Milnar Organ 
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First Baptist Church

 Nashville, TN

Project Completed 2005

      Nashville First Baptist Church has been a fixture in downtown Nashville for more than 190 years. The sanctuary pipe organ is a 59-rank instrument built by the Schantz Organ Company in Orrville, Ohio. The organ was designed specifically for the Nashville First’s sanctuary and was installed when the sanctuary was built in the late 1960s. This instrument consists of 3,236 pipes. The largest is 32 feet long and the shortest is 3/8 inch. The organ was refurbished in 2005 by Milnar Organ Company in Eagleville, Tenn. Air-powered pneumatics were changed to solid state, the memory system was expanded, MIDI capability was added to the console, and the leather was replaced on all 18 bellows, stabilizing the air pressure and air flow to the pipes. The organ is used every Sunday to lead in worship and is featured during special concerts and events.

                Specifications

Schantz Organ Co. - 1970


59 ranks
4 manual drawknob console

 

Great (Manual II) - 61 notes
Violone 16’
Principal 8’
Rohrflöte 8’
Octave 4’
Quintation 4’

 

Super Octave 2’
Mixture IV
Scharf III
Trompette 8’
Trompette en Chamade 8’
Swell (Manual III) - 61 notes
Bourdon 8’
Viole Celeste 8’
Viole de Gambe 8’
Prestant 4’
Flute Conique 4’
 

Doublette 2
Plein Jeu IV
Basson 16’
Clairon  4’
Trompette 8’
Trompette en Chamade 8’
Choir (Manual I) - 61 notes  
Gedackt 16’
Gedackt 8’
Erzahler 8’
Erzahler Celeste 8’
Hohlflöte 4’

 

Nasat 2 2/3’
Blockflöte 2’
Terz 1 3/5’
Sifflöte 1’
Hautbois 8’
Trompette en Chamade 8’
Positiv (Manual IV) - 61 notes
Nasonflöte 8’
Principal 4’
Koppelflöte 4’
Octave 2’
 

Quinte 1 1/3’
Sesquialtera II
Cymbel III
Krummhorn 8’
Trompette en Chamade 8’
Pedal - 32 notes  
Resultant 32’
Principal 16’
Brumbass 16’
Violone 16’
Gedeckt 16’
Gedeckt 8’
Violone 8’
Octave 8’
Flötenbass 8’
 

Super Octave 4’
Flöte 4’
I Mixture II
II Mixture II
Kontra Posaune 32’
Posaune 16’
Basson 16’
Trompete 8’
Basson 8’
Schalmei 4’

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