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Barger and Nix (2016)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 10217, 1966)

Location:

St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church
7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road
Ooltewah, TN 37363 US
Organ ID: 23448

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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 good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on December 10, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 8 ranks. 543 pipes. 2 divisions. 2 manuals. 64 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 64
  • 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: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on November 25, 2020.
Jeff Scofield on November 28, 2020:

Original organ (1966): Regal 16', 61 pipes; Gedeckt 8', 85 pipes, Principal 4', 73 pipes, Larigot 1 1/3', 61 pipes.

Additions in 2000: Independent Pedal Bourdon 16', 56 pipes, Dulciana 8', 73 pipes, Unda Maris 8' GG, 54 pipes, Regal 8', #50-61, 12 pipes, Principal 8' furnished with 12 new pipes for notes 1-12, Gedeckt 8' re-scaled one pipe larger, Larigot furnished with 7 lowest pipes to become Spitzflute 2'. Organ furnished with SSL solid-state switching; console furnished with capture combination action with 10 memory levels.

Additions in 2008: Trumpet 8', 61 pipes.

Additions in 2016: Spitzflute 4' notes 1-12, 12 pipes, Wicks/Estey reed bass unit for Dulciana 16' #1-12, unification changes to furnish 32' Regal Cornet and softer Swell upper mutation stops (from Dulciana rather than Spitzflute).

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on November 28, 2020.

Database Manager on April 26, 2006:

Identified through on-line information from William Barger. -- The Isa McIlwraith Plettner Memorial organ. Rebuild and enlargement of Möller Opus 10217 (1966), originally installed in the residence of Arthur Plettner.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Stoplist courtesy of Barger & Nix: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on November 25, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church interior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-11-25

Church interior to rear and organ: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-11-25

Console and nave to front: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-11-25

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-11-25

Stop tablets: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-11-25

Exposed pipes: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-11-25

Chancel: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-11-25

Church exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2004-08-04

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