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First United Methodist Church
309 N. Park Ave.
Warren, Ohio 44481

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 23777.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 28, 2011.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 37 ranks. 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. Adjustable combination pistons. 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

  • Rebuild and enlargement of existing Hillgreen, Lane & Co. organ from 1954. (James Cook. June 5, 2006)
  • Notes from Steve Bournias -- First United Methodist Church console is 1966 Moller electro pneumatic 3m drawknob; tonal additions /revisions completed 1969 @ 27k dollars
    great
    quintaton 16.....1955 hillgreen
    diapason 8.....hillgreen
    hohlflote 8.....hillgreen
    octave 4.....hillgreen
    spillflote 4......hillgreen formerly ch 4'
    super octave 2.....new moller pipes and chest 1969
    fourniture III-IV....hillgreen
    trumpet 8....revoiced moller 1969 former sw 8'
    swell
    geigen principal 8......new pipes moller 1969 replaced previous
    rohrflote 8.....hillgreen
    salicional 8......hillgreen
    voix celeste 8.....hillgreen
    geigen octave 4.....new pipes and chest moller 1969
    spitzflote 4.....hillgreen
    flageolet 2..... hillgreen former ch 2' plus new moller chest 1969
    plei jeu III.....moller pipes and chest 1969
    basson 16....new pipes moller 1969 on former chalumeau 16 chest
    trompette 8.....new moller pipes on former trumpet chest
    hautbois 4.....hillgreen
    choir
    viola 8.....hillgreen
    gedeckt 8.....renamed hillgreen stopped flute
    dulciana 8.....hillgreen
    unda maris 8......new tapered moller plus chest 1969
    nachthorn 4.....new moller pipes 1969 former spillflote chest
    nasat 2-2/3.....hillgreen stopped wood pipes
    blockflote 2.....new moller pipes 1969 former flageolet chest
    terz 1-3/5.....hillgreen stopped wood pipes
    english horn 8.....new moller pipes and chest 1969
    schalmei 4.....former chalumeau 16 rebuilt moller 1969 plus chest
    pedal
    soubasse 32....resultant
    contrebasse 16....hillgreen
    bourdon 16.....new pipes moller 1969 plus chest in ch box
    quintaton 16.....great
    lieblich gedeckt 16.....hillgreen renamed in ch box
    octave 8.....renamed hillgreen unit w/16
    gedeckt 8....renamed hillgreen unit w/16
    quintaton 8....great
    quint 5-1/3.....unit w/8' octave
    super octave 4.....hillgreen renamed unit w/8
    klein gedeckt 4.....hillgreen renamed unit w/8
    cor de nuit 4.....gt quintaton
    flote 2.....renamed hillgreen unit w/4'
    contra trumpet 16.....new moller pipes plus chest ext gt 8' 1969
    basson 16.....sw
    trumpet 8.....gt
    clarion 4.....gt (James Cook. February 1, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from steve bournias. -- new and revoiced reeds 1969 superb by adolf zajic moller; new swell geigen pipes smaller scale than new 4' and thinner sound; plein jeu high pitched; english horn is gorgeous soft orch reed; gt revoiced trumpet is glorious and brilliant in overtones; ch unda maris is tapered and heavenly; new ch flutes 1969 4 and 2 very fine tone; schalmei 4 rebuilt from former sw chalumaeau 16 unstable and out of tone; swell reed chorus is magnificent brilloant modified french tone; sw strings from previous organs and are superb symphonic toned voices; pedal 32 extremely effective from contrebasse 16; entire plenum is gentle and comfortable in a dead room; entire organ is wondefully suited to the dry acoustics; current status: needs major rebuild after 41 years since previous.

    i was present during the 1969 rebuild and observed moller crews; was at dedicatory recital and subsequent recitals; a splendid organ. (Database Manager. February 1, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Steve Bournias. -- The Soubasse 32 is real open wood pipes to FFFF#. Some stops are inoperable in the Swell, all on the Möller 1969 chests (Database Manager. March 28, 2011)

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Photographs

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Interior of Dome. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2006-04-25
Chancel and Chamber Grillework. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2006-04-25
Chancel and Chamber Grillework. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2006-04-25
Church Exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2006-04-25
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2006-04-25

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  • Stoplist from the factory specifications
           Warren, Ohio
           First Methodist Church
    
           Möller   Op. M-2683   1968   3/36
    
           Rebuild and new console for 1954 
           Hillgreen, Lane 3/30 Op. 1178
    
           * New pipework
    
           GREAT                                 SWELL
       16' Quintaton 61                       8' Geigen Principal 68 *
        8' Diapason 61                        8' Rohrflöte 68
        8' Hohlflöte 61                       8' Salicional 68
        4' Octave 61                          8' Voix Celeste 61 GG
        4' Spillflöte 61                      4' Geigen Octave 68 *
        2' Super Octave 61 *                  4' Spitzflöte 68
      III  Fourniture 183                     2' Flageolet 61 
        8' Trumpet 61                       III  Plein Jeu 183 *
           Sub                               16' Bassoon 68 L/2 *
           Super                              8' Trompette 68 *
           Carillonic Bells                   4' Hautbois 68
                                                 Tremolo
           PEDAL                                 Sub
       32' Soubasse --                           Unison Off
       16' Contra Bass 32 (1-12 new)             Super
       16' Bourdon 32 *
       16' Gedeckt 32                            CHOIR
       16' Quintaton GT                       8' Viola 68
        8' Octave 12                          8' Gedeckt 68
        8' Gedeckt 12                         8' Dulciana 68
        8' Quintaton GT                       8' Unda Maris 56 tc *
    5 1/3' Quint 7 (Contra Bass)              4' Nachthorn 68 *
        4' Super Octave 5                 2 2/3' Nasat 61
        4' Cor de Nuit (GT Quintaton)         2' Blockflöte 61 *
        4' Kleingedeckt 12                1 3/5' Terz 61 
      III  Mixture (pf)                       8' English Horn 68 *
       16' Contra Trumpet 12 GT *             4' Schalmei 61 
       16' Bassoon SW                            Tremolo
        8' Trumpet GT                            Sub
        4' Clarion GT                            Unison Off
                                                 Super
    
     [Received on line from Jeff Scofield June 12, 2009.]
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