Quimby Pipe Organs Inc.
First Presbyterian Church
The pipe organ for the First Presbyterian Church, built by Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc., is a two manual instrument of 29 ranks based on an eclectic design. The concept does not copy any single historical style of organ building. The tonal design is a synthesis, resulting in a concept that is distinctly American.

The tonal specification was designed in consultation with Dr. and Mrs. Frederic Homan, Richard Miller, and members of the organ committee. The instrument features electro-pneumatic slider windchests and electro-pneumatic unit windchests.

The organ contains 1706 pipes, of which 678 were retained from the previous instrument and revoiced for the new tonal specification. The metal pipes are constructed of various alloys of tin and lead for those shorter than 4' in length, and a zinc alloy for pipes longer than 4' in length. Several ranks are constructed entirely of wood, including the pipes of the Great 8' Hohlflute and the Swell 4' Open Flute.

The Moeller console from the previous installation was retained and refinished, but rebuilt with solid state controls. The key and stop functions are controlled by a solid state Peterson Multiplex relay system. The solid state Peterson combination action has 32 levels of memory.



Organ Specification

GREAT ORGAN (Enclosed)
NamePitchPipes
Diapason8'61
Hohlflute8'61
Erzahler8'61
Octave4'61
Stopped Flute4'61
Dulcet4'61
Fifteenth2'61
Mixture IV1 1/3'244
Trumpet8'73
Cromorne TC8'49
Tremelo
Transposer

SWELL ORGAN (Enclosed)
NamePitchPipesDescription
Chimney Flute16'73
Geigen Diapason8'61
Chimney Flute8'61 notes
Viola8'61
Viole Celeste TC8'49
Octave461
Open Flute4'61
Nazard2 2/3'61
Flageolet2'61
Tierce1 3/5'61
Mixture2'183
Contra Oboe16'prepared for
Oboe8'61
Tremelo

PEDAL ORGAN (Enclosed with Great)
NamePitchPipesDescription
Diapason16'56
Bourdon16'prepared for
Chimney Flute16'32 notes sw
Octave8'32 notes
Bourdon8'prepared for
Chimney Flute8'32 notes sw
Super Octave4'32 notes
Contra Trumpet16'32 notes Great
Contra Oboe16'prepared for
Trumpet832 notes Great
Cromorne8'32 notes Great

COUPLERS
NamePitchDescription
Great to Pedal8'
Great to Great4'
Swell to Pedal8'
Swell to Great16-8-4'
Swell to Swell16-4' Unison off

COMBINATION ACTION
NameDescription
Great Division6 thumb pistons for great only
Swell Division6 thumb pistons for swell only
General Thumb pistons10 thumb pistons duplicated by toe studs
General Cancel Piston
Set Piston

OTHER MOVEMENTS
NameDescription
Great to PedalReversible toe stud and piston
Swell to PedalReversible toe stud and piston
Swell to GreatReversible toe stud and piston
SforzandoReversible toe stud
Swell Shade Pedal
Great Shade Pedal
Crescendo Pedal
Great Nave Shades Off
Swell Nave Shades Off

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