Pipe Organ Database

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Guzowski & Steppe (2010)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 8269, 1950)

Location:

Venice-Nokomis United Methodist
208 Palm Avenue
Nokomis, FL 34275 US
Organ ID: 46778

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 35 ranks. 2,293 pipes. 3 manuals. 52 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 52
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 08, 2014:

Updated through online information from Douglas H. Cable. -- The instrument was rebuilt in the summer of 2011. Several stops were provided with new wind chests while others were returned to their original spots. Shifters in the original Moller chests were removed and those stops were converted to unit actions.

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

Database Manager on February 06, 2014:

Originally installed First Methodist Church, Charlottesville, Virginia, c.1951.

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

Database Manager on May 19, 2010:

Identified through on-line information from Douglas Cable. -- The organ was relocated to Nokomis Florida in 1990 and was enlarged to 36 ranks by members of the congregation assisted by a central Florida builder. Guzowski & Steppe, Organbuilders of Ft. Lauderdale are currently rebuilding this instrument, updating the console, installing a multiplex relay system, and replacing all of the wiring, tremolo's and expression operators.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stop list from G&S files
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console at shop before renovation: Photograph by Douglas H. Cable. Taken on 2010-05-13

Console during renovation: Photograph by Douglas H. Cable. Taken on 2010-06-08

Console after renovation: Photograph by Douglas H. Cable. Taken on 2010-07-16

New Great chests in the shop.: Photograph by Douglas H. Cable. Taken on 2010-06-09

Great chests installed: Photograph by Douglas H. Cable. Taken on 2011-09-29

Sanctuary interior: Photograph by Douglas H. Cable. Taken on 2010-08-09

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