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Third Baptist Church
620 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri

OHS Database ID 19393.

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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 March 17, 2010.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 6 divisions. 59 ranks. 3603 pipes. 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 with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. 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

  • Identified through online information from Ray Smithee. -- This is a grand instrument from Möller in an incredible sanctuary. The sanctuary's interior was designed by the same man who did the Roxy Theater in New York City. The divisions include: Great; Swell; Choir; Positiv; Pedal and Antiphonal. Natural keys are ivory. The sound is heroic. (Database Manager. September 5, 2005)
  • According to information received from Stephen Schnurr, Möller did not assign a new opus number to any instrument for this church. This is possibly a rebuild of an existing instrument. (James Cook. December 7, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the completion of the 1930 Geo. Kilgen & Son instrument - intended to be 60 ranks, but only 30 ranks installed. The 1949 Möller work included a new console, tonal additions, new chests, etc. A 60th rank - a unit Tibia - was added after the initial rebuild/enlargement. In the 1990s, the console and relay were upgraded with a new Peterson Orgaplex solid state system inc. MIDI. The church has just signed a contract with Bogue Organs of Downers Grove, IL for a major rebuild of the organ, to include a new console, additional ranks, new chests, repairs, etc. All existing pipework will be retained. Some previously removed pipework will be returned to use. Source: church website. (Database Manager. March 1, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The 1949 job was an R-series opus number utilizing the Kilgen console; Möller added a new console in 1954 as Op. M-8014; R- is for rebuild and M- for miscellaneous like consoles and other parts; the Tibia knobs were of a different style, suggesting that they were not added by Moller. (Database Manager. March 17, 2010)

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Photographs

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Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1990-05-15
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1990-05-15
Chancel and organ grille. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1990-05-15

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from the console May 15, 1990
           St. Louis, Missouri
           Third Baptist Church
    
           Moller   1947   4/61
           ________________________________________________
    
           GREAT                         SWELL
       16' Violone                   16' Lieblichbordun
        8' Diapason I                 8' Geigen Principal
        8' Diapason II                8' Rohrflote
        8' Flute Ouverte              8' Viole de Gambe
        8' Gemshorn                   8' Gambe Celeste
        4' Principal                  8' Flauto Dolce
        4' Octave                     4' Principal
        4' Flute Harmonique           4' Flute Triangulaire
    2 2/3' Octave Quint               2' Flautino
        2' Super octave             III  Plein Jeu
      III  Mixture                   16' Double Trumpet
      III  Cymbel                     8' Trompette
           Sub                        8' Oboe
           Unison Off                 8' Vox Humana
           Super                      4' Clarion
        8' Bombarde                      Tremolo
        4' Clarion                       Sub
           Chimes                        Unison Off
           Harp                          Super
       16' Tibia                         Blank
        8' Tibia
        4' Tibia                         ANTIPHONAL
    2 2/3' Tibia                      8' Gedeckt
        2' Tibia                      8' Viola
    1 3/5' Tibia                      8' Viola Celeste
                                      4' Octave
           CHOIR                      4' Gedeckt
        8' Viola                  2 2/3' Lieblich Quint
        8' Concert Flute              2' Lieblichflote
        8' Dulciana                   8' Trumpet
        8' Unda Maris                    Tremolo
        4' Fugara                        Sub
        4' Holzflote                     Unison Off
        4' Dulciana                      Super
    2 2/3' Nazard
        2' Waldflote                     PEDAL
        8' French Horn               32' Gravissima
        8' Clarinet                  16' Diapason
           Tremolo                   16' Bourdon
           Sub                       16' Violone
           Unison Off                16' Lieblichbordun
           Super                 10 2/3' Quint
           Harp                       8' Octave
        8' Tibia                      8' Principal
        4' Tibia                      8' Bourdon
           Tibia Tremulant            8' Gedeckt
                                  5 1/3' Quint
           POSITIV                    4' Principal
        8' Quintaton                  4' Bourdon
        4' Prestant                   2' Octavin
        4' Rohrflote                 16' Bombarde
    2 2/3' Nasat                     16' Double Trumpet
        2' Blockflote                 8' Bombarde
    1 3/5' Terz                       4' Bombarde
    1 1/3' Kleinquint
        1' Sifflote
    5 1/3' Tibia Quint
    3 1/5' Tibia Tenth
    
    [Received online from Jeff Scofield January 5, 2013] 
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the console May 15, 1990 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.