THE
QUIMBY PIPE ORGAN
OF
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS


For centuries the accepted competent instrument to interpret the musical portions of Christian worship has been the pipe organ. This is not because the pipe organ has been the only instrument available, for, indeed, there are many other instruments. It is so because the quality of the pipe organ's music expresses honestly what man feels. Perhaps this is true in part because the pipe organ produces its tone in precisely the same manner as the human voice, that is, by wind passing over a surface. It has won its honored place in Christian worship in the same manner as all great works of art, having been tried by millions of people, in many centuries, in countless circumstances, and found to be superior.

The original 9 rank organ was built and installed in 1966 by the M.P. Moller Company for First Christian Church. In March 1995, a complete rebuilding of the instrument and console was undertaken by Quimby Pipe Organs, including the addition of 14 ranks of brand new pipe work exposed on each side of the chancel to total 23 ranks. Controlling more than 1,
400 pipes, the two-manual rocker-tab console is located in the center of the choir loft, directly behind the pulpit.

GREAT ORGAN SWELL ORGAN
16' Violone 8' Hohlflöte
8' Principal 8' Gedeckt
8' Rohrflöte 8' Viola
8' Viola (sw) 8' Viola Celeste T.C.
4' Principal 4' Principal
4' Nachthorn 4' Gedeckt
2 2/3' Nazard 4' Viola
2' Super Octave 2' Super Octave
2' Nachthorn III Mixture (2')
1 3/5' Tierce 8' Cromorne
III Mixture (1 1/3') Tremolo
16' Cromorne Swell to Swell 16
8' Trumpet Swell Unison Off
4' Clarion Swell to Swell 4
Swell to Great 16  
Swell to Great 8  
Swell to Great 4  
   
PEDAL ORGAN ACCESSORIES
32' Resultant 32 Levels of Memory
16' Bourdon      8 General Pistons (Thumb & Toe)
16' Gedeckt      6 Divisional Pistons (Great, Swell, Pedal)
8' Principal Sforzando (Thumb & Toe)
8' Gedeckt Crescendo
8' Viola Great to Pedal Reversible (Thumb & Toe)
4' Super Octave Swell to Pedal Reversible (Thumb & Toe)
4' Hohlflöte  
16' Bombarde  
16' Cromorne  
8' Trumpet  
4' Clarion  
4' Cromorne  
Great to Pedal 8'  
Swell to Pedal 8'  

 

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