First United Methodist Church

325 East Franklin Street
Appleton, WI 54911

Builder: Austin Organs Inc., 2001
Originally: Austin Organ Co., Opus 1301, 1925
revised McGaw Organ Co., 1970
Manuals: 4
Ranks: 78
Action: Universal Air Chest System

Notes: In 2001, the organ was completely releathered and rewired. A new 4-manual console was built, reusing the ivory keyboards from the original console and incorporating solid state multiplex control systems. Significant tonal changes were made as well, with the goal of returning the organ to a more consistent romantic/orchestral character, while at the same time addressing the lack of clarity that prompted the 1970 alterations. The existing pipe work was cleaned, repaired, and in some cases revoiced. Two new auxiliary chests and fourteen ranks of new pipes were added, some restoring stops that were lost in 1970, and others replacing existing ranks, including the entire Great chorus which was an unhappy combination of 1925 and 1970 work.

16' Violone
8' Open Diapason (new)
8' Principal (new)
8' Gross Flute
8' Gemshorn
4' Octave (new)
4' Harmonic Flute
2' Super Octave (new)
IV Mixture (new)
8' Harmonic Tromba (new)

16' Bourdon
8' Rohr Flute
8' Salicional
8' Voix Celeste
4' Principal (new)
4' Suabe Flute
2.2/3' Nasard
2' Block Flute
16' Contra Posaune
8' Posaune
4' Clarion
8' Vox Humana

8' Geigen Principal (new)
8' Melodia
8' Dulciana
8' Vox Angelica
4' Spitz Principal (new)
2' Piccolo
II Sesquialtera
8' Cor Anglais (new)
8' Clarinet

SOLO ORGAN (Rear gallery)
8' Stentorphone
8' Major Flute
8' Gambe
8' Gambe Celeste
4' Flute Ouverte
8' Tuba Mirabilis

ECHO ORGAN (Rear gallery)
8' Cor de Nuit
8' Vox Aetheria
8' Unda Maris
4' Fern Flute
8' Vox Humana
    Chimes (returned from Gt)

32' Contre Bourdon
32' Resultant Bass
16' Double Open Wood
16' Violone (Gt)
16' Subbass
16' Bourdon (Sw)
8' Principal (Gt)
8' Open Wood
8' Bourdon (Sw)
4' Principal (Gt)
4' Bourdon (Sw)
16' Trombone (ext. Gt 8 Tromba)
16' Posaune (Sw)
8' Posaune (Sw)
4' Clarion (Sw)