Christ United Methodist Church

400 Fifth Avenue SW

Rochester, MN 55901

 

Builder: Robert L. Sipe & Associates (1967)

Originally M.P. Möller (Opus: 9121, 1958)

Manuals: 5

Ranks: 64

Action: Electric key action

Notes: The church, originally First Methodist and now known as "Christ United Methodist Church," relocated in 1958. The Austin chests were destroyed along with the old church. The pipes were stored, and a few used in the chapel of the new church. The present church has a Möller, rebuilt and enlarged by Robert Sipe, 64 ranks. --Brian Williams

--Information from Karl Achterberg.

Last Update: 6/2012


The instrument and its five-manual Laukhuff console have been removed for a year-long complete restoration and expansion.



GREAT ORGAN

16 Quintadena 61 pipes

8 Principal 61

8 Gedeckt 61

4 Octave 61

2 Super Octave 61

IV-V Mixture 241

8 Trumpet 61

   Nachtigal 1

   Tremolo

   Chimes

   Gt Unison Off

   Gt to Gt 16, 4

   Sw to Gt 16, 8, 4

   Ch to Gt 16, 8, 4

   Ant to Gt 16, 8, 4

   Bom to Gt 8, 4

    


SWELL ORGAN

16 Rohrbass 73

8 Viole de Gamba 61

8 Viole celeste tc 49

8 Rohrflöte (from Rohrbass)

4 Principal 61

4 Koppelflöte 61

2-2/3 Nazard tc 49

2 Blockflöte 61

1-3/5 Tierce tc 49

1 Piccolo (From Blockflöte, top octave repeats)

III-V Scharf 236

16 Basson 61

8 Trompette 73

8 Hautbois 61

8 Vox Humana 61

4 Clairon (from Trompette)

   Zimbelstern

   Tremolo

   Sw to Sw 16, 4

   Sw Unison Off

   Ant to Sw 8

  


CHOIR ORGAN

16 Gemshorn 12

8 Gemshorn 61

8 Unda Maris tc 49

8 Holzgedeckt 61

4 Rohrflöte 61

2 Principal 61

1-1/3 Quint tc 42 (Bottom Octave repeats C1 - B1 & Top notes repeat)

III Cymbel 183

8 Cromorne 61

4 Rohr Schalmei C1-C5 (Top octave missing) 49

   Tremolo

   Harp

   Ch to Ch 16, 4

   Ch Unison Off

   Gt to Ch 8

   Sw to Ch 16, 8, 4

   Ant to Ch 16, 8, 4 

   Bom to Ch 8



ANTIPHONAL/BOMBARDE

8 Principal 61

8 Bourdon 61

8 Flauto Dolce 61

8 Flute Celeste tc 49

4 Principal 61

4 Flute Harmonique 61

2-2/3 Nazard 61

2 Octave 61

III Plein Jeu 183

II Cymbal 48 (2 Octaves - repeating)

8 Petite Trompette 61

4 Trompette  - Antiphonal only

8 Trompette En-Chamade tc 49

4 Trompette En-Chamade 12

   Tremolo

   Ant to Ant 16, 4

   Ant Unison Off

   Bom to Bom 16, 4

   Bom Unison Off



ANTIPHONAL PEDAL

16 Bourdon 56

8 Flute (from 16’ Bourdon)

4 Flute (from 16’ Bourdon)

8 Petite Trompette (from Ant/Bom Trompette)



PEDAL ORGAN

32 Resultant (from Sw Rohrflote)

16 Principal 29

16 Bourdon 56

16 Rohrflöte Sw

16 Gemshorn Ch

8 Octave 26 (Bottom 6 "borrowed" from Great 8' Principal)

8 Bourdon (from 16 Bourdon)

8 Rohrflöte Sw

4 Choral Bass 32

4 Bourdon (from 16’ Bourdon)

4 Rohrflöte Sw

2 Rohrflöte Sw

IV Mixture 128

32 Basson 12 Sw

16 Posaune 56

16 Basson Sw

8 Trumpet (from Posaune)

8 Basson Sw

4 Clairon (from Posaune)

4 Rohrschalmei Ch

   Gt to Ped 8, 4

   Sw to Ped 8, 4

   Ch to Ped 8, 4

   Ant to Ped 8, 4

   Bom to Ped 8, 4

   10-2/3 Pedal Quint Coupler

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Additional information and corrections to this organ profile are gratefully received by:                  

Richard C Greene, Organ list manager

739 Como Ave

Saint Paul, MN 55103

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As an interesting side note.  There are 12 different manufactures of pipes in the instrument..

    Pipework sources:

•    A. R. Schopp Sons - 1967  (Sipe revision)

•    Aeolian - 1914 and 1928  (Dr. Balfors house organ)

•    Aug Laukhuff (Germany) - 1967  (Sipe revision) -1983 (Nachtigal)

•    Austin Organs -1914(?) Austin Op 576 Old church

•    Carl Giesecke & Son (Germany) - 1967   (Sipe revision)

•    E. M. Skinner - Year not available

•    Harry Hall  -1902/ (1983 addition)

•    Holtkamp Organs - 1967  (Sipe revision)

•    Jacques Stinkens (Holland) -1967  (Sipe revision)

•    Justin Matters  - 1983  (1983 addition)

•    M. P. Möller - 1958  (Original installation)

•    Organ Supply Inc.  - 1967  (Sipe revision) and 1941(Old Church)