The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Presbyterian Church
Fort Wayne, Indiana

OHS Database ID 35452.


Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition April 16, 2015.


Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Four manuals. 77 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with roll top.

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 thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Tonal changes by Michael Quimby and John Hendrikson to esixting Aeolian-Skinner organ, with new four manual David Harris console; console relocated to St. Matthew's RC, Central Falls, RI. (Database Manager. June 11, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Quimby replaced the original three manual console with a new four manual, replaced the relay system, and releathered the chests. John Hendrickson made tonal revisions as part of the project. (source: Church Website, accessed April 2015) (Database Manager. April 16, 2015)

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Exposed pipes and console in rear gallery. Photograph by First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne 2016-05-05

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Stoplist

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