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First Unitarian Church
Cleveland, Ohio

OHS Database ID 37874.


Status and Condition

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Technical Details

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 35 stops. 36 registers. 49 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The console is movable.

Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.

Notes

  • Identified through information published in John Ferguson's Walter Holtkamp: American Organ Builder (DMA treatise, Eastman School of Music, 1976). Although neither Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling nor their successor Holtkamp Organ Co. assigned Opus numbers to their instruments, this organ was identified in factory documents as Job number 1619. That number appears here as the Opus number of this instrument. (Database Manager. December 20, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Jim Thompson.
    Cross-reference to OHS Database ID 22076 Maryville College Wilson Chapel (Tennessee) notes that the Maryville Holtkamp Job 1673 was a rebuild of Holtkamp Job 1619 for First Unitarian Church, Cleveland, Ohio.

    First Unitarian eventually moved in the mid-1950s from their 82nd and Euclid location to Shaker Heights (noted in the church's history page). [Cross reference OHS Database ID 37237 for First Unitarian, Shaker Heights Holtkamp Job 1741 (1960).http://www.firstunitariancleveland.org/pages/music-programs.htm ] (Database Manager. June 5, 2016)
  • Updated through online information from Jim Thompson.
    Cross-reference to OHS Database ID 22076 Maryville College Wilson Chapel (Tennessee) notes that the Maryville Holtkamp Job 1673 was a rebuild of Holtkamp Job 1619 for First Unitarian Church, Cleveland, Ohio.

    First Unitarian eventually moved in the mid-1950s from their 82nd and Euclid location to Shaker Heights (noted in the church's history page). [Cross reference OHS Database ID 37237 for First Unitarian, Shaker Heights Holtkamp Job 1741 (1960).http://www.firstunitariancleveland.org/pages/music-programs.htm ] (Database Manager. June 5, 2016)
  • From the March 1944 issue of THE DIAPASON: The Swell and Pedal are placed within the tower; the Great stops are in the opening of the arch; the Ruckpositiv is placed in the front center of the choir gallery; The swell division is enclosed; the Chimes are enclosed separately, with additional space provided for future additions to the instrument. (Jeff Scofield. February 10, 2019)

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  • . Source: Stoplist copied from The Diapason March 1944
           Cleveland, Ohio
           First Unitarian Church
    
           Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling   Job 1590   1935
           Holtkamp                     Job 1619   1943 
           ____________________________________________  
    
           GREAT                       RÜCKPOSITIV
    
       16' Quintadena   61          8' Copula        61
        8' Principal    61          4' Principal     61
        8' Flute        61          4' Rohrflöte     61
        8' Quintaton    61      2 2/3' Nazard        61
        4' Octave       61          2' Doublette     61
        4' Nachthorn    61      1 3/5' Tierce        61
    2 2/3' Quinte       61         IV  Cymbal       201
        2' Superoctave  61
       IV  Fourniture  244             PEDAL
        8' Cromorne     61
           Chimes                  16' Contrabass    32
                                   16' Subbass       32
           SWELL                   16' Quintadena    GT
                                    8' Octave        32
        8' Gedeckt      61          8' Flauto Dolce  32
        8' Viola        61      5 1/3' Quinte        32
        8' Vox Celeste  49          4' Choralbass    32
        8' Aeoline      61          2' Octave        32
        4' Geigen       61         II  Terzian       64
        4' Bourdon      61         16' Posaune       32
        2' Flautino     61          8' Trumpet       32
      III  Cornet      183             Chimes        GT
       IV  Plein Jeu   244
        8' Fagotto      61
    
         [Received from Jeff Scofield February 10, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist copied from The Diapason March 1944 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.