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M. P. Möller (Opus R-806, 1969)

Location:

First (Park) Congregational Church
10 East Park Place NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 23567

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 79 ranks. 4,827 pipes. 7 divisions. 4 manuals. 78 stops. 58 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 78
  • Registers: 58
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • 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 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 May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 05, 2013:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The specification was for the rebuilding of E M Skinner 1930 4/50 Op. 784, including 56 new/replacement ranks and a new console.

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

Database Manager on April 08, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from Chad Boorsma. -- This instrument had a more classic design and included a new Positiv division, being displayed in open cases installed on either side of the chancel arch. The cases were built by Möller to match the 1929 American Seating Company cases built for the 1929 Skinner organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on September 05, 2006:

According to the builder's web site, the organ was damaged but not destroyed in the 1988 fire. Skinner and Moller pipework retained in the Muller Organ.

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

Database Manager on May 10, 2006:

Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Rebuild of E. M. Skinner Opus 784 (1929) with new console and 56 new ranks; destroyed by fire, 1988.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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