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Belmont Heights Baptist Church
Nashville, Tennessee


OHS Database ID 35849.

Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
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 April 14, 2013.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 37 stops. 47 registers. 54 ranks. 2918 pipes. 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 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. Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture 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 thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • 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:
    Extant; unaltered. (Database Manager. July 4, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The church buildings were sold to Belmont University in 2003, though the congregation still meets there; the sanctuary was extensively renovated to become the McAfee Concert Hall; the Milnar Organ Co. removed the organ, renovated it with limited tonal changes ["We took an edge off the mixtures and high pressure trumpet"] and reinstalled it in the finished space. (Database Manager. April 14, 2013)

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Chancel, Pipe Display, and Chamber Grillework (ca. 1970). Vintage Postcard; image courtesy of William Dunklin
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1992-12-29
Church Exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1992-12-29
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1992-12-29

Pipe organs in Tennessee sponsored by Milnar Organ Co.

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  • Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Belmont Heights Baptist Church 
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 1504   1968   3 manuals, 36 stops, 54 ranks
              GREAT ORGAN                              SWELL ORGAN
          16' Quintaton              61             8' Bourdon                61
           8' Principal              61             8' Viole de Gambe         61
           8' Rohrflote              61             8' Viole Celeste          61
           4' Octave                 61             4' Prestant               61
           4' Spitzflote             61             4' Flute Harmonique       61
           2' Blockflote             61             2' Octavin                61
          II  Sesquialtera (TC)      98          IV-V  Plein Jeu             280
       IV-VI  Mixture               330            16' Basson                 61
           8' Trompete               61             8' Trompette              61
              Tremulant                             4' Hautbois               61
           8' Festival Trumpet       61                Tremulant
           4' Festival Trumpet       12
              Chimes (existing)      25 tubes          PEDAL ORGAN
                                                   32' Resultant              --
              CHOIR ORGAN                          16' Principal              32
          16' Kontra Erzähler        61            16' Subbass                32
           8' Gedeckt                61            16' Quintaton              GT
           8' Erzähler               12            16' Kontra Erzähler        CH
           8' Erzähler Celeste (TC)  49             8' Octave                 32
           4' Principal              61             8' Gedeckt                12
           4' Spillflöte             61             8' Erzähler               CH
           2' Octave                 61             4' Choralbass             32
       1 1/3' Quint                  61             2' Nachthorn              32
        IV-V  Scharf                285            IV  Mixture               128
           8' Krummhorn              61            32' Kontraposaune          12
              Tremulant                            16' Posaune                32
           8' Festival Trumpet       GT             8' Trompete               12
           4' Festival Trumpet       GT             4' Schalmei               32
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2013-09-02]
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