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First United Methodist Church, Arlington, Texas

First United Methodist Church

Arlington, Texas

Effective and economical recycling:  Replacing a 1956 Möller organ one stage at a time

Great Principal 8 forms front of north case; Pedal Principal forms front of south case.  The console, Swell, and Choir remain as before.

Goals:

  • Fill the room with warm sound
  • Improve accompanying capabilities
  • Improve appearance of organ and room – emphasize Gothic detailing, remove blockage of window

 Stoplist for Stage I

Completed June 2010

GREAT  (north case)

  • Principal              8       
  • Diapason             8
  • Harmonic Flute   8
  • Bourdon              8
  • Octave                4
  • Spitzflute             4
  • Super Octave      2
  • Mixture                IV              
  • Scharf *              IV
  • Trumpet              8       
  • Tremulant

PEDAL (south case)

  • Principal              8
  • Trombone         16       

* preparation for future installation

Completed 2010   For future completion
Stage I  Stage II  Stage III  Stage IV 
New Great & Pedal pipes plus new wooden cases Revisions in present chamber on north side of chancel – Swell and Pedal New 4 manual console New pipes and mechanism for new Positif and new Choir/Solo chamber on south side of chancel

 

Projected stoplist when organ is complete


GREAT                  

  • Principal              8
  • Diapason             8
  • Bourdon              8
  • Gemshorn           8
  • Octave                4
  • Spitzflute             4
  • Super Octave      2
  • Mixture IV
  • Scharf IV
  • Trumpet              8
  • Tremulant             
  • Chimes                

SWELL

  • Bourdon              16
  • Principal                8
  • Chimneyflute         8
  • Viola                      8
  • Viola Celeste         8
  • Principal                4
  • Harmonic Flute     4
  • Spitzflute               2
  • Plein Jeu IV
  • Contra Trumpet  16
  • Trumpet                8
  • Oboe                     8
  • Vox Humana         8
  • Clarion                   4
  • Tremulant               
  • Swell 16                 
  • Swell Unison Off    
  • Swell 4                   
  • Festival Trumpet   8

 CHOIR

  • Concert Flute          8
  • Gamba                    8
  • Gamba Celeste      8
  • Erzähler                  8
  • Erzähler Celeste     8
  • Tremulant                
  • Trumpet (Gt)           8
  • Clarinet                   8
  • Festival Trumpet     8
  • Choir 16                   
  • Choir 4                     
  • Choir Unison Off    

 POSITIF

  • Gedeckt                  8
  • Harmonic Flute       8
  • Koppelflute              4
  • Nazard              2 2/3
  • Gemshorn               2
  • Tierce                1 3/5
  • Larigot               1 1/3
  • Tremulant                
  • Festival Trumpet     8

PEDAL

  • Bourdon                32
  • Principal                16
  • Subbass               16
  • Bourdon (Sw)       16
  • Violone (Sw)         16
  • Principal                  8
  • Bourdon                  8
  • Gedeckt (Sw)          8
  • Super Octave         4
  • Flute (Gt)                 4
  • Posaune               32
  • Trombone             16
  • Contra Trumpet    16
  • Trumpet                  8
  • Oboe                       4

 

The organ before we began our work:

 GREAT

  • Principal                  8
  • Bourdon                  8
  • Rohrflöte                 8
  • Gemshorn               8
  • Octave                    4
  • Spitzflöte                 4
  • Flute                        4
  • Super Octave         2
  • Mixture IV
  • Trumpet                  8
  • Tremulant             
  • Great Unison Off  
  • Great 16               
  • Great 4                 

SWELL                

  • Rohrflöte                     8
  • Viole de Gambe          8
  • Viole Celeste              8
  • Principal                      4
  • Harmonic Flute           4
  • Plein Jeu III                   
  • Trompette                   8
  • Vox Humana               8
  • Tremolo                       
  • Swell 16                       
  • Swell Unison Off          
  • Swell 4

CHOIR                        

  • Nason Flute                8
  • Erzähler                      8
  • Erzähler Celeste        8
  • Nachthorn                   4
  • Nazard                  2 2/3
  • Blockflöte                    2
  • Oboe                           8
  • Tremolo
  • Choir 16                       
  • Choir 4                         
  • Choir Unison Off
  • Chimes

PEDAL                        

  • Contre Basse       16
  • Bourdon                16
  • Erzähler (Ch)        16
  • Octave                    8
  • Bourdon                  8
  • Super Octave         4
  • Bourdon                  4
  • Bombarde             32
  • Contra Trumpet    16
  • Trumpet          8