Fourth Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, Maryland
Austin/Allen Combination Pipe
and Renaissance™ Digital Instrument



After researching various builders, a decision was made by Fourth Presbyterian to build a unique organ combining the expertise of Austin Organ Company, of Hartford, Connecticut, and Allen Organ Company, of Macungie, Pennsylvania. What the two companies jointly produced is stunning. The organ boasts 45 ranks of pipes and 24 digital ranks. The beautiful four-manual Allen console includes walnut drawknobs and pedals. The naturals are imported from Germany and are made of Ivora. The console is moveable and can be easily connected and disconnected with a plug-Allen made use of fiber optic technology to connect the console to the rest of the organ with only a single cable. The new antiphonal division has been a great help in the leading of congregation hymn singing. Extensive renovation work provided room for the new larger console and ensured that the instrument speaks into the room more effectively than the original organ it replaces.





Photograph by Tom Crosson
GREAT
(Manual II - Unenclosed)

• 16 Violone
• 8 Diapason
• 8 Violone Diapason
• 8 Harmonic Flute
• 8 Bourdon (metal)
• 4 Octave
• 4 Nachthorn
• 2-2/3 Twelfth
• 2 Fifteenth
• IV Mixture
• III Cymbale
• 16 Double Trumpet
• 8 Tuba Magna (Solo - no couple)
• 8 Trumpet
• 4 Clarion
• Tremulant
• Chimes (mechanical - existing)
• 16 Great to Great
• Great Unison Off
• 4 Great to Great
• MIDI
• Zimbelstern (with rev. piston)
• Bass Coupler
• Melody Coupler So>Gt

CHOIR
(Manual I - Enclosed)

• 16 Contra Gemshorn
• 8 Principal
• 8 Principal Celeste
• 8 Stopped Flute
• 8 Gemshorn (16 ext.)
• 8 Gemshorn Celeste
• 4 Principal
• 4 Traverse Flute
• 2 Italian Principal


61 pipes
61 pipes
61 pipes
61 pipes
61 pipes
61 pipes
61 pipes
61 pipes
61 pipes
244 pipes
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61 pipes
61 pipes
49 pipes
61 pipes
12 pipes
49 pipes
61 pipes
61 pipes
61 pipes
SWELL
(Manual III - Enclosed)

• 16 Rohrbass
• 8 Geigen Diapason
• 8 Rohr Flute (16 ext.)
• 8 Viole da Gamba
• 8 Viole Celeste (from CC)
• 8 Dolce Flute (soft)
• 8 Flute Celeste (soft - TC)
• 4 Geigen Octave
• 4 Koppel Flute
• 2-2/3 Nazard
• 2 Block Flute
• 1-3/5 Tierce
• IV Plein Jeu
• III Acuta
• 16 Bassoon
• 8 Tuba Magna (Solo - no couple)
• 8 Trompette
• 8 Oboe (16 ext.)
• 8 Vox Humana
• 4 Clairon (8 ext.)
• Tremulant
• 16 Swell to Swell
• Swell Unison Off
• 4 Swell to Swell
• 1-1/3 Larigot
• 1 Fife
• III Mixture
• 8 Tuba Magna (Solo - no couple)
• 8 Cromorne
• Tremulant
• Chimes (mechanical - existing)
• 16 Choir to Choir
• Choir Unison Off
• 4 Choir to Choir
• MIDI


61 pipes
(prepared)
12 pipes
61 pipes
61 pipes
61 pipes
49 pipes
61 pipes
61 pipes
61 pipes
61 pipes
61 pipes
244 pipes
(prepared)
61 pipes

61 pipes
12 pipes
61 pipes
12 pipes




61 pipes
61 pipes
183 pipes

16 pipes



SOLO
(Manual IV - Enclosed)

