First United Methodist Church
Anniston, Alabama

Herman Schlicker organ

III - 56 / 1956

First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church

Great Organ

Manual II (CC-c4)

16' Quintadena
8' Principal
8' Gemshorn
8' Rohr Floete
4' Octave
4' Spitz Floete
2 2/3' Quint
2' Octave
VI Mixture
8' Trumpet
Chimes (WTD)

Swell Organ

Manual III (CC-c4) / Enclosed

8' Principal
8' Salicional
8' Voix Celeste (cO)
8' Gedeckt
4' Principal
4' Nachthorn
2 2/3' Nasat
2' Wald Floete
1 3/5' Tierce
1' Siffloete
V Mixture
16' Fagott
8' Oboe Schalmey
4' Clarion

Choir Organ

Manual I (CC-c4) / Enclosed

8' Dulciana
8' Unda Maris (cO)
8' Melodia
8' Quintadena
4' Rohr Floete
2' Nachthorn
III Cymbel
8' Krummhorn
8' Vox Humana
8' Harp (WTD)
4' Celesta (WTD)

Pedal Organ


32' Untersatz
16' Principal
16' Bourdon
16' Quintadena (GT)
8' Principal
8' Quintadena (GT)
4' Choral Bass
4' Quintadena (GT)
II Rauschpfeife
III Mixture
16' Trombone
8' Trumpet (ext)
4' Clarion
Chimes (WTD)

Built in 1956, the Herman Schlicker pipe organ at First United Methodist Church in Anniston, Alabama has been a musical landmark in the area.

The instrument incorporates pipework from the original Kimball organ at the church, including a wonderful 16' Principal (large-scale, open wood), the Swell 8' Salicional/Voix Celeste pair, Choir 8' Dulciana/Unda Maris, and 8' Vox Humana. After nearly 60 years of reliable service, the instrument shows signs of deterioriation.

We will releather the Schlicker electro-pneumatic (pitman) windchests, using time honored techniques and only premium, chrome-tanned leather for many years of reliable service. Every pipe, save 1-12 of the 16' Principal, will be removed to our Atlanta workshop for cleaning/restoration. Special care will be given to the reed stops in the organ to ensure their proper and full tone production, and proper tuning stability.

As part of our project, the existing Schlicker console will be retained. The existing ivory keys will be completely restored with lost ivories replaced with period ivorys from our stock. The existing electro-mechanical combination machine will be replaced in favor of a new Virtuoso system as built by Integrated Organ Technologies.

In our restoration of the instrument, no tonal changes will be made, save the addition of a 32' Untersatz.