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First United Methodist Church
Cleveland, Ohio

OHS Database ID 23772.


Status and Condition

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Technical Details

Four manuals. 71 ranks.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front.

Notes

  • Identified through information from Jeff Scofield. (James Cook. June 4, 2006)
  • Additions to organ of 1943. New console by Kegg in 1998. (James Cook. June 4, 2006)
  • Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- Church closed second half of 2009; used by Euclid Ave. Congregational after their facility was totally destroyed by fire March 24, 2010. (Database Manager. March 25, 2010)
  • Euclid Congregational Church did not have a need for the organ, so the Kegg console was returned to the builder. It was eventually sold to Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown, Texas (information from the dedication program at Grace Episcopal). Euclid Congregational relocated to a former Catholic Church building (St. Margaret Mary) in 2014, and is now known South Euclid UCC. (Chad Boorsma. June 22, 2015)

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Bibliography

  • Schnurr, Jr., Stephen J.. "First United Methodist Church," 2009 Organ Atlas: The City of Cleveland and Northern Ohio (pp. 54-65). [Photographs, stoplists]

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Photographs

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Tower Interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2006-04-25
Kegg Console and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-06-26
Casavant Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-06-26
Kegg Nameplate and Drawknobs. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-06-26
Church Exterior. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-06-26
Chancel and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-06-26
Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-06-26
Chancel and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2008-06-26
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2006-04-25

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist and notes from Jeff Scofield
  • Typed stoplist from Stephen Schnurr and Joe McCabe -- Casavant Nomenclature
    Cleveland, Ohio
    First United Methodist Church
    3000 Euclid Avenue
    
    1952 Casavant, Alterations to Casavant Frères, Limitée, opus 1715 (1943)
    
    GREAT ORGAN (Manual II)
    16	Double Diapason (61 pipes)
    8	Diapason (61 pipes)
    8	Principal (61 pipes)
    8	Hohlflöte (61 pipes)
    8	Gemshorn (61 pipes)
    4	Octave (61 pipes)
    4	Flute Couverte (61 pipes)
    2-2/3	Octave Quinte (61 pipes)
    2	Super Octave (61 pipes)
    IV	Fourniture (244 pipes)
    III	Cymbal (183 pipes)
    8	Tromba (61 pipes)
    Chimes (from Antiphonal, Chimes)
    
    SWELL ORGAN (Manual III, enclosed)
    16	Contra Viola (73 pipes)
    8	Diapason (73 pipes)
    8	Stopped Diapason (73 pipes)
    8	Viola da Gamba (73 pipes)
    8	Voix Celeste (from low G, 66 pipes)
    8	Aeoline (73 pipes)
    4	Principal (73 pipes)
    4	Waldflöte (73 pipes)
    2	Fifteenth (73 pipes)
    IV	Plein Jeu (244 pipes)
    16	Double Trumpet (73 pipes)
    8	Trumpet (73 pipes)
    8	Oboe (73 pipes)
    4	Clarion (73 pipes)
    Tremulant
    Chimes (from Antiphonal, Chimes)
    Harp (from Choir, Harp)
    
    CHOIR ORGAN (Manual I, enclosed)
    16	Bourdon (73 pipes)
    8	Violin Diapason (73 pipes)
    8	Melodia (73 pipes)
    8	Dolce (73 pipes)
    4	Violina (73 pipes)
    4	Flute d’Amour (73 pipes)
    2-2/3	Nazard (61 pipes)
    2	Piccolo (61 pipes)
    1-3/5	Tierce (61 pipes)
    1-1/3	Larigot (61 pipes)
    8	Clarinet (73 pipes)
    Tremulant
    Harp
    Chimes (from Antiphonal, Chimes)
    
    SOLO ORGAN (Manual IV, enclosed)
    8	Stentorphone (73 pipes)
    8	Gross Gamba (73 pipes)
    8	Gross Flöte (73 pipes)
    8	Viola (73 pipes)
    8	Viola Celeste (73 pipes)
    4	Principal (73 pipes)
    8	French Horn (73 pipes)
    8	Orchestral Oboe (73 pipes)
    8	Tuba (73 pipes)
    Tremulant
    
