Orlando, FL
FirstMethodist Church


Builder:          Aeolian-Skinner CoYear:             1964Opus:             1410No. stops:No. ranks:              72No. pipes:

Specification

Great    16' Quintade        61    8'  Prinzipal       61    8'  Hohlflote       61    8'  Gemshorn        61    4'  Octave          61    4'  Spillflote      61    2'  Fifteenth       61        IV Fourniture       244        III Scharf      183        Chimes    8'  Trompette-en-Chamade    --  ANSwell    16' Dolcan          68    8'  Rohrflote       68    8'  Viola Pomposa       68    8'  Viola Celeste       68    8'  Dolcan          12    4'  Prestant        68    4'  Flute Harmonique    68    2'  Octavin         61        III-V Plein Jeu     269    16' Contre Hautbois     68    8'  Trompette       68    8'  Hautbois        12    4'  Clairon         68        Tremulant        Sub        Unison Off        SuperChoir    8'  Spitzgamba      68    8'  Solo Flute      56    8'  Cor de Nuit         68    8'  Erzahler        68    8'  Erzahler Celeste    56    4'  Prinzipal       68    4'  Koppelflote         68    2 2/3'  Nazard          61    2'  Blockflote      61    1 3/5'  Terz            61        IV Akuta        244    16'     Dulzian         68    8'  Krummhorn       68    4'  Rohrschalmei        68        Tremulant        Sub        Unison Off        SuperPositiv    8'  Nasonflote      61    8'  Solo Flute      --  CH    4'  Kleinprinzipal      61    4'  Rohrflote       61    2'  Oktave          61    1 1/3'  Quinte          61    1'  Sifflote        61        III Zimbel      183        Tremulant        Unison OffAntiphonal    8'  Spitzflote      61    8'  Gedeckt         61    4'  Prinzipal       61        III-IV Mixtur       207    8'  Trompette-en-Chamade    61        Unison OffPedal    32' Untersatz       8    16' Kontrabass      32    16' Subbass         32    16' Quintaton       --  GT    16' Dolcan          --  SW    8'  Oktave          32    8'  Quintade        --  GT    8'  Dolcan          --  SW    8'  Flauto Dolce        12    4'  Choralbass      32    4'  Flote           32        IV Mixtur       128    16' Kontraposaune       32    16' Contre Hautbois     --  SW    16' Dulzian         --  CH    8'  Posaune         12    8'  Krumhorn        --  CH    4'  Klarine         12    4'  Rohrschalmei        --  CH
The sanctuary, a trademark design by Harold Wagoner, was completed in1963 and the organ dedicated on May 17, 1964.
Typical of most Wagoner designs, the organ and choir are way over to one side - in this case, the right side. The main organ is located in a large chamber above and behind the choir. The console is located behind the pulpit and facing the choir. The Antiphonal is located at balcony rail level, but way over to one side between the side aisle entry door and the side wall. The Trompette-en-Chamade, which was added in 1965, is located almost at ceiling level, high in its own little gallery-ette above the large balcony.
The 1250-seat sanctuary is fairly live, but not hugely reverberant. The organ sounds quite wonderful when the listener is close to the front.
The church has nearly 3,000 members.
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