Dr. Peggy Edwards, Dean: (660) 446-2003

The American Guild of Organists fosters the appreciation and enjoyment of organ and choral music through recitals and workshops.

 

SAVANNAH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Savannah, Missouri  

 

Although a Methodist Class was not organized in St. Joseph until 1843, Methodist class meetings were held in Savannah, Missouri homes as early as 1841, and were served by itinerant preachers, known as “circuit riders”, so called because they traveled between their charges on horseback.  Although the Methodist denomination split “north” and “south” over slavery in 1844, the two branches of the Methodist Church in Savannah erected a brick building at First & Main in 1855, and continued to worship together until the Civil War, during which the building sat largely unused because of the divided loyalties of its members.  

 In 1866, a lot was purchased at Sixth & Main, on which a small building was started for the Methodist Episcopal Church, however, it was not completed until 1871.  It was replaced by a larger building in 1903.  In 1900, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, erected the present building at Fourth & Main, which cost $14,000, including a parsonage.  This building is a variation of the Akron Plan featuring a large Sunday School Room with pews across the back of the sanctuary that could be partitioned from the sanctuary with a sliding door.  The original pipe organ was free-standing in the northeast corner, and most likely had tracker action.  It was replaced by the present organ, given in 1929 as a memorial by the Wakefield family.  The two congregations elected to merge in 1938, one year before the denomination reunited.       

 

 

Interior of Chancel, Savannah United Methodist Church

 

Console, Savannah United Methodist Church, Savannah, Mo

 

Exterior of Savannah UMC

 

 

SPECIFICATION 

SAVANNAH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Savannah, Missouri  

WICKS ORGAN CO., HIGHLAND, ILLINOIS,

Opus 876, 1929

II/10   “Direct Electric” action

 

For full information on what these stops mean, click HERE

 GREAT ORGAN

8’ Open Diapason

8’ Viol d’Gamba

8’ Melodia

8’ Dulciana

4’ Concert Flute (ext)

4’ Octave (ext)

    Chimes

 

SWELL ORGAN

16’ Bourdon

  8’ Violin Diapason

  8’ Stopped Diapason  (ext)

  8’ Salicional

  8’ Aeoline

  4’ Violina (ext)

  4’ Flute d’Amour (ext)

  2’ Piccolo (ext)

  8’ Oboe

      Tremelo

 

PEDAL ORGAN 

 16’ Bourdon

16’ Lieblich Gedeckt (sw)

  8’ Flute (sw)

  8’ Violin Cello (sw)

  

 

 

 

    

 

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