Longview, Texas

First Baptist Church


First Baptist Church (Longview, TX)
 
First Baptist Church (Longview, TX)
 
Aeolian-Skinner organ, Op. 1174 (1951) in First Baptist Church (Longview, TX)
 
First Baptist Church (Longview, TX)
 
First Baptist Church (Longview, TX)
 
Aeolian-Skinner organ, Op. 1174 (1951) in First Baptist Church (Longview, TX)
 
Aeolian-Skinner organ, Op. 1174 (1951) in First Baptist Church (Longview, TX)
 
Mrs. Lawrence Birdsong, organist, at Aeolian-Skinner organ, Op. 1174 (1951) in First Baptist Church (Longview, TX)
Builder:        Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.
Contract Year:  1949
Install Year:   1951
Opus:           1174
No. manuals:    4
No. stops:      71
No. ranks:      85
No. pipes:      5,200
      

Specification

          GREAT ORGAN (II)                         SWELL ORGAN (III)
16' Quintaten 61 16' Gedeckt 73
8' Principal 61 8' Geigenprinzipal 73
8' Flute Harmonique 61 8' Gedeckt 12
8' Spitzflöte 61 8' Viole de Gambe 73
4' Octave 61 8' Viole Celeste 73
4' Flute Couverte 61 8' Flute Celeste II 134
2 2/3' Twelfth 61 4' Principal 73
2' Fifteenth 61 4' Flute Triangulaire 73
VI Fourniture 366 2 2/3' Nasard 61
IV Cymbal 244 2' Octavin 61
Chimes III Plein Jeu 183
8' Harp (TC) CH III Scharf 183
4' Celesta CH 16' Bombarde 73
8' Trompette 73
CHOIR ORGAN (I) 8' Hautbois 73
8' Concert Flute 73 4' Clairon 73
8' Viola 73 Tremulant
8' Viola Celeste 73
8' Dolcan 73 BOMBARDE ORGAN (IV)
8' Dolcan Celeste (TC) 61 IV-VI Cornet 311
8' Gamba Celeste II 146 8' Trompette Harmonique 61
4' Spitzprinzipal 73 4' Clairon Harmonique 61
III Kleinmixtur 183
16' Fagot 73 GALLERY ORGAN (IV)
8' Trompette 73 8' Bourdon 73
III Plein Jeu 183 4' Principal 73
III Scharf 183 IV Fourniture 244
16' Bombarde 73 Chimes GT
8' Trompette 73
8' English Horn 73 PEDAL ORGAN
8' Cromorne 73 32' Bourdon 5
Tremulant 16' Contrebasse 32
8' Harp (TC) -- 16' Bourdon 32
4' Celesta 16' Viola 32
16' Quintaten GT
POSITIV ORGAN (I) 16' Gedeckt SW
8' Nason Flute 61 8' Principal 32
4' Nachthorn 61 8' Spitzflöte 32
2 2/3' Nasard 61 8' Bourdon 12
2' Blockflöte 61 8' Gedeckt SW
4' Spitzprinzipal 73 8' Viola 12
1 3/5' Tierce 61 4' Choralbass 32
1' Sifflöte 61 4' Nachthorn 32
III Fourniture 96
32' Bombarde 12 SW
16' Ophicleide 32
16' Bombarde SW
8' Posaune 12
4' Clarion 12
Chimes GT
16' Gallery Bourdon 12 GA

 

Source: Allen Kinzey

Photo 1 Source: Schantz Organ Co.

Photos 3 Source: Sand Lawn

Photos 6-8 Source: Neal Campbell

Notes: As per D. Keith Morgan: "The Schantz Organ Co. refurbished the Great, Positiv, Bombarde and Pedal divisions, which were badly damaged by falling plaster. Pipework was restored where possible, or replaced by replica partial-compass sets. The project was completed in the Spring of 2010. The work involved no revoicing or alterations, and the organ can still be considered a completely unaltered G. Donald Harrison "signature" organ. The coupler system and combination action was digitalized."

Organ Historical Society Database: http://database.organsociety.org/SingleOrganDetails.php?OrganID=34784