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M. P. Möller (Opus 11770, 1988)

Location:

Cathedral Church of the Advent, Episcopal
2017 Sixth Ave. N.
Birmingham, AL 35203 US
Organ ID: 17885

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP)
  • 100 ranks. 6,056 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 69 stops. 117 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 69
  • Registers: 117
  • 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 Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 25, 2013:

Updated through online information from Randy Terry. -- During the voicing process in the church, it was decided to remove the Recit 4' Flute Octaviante which had some voicing problems and install a Skinner 4' Flute Triangulaire from the church's inventory.

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

Database Manager on May 27, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Incoporates pipes from the previous Pilcher and both previous Austin organs, as well as pipes from two Skinners: Opus 799 (1929) originally built for Alabama College/University of Montevallo; and Opus 851 (1931) originally built for Trinity College in Hartford, CT. The organ was dedicated Sunday, January 15, 1989 at 8:00 p.m. by Cathedral Organist and Director of Music Dr. Stephen G. Schaeffer.

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

Database Manager on April 13, 2005:

Offset chests are EP chests -- pitman and unit chests.

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

Database Manager on April 10, 2005:

The Antiphonal and Antiphonal Pedal divisions are located in a rear chamber originally built for the Echo division of the 1920 Austin, Op. 856.

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 the factory specifications and dedication program
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Old Ranks Reused; New Pipes not Built by Möller: Open In New Tab Detailed list of pipework origins
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2001-02-12

Trompette en Chamade and Stained Glass Windows: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2001-02-12

Church Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-12-21

Console and Right Stop Jamb: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-12-21

Console and Left Stop Jamb: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-12-21

Nave and Trompette en Chamade: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-12-21

Left Stop Jamb: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2001-02-12

Right Stop Jamb: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-12-21

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