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Groce United Methodist Church
954 Tunnel Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28805

OHS Database ID 64608.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
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 July 1, 2019.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front.


  • Originally built for the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (1967), replaced by Gariel Kney tracker instrument in 1978, and relocated here by Larry Sprinkles and Randall Dyer in 1978. (Stephen Hall. July 1, 2019)

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Related Database Entries

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Facade. Photograph by Larry Sprinkle 2012-05-25
Console. Photograph by Larry Sprinkle 2012-05-25
Nameplates. Photograph by Larry Sprinkle 2012-05-25
Church Exterior. Photograph by Larry Sprinkle 2012-05-25
Great pipes (l-r: Principal, Rohrflote, Octave, Waldflote, Mixture, Trompette). Photograph by Larry Sprinkle 2012-05-25

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  • Typed stoplist from Randall Dyer. Source: Stoplist from builder who relocated the organ
    Groce United Methodist Church
    Asheville, North Carolina
    Schantz Organ Co., Opus 845, 1967 (for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
    This installment at this location by Larry Sprinkle and Randall Dyer, 1978
     8' 	Principal	 61
     8' 	Rohrflöte	 61
     4' 	Octave		 61
     4'     Rohrflöte        --     8 Rohrflote playing at 4 pitch, no top octave
     2'	Waldflöte	 61
     	Mixture IV	244
     8' 	Trompete	 61
    	Swell to Great 16
    	Swell to Great  8
    	Swell to Great  4
     8'	Gedackt		 61
     8' 	Gemshorn	 61
     8' 	Gemshorn Celeste 49
     4'	Koppelflöte	 61
     2 2/3' Nasard		 61
     2' 	Principal	 61
     1 3/5' Tierce		 61
     	Cymbel II	122
     8'	Krummhorn	 61
    	Swell 16 
    	Swell Unison Off
    	Swell 4
    16' 	Subbass		 32
    16' 	Rohrflöte	 12	ext from Great
     8'	Principal	 32
     8'	Floten Bass	 12
     4'	Principal	 12
     4'     Flote            12
     2'     Super Octave     12
    16’ 	Trompete	 12	ext from Great
     8'	Trompete	 --	Gt 
     4’ 	Krummhorn	 --	Sw
    	Great to Pedal 8
     	Swell to Pedal 8
    	Swell to Pedal 4
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from Randall Dyer. Source: Stoplist from builder who relocated the organ Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.