The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First United Methodist Church
200 N. King Street
Morganton, North Carolina 28655


OHS Database ID 25693.

See the address on Google Maps.

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 December 21, 2016.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 5 divisions. 27 stops. 44 registers. 33 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 in a fixed position, right.

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.


  • Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The main organ is located in a smallish chamber to the left of the choir. The Antiphonal is locate in a center chamber high on the rear wall over the entry. The carpeting and porous brick soak up a lot of sound. (Database Manager. March 19, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Timothy Powell.
    Antiphonal organ case is to the left when facing towards the rear of the sanctuary. The center higher opening is a control room. (Database Manager. December 21, 2016)

Online Documents

Currently we have no online documents associated with this organ entry. If you can provide us with digital files of contracts, correspondence, dedication programs, or any similar items, please follow this link to our document upload form to send them to us.

If you would like more information about documents included in the Database, please see our Documents Information page.

Other Websites

The database contains no links to external websites that describe this organ. If you know of any sites that contain information about it, please use the Update form to send us the URL.


Click on a thumbnail to see the larger image in a new tab.

Church Exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2004-10-18
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2004-10-18
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2004-10-18
Chancel and Chamber Grillework. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2004-10-18
Sanctuary Interior and Chancel. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2004-10-18
Nave and Antiphonal Chamber Opening. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2004-10-18
Console. Photograph by Dalton Walters 2020-02-14
Left Stop Jamb. Photograph by Dalton Walters 2020-02-14
Right Stop Jamb. Photograph by Dalton Walters 2020-02-14
Coupler Rail. Photograph by Dalton Walters 2020-02-14
Pipework in main organ chamber. Photograph by Dalton Walters 2020-02-14

If you can provide us with additional photographs, you may upload them through our online form. For further information please see our expectations for adding photographs.



When they are available, stoplists for organs are included in the Database. To make corrections in stoplists that you see here, please send details via e-mail to rather than submitting a new stoplist through our online form.

  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications via the OHS Archives
           Morganton, North Carolina
           First Methodist Church
           Möller   Op. 9840   1964   3/33
           GREAT                              SWELL
        8' Principal            61        16' Bassgedeckt       61
        8' Spitzflöte           61         8' Gedeckt           12
        4' Prestant             61         8' Viola             61
        4' Spitzflöte           12         8' Viola Celeste     61
    2 2/3' Quint                61         4' Spitzprincipal    61
        2' Doublette            61         4' Flute Harmonique  61
       IV  Fourniture          244       III  Plein Jeu        183
           Tremolo                        16' Fagott 1-18 L/2   61
           CarilloniC Bells                8' Trompette         61
           Zimbelstern                     8' Fagott            12
           MIDI on GT                      4' Trompette Clarion 12
           CHOIR                              Sub
                                              Unison Off
        8' Quintflöte           61            Super
        8' Erzähler             61            MIDI on SW
        8' Erzähler Celeste     49            Blank
        4' Koppelflöte          61            Blank
        2' Schweizerflöte       61
    1 1/3' Larigot              61            PEDAL
           Sub                            16' Violone           32
           Unison Off                     16' Soubass           32
           Super                          16' Bassgedeckt       SW
           Carillonic Bells                8' Violone           12
           MIDI on CH                      8' Soubass           12
           Blank                           8' Gedeckt           SW
                                       5 1/3' Quint             32
           ANTIPHONAL                      4' Violone           12
                                           4' Soubass           12
        8' Flauto Dolce         61        16' Trumpet           12 SW
        8' Flauto Dolce Celeste 49        16' Fagott            SW
        4' Principal            61         8' Trompete          SW
       II  Grave Mixture       122         4' Trompette Clarion SW
           Tremolo                            MIDI on PED
           MIDI on ANT
                 [Received from Jeff Scofield May 1, 2016]