First Baptist Church, Nashville, TN and the Magnificent 59-Rank Schantz Pipe Organ

First Baptist Church, Nashville, TN and the Magnificent 59-Rank Schantz Pipe Organ



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These are photos of the historic First Baptist Church, located at 108 Seventh Avenue South and Broadway in downtown Nashville, TN. The Sanctuary was designed by renowned architect Edwin A. Keeble and Associates. The theme of the beautiful stained glass windows was inspired by the late Dr. H. Franklin Paschall (1922-2009) and designed by Goode Paschall Davis. The theme of the windows is Divine Revelation. Dr. H. Franklin Paschall was a great asset in the design of the Sanctuary. The magnificent organ heard in this clip is a 1970 59-Rank Schantz Pipe Organ with 3,236 pipes. The heroic tones heard in these pieces come from the Trompette en Chamade. First Baptist Church, Nashville is getting ready in 2010 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of our beautiful Sanctuary and majestic pipe organ. Our Church website is
There will be more details to come about the events commemorating our glorious Sanctuary and our majestic organ. For more information on our organ, please visit
***All photos in this video clip were taken by Michael Valentine

17 thoughts on “First Baptist Church, Nashville, TN and the Magnificent 59-Rank Schantz Pipe Organ”

  1. @bestminstrel
    If you ever make it to Nashville, come in and ask for Michael Valentine. I will be more than happy to give you a tour of the campus and give you the history of the Church. Hope to see you in the near future!

  2. @sngtenor I would love to, I am from Pennsylvania, if I ever travel that way I will certainly stop by and check out this beautiful organ! Thanks so much!

  3. @bestminstrel
    Thank you so much for your kind comment! Maybe if you ever get to Nashville, come by the Church, I work on staff there and I will let you hear our magnificent instrument in person!

  4. The second song is Festive Trumpet Tune by David German. It was written for the dedication of the 5/205 Moller at Calvary Church in Charlotte NC. David is now the Music Minister at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria IL. They have a four manual Allen designed by the late, great, Harold DeCou.

  5. The second song is Festive Trumpet Tune by David German. It was written for the dedication of the 5/205 Moller at Calvary Church in Charlotte NC. David is now the Music Minister at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria IL. They have a four manual Allen designed by the late, great, Harold DeCou.

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