First United Methodist Church

Arlington, Texas

Effective and economical recycling:  Replacing a 1956 Möller organ one stage at a time

Great Principal 8 forms front of north case; Pedal Principal forms front of south case.  The console, Swell, and Choir remain as before.

Goals:

  • Fill the room with warm sound
  • Improve accompanying capabilities
  • Improve appearance of organ and room – emphasize Gothic detailing, remove blockage of window

Stoplist for Stage I

Completed June 2010

GREAT  (north case)
Principal 8
Diapason 8
Harmonic Flute 8
Bourdon 8
Octave 4
Spitzflute 4
Super Octave 2
Mixture IV
Scharf * IV
Trumpet 8
Tremulant
PEDAL (south case)
Principal 8
Trombone 16
* preparation for future installation
Completed 2010 For future completion
Stage I Stage II Stage III Stage IV
New Great & Pedal pipes plus new wooden cases Revisions in present chamber on north side of chancel – Swell and Pedal New 4 manual console New pipes and mechanism for new Positif and new Choir/Solo chamber on south side of chancel
Projected stoplist when organ is complete
GREAT
Principal 8
Diapason 8
Bourdon 8
Gemshorn 8
Octave 4
Spitzflute 4
Super Octave 2
Mixture IV
Scharf IV
Trumpet 8
Tremulant
Chimes
SWELL
Bourdon 16
Principal 8
Chimneyflute 8
Viola 8
Viola Celeste 8
Principal 4
Harmonic Flute 4
Spitzflute 2
Plein Jeu IV
Contra Trumpet 16
Trumpet 8
Oboe 8
Vox Humana 8
Clarion 4
Tremulant
Swell
Swell Unison Off
Swell 4
Festival Trumpet 8
 CHOIR
Concert Flute 8
Gamba 8
Gamba Celeste 8
Erzähler 8
Erzähler Celeste 8
Tremulant
Trumpet (Gt) 8
Clarinet 8
Festival Trumpet 8
Choir 16
Choir 4
Choir Unison OFF
 POSITIF
Gedeckt 8
Harmonic Flute 8
Koppelflute 4
Nazard 2 2/3
Gemshorn 2
Tierce 1 3/5
Larigot 1 1/3
Tremulant
Festival Trumpet 8
PEDAL
Bourdon 32
Principal 16
Subbass 16
Bourdon (Sw) 16
Violone (Sw) 16
Principal 8
Bourdon 8
Gedeckt (Sw) 8
Super Octave 4
Flute (Gt) 4
Posaune 32
Trombone 16
Contra Trumpet 16
Trumpet 8
Oboe 4
The organ before we began our work:
 GREAT
Principal 8
Bourdon 8
Rohrflöte 8
Gemshorn 8
Octave 4
Spitzflöte 4
Flute 4
Super Octave 2
Mixture IV
Trumpet 8
Tremulant
Great Unison OFF
Great 16
Great 4
SWELL
Rohrflöte 8
Viole de Gambe 8
Viole Celeste 8
Principal 4
Harmonic Flute 4
Plein Jeu III
Trompette 8
Vox Humana 8
Tremolo
Swell 16
Swell Unison OFF
Swell 4
CHOIR
Nason Flute 8
Erzähler 8
Erzähler Celeste 8
Nachthorn 4
Nazard 2 2/3
Blockflöte 2
Oboe 8
Tremolo
Choir 16
Choir 4
Choir Unison OFF
Chimes
PEDAL
Contre Basse 16
Bourdon 16
Erzähler (Ch) 16
Octave 8
Bourdon 8
Super Octave 4
Bourdon 4
Bombarde 32
Contra Trumpet 16
Trumpet 8