First Presbyterian Church

Little Rock, Arkansas

Year Built: 2004
Manuals: 3
Stops: 47
Ranks: 61

Swell Organ (Expressive)

16′ Lieblich Gedeckt †
8′ Open Diapason
8′ Diapason Céleste* CC
8′ Chimney Flute
8′ Salicional
8′ Voix Céleste (1-12*) CC
8′ Flauto Dolce
8′ Flute Céleste* CC
4′ Principal
4′ Flûte Octaviante
2 2/3 Nasard
2′ Octavin
1 3/5 Tierce
II Grave Mixture
III Sharp Mixture
16′ Double Trumpet
8′ Trompette Harmonique
8′ Trumpet
8′ Oboe
8′ Vox Humana
4′ Clairon
Swell to Swell 16′
Swell Unison Off
Swell to Swell 4′

Great Organ

16′ Double Diapason
8′ Open Diapason
8′ Second Open Diapason
8′ Gross Flute (SO)
8′ Flûte Harmonique2
8′ Stopped Diapason
8′ Spitz Gambe
4′ Octave
4′ Waldflöte
2 2/3 Twelfth
2′ Super Octave
1 3/5 Seventeenth
IV-V Fourniture
8′ Tuba Mirabilis (SO)
8′ Tromba (PED)
8′ Trumpet (SW)
Great Unison Off

Solo Organ (Expressive)

16′ Contra Gamba (CH)
8′ Gross Flute
8′ Gamba (CH)
8′ Solo Gamba Céleste II CC
4′ Gross Flute
16′ Trombone (PED)
8′ Tuba Mirabilis ‡
8′ Tromba (PED)
8′ French Horn*
8′ Clarinet (CH)
8′ English Horn
8′ Orchestral Oboe
4′ Tromba Clairon (PED)
Tremolo (digital stops)

Choir Organ (Expressive)

16′ Concert Flute (1-12*)
8′ Geigen Diapason
8′ Gamba †
8′ Gamba Céleste (1-12*)
8′ Gedeckt †
8′ Concert Flute1
8′ Erzähler
8′ Erzähler Céleste* CC
4′ Principal
4′ Koppelflöte
2′ Flautino
IV-V Mixture
16′ Clarinet (1-12*)
8′ Trompette
8′ Clarinet
Choir to Choir 16′
Choir Unison Off
Choir to Choir 4′

Pedal Organ

32′ Contra Violone*
32′ Contra Bourdon*
16′ Open Diapason Wood †
16′ Double Diapason (GT)
16′ Bourdon †
16′ Lieblich Gedeckt (SW)
16′ Contra Gamba (CH)
16′ Contra Gamba Céleste3 *
8′ Octave
8′ Gross Flute (SO)
8′ Bourdon
8′ Chimney Flute (SW)
8′ Gamba (CH)
4′ Super Octave
4′ Flute
IV Mixture
32′ Ophicleide*
16′ Trombone
16′ Double Trumpet (SW)
8′ Tuba Mirabilis (SO)
8′ Tromba
8′ Trumpet (SW)
4′ Tromba Clairon
4′ Clarinet (CH)
Chimes* (GT)


Great to Pedal 8′
Swell to Pedal 8′ 4′
Choir to Pedal 8′ 4′
Solo to Pedal 8′ 4′
Swell to Great 16′ 8′ 4′
Choir to Great 16′ 8′ 4′
Solo to Great 8′ 4′
Choir to Swell 8′
Solo to Swell 8′ 4′
Swell to Choir 16′ 8′ 4′
Great to Choir 8′
Solo to Choir 8′ 4′


Great to Pedal (with toe piston)
Swell to Pedal (with toe piston)
Choir to Pedal (with toe piston)
Solo to Pedal (with toe piston)
Swell to Great
Choir to Great
Swell to Choir
Great to Choir
Solo to Choir
32′ Violone (with toe piston)
32′ Bourdon (with toe piston)
32′ Ophicleide (with toe piston)
Tutti I (with toe piston)
Tutti II (with toe piston)
Cymbelstern (with toe piston)


14 General (with toe pistons)
7 Swell
6 Great
6 Choir
4 Solo
5 Pedal (with toe pistons)
* digital voices
These pipes were retained from the Keith Memorial Organ, revoiced, and reused in the new organ
The Tuba Mirabilis is under separate expression in the Choir box
1 1-12 common bass with Gedeckt
2 1-12 common bass with Stopped Diapason
3 No drawknob, activated when any manual celeste is drawn

The Nichols & Simpson organ at First Presbyterian Church in Little Rock replaces an E. M. Skinner instrument that was built in the Steere factory and had been rebuilt and severely altered several times. The moveable oak three-manual console features an interior of burl eucalyptus with exotic wood inlays. The organ case was designed by Frank Friemel and executed by Quigley Custom Pipe Organ Components. One unique feature of this organ is the commanding Tuba Mirabilis. This stop is hooded and speaks on 15″ of wind pressure. The Tuba is located at the top of the organ in its own expression box which opens into the Choir/Solo expression box, thus giving this stop double expression capability.

Those who contributed to the realization of the organ include:

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

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

Duane Vanderpluym
(construction, installation)

Jorge A. Osorio
(console, construction, installation)

Timothy M. Bovard
(construction, installation)

David C. Scribner
(construction, installation)

Kenneth Dykes

Joseph Castel de Oro
(voicing assistant)

Bryan K. Gray
(computer-aided drawing and design)

Frank Friemel
(facade case design)

QLF Custom Pipe Organ Components, LLC
(facade case construction, chest grids)

A. R. Schopp’s Sons