New Instrument

First Presbyterian Church
Greenville, NC

Dedicatory recital by Dr. Christopher Marks, March 27, 2011


The organ at First Presbyterian Church in Greenville is a tracker – all connections between the keyboards and the windchests are done mechanically using nothing but thin pieces of wood. There is no other “assist” or “help” for the organist playing this instrument. This kind of connection is considered to be superior to any other type, simply because there is a direct contact between the human finger and the valve that lets the air go to the pipes. It allows for very fine control of the sound coming from the pipes, making the organ a life instrument and not a heartless machine. For detailed information about this instrument please visit the link:The Diapason, March 2011

Organ Stop List
First Presbyterian Church
Greenville, NC

GREAT

1. Bourdon 16′
2. Principal 8′
3. Rohrflöte 8′
4. Octave 4′
5. Spillflöte 4′
6. Quinte 2 2/3′
7. Principal 2′
8. Cornet III
9. Mixture IV- V
10. Trumpet 8′
11. Clarion 4′

PEDAL

24. Principal 16′
25. Subbass 16′
26. Octavbass 8′
27. Bassflöte 8′
28. Choralbass 4′
29. Rauschquinte II
30. Posaune 16′

SWELL (in expression box)

12. Quintadena 8′ (outside the Swell box)
13. Hohlflöte 8′
14. Gambe 8′
15. Celeste 8′
16. Prestant 4′
17. Gedact 4′
18. Blockflöte 2′
19. Larigot 1 1/3′
20. Mixture III-IV
21. Fagott 16′
22. Oboe 8′
23. Rohrschalmei 4′

Tremolo

COUPLERS

II – I
II SUB – I
I – P
II – P

Manual keyboard compass: C – g”’ (56 keys), naturals in black, sharps in white.
Pedal keyboard compass: C – g’ (32 keys), parallel keys, slightly concave.
Wind pressure: 90 mm of water column for manuals, 99 mm for the pedal.
Mechanical key action (suspended), self-compensating for seasonal changes.
Electric stop action with 4,000 levels of electronic memory (free combinations).