The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First United Methodist Church
419 NE First Street
Gainesville, Florida 32601


OHS Database ID 27787.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
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 June 4, 2008.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 29 stops. 43 registers. 40 ranks. 2253 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows 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. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Rebuild and enlargement of previously rebuilt 1941/42 Möller. Organ has not been re-installed as of August 2007, sanctuary is currently being renovated. Berghaus is restoring the organ to the 1979 configuration with the addition of Violone unit at 16 & 8 foot on the Great, and Pedal Subbass 16. New facade using the Violone. (Database Manager. August 29, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Organ was re-installed in November 2007, dedicated in February 2008 with recital by Dr. Laura Ellis of the University of Florida. Organ is in regular use for services and concerts (April 2008). Information from church's web site. (Database Manager. April 4, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Robert Jackson. (Database Manager. June 4, 2008)

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Chancel and Facade. Photograph by Dan Darmanin

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  • Stoplist from the builder's web site
    Gainesville, Florida
    First United Methodist Church
    Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders   2007               3 manuals, 29 stops, 40 ranks
             GREAT ORGAN (II)                         POSITIV ORGAN (I)
         16' Violone                 73            8' Bordun                  61
          8' Principal               61            8' Dolce                   61
          8' Violone (fr. 16')       --            4' Spitzflöte              61
          8' Rohrflöte               61            2' Principal               61
          4' Octav                   61        1 1/3' Quint                   61
          4' Flachflöte              61          1/2' Cymbel III             183
          2' Blockflöte              61            8' Dulzian                 61
      1 1/3' Mixtur IV              244               Tremulant
          8' Trompete (ext Ped)      29               MIDI
             MIDI                                     PEDAL ORGAN
                                                  32' Resultant (derived)     --
             SWELL ORGAN (III)                    16' Principal               44
         16' Bordun                  73           16' Violone (Gt)            --
          8' Gedeckt (fr. Bordun)    --           16' Subbass                 44
          8' Viola                   61           16' Bordun (Sw)             --
          8' Viola Celeste           61            8' Octav (fr. Principal)   --
          4' Principal               61            8' Gedeckt (fr. Subbass)   --
          4' Flöte                   61            4' Choral Bass             32
          2' Gemshorn                61            4' Gedeckt (Sw)            --
      2 2/3' Sesquialtera II (TC)    98        2 2/3' Mixtur III              96
          1' Scharf III-IV          220           16' Posaune                 44
         16' Basson                  73           16' Basson (Sw)             --
          8' Trompette               61            8' Trompete (fr. Posaune)  --
          8' Hautbois (fr. Basson)   --            4' Hautbois (Sw)           --
             Tremulant                             4' Trompete (Gt)           --
             MIDI                                     MIDI
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-09-14]
  • Click Here Stoplist from the builder's web site Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.