The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Presbyterian Church
404 N. Alamo Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 47482.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 7, 2019.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 38 stops. 51 registers. 51 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Balanced swell shoes/pedals. 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 thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Reuses some pipes from preexisting 1968 Holtkamp instrument, but which were rescaled and revoiced. (Database Manager. January 16, 2011)
  • Completed in March 1999 (Database Manager. October 20, 2014)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Organ Case. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2019-05-02
Organ Case. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2019-05-02
Console. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2019-05-02
Stained Glass Window. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2019-05-02
Stained Glass Window. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2019-05-02
Church Exterior. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2019-05-02

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: Stoplist from builder's website
    San Antonio, Texas
    First Presbyterian Church
    
    Robert L. Sipe, Inc.   1999                      3 manuals, 38 stops, 51 ranks
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN                             SWELL ORGAN
         16' Bourdon               61             8' Principal             61
          8' Principal             61             8' Viole de Gambe        61
          8' Gedeckt               61             8' Viole Celeste         61
          4' Octave                61             8' Rohrflöte             61
          4' Spitzflöte            61             4' Principal             61
      2 2/3' Quinte                61             4' Flute Ouverte         61
          2' Super Octave          61         2 2/3' Nasard                61
      1 3/5' Tierce                61             2' Blockflöte            61
             Mixture IV-V         293         1 3/5' Tierce                61
         16' Kontre Trompete       61                Fourniture IV        244
          8' Trompete              61            16' Basson                73
             Tremulant                            8' Trompette             73
          8' Festival Trumpet      61             8' Hautbois (fr. Bssn)   --
                                                  4' Clairon (fr. Trpt)    --
             CHOIR ORGAN                             Tremulant
          8' Gemshorn              61
          8' Holzgedeckt           61                PEDAL ORGAN
          8' Flute Celeste (TC)    49            32' Bourdon               56
          4' Spitzprincipal        61            16' Principal             44
          4' Spillflöte            61            16' Bourdon (fr. 32')     --
          2' Octave                61            16' Bourdon (Gt)          --
      1 1/3' Larigot               61             8' Principal (fr. 16')   --
             Scharf III-IV        232             8' Bourdon (fr. 32')     --
          8' Cromorne              61             4' Choralbass            32
             Tremulant                               Mixture IV           128
         16' Festival Trumpet (TC) --            32' Kontra Posaune        56
          8' Festival Trumpet (Gt) --            16' Posaune (fr. 32')     --
                                                 16' Basson (Sw)           --
                                                  8' Trompete (fr. 32')    --
                                                  4' Hautbois (Sw)         --
                                                  8' Festival Trumpet (Gt) --
                                                     Zimbelstern
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-03-04]
    
    
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: Stoplist from builder's website Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.