First Presbyterian Church

512 Third St SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Builder: Casavant Freres, Opus 3767, 1998
Manuals: 3
Ranks: 48
Pipes: 2696
Action: Electropneumati slider

Notes: Information from Casavant; photos by Michael Perrault, 2009.

16' Violonbasse (ext)
8' Montre
8' Violon
8' Flute ouverte (CB Flute a cheminee)
8' Flute a cheminée
4' Prestant
4' Flute ouverte (ext)
2' Doublette
2.2/3' Cornet III
1.1/3' Fourniture IV
16' Trompette TC (from 8')
8' Trompette
8' Cromorne (Ch)

8' Principal
8' Viole de gambe
8' Voix céleste TC
8' Flute majeure
4' Principal
4' Flute octaviante
2' Octavin
2' Plein Jeu IV-V
16' Basson (ext)
8' Trompette
8' Hautbois

16' Bourdon TC (from 8')
8' Bourdon
8' Flute douce
8' Flute céleste TC
4' Prestant
4' Flute a fuseau
2.2/3' Nazard
2' Quarte de Nazard
1.3/5' Tierce
1' Cymbale III
8' Cromorne

32' Basse resultante
16' Violonbasse (G.O.)
16' Soubasse
8' Octavebasse
8' Bourdon (ext)
8' Violon (G.O.)
4' Octave
4' Flute (G.O.)
2.2/3' Mixture IV
16' Bombarde
16' Basson (Recit)
8' Trompette (ext)
8' Hautbois (Recit)
4' Clairon (ext)
4' Hautbois (Recit)
4' Cromorne (Ch)

The location of the organ at First Presbyterian Church in Rochester, Minnesota followed considerable study regarding the acoustics of the room and the placement of the worship center. After evaluating all of the possibilities, including
reversing the room, it was decided to keep the choir and organ in the chancel and to place the instrument on the main axis by creating new casework that would surround the beautiful rose window that was the focal point of the space.

The organ case was created to blend with the simple Gothic nature of the church and extends forward from the rear and side chancel walls in order to avoid the previous instrument’s lack of projection due to its location in chambers that were
set deeply into the two side chancel walls. The organ now speaks directly into the nave from its new location. All of the chancel furniture, including the choir risers, chairs and the console is movable providing much flexibility for the area to be used for worship, chancel drama and concerts. The light brown honey-toned oak casework is finished to match the chancel furniture. The gold stained façade pipes have natural upper and lower lips.