The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First United Methodist Church
Frankfort, Kentucky

OHS Database ID 19026.


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 June 25, 2019.


Technical Details

Slider chests. EP sliders. Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 37 ranks. 1954 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 in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. 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

  • This Organ identified through information received from Randall Dyer. New, includes 7 ranks and ivory keyboards from 1961 Schantz. Blackinton-style EP slider chests (Database Manager. June 29, 2005)
  • Updated by Tim Link, who has heard or played the organ. The current organ of First United Methodist Church of Frankfort, KY was built by Randall Dyer and Associates of Jefferson City, TN in 1993 as No. 54, 2/37. Dyer utilized the ivory keyboards and 426 pipes from the previous organ, a 1961 12 rank Schantz. The organ before the Schantz was built by the Lucky Organ Company of Louisville, KY sometime during World War II. The first documented pipe organ at the church was built by Pilcher and Sons, also of Louisville, and was purchased in 1911. Considering that the current sanctuary was built in 1856, there were likely other instruments, but these are the only ones documented in the church literature.
    An interesting side note: the organ case was built to accommodate the portrait of Christ, entitled “The Sacred Heart,” a copy of a work by St. Louis artist C. Bosseron Chambers. This picture had been present at the front of the sanctuary for many years and the church desired that it remain as a focal-point of the sanctuary and the new organ. They had it removed and restored by Old World Restorations of Cincinnati prior to the installation of the organ. (Thurlow Weed. June 25, 2019)

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Photographs

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Great and Pedal Pipework. Photograph by Tim Link 2019-04-19
Console and 8' Trompette-en-chamade. Photograph by Tim Link 2019-04-19

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Stoplist

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  • Original document from Randall Dyer.. Source: Stoplist from factory records
    Frankfort, KY
    First United Methodist Church
    
    Organ by Randall Dyer & Assoc., Inc.
    
    GREAT - 
       16' Quintadena	           61 Pipes
        8' Principal (facade)	   61 Pipes 
        8' Gedackt	                   61 Pipes
        8' Flauto Dolce (encl.w/Sw)    54 Pipes
        8' Flute Celeste TC (encl.w/Sw)49 Pipes 
        4' Octave                      61 Pipes
        4' Koppelflöte 	           61 Pipes
    2 2/3' Nasard	                   61 Pipes 
        2' Flachflöte 	           61 Pipes
    1 3/5' Tierce 	                   61 Pipes
       IV  Mixture                    244 Pipes
        8' Trompete	                   61 Pipes
           Tremulant	 	 
           Chimes	 	 
           Cymbelstern	 	 
        8' Trompette-en-Chamade TF-f54 49 Pipes 
     
    
    SWELL - (expressive)
        8' Rohrflöte	           61 Pipes
        8' Viola	                   61 Pipes
        8' Viola Celeste TC	           49 Pipes
        4' Principal                   61 Pipes
        4' Nachthorn	           61 Pipes
        2' Octave	                   61 Pipes
    1 1/3' Quinte 	                   61 Pipes 
      III  Scharff                    183 Pipes
       16' Dulzian	                   61 Pipes
        8' Oboe	                   61 Pipes
        4' Clarion                     61 Pipes 
           Tremulant	 	 
        8' (Gt.)Trompette-en-Chamade 
     	 
     
    PEDAL
       32' Resultant	 	 
       16' Principal (facade           32 Pipes
       16' Subbass 	                   32 Pipes 
       16' (Gt.)Quintadena
        8' Octave                      32 Pipes
        8' Subbass 	                   12 Pipes 
        4' Choralbass                  32 Pipes
      III  Mixture 	                   96 Pipes 
       16' Posaune	                   32 Pipes
       16' (Sw.)Dulzian	 	 
        8' Trompete 	           12 Pipes
        4' (Sw.)Dulzian 	  	 
    		
  • Click Here Original document from Randall Dyer.. Source: Stoplist from factory records Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.