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First Presbyterian Church
225 E. Market St.
York, Pennsylvania 17403

OHS Database ID 64898.

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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 October 25, 2019.

Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Four manuals. 6 divisions. 97 registers. 38 ranks. 2007 pipes. 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. Traditional style console with roll top.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.


  • With Burton Tidwell as team leader, "Allen Organ Co. supplied the new console and digital resources; new pipework and mechanism were crafted by OSI, Eric PA; Matt Baldwin of Mechey Music was project manager and worked closely with Jesse and Janet Betlyon of Betlyon Organ Service in the organ's installation; R L Hulsey, Kingston TN, was responsible for the pipework tonal finishing. (Jeff Scofield. October 25, 2019)

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Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Chancel and organ case. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Sanctuary interior to rear. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Pulpit, organ facade and console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Pulpit, organ facade and console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Left Stopjamb. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Right Stopjamb. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17

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  • . Source: Stoplist copied from the console October 17, 2019, and provided by the church
           York, Pennsylvania
           First Presbyterian Church
           Möller   Op. 10165   1967   4/52
           Burton K. Tidwell    2009   4/38
           GREAT                             SWELL
       16' Geigen Principal              16' Pommer
        8' Principal                     16' Contra Salicional
        8' Flûte harmonique               8' Geigen Principal
        8' Koppelflöte                    8' Gedeckt
        8' Gemshorn            CH         8' Spitzflöte   
        4' Octave                         8' Viole
        4' Flûte octaviante               8' Viole Celeste
        2' Super Octave                   8' Salicional       ext
       IV  Mixture                        8' Voix Celeste
    II-IV  Scharf                         8' Flute Celeste II
       16' Basson                         4' Principal
        8' Trompette                      4' Traversflöte
           Tremulant                      2' Octavin
        8' Festival Trumpet    PO     III-V  Plein Jeu
           Unison Off                    16' Petite Bombarde
           Chimes                         8' Trompette
           MIDI                           8' Petite Trompette  12
           Blank                          8' Hautbois
           Blank                          8' Voix Humaine
                                          4' Clairon
           CHOIR                             Tremulant
        8' Gemshorn                          Unison Off
        8' Gemshorn Celeste                  Super
        8' Bourdon                        8' Festival Trumpet  PO
        4' Principal                         Harp
        4' Spillflöte                        MIDI
       IV  Klein Mixture                     Blank
        8' Trompette
        8' Clarinet                          SOLO
           Sub                            8' Flauto Mirabilis
           Unison Off                     8' Viola Pomposa
           Super                          8' Viola Celeste
           Harp                           4' Flauto
           CH to ANT                      4' Dulcet II
           CH Main Off                    8' English Horn
           MIDI                           8' French Horn
           Blank                             Tremulant
           Blank                             Sub
           Blank                             Unison Off
           PEDAL                          8' Festival Trumpet  SO
                                             GT to SOLO
       32' Contre Geigen                     SW to SOLO
       32' Contre Bourdon (enc/SW)           CH to SOLO
       16' Open Wood                         PO to SOLO
       16' Geigen Principal    GT            MIDI
       16' Subbass
       16' Violone Bass                      POSITIV  (I)
       16' Lieblich Gedeckt   ext
       16' Gemshorn            CH         8' Principal
        8' Octave                         8' Holzgedackt
        8' Geigen Principal    GT         8' Spitzgamba
        8' Flûte harmonique    GT         4' Octave
        8' Gedacktbass                    4' Rohrpfeife
        8' Stillflöte         ext     2 2/3' Nasard
        8' Gemshorn            CH         2' Blockflöte
        8' Violone            ext     1 3/5' Tierce
        4' Choralbass                 1 1/3' Larigot
        4' Nachthorn                     IV  Mixture
        2' Nachthorn                      8' Cromorne
       IV  Mixture                           Tremulant
       32' Contre Bombarde                8' Trompette         CH
       32' Contre Basson      ext         8' English Horn      SO
       16' Trombone                       8' Festival Trumpet
       16' Posaune                           Zimbelstern     prep
       16' Basson              GT            GT/CH Transfer
       16' Petite Bombarde     SW            Unison Off
        8' Trompete           ext            Blank
        8' Trompette           GT
        4' Klarine            ext            ECHO (floating) **
        4' Hautbois            SW
        4' Cromorne            PS         8' Flute
        8' Festival Trumpet    PO         8' Flute Celeste
           Chimes              GT         8' Vox Humana
           ECHO to PEDAL                     Tremulant
           MIDI                              Echo to GT
           Blank                             Echo to SW
           Blank                             Echo to CH
           Blank                             Echo to SO
       **  Hutchings pipe division to be restored
           [Received from Jeff Scofield October 25, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist copied from the console October 17, 2019, and provided by the church Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.