Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc.

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First Presbyterian Church

Warrensburg, Missouri
2 manuals, 28 ranks; Year complete: 2000
The pipe organ for the First Presbyterian Church, built by Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc., is a two manual instrument of 29 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 Dr. and Mrs. Frederic Homan, Richard Miller, and members of the organ committee. The instrument features electro-pneumatic slider windchests and electro-pneumatic unit windchests.

The organ contains 1706 pipes, of which 678 were retained from the previous instrument and revoiced for the new tonal specification. 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. Several ranks are constructed entirely of wood, including the pipes of the Great 8' Hohlflute and the Swell 4' Open Flute.

The Moeller console from the previous installation was retained and refinished, but rebuilt with solid state controls. 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 (Enclosed)
NamePitchPipes
Diapason 8' 61
Hohlflute 8' 61
Erzahler 8' 61
Octave 4' 61
Stopped Flute 4' 61
Dulcet 4' 61
Fifteenth 2' 61
Mixture IV 1 1/3' 244
Trumpet 8' 73
Cromorne TC 8' 49
Tremelo    
Transposer    

 

SWELL ORGAN (Enclosed)
NamePitchPipesDescription
Chimney Flute 16' 73  
Geigen Diapason 8' 61  
Chimney Flute 8'   61 notes
Viola 8' 61  
Viole Celeste TC 8' 49  
Octave 4 61  
Open Flute 4' 61  
Nazard 2 2/3' 61  
Flageolet 2' 61  
Tierce 1 3/5' 61  
Mixture 2' 183  
Contra Oboe 16'   prepared for
Oboe 8' 61  
Tremelo      

 

PEDAL ORGAN (Enclosed with Great)
NamePitchPipesDescription
Diapason 16' 56  
Bourdon 16'   prepared for
Chimney Flute 16'   32 notes sw
Octave 8'   32 notes
Bourdon 8'   prepared for
Chimney Flute 8'   32 notes sw
Super Octave 4'   32 notes
Contra Trumpet 16'   32 notes Great
Contra Oboe 16'   prepared for
Trumpet 8   32 notes Great
Cromorne 8'   32 notes Great

 

COUPLERS
NamePitchDescription
Great to Pedal 8'  
Great to Great 4'  
Swell to Pedal 8'  
Swell to Great 16-8-4'  
Swell to Swell   16-4' Unison off

 

COMBINATION ACTION
NameDescription
Great Division 6 thumb pistons for great only
Swell Division 6 thumb pistons for swell only
General Thumb pistons 10 thumb pistons duplicated by toe studs
General Cancel Piston  
Set Piston  

 

OTHER MOVEMENTS
NameDescription
Great to Pedal Reversible toe stud and piston
Swell to Pedal Reversible toe stud and piston
Swell to Great Reversible toe stud and piston
Sforzando Reversible toe stud
Swell Shade Pedal  
Great Shade Pedal  
Crescendo Pedal  
Great Nave Shades Off  
Swell Nave Shades Off  

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

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