Organs

Our Sanctuary Organ

In 1984, the seventy-seven rank Schantz pipe organ was installed and is still considered one of the finest organs in Houston, TX. From the softest whisper of the flute stops, to the declamatory shouts of the horizontal trumpets, the organ serves to inspire divine worship. In addition to accompanying various styles of choral music, the organ can effectively demonstrate literature of all periods. Grace’s organ is a living, breathing instrument that is used for celebrating, consecrating, and honoring the Christian life. As Mozart said, “Indeed, the organ is the king of all instruments.”

Specifications:
GREAT
16  Violon
8 Principal
8 Violone
8 Holzgedackt
4 Octave
4 Waldfloete
2 Super Octave
III Cornet
IV Mixture
III Scharf
8 Trompette
8 Trompette en chamade (Solo) Chimes
CHOIR
16 Bordun
8 Principal
8 Bordun
8 Gemshorn
8 Gemshorn Celeste
4 Spitzprincipal
4 Koppelfloete
2 2/3 Nasat
2 Blockfloete
1 3/5 Terz
1 Siffloete
III Cymbel
8 Schalmei
8 Trompette en chamade (Solo) Tremulant
PEDAL
32 Untersatz
16 Principal
16 Brummbass
16 Gedacktpommer
16 Bordun (Choir)
16 Flauto Dolce (Swell)
16 Violone (Great)
8 Octave
8 Floetenbass
8 Gedacktpommer
8 Bordun (Choir)
8 Flauto Dolce (Swell)
8 Violone (Great)
4 Choralbass
4 Gedacktpommer
II Mixture I
III Mixture II
32 Contra Posaune
16 Posaune
16 Contra Trompette (Great)
16 Basson (Swell)
8 Posaune
8 Basson (Swell)
4 Schalmei (Choir)
8 Trompette en chamade (Solo)
SWELL
16  Flauto Dolce
8 Flute a cheminee
8 Viole de gambe
8 Viole Celeste
8 Flauto Dolce
8 Flauto Celeste
4 Prestant
4 Flute couverte
2 Doublette
1 1/3 Larigot
IV Plein Jeu
16 Basson
8 Trompette
8 Basson
8 Vox Humana
4 Clairon
8 Trompette en chamade (Solo) Tremulant
SOLO
8 Flute Harmonique
8 Oboe
16 English Horn
8 English Horn
8 Krummhorn
8 Trompette en chamade Tremulant
ANTIPHONAL(FLOATING)
8 Principal
8 Gedackt
4 Octave
2 Waldfloete
III Mixture
8 Trompette en chamade Tremulant
ANTIPHONAL
16 Gedackt
8 Principal
8 Gedackt
4 Octave

Our Chapel Organ

Originally installed in 1903 in Second Presbyterian Church, the twenty-seven rank Kimball/Möller pipe organ resides in Founders Chapel. Its sounds and timbres represent a bygone era in American organ building. It is estimated that much of the pipework dates from around 1896. Not many organs of this kind are still in existence. In addition to Sunday morning responsibilities, the chapel organ is primarily used for weddings, memorials, and other occasional services throughout the year.

Specifications:
GREAT
16 Diapason
8 Diapason
4 Principal
2 2/3 Twelfth
2 Fifteenth
III Mixture
8 Trumpet
SWELL
16 Bourbon
8 Diapason
8 Stopped Diapason
8 Salicional
8 Vox Celeste
8 Aeoline
4 Principal
4 Harmonic Flute
2 Violina
2 Piccolo
8 Oboe Tremulant
CHOIR(ENCLOSED)
8 Melodia
8 Gamba
8 Dulciana
4 Flute Tremulant
PEDAL
16 Diapason
16 Bourdon
16 Lieblich Gedeckt
8 Cello