THE CHURCHES OF RICHMOND
Photography by John G. DeMajo

 

CENTENARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
411 East Grace St., Richmond, VA. 23219

CASAVANT FRE'RES PIPE ORGAN #2845 (built 1965)
SPECIFICATIONS

GREAT

 SWELL

CHOIR

PEDAL

Quintade 16

                Viola 8

Gedeckt 8

Koontraprincipal 32
(Swell jam)

Principal 8

Vox Celeste 8
(tenor F)

Erzahler 8

Untersatz 32

Rhorflote 8

Gedeckt 8

Erzahler celeste 8 (tenor C)

Principal 16

Octave 4

Spitzprincipal 4

Gemshorn 4

Holzprincipal 16

Koppelflote 4

Nachthorn 4

Nazard 2-2/3

Subbass 16

Blokflote 2

Octavin 2

Blockflote 2

Erzahler 16

Rauschquint II
Scharff IV
Tierce 1-3/5
Octave 8
Mixture IV
Fagott (L/2) 16
Larigot 1-1/3
Gedeckt 8
Trompete 8
Trompete 8
Sifflote 1
Choralbass 4
Oboe 4
Krummhorn 8
Waldflote 2 (Choir jam)
 
Tremulant
Harp
Mixture IV
 
Swell to Swell 16
Tremulant
Kontraposaune 32
(swell jam)
 
Swell to Swell 4
Choir to Choir 16
Posaune 16
 
Swell Unison Off
Choir to Choir 4
Trompete 8
 
Choir unison off
Schalmei 4
       
Couplers
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Chior to Pedal
Swell to Great 8
Swell to Great 4
Chior to Great 8
Choir to Great 4
Swell to Choir
 
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED BY ORGAN HISTORIAN DONALD TRASER:

Centenary United Methodist Church
411 East Grace Street

L. C. Harrison organ, 1878, Opus 26, 2m/23r

GREAT

8     Open Diapason                      58 pipes
8      Stopped Diapason Bass        46 pipes
8      Stopped Diapason Treble            12 pipes
8      Melodia                             58 pipes
8     Gamba                         58 pipes
4     Flute harmonic                      58 pipes
3      Twelfth                             58 pipes
2      Fifteenth                           58 pipes
III      Mixture                             174 pipes
8      Trumpet                             58 pipes

SWELL

16      Bourdon Bass                        12 pipes
16      Bourdon Treble                      46 pipes
8     Open Diapason                      58 pipes
8      Stopped Diapason              58 pipes
8      Salicional                    58 pipes
4      Violiana                            58 pipes
III   Cornet (12, 15, 17)                  174 pipes
8      Cornopeon                           58 pipes
8     Oboe                                58 pipes


Tremula (sic)

PEDAL

16    Double Open Diapason          30 pipes
8      Violencello (sic)             30 pipes

MECHANICAL STOPS
Great to Swell (sic), Great to Pedal, Swell to Pedal, Bellows Alarm, balanced swell pedal

COMPOSITION PEDALS
Great organ to flute; Great organ to piano; Swell to flute, Swell to piano

Case of solid black walnut with plain gilt pipes

Information from The State, December 27, 1877

Hook-Hastings organ, 1905, Opus 2045

GREAT

16    Open Diapason
8     Open Diapason
8      Clarabella
8     Gamba
8     Viol d'Amour
8     Doppel Floete
8     Dolce
4     Octave
4     Flute Harmonic
2     Super Octave
8      Trumpet

SWELL

16      Bourdon Treble)
16      Bourdon Bass  )
8     Open Diapason
8      Stopped Diapason
8      Quintadena
8     Rohr Flute
8      Salicional
8      Aeoline
8     Voix Celestis
4     Flute Traverso
4      Violina
2     Spitz Flute
III   Dolce Cornet
8      Cornopeon (sic)
8     Oboe
Tremolo

 

CHOIR

8      English Open Diapason


8      Melodia
8      Dulciana
8      Lieblich Gedacht
4     Flute d'Amour
2      Piccolo
8      Clarionet
8     Vox Humana (separate box)
Tremolo

PEDAL

32    Contra Bourdon (full length)
16    Double Open Diapason
16      Violone
16      Bourdon
8     Cello
8     Flute

COUPLERS
Swell to Great; Swell to Choir; Choir to Great; Swell to Great Super Octave; Great to Great Super Octave; Choir to Great Sub Octave; Great to Pedal; Swell to Pedal, Choir to Pedal

Tubular pneumatic action

Information from Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 15, 1905

The organ was located in a chamber at the center front of the room and behind the choir.  A new console was installed by Estey Organ Co. in 1928 with its conversion to electric action.  Changes were made in 1943 by Ernest M. Skinner.  Listed below:

Pedal: 16 Violone to Trombone; 16 Diapason from Great; 8 Cello to Tromba; new Mixture V

Casavant organ, 1965, Opus 2845, 3m/49r

GREAT

16      Quintade                            61 pipes
8      Principal                           61 pipes
8      Rohrflote                           61 pipes
4     Octave                              61 pipes
4      Koppelflote                   61 pipes
2      Blockflote                    61 pipes
II      Rauschquint (2 2/3)              122 pipes
IV      Mixture (1 1/3)               244 pipes
8      Trompete                            61 pipes
Bells (prep.)

SWELL

8      Gedeckt                             61 pipes
8     Viola                         61 pipes
8     Viola Celeste                       54 pipes
4      Spitzprincipal                      61 pipes
4      Nachthorn                           61 pipes
2      Octavin                             61 pipes


IV      Scharff (2/3)                       244 pipes
16    Fagott (1/2 length)                  61 pipes
8      Trompete                            61 pipes
4     Oboe                                61 pipes
Harp Bells (prep.)
Celesta Bells (prep.)
Tremulant

CHOIR

8      Gedackt                             61 pipes
8      Erzahler                            61 pipes
8      Erzahler Celeste              54 pipes
4      Gemshorn                            61 pipes
2 2/3 Nazard                              61 pipes
2      Blockflote                    61 pipes
1 3/5 Tierce                              61 pipes
1 1/3 Larigot                             61 pipes
1      Sifflote                            61 pipes
8      Krummhorn                           61 pipes
Harp Bells (prep.)
Celesta Bells (prep.)
Tremulant

PEDAL

16      Principal                           32 pipes
16      Subbass                             32 pipes
16      Erzahler (from Choir)            12 pipes
8     Octave                              32 pipes
8      Gedeckt                             32 pipes
4      Choralbass                    32 pipes
2      Waldflote                           32 pipes
IV       Mixture (2 2/3)               128 pipes
16      Posaune                             32 pipes
8      Trompete                            32 pipes
4      Schalmei                            32 pipes
Bells (prep.)

COUPLERS
Swell to Swell 16 & 4, unison off; Choir to Choir 16 & 4, unison;  Swell to Great 8 & 4; Choir to Great 8 & 4; Choir to Great 8 & 4; Swell to Choir; Great to Pedal; Swell to Pedal; Choir to Pedal

The organ is located across the front wall of the nave, behind the choir area.  The oak case contains many pipes of the principal chorus.  The console is centered at the front of the choir area.

 

Information from fact sheet provided by church and site visit by DT