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First Baptist Church
209 East South Street
Longview, Texas 75601

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 34784.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 271.


Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 3, 2014.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 59 stops. 70 registers. 85 ranks. 5200 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Contract dated 1949. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Installed in 1951; extant; unaltered. (Database Manager. May 23, 2008)

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Church exterior. Postcard courtesy of T. Bradford Willis
North chamber grille. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-11-09
Gallery chamber grille. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-11-09
Chancel and window. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-11-09
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-11-09
Sanctuary interior angle. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-11-09
Church exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-11-04
Great Chamber Interior. Photograph by Mark McGuire 2017-11-09
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-11-09
Church Exterior. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1950s)
Console to right. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-11-09
Console to left. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-11-09

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Stoplist

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Longview, Texas
    First Baptist Church
    
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 1174   1949   4 manuals, 59 stops, 85 ranks
    __________________________________________________________________________________
    
              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                 PEDAL ORGAN
           8' Dolcan Celeste (TC)   61             32' Bourdon                5
           8' Gamba Celeste II     146             16' Contrebasse           32
           4' Spitzprinzipal        73             16' Bourdon               32
         III  Kleinmixtur          183             16' Viola                 32
          16' Fagot                 73             16' Gedeckt               SW
           8' Trompette             73             16' Quintaten             GT
           8' English Horn          73              8' Principal             32
           8' Cromorne              73              8' Spitzflöte            32
              Tremulant                             8' Bourdon               12
           8' Harp (TC)             --              8' Viola                 12
           4' Celesta                               8' Gedeckt               SW
                                                    4' Choralbass            32
              POSITIV ORGAN (I)                     4' Nachthorn             32
           8' Nason Flute           61            III  Fourniture            96
           4' Nachthorn             61             32' Bombarde              12 SW
       2 2/3' Nasard                61             16' Ophicleide            32
           2' Blockflöte            61             16' Bombarde              SW
       1 3/5' Tierce                61              8' Posaune               12
           1' Sifflöte              61              4' Clarion               12
                                                   16' Gallery Bourdon       12 GAL
              BOMBARDE ORGAN (IV)
           8' Trompette Harmonique  61
           4' Clairon Harmonique    61
       IV-VI  Cornet               311
              
              GALLERY ORGAN (IV)
           8' Bourdon               73
           4' Principal             73
          IV  Fourniture           244
              Chimes                GT
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-09-20]
    
    
  • Click Here From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.