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First EUB Church / Community United MethodistChurch
20 N. Center St.
Naperville, Illinois 60540

OHS Database ID 20839.

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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 August 8, 2018.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 27 stops. 42 registers. 29 ranks. 1999 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 in a fixed position, right.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. Flat 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 toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified from the Reuter Opus List, provided by Chris Leaver, Reuter Organ Co., November, 2005. (Database Manager. November 24, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Some pipework (590 pipes) retained from 1912 Moller Op. 1028. (Database Manager. October 18, 2012)
  • Updated by Hunter Henderson, who has heard or played the organ.
    The Organ at Community United Methodist Church is rich in color giving the musician the ability to play all works of art from romantic to exciting. This organ has also been updated with a newer Peterson control system and has had 2 digital 32' stops added to the organ. I will provide an updated stop list below. (Steven E. Lawson. August 8, 2018)

Online Documents

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  • STOP LIST. UPDATED STOP LIST. Document Date. August 7, 2018. Document received from Hunter Henderson 2018-08-08.

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Photographs

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Console. Photograph by Hunter Henderson 2018-08-07
Chamber Interior. Photograph by Hunter Henderson 2018-08-07
Chamber Interior. Photograph by Hunter Henderson 2018-08-07
Sanctuary Interior. Photograph by Hunter Henderson 2018-08-07
Console and Choir Loft. Photograph by Hunter Henderson 2018-08-07

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from The Diapason March 1953
           Naperville, Illinois
           First Evangelical United Brethren Church
          (now Community United Methodist Church)
    
           Reuter   Op. 1028   1952   3/29
           ___________________________________________________
    
           GREAT                           CHOIR
        8' Diapason         73          8' Viola            73 d
        8' Melodia          73 a        8' Bourdon          73
        8' Gemshorn         73          8' Dulciana         73 a
        4' Octave           73 a        8' Unda Maris       61 a
    2 2/3' Twelfth          61          4' Flauto Traverso  73
        2' Fifteenth        61      2 2/3' Nasard           61
           Sub                          2' Blockflote       61
           Unison Off                   8' Clarinet         73
           Super                           Tremulant
                                           Sub
           SWELL                           Unison Off
       16' Lieblich Bourdon 12 b           Super
        8' Diapason         73 a
        8' Gedeckt          61 b           PEDAL
        8' Salicional       73 a       16' Diapason         32 e
        8' Voix Celeste     61 c       16' Bourdon          32 f
        8' Spitzflote       73         16' Lieblich Gedeckt SW
        8' Flute Celeste    61         16' Gemshorn         12 GT
        4' Principal        73          8' Principal        12 e
        4' Lieblichflote    12 b        8' Bourdon          12 f
    2 2/3' Rohrnasat         7 b        8' Still Gedeckt    SW
        2' Flautino          5 b        8' Gemshorn         GT
      III  Plein Jeu       183      5 1/3' Twelfth          --
        8' Trumpet          73          4' Choral Bass      12
        8' Oboe             73          4' Lieblichflote    SW
        4' Hautbois Clarion 73         16' Trumpet          12 SW
           Tremulant                    8' Trumpet          SW
           Sub
           Unison Off
           Super
    
        a  61 existing, 12 new          b  73 existing, 12 new
        c  49 existing, 12 new          d  30 existing, 43 new
        e  42 existing,  2 new          f  30 existing,  2 new
    
          [Received online from Jeff Scofield October, 15, 2012]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from The Diapason March 1953 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.