Schantz Organ

Sanctuary

Originally installed in 1966 as a 3-manual, 41-rank Schantz pipe organ (Op. 770) in the old Centenary Methodist sanctuary, the congregation merged with First Methodist in 1967 and relocated the instrument into a new Harold Wagoner-designed sanctuary as the First-Centenary United Methodist Church in 1973. 

 

Schanzt Organ

In 1999, the Schantz Organ Company of Orrville, Ohio added a new 3-manual console (Op. 2187) and four years later, 17 additional ranks of pipes were added along with three digital 32’ stops. The traditional style console with roll top is movable and contains a computerized/digital combination action. The three manual keyboards each have 61 notes and the pedalboard compass is 32 notes. 

Schantz pipesThe current instrument consists of 4 divisions, 71 stops, and 59 ranks of pipes. The 3,514 pipes of this organ are made of wood, tin, brass, and lead, and range in size from 16 feet tall to a fraction of an inch in length. The pipes are placed on electro-pneumatic pitman chests which are located in chambers in the front of the sanctuary.

  

 

Photographs courtesy of Jeff Scofield, 2012.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

  PEDAL
 32' Contre Bourdon  Digital
SWELLZ  16' Principal  32 pipes
 8' Diapason  61 pipes  16' Bordun  32 pipes
 8' Rohrflöte          61 pipes  16' Gemshorn  GT
 8' Viole de Gambe  61 pipes  16' Erzähler  CH
 8' Viole Celeste  54 pipes  10 2/3' Quinte  ----
 4' Geigen Principal  61 pipes  8' Octav  32 pipes
 4' Koppelflöte  61 pipes  8' Bordun  12 pipes
 2 2/3' Nasat  61 pipes  8' Gemshorn  GT
 2' Waldflöte  61 pipes  8' Erzähler  CH
 1 3/5' Tierce  61 pipes  4' Choralbass  32 pipes
 IV Plein Jeu  244 pipes  4' Nachthorn  32 pipes
 16' Basson  61 pipes  2' Nachthorn  12 pipes
 8' Trompette  61 pipes  IV Mixture  128 pipes
 8' Hautbois  61 pipes

 32' Contre Bombarde

 Digital
Voix Humaine  61 pipes  32' Contre Basson  Digital
 4' Chalumeau  61 pipes  16' Posaune  32 pipes
 Tremulant     16' Basson  SW
 Sub     16' Dulzian  GT
 Unison Off     8' Posaune  12 pipes
 Super     8' Basson  SW
 8' Festival Trumpet  CH  4' Klarine  12 pipes
 MIDI     4' Hautbois  SW
       8' Festival Trumpet  CH
          MIDI

 

GREAT CHOIR
 16' Gemshorn  61 pipes  16' Erzähler  61 pipes
 8' Principal  61 pipes  8' Diapason  61 pipes
 8' Bordun             61 pipes  8' Holzgedeckt   61 pipes
 8' Harmonic Flute   61 pipes  8' Viola Pomposa  61 pipes
 8' Gemshorn     61 pipes  8' Viola Celeste   54 pipes
 4' Octave  61 pipes  8' Erzähler   61 pipes
 4' Quintade  61 pipes  8' Erzähler Celeste  49 pipes
 2 2/3' Twelfth   61 pipes  4' Fugara  61 pipes
 2' Super Octave  61 pipes  4' Hohlflöte  61 pipes
 1 3/5' Seventeenth  61 pipes  2' Prinzipal  61 pipes
 IV Mixture  244 pipes  1 1/3' Quinte  61 pipes
 16' Dulzian  12 pipes  IV Scharf  244 pipes
 8' Trumpet  61 pipes  8' Krummhorn  61 pipes
 8' Dulzian  61 pipes  8' English Horn  61 pipes
 8' Festival Trumpet  CH  8' Festival Trumpet  61 pipes
 Tremulant  Tremulant  
 Sub     Sub   
 Unison Off     Unison Off         
 Super     Super          
 Chimes     MIDI   
 Zimbelstern         
 MIDI     

 

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