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Reuter Organ Co. (Opus 1540, 1966)

Location:

First Methodist Church
800 W. Fifth Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 21372

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 110 ranks. 6,553 pipes. 7 divisions. 4 manuals. 91 stops. 111 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 91
  • Registers: 111
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 25, 2010:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The chambers are on the front wall and to each side; the Gallery organ is made up of pipework from the previous organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on February 25, 2010:

Rebuilt by Dan Garland, 1990s.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on November 24, 2005:

Identified from the Reuter Opus List, provided by Chris Leaver, Reuter Organ Co., November, 2005.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>The Diapason</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console to right: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1989-04-08

Church exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1989-04-08

Chancel, chambers and console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1989-04-08

Console: Photograph courtesy of the Reuter Organ Co..

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