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First Baptist Church
5 Oak Street
Asheville, North Carolina

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 21403.

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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 17, 2012.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 34 stops. 46 registers. 42 ranks. 2366 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 with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Adjustable mechanical 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

  • 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 Lawrence T Sprinkle. (Database Manager. June 17, 2012)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Displays. Photograph by Lawrence T. Sprinkle 2012-06-14
Console. Photograph by Lawrence T. Sprinkle 2012-06-14
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Lawrence T. Sprinkle 2012-06-15
Chancel and Pipe Display. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2016-10-24
Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Display. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2016-10-24
Chancel, Pipe Display, and Chandelier. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2016-10-24
Church exterior, front. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2016-10-24
Church exterior, side. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2016-10-24
Dome and Chandelier. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2016-10-24
Console. Photograph by Tanner Gough 2017-07-27
Church Interior with Pipe Facade. Photograph by Tanner Gough 2017-07-27

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Stoplist

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  • from console and our maintenance files

  • Asheville, North Carolina
    First Baptist Church
    
    Reuter Organ Company   Opus 1571   1967       3 manuals, 34 stops, 42 ranks
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN                          POSITIV ORGAN
         16' Sub Principal         61          8' Gedeckt               61
          8' Principal             61          8' Gemshorn              61 *
          8' Bourdon               61          8' Gemshorn Celeste (TC) 49 *
          4' Octave                61          4' Nachthorn             61
          4' Spillflöte            61          2' Spitz Principal       61
          2' Fifteenth             61      1-1/3' Quint                 61
         IV  Fourniture           244         II  Cymbal               122
             Chimes                            8' Krummhorn             61
             Great 16'                            Tremulant
             Great  4'                            Harp 
             Unison Off                           Positiv 16'
                                                  Positiv  4'
             SWELL ORGAN                          Unison Off
          8' Geigen Principal      61
          8' Rohrflöte             61             PEDAL ORGAN
          8' Viole de Gamba        61         32' Acoustic Bourdon      --
          8' Viole Celeste (TC)    49         16' Principal             32
          4' Principal             61         16' Bourdon               32
          4' Hohlflöte             61         16' Sub Principal         GT
      2-2/3' Nasard                61          8' Octave                32
          2' Blockflöte            61          8' Bourdon               12
      1-3/5' Tierce                61          8' Sub Principal         GT
        III  Mixture              183          4' Choral Bass           32
         16' Fagotto               12          4' Bourdon               12
          8' Fagotto               61          2' Bourdon               12
          8' Trompette             61        III  Mixture               96
          4' Clarion               61         32' Fagotto               pf
             Tremulant                        16' Bombarde              32
             Swell 16'                        16' Fagotto               SW
             Swell  4'                         8' Fagotto               SW
             Unison Off                        8' Bombarde              12
                                               4' Fagotto               SW
    
                                               *  enclosed with Swell
    
    
    [Received from Lawrence T. Sprinkle  2012-06-16]
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