    ANTIPHONAL (enclosed)
    8	Geigen Principal (73 pipes)
    8	Chimney Flute (73 pipes)
    8	Spitzflöte (73 pipes)
    8	Flute Celeste (from low G, 66 pipes)
    4	Violina (73 pipes)
    8	Vox Humana (73 pipes)
    Chimes
    16	Bourdon (Pedal, 32 pipes)
    
    PEDAL ORGAN
    32	Resultant (12 quint pipes)
    16	Diapason (56 pipes)
    16	Diapason (from Great, 16’ Double Diapason)
    16	Violone (44 pipes)
    16	Bourdon (44 pipes)
    16	Viola (from Swell, 16’ Contra Viola)
    16	Gedeckt (from Choir, 16’ Bourdon)
    8	Octave (extension, 16’ Diapason)
    8	‘Cello (extension, 16’ Violone)
    8	Flauto Dolce (extension, 16’ Bourdon)
    4	Choralbass (extension, 16’ Diapason)
    III	Mixture (96 pipes)
    16	Bombarde (56 pipes)
    16	Trumpet (from Swell, 16’ Double Trumpet)
    8	Tromba (extension, 16’ Bombarde)
    4	Clarion (extension, 16’ Bombarde)
    Chimes (from Antiphonal, Chimes)
    
  • Typed stoplist from Stephen Schnurr and Joe McCabe -- Kegg Nomenclature
    Cleveland, Ohio
    First United Methodist Church
    3000 Euclid Avenue
    
    Casavant organ of 1953
    
    In 1998, a new console was built and installed by the Kegg Pipe Organ Company, then of Uniontown, Ohio. It features drawknobs in French-style terraced design and is on an integral caster system.
    
    Present specification/nomenclature of the organ:
    
    GREAT (Manual II)
    16	Double Open Diapason
    8	Open Diapason
    8	Principal
    8	Hohlflöte
    8	Gemshorn
    4	Octave
    4	Flûte couverte
    2-2/3	Octave Quinte
    2	Super Octave
    IV	Fourniture
    III	Cymbal
    8	Tromba
    Chimes (from Antiphonal, Chimes)
    Zimbelstern (added in 2000)
    
    SWELL (Manual III, enclosed)
    16	Contra Viola
    8	Open Diapason
    8	Stopped Diapason
    8	Viola da Gamba
    8	Voix Celeste
    8	Æoline
    4	Principal
    4	Wald Flute
    2	Fifteenth
    IV	Plein Jeu
    8	Oboe
    8	Vox Humana (console preparation)
    Tremulant
    16	Double Trumpet
    8	Trumpet
    4	Clarion
    8	Tuba So. (from Solo, 8’ Tuba)
    Chimes (from Antiphonal, Chimes)
    Harp (from Choir, Harp)
    Swell 16
    Swell Unison Off
    Swell 4
    Midi
    
    CHOIR (Manual I, enclosed)
    16	Bourdon
    8	Violin Diapason
    8	Melodia
    8	Dolce
    4	Violina
    4	Flute d’Amour
    2-2/3	Nazard
    2	Piccolo
    1-3/5	Tierce
    1-1/3	Larigot
    8	Clarinet
    1 blank knob
    Tremulant
    8	Tuba So. (from Solo, 8’ Tuba)
    Harp
    Chimes
    Choir 16
    Choir Unison Off
    Choir 4
    Midi Ch. 3
    
    SOLO (Manual IV, enclosed)
    8	Stentorphone
    8	Gross Gamba
    8	Gross Flute
    8	Viola
    8	Viola Celeste
    4	Principal
    8	French Horn
    8	Orchestral Oboe
    Tremulant
    8	Tuba
    Chimes
    Solo 16
    Solo Unison Off
    Solo 4
    Midi
    
