Christ Episcopal Church

Little Rock, Arkansas

Year Built: 1990
Manuals: 3
Stops: 46
Ranks: 62

Récit (Expressive)

16′ Quintaton
8′ Diapason
8′ Flûte à Cheminée
8′ Viole de Gambe
8′ Voix Céleste
8′ Quintaton
4′ Prestant
4′ Flûte Octaviante
2 2/3 Nasard
2′ Octavin
1 3/5 Tierce
IV-V Plein Jeu
16′ Contre Trompette
8′ Trompette
8′ Hautbois
8′ Voix Humaine
4′ Clairon
Trémolo
Récit to Récit 16′
Récit Unison Off
Récit to Récit 4′

Grand Orgue

16′ Contre Gambe
8′ Montre
8′ Flûte Harmonique
8′ Bourdon
8′ Gambe
4′ Prestant
4′ Flûte Ouverte
2 2/3 Quinte
2′ Doublette
1 3/5 Tierce
IV-V Fourniture
8′ Trompette Harmonique
Chimes
Trémolo
G. O. Unison Off

Positif (Expressive)

16′ Bourdon Doux ‡
8′ Viola
8′ Bourdon
8′ Cor de Chamois
8′ Céleste1
4′ Prestant
4′ Flûte à Fuseau
2′ Octave
1 1/3 Larigot
IV-V Cymbale
16′ Douçaine
8′ Chalumeau
Trémolo
Positif to Positif 16′
Positif Unison Off
Positif to Positif 4′
16′ Bombarde*
8′ Bombarde*
4′ Bombarde*

Pédale

32′ Contre Violone ‡
32′ Contre Bourdon ‡
16′ Flûte ‡
16′ Contrebasse
16′ Soubasse
16′ Quintaton
8′ Octavebasse
8′ Grosse Bourdon
8′ Gambe
4′ Basse de Chorale
4′ Cor de Nuit
V Mixture
32′ Contre Bombarde ‡
16′ Bombarde
16′ Contre Trompette (RÉC)
8′ Bombarde
8′ Trompette Harmonique
4′ Bombarde
4′ Cromorne
Chimes

Reversibles

Grand Orgue / Pédale †
Récit / Pédale †
Positif / Pédale †
Récit / Grand Orgue
Positif / Grand Orgue
Tutti I †
Tutti II †
Cymbelstern (toe stud)
  32′ Bombarde (toe stud)

Couplers

G. O. to Pédale 8′
Récit to Pédale 8′ 4′
Positif to Pédale 8′ 4′
Positif to Récit 8′
Récit to G. O. 16′ 8′ 4′
Positif to G. O. 16′ 8′ 4′
Récit to Positif 16′ 8′ 4′
G. O. to Positif 8′

Pistons

12 General †
6 Récit
6 Grand Orgue
6 Positif
6 Pédale †
4 Couplers
General Cancel
Setter
* not affected by couplers
duplicated by toe stud
digital voices
1 The Céleste drawknob activates the celeste for the Viola or Cor de Chamois.

The organ at Christ Episcopal Church in Little Rock, Arkansas was constructed by Nichols & Simpson, Inc., Organbuilders of Little Rock. The instrument replaces a 1953 Möller designed by Ernest White. The new instrument incorporates some of the Möller pipework, though in a radically altered form. The construction and voicing of the instrument required a period of one year and was completed in April, 1990.

The tonal design of the organ was influenced by the great French organs from the Romantic period, notably those of Cavaillé-Coll. The organ does not pretend to be an exact copy of anything; rather, it is eclectic in concept.

The outer shell of the movable console is oak; the interior is of burled walnut. The natural keys are of bone, and the sharps are of rosewood. The drawknobs were individually turned of rosewood with bone faces inset. The combination action has ninety-nine levels of memory and a four-level adjustable crescendo system. The windchests are pallet and slider with electric key action and pneumatic cylinder stop action. The wind pressure is 100mm for all stops except the Bombarde, for which the wind pressure is 152mm.

Those who contributed to the realization of the organ include:

C. Joseph Nichols
(engineering, installation, tonal finishing)

Wayne E. Simpson III
(design, voicing, installation, tonal finishing)

Robert Bartram
(windchest construction, installation)

Woodunique
(facade case work)