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M. P. Möller (Opus 9480, 1963)

Location:

United States Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, CO US
Protestant Chapel
Organ ID: 10983

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on August 07, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 79 ranks. 4,286 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 61 stops. 67 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on August 07, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 61
  • Registers: 67
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on August 07, 2018.
Database Manager on August 07, 2018:

Updated by Owen Lenzmeier, listing this website as a source of information: https://gazette.com/military/iconic-air-force-academy-cadet-chapel-to-close-for-four/article_e8140656-8cde-55d0-b9d5-9f5385e4dc9f.html.
\r\nThe organ will be removed and restored over a period of four years beginning in 2018 in order to fix water damage caused over 55 years.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on January 22, 2010:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Great and Swell 61 notes, Positiv 56 notes

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 2004.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

"May be 2 ranks too many listed in Positiv (Trompeta 8 & 4 more likely from the Trompeta 16'). Compass 61/32. Positiv compass, 56 notes. Spence Organ Co. John Grunow has a contract under John Grunow in 2004 to releather all windchest actions."

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 <i>The Diapason</i> June 1960
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Factory Documentation : Open In New Tab Factory documentation for both the Protestant Chapel Organ and the Catholic Chapel Organ courtesy of Doug Backman
Document created on 1960-02-25
We received the most recent update for this document from Roman Lizak on May 31, 2021.

Drawings: Open In New Tab Drawings for Möller 9480 courtesy of Doug Backman
Document created on 1959-02-18
We received the most recent update for this document from Roman Lizak on May 31, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ: Möller promotional photo, courtesy of James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-12-15

Detail of pipe display: Photograph from a Möller brochure, courtesy of James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-12-15

Campus: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2009-12-29

Chapel exterior: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2009-12-29

Lower Great pipework: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2009-12-29

Upper Great pipework: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2009-12-29

Lower Swell pipework: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2009-12-29

Upper Swell pipework: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2009-12-29

Positiv pipework: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2009-12-29

Upper Pedal pipework: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2009-12-29

16' Pedal Principal: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2009-12-29

32' Contre Bombarde boots: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2009-12-29

Access door showing Peterson relay: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2009-12-29

Pipe Display: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1997-05-04

Chapel interior to the front from the floor: Photograph by Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-12-29

Chapel interior from the upper Swell: Photograph by Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-12-29

Organ and exposed pipes in the gallery: Photograph by Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-12-29

Organ and exposed pipes: Photograph by Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-12-29

Trompetas: Photograph by Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-12-29

32' Contre Bombarde: Photograph by Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-12-29

Console: Photograph by Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-12-29

Chapel exterior, entrance to Catholic Chapel is lower left: Photograph by Chris Stroh, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-08-23

Chapel interior to rear and exposed pipes: Photograph by Unidentified source on Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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