The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Baptist Church
411 Market St.
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401


OHS Database ID 36579.

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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 October 14, 2011.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 4 divisions. 38 stops. 52 registers. 48 ranks. 2725 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, center.

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. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- In 1992, console and choir lowered from center gallery to pulpit level; at that time, R. A. Colby renovated the console and added facade pipes. The fourth manual division, first called Antiphonal and later Ancillary, is prepared-for. (Database Manager. August 31, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. October 14, 2011)

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Sanctuary interior and display pipes after 1992 renovation. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1994-09-01
Church exterior and 197' steeple. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1994-09-01
Console to left. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1994-09-01
1968 chancel and choirloft. Church postcard, collection of Jeff Scofield 1994-09-01
Console to right. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1994-09-01
Console after 1992 renovation. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1994-09-01

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  • Stoplist copied from the console June 2, 1988
         Wilmington, North Carolina
         First Baptist Church
         Schantz   Op. 820   1968   4/48
         GREAT                      SWELL
     16' Quintaton     61        8' Flute a Cheminee 61
      8' Principal     61        8' Viole de Gambe   61
      8' Holzgedackt   61        8' Viole Celeste    49
      4' Octave        61        8' Dulciana         61
      4' Nachthorn     61        8' Unda Maris       49
      2' Super Octave  61        4' Prestant         61
     IV  Mixture      244        4' Flute Harmonique 61
    III  Scharff      183        2' Flute des Bois   61
         Unison Off             IV  Plein Jeu       244
         Chimes                 16' Basson           61
                                 8' Trompette        61
         ANTIPHONAL              8' Basson           12
      5  blank drawknobs         4' Clairon          61
         PEDAL                      Sub
     32' Resultant     --           Unison Off
     16' Principal     32           Super
     16' Bourdon       32
     16' Quintaton     GT           CHOIR
     16' Flauto Dolce  CH       16' Flauto Dolce     61
      8' Octave        32        8' Bourdon          61
      8' Bourdon       12        8' Flauto Dolce     12
      8' Quintaton     GT        8' Flute Celeste    59
      8' Flauto Dolce  CH        4' Koppelflöte      61
      4' Super Octave  32    2 2/3' Nasat            61
      4' Hohlflöte     32        2' Principal        61
      2' Hohlflöte     12    1 3/5' Terz             61
    III  Mixture       96    1 1/3' Quinte           61
     32' Kontraposaune 12        1' Sifflöte         61
     16' Posaune       32        8' Krummhorn        61
     16' Basson        SW        4' Rohrschalmei     61
      8' Trompete      12           Tremulant
      8' Basson        SW           Sub
      4' Klarine       12           Unison Off
      4' Rohrschalmei  CH           Super
    [Received online from Jeff Scofield August 19, 2011]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the console June 2, 1988 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.