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First Baptist Church / Lee University
Church St. NE
Cleveland, Tennessee 37311

Sanctuary/Church St. Annex

OHS Database ID 27658.

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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 November 17, 2011.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 32 stops. 20 registers. 28 ranks. 1655 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. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons.

Notes

  • Identified by Jeff Scofield through information in Möller factory documents. (Database Manager. August 28, 2007)
  • Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- The congregation moved from downtown ca. 2010, at which time the downtown facility was sold to Lee University. The sanctuary will be used as an auditorium for the university and the Möller organ, which was briefly for sale, is being retained. (Database Manager. May 18, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The Möller in what is now the Church Street Annex of Lee University was revoiced by Barger & Nix in 2011, which included the 2' Blockflöte in the Swell moving to the Choir and the 2' Principal in the Choir moving to the Swell; First Baptist had nearly doubled the size of the sanctuary before they moved out, so the overall organ wind pressure was raised by Barger & Nix, which particularly helped the bass stops and the Swell reed chorus. (Database Manager. November 17, 2011)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Building Exterior after Renovation. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2001-10-15
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2001-10-15
Sanctuary interior after renovation. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2001-10-15
Sanctuary interior before renovation. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1993-03-27

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
            Cleveland, Tennessee
            First Baptist Church
    
            Möller   Op. 11744   1987   3/28
            _____________________________________________________
    
            GREAT                         CHOIR
         8' Principal        61        8' Gedeckt              61
         8' Bordun           61        8' Erzähler Celeste II 110
         4' Octave           61        4' Spillflöte           61
         2' Super Octave     61        2' Principal            61
    III-IV  Mixture         208    1 1/3' Quintflöte           61
            Super                      8' Krummhorn            61
            Chimes                        Tremolo
                                          Unison Off
            SWELL                         Super
        16' Rohrbourdon      61
         8' Rohrflöte        12           PEDAL
         8' Viole            61       32' Untersatz            -- SW
         8' Viole Celeste    49       16' Principal            32
         4' Spitz Principal  61       16' Rohrgedeckt          SW
         4' Rohrflöte        12        8' Octave               12
         2' Blockflöte       61        8' Rohrflöte            SW
        II  Sesquialtera     98        4' Choral Bass          12
    III-IV  Scharf          208      III  Mixture (Principal)  --
        16' Contre Trompette 61       16' Contre Trompette     SW
         8' Trompette        12        4' Clairon              SW
         4' Clairon          12
            Tremolo                       Space was to be allowed in
            Sub                           the console for 2 additional
            Unison Off                    knobs in Great, 3 in Choir
            Super                         and 2 in Pedal
    
           [Received online from Jeff Scofield  May 17, 2011]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.