Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc.

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Parkway United Church of Christ - Opus 53

Town and Country, Missouri
2 manuals, 23 ranks; Year complete: 2001

The pipe organ for Parkway United Church of Christ, is a two-manual instrument of 23 ranks based on an eclectic design. The concept does not copy any single historical style of organ building. The tonal design is a synthesis, resulting in a concept that is distinctly American.

The tonal specification was designed in consultation with Charles Croissant, organist and director of music, and members of the organ committee. The instrument features electro-pneumatic slider windchests and electro-pneumatic unit windchests for the Trumpet and pedal rank.

The organ contains 1,393 pipes. The metal pipes are constructed of various alloys of tin and lead for those shorter than 4' in length and a zinc alloy for pipes longer than 4' in length. The Pedal 16' Subbass is constructed entirely of wood.

The visible casework is constructed of oak and contains painted zinc pipes. Pipes 1-12 of the Great 8' Principal are located on the left side and pipes 1-22 of teh Pedal 8'-4' Principal are located on the right side.

The two-manual and pedal console for this installation was built with tilting tablets. The key and stop functions are controlled by a solid-state Peterson multiplex relay system. The solid-state Peterson combination action has 32 levels of memory.

Organ Specification

 

GREAT ORGAN
NamePitchPipesDescription
Principal 8' 61  
Rohrflöte 8' 61  
Octave 4' 61  
Nachthorn 4' 61  
Nazard 2 2/3' 61  
Super Octave 2' 61  
Blockflöte 2' 61  
Tierce 1 3/5' 61  
Mixture IV   244  
Trumpet 8' 61 from Swell
Tremolo      
Zimbelstern      

 

SWELL ORGAN
NamePitchPipes
Hohlflöte 8' 61
Viola 8' 61
Viola Celeste 8' 61
Principal 4' 61
Gedeckt 4' 61
Super Octave 2' 61
Quint 1 1/3' 61
Trumpet 8' 61
Cromorne 8' 61
Tremolo    

 

PEDAL ORGAN
NamePitchPipesDescription
Resultant 32'    
Subbass 16' 32  
Violone 16'   Rank prepared for
Principal 8' 32  
Bourdon 8' 12  
Octave 4' 12  
Trumpet 16' 12 from Swell
Trumpet 8'   from Swell
Clarion 4'   from Swell

 

COUPLERS
NamePitch
Swell to Swell 16'-4'
Swell to Great 16'-8'-4'
Great to Great 4'
Swell to Pedal 8'-4'
Great to Pedal 8'-4'

 

CONSOLE FEATURES
Name
Peterson Solid State Multiplex Relay
Peterson 32-level Combination Action
General combinations 1 - 12, 1 - 10 duplicated by toe stud
Swell combinations 1 - 6
Great combinations 1 - 6
Pedal combinations 1 - 6
Sforzando (reversible action)
Great to Pedal (reversible action)
Swell to Pedal (reversible action)
Peterson complete MIDI implementation

Quimby Pipe Organs Inc.
P O Box 434
Warrensburg, Missouri 64093

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