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Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 6210, 1994)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 4685, 1926)

Location:

Sacred Heart R.C. Church
509 S. Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 32602 US
Organ ID: 28411

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 50 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 39 stops. 55 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 39
  • Registers: 55
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 18, 2013:

At some point, the console was moved from the gallery to in front of the right transept.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on June 23, 2008:

Updated through online information from Juan Palacio. -- When the original Möller organ was rebuilt in 1991 by Wicks, it was reduced to 53 ranks, so it is missing 17 ranks. They were taken out and are missing or not on the chests. Once I spoke to the organist, and I saw the chest; indeed, you could see it's missing lots of pipes -- at least 200-500 pipes. The organist told me that perhaps the pipes were removed out of the church. She also told me that the organ was not tuned properly, or the organ itself gets out of tune. The rose window at the rear of the church lets lots of light and heat into the organ, so perhaps that's why the tuning doesn't last long. The organ is played a few times, but most of the time is not played; it sounds OK when played. JUNE 22/2008

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on September 12, 2007:

Identified through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Sacred Heart is an historic building dedicated in 1905. Organ is in regular use for services, concerts and recitals (2007). Charles Callahan has recorded on this organ, CD is available through Wicks website.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from the Wicks website
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by John G. DeMajo. Taken on 2006-05-27

Church Exterior: Photograph by John G. DeMajo. Taken on 2006-05-27

Church Interior and Altar: Photograph by John G. DeMajo. Taken on 2006-05-27

Altar: Photograph by John G. DeMajo. Taken on 2006-05-27

Stained Glass Window: Photograph by John G. DeMajo. Taken on 2006-05-27

Stained Glass Window: Photograph by John G. DeMajo. Taken on 2006-05-27

Dome Interior: Photograph by John G. DeMajo. Taken on 2006-05-27

Console: Photograph by John G. DeMajo. Taken on 2006-05-27

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2013-07-11

Church Interior and Altar: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2013-07-11

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2013-07-11

Console: Photograph by Janet Gorbitz. Taken on 2019-02-24

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