CAMERON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

3130 Franconia Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22310    703-960-9505
Reverend Oliver J. Box
Sunday School 9:15 am            Sunday Worship 10:30 am
cameronoffice3130 @ gmail.com




The Organ

 

The 21-rank, 2 manual Zimmer Pipe Organ was designed, built, and voiced specifically for Cameron's sanctuary. The organ, with 1334 pipes, is freestanding and wholly in this room.

A 21-note set of chimes and 6-bell Zimbelstern are located high in the case atop the swell box.

The contract price of the organ was $120,000. Accessories, not included in the contract price but given as separate gifts, are the adjustable bench, the multi-level combination action memory system, the chimes, and the Zimbelstern, making the price of the organ $125,490. 

The Zimmer truck carrying our organ arrived at the church Monday, 5 March 1990, met by more than 40 people. The truck was unloaded with assembly and installation directed by head voicer, James Twyne and technician, Henry Hawkinson, both of the Zimmer Company, with help from church volunteers.

Installation was completed by Wednesday, 7 March 1990 followed by the weeklong process of tuning and voicing.

The organ was played for the first time in worship on Sunday, 18 March 1990.

At the 11:00 a.m. worship service, 22 April 1990, the organ was dedicated by Alexandria District Superintendent Dr. F. Douglas Dillard.

The Dedicatory Concert was held 7:00 p.m. 22 April and played by Dr. Eileen Morris Guenther.

Specifications of the Organ

 
--- W.T. Zimmer     Opus 434    21 Ranks ---
Great Couplers
1. Pommer 16' C   36. Swell to Swell 16'  
2. Principal 8' A   37. Swell Unison Off
3. Rohrflöte 8' C   38. Swell to Swell 4'  
4. Viola 8' I (SW)   39. Swell to Great 16'  
5. Celeste TC 8' J (SW)   40. Swell to Great 8'  
6. Octave 4' B   41. Swell to Great 4'  
7. Koppelflöte 4' C   42. Swell to Pedal 8'  
8. Superoctave 2' B   43. Swell to Great 8'  
9. Mixture III-IV   D          
10. Trompete 8' E   Combinations
11. Clarion 4' E   Capture combination action:
          -- 6 combinations each, Great, Swell, thumb pistons
Swell           -- 4 combinations Pedal, toe pistons
12. Bourdon 16' C/H   -- 8 general combinations, thumb and toe pistons
13. Holzgedackt 8' F   -- Set and general cancel, thumb and toe pistons
14. Viola 8' C   -- Great to Pedal and Swell to Pedal reversibles, toe
15. Celeste TC 8' G  
16. Prestant 4' F  
17. Hohlflöte 4' G  
18. Nasard 2 2/3' C    
19. Blockflöte 2' D  
20. Tierce TC 1 3/5' N   Basic Stops
21. Larigot 1 1/3' M   A. Principal 8' 61 pipes
22. Plein Jeu III   O   B. Octave 4' 73 pipes
23. Trompete 8' R (GT)   C. Pom.-Rohr.-Kop. 16' 85 pipes
24. Hautbois 8' P   D. Rausch.-Mix.II-III-IV 2' 256 pipes
25. Tremolo       E. Posaune-Tromp. 16' 102 pipes
  F. Sub.-Rohrged. 16' 44 pipes
Pedal G. Octave 8' 44 pipes
26. Resultant 32' F+C     In Swellbox:
27. Subbass 16' F   H. Holzgedackt 8' 61 pipes
28. Pommer 16' C   I. Viola 8' 61 pipes
29. Octave 8' G   J. Celeste TC 8' 49 pipes
30. Rohrgedackt 8' F   K. Prestant 4' 61 pipes
31. Choralbass 4' G   L. Hohl.-Blockfl. 4' 73 pipes
32. Koppelflöte 4' C   M. Nasard 2 2/3' 61 pipes
33. Rauschpfeife II  
34. Posaune 16' E  
35. Hautbois 4' P  
Accessories
Key-switch for blower Balanced swell pedal
Pedal board illumination Balanced crescendo pedal with 3 indicator lights
Illuminated plate glass music desk Flat side panels
Free-standing console Stops and couplers as tilt tabs
Zimbelstern Adjustable bench
Chimes

 

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