The Organ of First United Methodist Church of Montgomery, was installed in 1968 by the Schantz Organ Company of Orville, Ohio. Sam Batt Owens served as the Organ Consultant for the project. The 53 rank instrument is divided among twin chambers towering over the choir stalls of the divided chancel. The three primary manual divisions (Great, Swell & Choir), played by the organist’s hands, are located in the right-hand case, facing the altar, with some of the Great pipes exposed in cantilevered chests. The pedal division is in the left-hand case and controlled by the organist’s feet. The Antiphonal Division and the Trompette En Chamade are on the back wall of the balcony. The complete resources of the organ are controlled from a three-manual console located in the right corner in the front of the sanctuary.

During the summer of 1996, the organ console was removed for renovation, the addition of a solid state relay system, inclulding 32 memory levels and a digital read-out for the crescendo pedal by the Milnar Organ Company of Eagleville, Tennessee. Warren Hutton served as organ consultant. In February 1998, the Trumpet En Chamade (a gift) was added to the back wall of the balcony and the entire organ was revoiced. In 2005 through another generous gift, the following stops were added: on the swell division an 8’ oboe and a 4’ harmonic flute, and a trumpet was added to the Great division. Also 4 more general pistons were added, bringing total generals to 12. Milnar Organ Company also made these additions.

Sanctuary Organ; Schantz Organ Company, Orvilile Ohio 1968
Three manuals; Electro-pneumatic Organ

GREAT ORGAN 10 Stops 15 Ranks
Unenclosed 61 NOTE

Gemshorn 16 61
Principal 8 61
Bordun 8 61
Octave 4 61
Spitzflote 4 61
Super Octave 2 61
Blockflote 2 61
Mixture IV 244
Scharf III 183
Trumpet 8 61

SWELL ORGAN 11 STOPS 13 Ranks
Enclosed 68 NOTE
Flute a Cheminee 8 68
Viole de Gambe 8 68
Viole Celeste 8 61
Harmonic Flute 4 61
Prestant 4 68
Flute de Bois 2 61
Plein Jeu III 183
Hautbois 8 61
Basson 16 68
Trompette 8 68
Clarion 4 68
Tremolo
CHOIR ORGAN 11 STOPS
Enclosed 88 NOTE
Gedackt 16 80
Gedackt 8
Erzhaler 8 68
Erzhaler Celeste 8 61
Spitzprincipal 4 68
Koppelflote 4 68
Nasat 2 2/3 61
Octave 2 61
Terz 1 3/5 61
Krummhorn 8 68
Bombarde 8 68
Tremolo
ANTIPHONAL ORGAN 5 STOPS
Exposed 61 NOTE
Nasonflote 8 61
Principal 4 61
Gemshorn 2 61
Mixture III 183
Trumpet En Chamade 8 61
PEDAL ORGAN 16 STOPS
Unenclosed 32 NOTE
Resultant 32
Principal 16 32
Brummbass 16 56
Gedackt 16
Gemshorn 16
Octave 8 44
Flotenbass 8
Gedackt 8
Gemshorn 8
Super Octave 4
Flote 4
Mixture IV 128
Posaune 16 56
Basson (from Swell) 16
Posaune 8
Klarine 4
COUPLERS THUMB PISTONS PEDALS
Swell to Great 16, 8, 4 Great 5 Crescendo Levels 1-60
Swell to Choir 16, 8, 4 Swell 5 Swell
Choir to Great 16, 8, Choir 5 Choir
Antiphonal to Swell Antiphonal 3
Antiphonal to Great General 12 Memory Levels 32
Antiphonal to Choir General Cancel
Great to Choir 8 Setter Piston
Great Unison Off Gt, Sw, Ch to Ped Rev.
Choir Unison Off Full Organ
Swell Unison Off
Swell to Swell 16, 4
Choir to Choir 16, 4 TOE STUDS
Great to Pedal 8 General 1-8 duplicates
Swell to Pedal 8, 4 Full Organ Rev
Choir to Pedal 8, 4 Gt, Sw, Ch to Ped Rev
Antiphonal to Pedal 8 Pedal 5