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Organ Specifications

* Reuter Organ Co., Lawrence, Kansas, Op 1378, 1961
* Tonal Revisions, Theodore Gilbert, Wilbraham, Massachusetts
* Stephen Russell, new console 1997 digital voices, 2009 5 ranks addition

The organ was originally constructed in 1961 by Reuter Organ Company of Lawrence, Kansas: the largest instrument built by that firm at the time. In subsequent years, the organ’s musical resources proved to be limited for the wide range of repertoire expected in service and concert work. It was in 1973 that Ted Gilbert & Associates, of Wilbraham, Mass., began a collaboration with Barclay Wood, Minister of Music and the Arts at First Baptist, in revising the instrument to the present stoplist. This work has been steadily ongoing as funds permitted, one stop at a time. Significant work was completed in 1997 with the installation of a new console, constructed and installed by Russell & Co. of Cambridgeport, Vermont.

Great

61 notes, manual II

  • Montre 16′
  • Quintaton16′
  • Montre 8′ (Solo)
  • Prinzipal 8′
  • Flute Harmonique 8′
  • Bourdon 8′
  • Octave 4′
  • Spillflöte 4′
  • Super Octave 2′
  • Mixture (1 1/3′) IV
  • Trompete 16′
  • Trompete 8′
  • Klarine 4′
  • Chimes +
  • Harp +

Swell

61 notes, enclosed, manual III

  • Bourdon 16′
  • Montre 8′
  • Flûte à Cheminée 8′
  • Viole de Gambe 8′
  • Voix Céleste (TC) 8′
  • Principal 4′
  • Flûte Ouverte 4′
  • Nasard 2 2/3′
  • Octavin 2′
  • Tierce 1 3/5′
  • Plein Jeu (2′) III-V
  • Bombarde 16′
  • Trompette 8′
  • Hautbois 8′
  • Voix Humanaine 8′
  • Clarion 4′
  • Tremulant

Choir

61 notes, enclosed, manual I

  • Gemshorn (ext.)16′
  • Viola Pomposa 8′
  • Viola Celeste 8′
  • Singend Gedeckt 8′
  • Gemshorn 8′
  • Gemshorn Celeste (TC) 8′
  • Spitz Principal 4′
  • Flute 4′
  • Gemshorn Celeste II (ext.) 4′
  • Spire Flute 2′
  • Mixture (1 1/3′) III
  • Clarinet 8′
  • English Horn 8′
  • Regal 8′
  • Tremulant
  • Chimes +
  • Harp +

Positiv

61 notes, manual I

  • Holz Gedeckt 8′
  • Quintadena 8′
  • Principal 4′
  • Koppelflöte 4′
  • Nasat 2 2/3′
  • Octave 2′
  • Blockflöte 2′
  • Terz 1 3/5′
  • Quinte 1 1/3′
  • Weitprinzipal 1′
  • Sesquialtera II
  • Zimbel (2/3′) IV
  • Krummhorn 8′
  • Tremulant
  • Zimbelstern

Solo

61 notes, manual IV

  • Montre 8′
  • Cornet V
  • French Horn 8′
  • English Horn (Choir) 8′
  • Clarinet (Choir) 8′
  • Trompette en Chamade 8′
  • Tremulant
  • Chimes +
  • Harp +

Pedal

32 notes

  • Open Wood + 32′
  • Contre Violone + 32′
  • Contre Bourdon (ext.) 32′
  • Principal 16′
  • Open Wood + 16′
  • Violone + 16′
  • Violone Celeste + 16′
  • Subbass 16′
  • Bourdon (Swell) 16′
  • Gedect (Swell)
  • Gemshorn (Choir) 16′
  • Grossquinte (Subbass)10 2/3′
  • Octave 8′
  • Bourdon 8′
  • Gemshorn (Choir) 8′
  • Quinte 5 1/3′
  • Choralbass 4′
  • Flöte 4′
  • Mixture (2 2/3′) IV
  • Contre Posaune (ext.) 32′
  • Contra Fagotto + 32′
  • Posaune 16′
  • Trompete (Great) 16′
  • Bombarde (Swell) 16′
  • Tromba 8′
  • Trompette (Swell) 8′
  • Trompete (Great) 8′
  • Clarinet (Choir) 8′
  • English Horn (Choir) 8′
  • Tromba 4′
  • Klarine (Great) 4′
  • Chimes +

* + Digital (WalkerTechnical)