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Clinton United Methodist Church

Clinton, Missouri
2 manuals, 19 ranks; Year complete: 1992

The pipe organ at the Clinton United Methodist Church, rebuilt by Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc., Warrensburg, Missouri, is a two manual electro-pneumatic instrument with 19 ranks. It contains a total of 1,076 pipes of which 422 are exposed. The instrument tonal design, layout, and scaling, including voicing procedures, were accomplished by Michael Quimby.

The case of the console was retained from the original 1955 Kilgen instrument, as was the existing pipe case, and eight ranks of pipes. All the internal parts of the console are new and were specially designed to accommodate the console shell. The key and stop functions are controlled by a solid state multi-plex relay system. The solid state multi-level combination action features thirty-two levels of memory.

The exposed pipes and electro-pneumatic windchests are new and contain pipes of the great division played by the lower keyboard and the pedal division. The largest 24 pipes of the exposed divisions are constructed of polished zinc with tin mouths. The remaining exposed pipes are constructed of 50% tin and 50% lead. The red felt on the exposed great division Rohrflute serves as a seal for the solid canister top and chimney. The swell division is controlled by the second keyboard and is located behind the original organ case. The sound of this division can be changed by shutters which open and close similar to a venetian blind. Thew swell division pipes, except for the Trumpet and large pedal pipes are installed on new electro-pneumatic windchests.

The new ranks were constructed according to specifications provided by the organbuilder by A. R. Schopp's Sons, Inc. Those ranks that were retained from the Kilgen organ were rescaled and revoiced to blend with the revised specification.

Organ Specification

GREAT ORGAN Exposed
NamePitchPipesDescription
Gedeckt16'61 notes ext swell 8' Gedeckt
Principal8'61
Rohrflute8'61
Gedeckt (enclosed)8'61 notes duplexed from swell Gedeckt
Gemshorn (enclosed)8'61 notes duplexed from swell Gemshorn
Octave4'61
Hohlflute4'491-12 from Rohrflute
Super Octave2'61 notes ext great 4' Octave
Mixture III Ranks1-1/3'183
Trumpet8'61 notes duplexed from swell

SWELL ORGAN
NamePitchPipesDescription
Gedeckt8'73old great 8' Bourdon
Gemshorn8'61
Gemshorn Celeste TC8'49
Dulciana8'61old
Principal4'61old great 4' Octave
Harmonic Flute4'61
Gemshorn4'61 notes extension 8' Gemshorn
Quinte2-2/3'61old great Twelfth
Fifteenth2'61old great Fifteenth
Blank Stop Key
Contra Trumpet TC16'49extension swell 8' Trumpet
Trumpet8'85
Oboe8'61old
Clarion4'61 notes extension swell 8' Trumpet
Tremolo

PEDAL ORGAN
NamePitchPipesDescription
Resultant32'32 notes from 16' Subbass
Subbass16'32old
Gedeckt16'32 notes ext swell Gedeckt
Principal8'56
Gedeckt8'32 notes from Swell Gedeckt
Gemshorn8'32 notes from Swell Gemshorn
Octave4'32 notes ext pedal 8' Principal
Flute4'32 notes ext swell 8' Gedeckt
Super Octave2'32 notes ext pedal 8' Principal
Contra Trumpet16'32 notes ext 8' Trumpet
Trumpet8'32 notes swell Trumpet 8'
Clarion4'32 notes swell Trumpet 8' ext

COUPLERS
NamePitch
Swell to Great8'
Swell to Swell16-4'
Great to Pedal8'
Swell to Pedal8'

COMBINATION ACTION Thirty two levels of memory for each piston
Name
5 general pistons for entire organ
5 pistons for great organ
5 piston for swell organ
1 general cancel piston

OTHER MOVEMENTS
Name
Great to Pedal Reversible
Sforzando Reversible

Quimby Pipe Organs Inc.
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Warrensburg, Missouri 64093

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