off
         8' Trompete             12         16' Trompette-en-Chamade tc
         4' Klarine              61          8' Trompette-en-Chamade SO
            Tremolo                         
            Unison Off                          GALLERY (V) (added 1989)
                                            16' Bourdon              61 encl
            SWELL (III)                      8' Principal      (j)   61 unencl 
        16' Flûte à Cheminée     61 a        8' Bourdon              12 encl
         8' Montre               61          8' Gemshorn             61 encl
         8' Flûte à Cheminée     12          8' Gemshorn Celeste     49 encl
         8' Gamba                61 *        4' Octave               61 unencl
         8' Gamba Celeste        49 *        4' Spillflöte           61 encl
         8' Dolce Celeste II    110 *        2' Super Octave         61 unencl
         4' Prestant             61 *   III-IV  Mixture             208 unencl
         4' Flûte des Bois       61 *        8' Trompette            61 encl
     2 2/3' Nazard               61 *           Tremolo
         2' Doublette            pf             Unison Off
         2' Flûte à Bec          61 *           Super
     1 3/5' Tierce               61 *           English Handbells
     III-V  Plein Jeu           257 b
    III-IV  Cymbale             208             GALLERY PEDAL (added 1989)
       III  Jeu de Clochette     pf         32' Untersatz            --
        16' Contre Hautbois      61 c       16' Principal            32
         8' Trompette            61 *       16' Bourdon              GA
         8' Hautbois             12          8' Octave               12
         8' Voix Humaine         61 *        8' Bourdon              GA
         4' Clairon              61          4' Choral Bass          12
            Tremolo                          4' Flute                GA
            Sub                            III  Mixture              96
            Unison off                      32' Reed Cornet          --
            Super                           16' Contre Trompette     12 GA
                                             4' Clairon              GA
            CHOIR (IV)                          Unison Off
        16' Pommer               61 * 
         8' Principal            61             PEDAL
         8' Principal Celeste    pf         32' Bourdon            elec
         8' Bordun               61 *       16' Principal            32 k
         8' Erzähler             61         16' Subbass              32 *
         8' Erzähler Celeste     61 d       16' Violone              GT
         4' Octave               61 *       16' Flûte à Cheminée     SW
         4' Koppelflöte          61 *       16' Pommer               CH
         2' Principal            61 *   10 2/3' Violone Quint        GT
     1 1/3' Larigot              61 e        8' Octave               32
         1' Klein Oktave         12          8' Bassflöte            12
      IV-V  Zimbel              256          8' Spitzflöte           32 *
        16' Dulzian              61          8' Violone              GT
         8' Petite Trompette     61          8' Rohrflöte            SW
         8' Krummhorn            12      5 1/3' Violone Quint        GT
            Tremolo                          4' Choralbass           32
            Sub                              4' Cantus Flute         32 l
            Unison Off                       4' Bourdon              12
            Super                            2' Nachthorn            12
            Harp                 61        III  Grand Cornet 64'     96 m
            Zimbelstern           5        III  Cornet       32'     36 m
            English Handbells    pf          V  Mixture             160
                                            32' Contre Bombarde      12 
            SOLO (V)                        16' Bombarde             32 *
         8' Harmonic Flute       61 f       16' Contra Trompette     GT
         V  Mounted Cornet      185 g       16' Contra Hautbois      SW
         8' Clarinet             61 *h       8' Tormpette            32
         8' Cor Anglais          pf          8' Trompete             GT
            Tremolo                          8' Hautbois             SW
         8' Fellers Tuba         61 h        4' Clairon              12
         8' Trompette-en-Chamade 61 i        4' Schalmei             32
            Sub                                 Unison Off
            Unison Off
            Super
            Chimes               20
    
         *  present pipework
         a  1-12 new pipes; 13-up present     
         b  present pipes plus 74 new
         c  1-68 present pipes, 69-73 new
         d  1-32 SW 8 Aeoline pipes; 33-61 GT Spitzflute pipes
         e  1-49 present pipes; 50-61 new
         f  unenclosed
         g  122 present pipes to be determined, 63 new; unenclosed
         h  expressive with Choir
         i  exposed and affected by couplers
         j  9-23 in façade
         k  1-12 present pipes, 13-up new
         l  1-32 present Pedal 4 Choralbass pipes; 33-up new pipes
         m  present inventory pipes
    
           [Received online from Jeff Scofield  May 28, 2012]
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