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Lavern Norwood (1984ca.)

Originally M. P. Möller (1925ca.)

Location:

First Baptist Church
209 N. Walnut St.
Florence, AL 35630 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 50678

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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 Jim Stettner on August 07, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 21 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 19 stops. 28 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Reuter Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 07, 2020.

Swell:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Reuter Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 07, 2020.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Reuter Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 07, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by Reuter Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 19
  • Registers: 28
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • 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 Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on August 07, 2020.
Database Manager on November 21, 2012:

This is a rebuild of an existing organ. Identified by Randy Terry, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- Original organ by Moller installed in a church in Birmingham, Alabama, and relocated to Florence c1962 by Lavern Norwood and installed in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church with significant tonal changes. A new great Principal chorus was installed on a new chest. A 16' Quintaten, 8' Rohrflute, 4'Harmonic Flute, and 2-2/3 Nazard were also added. The pipework for these additions is stamped "Durst." Norwood rebuilt the organ again c1984, replacing the Moller console and windchests with new units by Reuter, and added the following Reuter pipework: A III Mixture in the great; an 8' Viola and Celeste, 4' Principal, and 8' Trumpet and Oboe in the swell; an 8/4 Principal in the pedal.

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

Instrument Images:

Auditorium interior with organ chambers in chancel: Photograph by Tommy Malcolm Quinn. Taken on 2020-08-06

Right-hand chamber: Photograph by Tommy Malcolm Quinn. Taken on 2020-08-06

Left-hand chamber: Photograph by Tommy Malcolm Quinn. Taken on 2020-08-06

Console: Photograph by Tommy Malcolm Quinn. Taken on 2020-08-06

Console: Photograph by Tommy Malcolm Quinn. Taken on 2020-08-06

Console: Great stops: Photograph by Tommy Malcolm Quinn. Taken on 2020-08-06

Console: Swell stops: Photograph by Tommy Malcolm Quinn. Taken on 2020-08-06

Console: Pedal stops: Photograph by Tommy Malcolm Quinn. Taken on 2020-08-06

Console: Toe studs: Photograph by Tommy Malcolm Quinn. Taken on 2020-08-06

Console: More toe studs: Photograph by Tommy Malcolm Quinn. Taken on 2020-08-06

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