The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church
1505 N. Moore Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411

OHS Database ID 25887.

See the address on Google Maps.

Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
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 September 16, 2019.
If you can assist us with information concerning the current condition of this organ, please use the form accessible through the "Update" button.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 31 stops. 42 registers. 49 ranks. 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. The console is movable.

Tilting/rocking tablets on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital 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.


  • Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- This is a pipe/electronic combination. In addition to the 42 real speaking stops, there are 25 electronic stops. There is a floating 15-stop Grand Choeur division prepared for. (Database Manager. April 29, 2007)
  • Updated through information from Jeff Scofield -- Swell and Choir-Positiv located in side chamber, Great and Pedal exposed on the front wall; Grand Choeur in gallery prepared-for; the tall Gothic nave is a popular venue for concerts and weddings. (Chad Boorsma. July 19, 2013)
  • Combined with a large 4-manual Allen in February 2019, resulting in 139 pipe and equivalent ranks. (Jeff Scofield. July 26, 2019)

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.

Related Database Entries

As a matter of best practice, we maintain separate entries each time an organ is modified or relocated. Click a link to go to descriptions of other phases in this instrument's life.

Other Websites

Clicking on a link will open the website in a new window or tab.
Please note that we are not responsible for dead links.


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

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Display. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2007-05-21
Chancel and Pipe Display. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2007-05-21
Nave and Gallery. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2007-05-21
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1986-10-01
Church exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-08-07
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-08-07
Church exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-08-07
Sanctuary interior from floor. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-08-07
Builder name plate. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-09-15

Pipe organs in Tennessee sponsored by Milnar Organ Co.

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 from Ruffatti promotional material
           Chattanooga, Tennessee
           First Cumberland Presbyterian Church
           Ruffatti   1980   3/49
           GREAT                             CHOIR-POSITIV
       16' Spitzflöte           EL       16' Erzähler             EL
        8' Principal            61        8' Singendgedeckt       61
        8' Spitz Flute          61        8' Gamba                EL
        4' Prestant             61        8' Gamba Celeste        EL
        4' Flûte Harmonique     61        8' Flauto Mirabilis     EL
        2' Doublette            61        8' Erzähler             EL
    IV-VI  Fourniture          322        8' Erzähler Celeste     EL
           Tremulant                      4' Principalino         61
           Sub                            4' Koppelflöte          61
           Unison Off                     2' Blockflöte           61
           Super                      1 1/3' Larigot              61
           Chimes               CH    III-V  Mixture             257
        8' Trompette-en-Chamade 61        8' Cromorne             EL
        4' Clairon-en-Chamade   12           Tremulant
                                          8' Trompette de Fête    EL
           SWELL                             Sub
       16' Bourdon Doux         EL           Unison Off
        8' Viola Pomposa        61           Super
        8' Viola Celeste        61        8' Trompette-en-Chamade GT
        8' Bourdon              61        4' Clairon-en-Chamade   GT
        8' Flute Celeste II    110           Chimes               EL
        4' Prestant             61           Harp                 EL
        4' Flauto Veniziano     61           Celesta              EL
    2 2/3' Nazard               61           Zimbelstern          11
        2' Octavin              61           Antiphonal Choir ON
    1 3/5' Tierce               61           Main Choir OFF
       IV  Plein Jeu           244
       16' Basson               EL           PEDAL
        8' Trompette            61       32' Open Wood            EL
        8' Hautbois             EL       32' Contre Bourdon       EL
        8' Vox Humana p         EL       16' Open Wood            EL
        8' Vox Humana f         EL       16' Principal            32
        4' Clairon              61       16' Soubasse             32
           Tremulant                     16' Spitzflöte           GT
           Sub                           16' Bourdon Doux         SW
           Unison Off                    16' Erzähler             CH
           Super                          8' Octave               32
        8' Trompette-en-Chamade GT        8' Bourdon              12
        4' Clairon-en-Chamade   GT        8' Spitzflöte           GT
           Antiphonal Swell ON            8' Bourdon Doux         SW
           Main Swell OFF                 4' Octave               32
                                          4' Flute                12
           GRAND CHOEUR (pf pipes)       VI  Mixture             192
       16' Montre                        32' Contre Bombarde      EL
        8' Principal                     32' Contre Basson        EL
        8' Bourdon                       16' Bombarde             32
        8' Gemshorn                      16' Basson               SW
        8' Flauto Dolce                   8' Trompette            12
        8' Flauto Celeste                 4' Clairon              12
        4' Octave                         4' Cromorne             CH
        4' Flute Ouverte                     Chimes               CH
    2 2/3' Quinte                         8' Trompette-en-Chamade GT
        2' Doublette                      4' Clairon-en-Chamade   GT
       IV  Fourniture                        Antiphonal Pedal ON
      III  Scharff                           Main Pedal OFF
       16' Bombarde
        8' Trompette Harmonique
        4' Clairon Harmonique
           Unison Off
        8' Trompette-en-Chamade GT
        4' Clairon-en-Chamade   GT
          [Received online from Jeff Scofield  May 15, 2011]
  • Click Here Stoplist from Ruffatti promotional material Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.