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Pipe Organ

The first pipe organ in Collier County, Trinity-by-the-Cove's organ was built by Casavant-Frères in Ste. Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada and was dedicated in 1971. At that time, it was an instrument of 17 ranks, played on two manuals and pedals. In 1983, it was rebuilt with the addition of an expressive third manual division, increasing in size to 30 ranks. Recently, several sets of pipes have been revoiced or replaced. In 2007, the organ was rebuilt by Thomas Helms of Pensacola.


Bourdon 16
Montre 8
Flute à Cheminée 8
Viole de Gambe 8 (Réc.)
Prestant 4
Flute conique 4 (Réc.)
Petite Flute 2
Cornet II
Mixture III


Bourdon 8
Viole de Gambe 8 (Réc.)
Voix céleste 8 (Réc.)
Flute douce 8 (Réc.)
Flute à Fuseau 4
Viole 4 (Réc.)
Flute douce 4 (Réc.)
Nasard 2 2/3
Doublette 2
Cromorne 8


Flute douce 16
Flute ouverte 8
Viole de Gambe 8
Voix céleste 8
Flute douce 8
Flute conique 4
Viole 4
Flute douce 4
Prestant 4
Quarte II
Basson 16
Hautbois 8
Trompette 8
Petit Clairon 4
Voix humaine 8


Basse acoustique 32 (Soubasse)
Soubasse 16
Bourdon 16 (G.O.)
Octave Basse 8
Viole 8 (Réc.)
Bourdon 8 (G.O.)
Flutes douces 16 & 8 (Réc.)
Quinte 5 1/3 (Soubasse)
Octave 4
Bourdon 4 (G.O.)
Bombarde 16
Basson 16 (Réc.)
Hautbois 8 (Réc.)
Trompette 8 (Réc.)
Hautbois 4 (Réc.)

The organ console The organ has a full complement of unison, sub and super couplers; Positiv-Grand Orgue manual transfer; five pistons for each division; twelve general combination pistons; fifty memories; and transposer.

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The Antique Organ

The Antique Organ dates from the 18th century. The builder is unknown. Three members of the Friederici family of instrument-builders of Gera, Germany, signed their names on an interior part of the organ, dated 1751. Evidence suggests that it was rebuilt by them that year, which would make the organ about 300 years old.

Art experts from the Victoria and Albert museum in London have dated the paintings on the case at1700 or earlier. The organ, which plays on the original mechanical action, comprises 181 pipes of wood and metal. Two pedals lift the tops of two large wedge bellows, thus providing wind pressure as the bellows are forced back down by 25 pounds of lead weights.

Trinity-by-the-Cove acquired the organ in 2013. The stoplist is: Gedeckt 8’, Gamba 8’ Stopped Flute 4’, Principal 2’. The keyboard’s compass is 48 notes (four octaves from 8’ C, without the low C#). All stops are full compass, except the Gamba, which shares a common bass with the Gedeckt. The organ has been employed in services and concerts with choir, strings and harpsichord, performing music by Sweelinck, Tallis, Handel and Mozart.

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The Calliope

The Calliope was built for Trinity-by-the-Cove by the Miner Calliope Company of Kirksville, Missouri. It is air-driven, and has forty-three solid brass whistles, with a chromatic compass beginning at F below middle C. It plays on static wind pressure, directly from the blower, on twenty inches of wind, and can be heard from a great distance. It can be played from the keyboard (the key action is mechanical), or by an automatic player mechanism with a perforated paper roll. It is played outdoors on special occasions.

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