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First Presbyterian Church
1215 Virginia Episcopal School Rd.
Lynchburg, Virginia 24503

OHS Database ID 49570.

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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 June 1, 2017.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 5 divisions. 36 stops. 53 registers. 53 ranks. 3347 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. 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 online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Originally installed in 1952 as Möller 3/36 Op. 8303; Antiphonal added in 1979 as Möller Op. A-8303. (Database Manager. April 29, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. April 30, 2012)
  • Updated by Cory Whittier, who has heard or played the organ. (Steven E. Lawson. June 1, 2017)

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Console. Photograph by Cory Whittier 2017-05-31
Organ Chambers. Photograph by Cory Whittier 2017-05-31

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
         Lynchburg, Virginia
         First Presbyterian Church
         Möller   Op. R-204   1989   3/53
         GREAT                           CHOIR
     16' Erzähler      CH/PD          8' Concert Flute    73
      8' Principal        61 *        8' Erzähler         73
      8' Harmonic Flute   61          8' Erzähler Celeste 73
      8' Gemshorn         61          4' Principal        61 *
      4' Octave           61 *        4' Nachthorn        73
      4' Harmonic Fulte   12      2 2/3' Nasard           61
      2' Fifteenth        61 *        2' Octave           61 *
     IV  Fourniture      244 *    1 3/5' Tierce           61
    III  Cymbale         183 a       IV  Scharf          244
         Sub                          8' Krummhorn        73
         Unison Off                   8' Harmonic Trumpet 73
         Super                           Tremulant
         SWELL                           Unison Off
      8' Rohrflöte        73             Super
      8' Viola da Gamba   73
      8' Viola Celeste    73             PEDAL
      8' Flauto Dolce     73         32' Bourdon          el
      8' Flute Celeste    73         16' Principal        32
      4' Principal        73 *       16' Gamba            12 SW
      4' Flauto Traverso  73         16' Rohrbourdon      12 SW
      2' Piccolo          12         16' Erzähler         12 CH
    III  Plein Jeu       183 *        8' Principal        12
    III  Cymbale         183          8' Viola da Gamba   SW
     16' Fagotto          73          8' Rohrbourdon      SW
      8' Trompette        73          4' Principal        32
      8' Oboe             12         IV  Mixture         128
      4' Clairon          73         32' Bombarde         el
         Tremulant                   16' Trombone         12 CH
         Sub                         16' Fagotto          SW
         Unison Off                   8' Trumpet          SW
         Super                        4' Clarion          SW
                                      4' Harmonic Clarion CH
         ANTIPHONAL (exposed)
      8' Bourdon          61
      4' Principal        61
    III  Mixture         183
      *  new pipework
      a  61 miscellaneous present pipes, 122 new pipes
        [Received online from Jeff Scofield April 30, 2012]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.