    ANTIPHONAL (floating, enclosed)
    8	Geigen Principal
    8	Chimney Flute
    8	Spitzflöte
    8	Flute Celeste
    4	Violina
    8	Vox Humana
    1 blank knob
    Tremulant
    Chimes
    Antiphonal 16
    Antiphonal Unison Off
    Antiphonal 4
    Antiphonal on Great
    Antiphonal on Swell
    Antiphonal on Choir
    Antiphonal on Solo
    Antiphonal on Pedal
    Antiphonal Off
    
    PEDAL
    32	Resultant
    16	First Open Diapason
    16	Second Open Diapason
    16	Violone
    16	Bourdon
    16	Viola Sw. (from Swell, 16’ Viola)
    16	Gedeckt Ch. (from Choir, 16’ Gedeckt)
    8	Octave (extension, 16’ 1st Open Diapason)
    8	‘Cello (extension, 16’ Violone)
    8	Flauto Dolce (extension, 16’ Bourdon)
    4	Choralbass (extension, 16’ Violone)
    III	Mixture
    32	Contra Bombarde
    16	Bombarde
    16	Trumpet Sw. (from Swell, 16’ Double Trumpet)
    8	Tromba (extension, 16’ Bombarde)
    4	Clarion (extension, 16’ Bombarde)
    Midi
    
    ANTIPHONAL PEDAL
    16	Pedal Bourdon
    1 blank knob
    
    COUPLERS
    Great to Pedal 8
    Great to Pedal 4
    Swell to Pedal 8
    Swell to Pedal 4
    Choir to Pedal 8
    Choir to Pedal 4
    Solo to Pedal 8
    Solo to Pedal 4
    Swell to Great 16
    Swell to Great 8
    Swell to Great 4
    Choir to Great 16
    Choir to Great 8
    Choir to Great 4
    Solo to Great 16
    Solo to Great 8
    Solo to Great 4
    Great to Choir 8
    Swell to Choir 16
    Swell to Choir 8
    Swell to Choir 4
    Solo to Choir 16
    Solo to Choir 8
    Solo to Choir 4
    Solo to Swell 8
    G[rea]t/Ch[oir] Transfer
    All Swells to Swell
    
    ACCESSORIES
    16 General pistons (1-16, thumb, 1-6 under Manual III at left, 7-12 under Manual II at left, 13-16 under Manual II, at right; 1-12, toe, left of expression shoes)
    8 Great pistons (thumb, under Manual II)
    8 Swell pistons (thumb, under Manual III)
    8 Choir pistons (thumb, under Manual I)
    6 Solo pistons (thumb, under Manual IV)
    4 Antiphonal pistons (thumb, under Manual I)
    6 Pedal pistons (thumb, under Manual I, and toe, right of expression shoes)
    General Cancel (thumb)
    Combination Set (thumb)
    Combination action lock (with indicator)’
    Blind Check (thumb)
    Clear (thumb)
    Crescendo Adjust (thumb)
    Next (thumb and toe)
    Memory Up/Down (thumb, under Manual IV)
    Great to Pedal reversible (thumb and toe, right of expression shoes)
    Swell to Pedal reversible (thumb and toe, right of expression shoes)
    Choir to Pedal reversible (thumb, under Manual I)
    Solo to Pedal reversible (thumb, under Manual IV)
    Swell to Great reversible (thumb, under Manual II)
    Choir to Great reversible (thumb, under Manual II)
    Solo to Great reversible (thumb, under Manual II)
    Antiphonal Off reversible (thumb, under Manual I)
    32’ Resultant reversible (thumb, under Manual III)
    32’ Contra Bombarde reversible (thumb, under Manual III)
    Zimbelstern reversible (toe, right of expression shoes)
    Swell expression shoe
    Choir expression shoe
    Solo expression shoe
    Antiphonal expression on Swell, Choir, Solo (by rotary switch)
    Crescendo shoe (Standard, A, B, C levels, numeric crescendo indicator)
    All Swells to Swell reversible (thumb, under Manual II)
    Full Organ reversible (adjustable, thumb, under Manual III, and toe, right of expression shoes, with indicator light)
    Wind indicator (light)
    MIDI Sequencer
    Adjustable bench