• 16 Contra Gamba Celeste - sharp
• 16 Contra Gamba - unison
• 16 Contra Gamba Celeste - flat
• 8 Doppelflute
• 8 Gamba Celeste - sharp
• 8 Gross Gamba - unison
• 8 Gamba Celeste - flat
• 4 Orchestral Flute
• 4 Octave Celeste - sharp
• 4 Octave Gamba - unison
• 4 Octave Celeste - flat
• 16 Tuba Magna
• 8 Tuba Magna (no couple)
• 4 Tuba Magna
• 8 English Horn
• 8 French Horn
• 8 Corno di Bassetto
• Tremulant
• MIDI
• Antiphonal I
• Antiphonal II



digital
digital
digital
digital
digital
digital
digital
digital
digital
digital
digital
unit Tuba
61 pipes
unit Tuba
digital
digital
digital

PEDAL

• 32 Openbass
• 32 Contra Bourdon
• 32 Contra Violone
• 16 Montre (8 Octave ext.)
• 16 Violone (Great)
• 16 Bourdon
• 16 Contra Gemshorn (Choir)
• 16 Rohrbass (Swell)
• 8 Octave
• 8 Violone (Great)
• 8 Bourdon (16 ext.)
• 8 Rohr Flute (Swell)
• 4 Choralbass (8 Octave ext.)
• 2 Descant (4 Choralbass ext.)
• IV Mixture
• 32 Contra Bombarde (16 ext.)
• 16 Trombone
• 16 Bombarde
• 16 Double Trumpet
• 16 Basson (Swell)
• 8 Tuba Magna (Solo)
• 8 Tromba
• 8 Trompette Harmonique (16 Bomb. ext.)
• 4 Clarion Harmonique (16 Bomb. ext.)
• 4 Cromorne (Choir)
• 2 Clarion Doublette (16 Bomb. ext.) 


digital
digital
digital
12 pipes

32 pipes


32 pipes

12 pipes

12 pipes
12 pipes
(prepared)
12 pipes
(prepared)
32 pipes
(prepared - Great)


(prepared)
12 pipes
12 pipes

12 pipes



ANTIPHONAL PEDAL
(Speaks from left and right rear balcony)

• 16 Bourdon

GRAND CHORUS
(Floating)

• 16 Montre
• 8 Montre
• 4 Prestant
• V Grand Forniture
• III Harmonics
• V Mounted Cornet
• 16 Bombarde
• 8 Trompette Harmonique
• 4 Clarion Harmonique
• Tremulant
• Solo

COUPLERS
• Swell
• Great
• Choir
• Pedal

ANTIPHONAL I
(Floating - speaks from left and right rear balcony)

• 8 Gedeckt
• 8 Flute
• 8 Flute Celeste
• 4 Flute
• 2 Flute




digital



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(prepared)
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(prepared)
(from TC - prepared)
(Pedal)
(Pedal)
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digital
digital
digital

ANTIPHONAL II
(Floating - speaks from left and right rear balcony)

• 8 Principal
• 8 Harmonic Flute
• 4 Octave
• Tremulant
• Chimes

INTER-MANUAL COUPLERS

• 8 Great to Pedal
• 4 Great to Pedal
• 8 Swell to Pedal
• 4 Swell to Pedal
• 8 Choir to Pedal
• 4 Choir to Pedal
• 8 Solo to Pedal
• 8 Solo to Great
• 8 Antiphonal I to Pedal
• 8 Antiphonal II to Pedal
• 16 Swell to Great
• 8 Swell to Great
• 4 Swell to Great
• 16 Choir to Great
• 8 Choir to Great
• 4 Choir to Great
• 8 Antiphonal I to Great
• 8 Antiphonal II to Great
• 16 Swell to Choir
• 8 Swell to Choir
• 4 Swell to Choir
• 8 Solo to Choir
• 8 Antiphonal I to Choir
• 8 Antiphonal II to Choir
• 8 Solo to Swell
• 8 Antiphonal I to Swell
• 8 Antiphonal II to Swell

Allen Console Controller™