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Brainerd United Methodist Church
4315 Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411

OHS Database ID 64042.

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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 January 12, 2019.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 6 divisions. 51 stops. 68 registers. 68 ranks. Manual compass is 610 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console. The console is movable.

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. 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.


  • Zimbelstern added 1983; 8' Holzgedackt added to Pedal 1986; en-Chamade added 1987; Pedal Kornett added 1990; III Cymbale added to Swell 1991; new console and conversion of switching to solid-state both by Schantz 1994; 8' Grossflöte from 1907 Pilcher Op. 584 added to Major Great in 2011 by Barger & Nix. (Jeff Scofield. January 12, 2019)

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Church exterior. Photograph courtesy of March Adams & Associates
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1988-08-04
chancel, exposed pipes, console and en-chamade. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1988-08-04
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield
Chancel and exposed pipes. Moller promotional photo, collection of Jeff Scofield 1965-04-01
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1988-08-04

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