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M. P. Möller (Opus 10864, 1973)

Location:

Bethel United Methodist Church
245 S. Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 25736

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 37 ranks. 2,196 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 48 stops. 30 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 48
  • Registers: 30
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • 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 May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 05, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from John M. Bullard. -- I was organist of Bethel when the Möller was installed in 1973. I designed the stoplist with John Hose (tonal director) and Donald Gillet (Pres.) in Hagerstown.

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

Database Manager on March 01, 2009:

Update through information from Stephen Schnurr. -- Dedicated as the Thompson Memorial Organ in recital by George Markey on Sunday, June 2, 1974.

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

Database Manager on March 22, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from Jeff Scofield.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist and notes from Jeff Scofield
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Aerial View of Church Exterior: Photograph from church brochure. Taken on 2004-10-19

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Displays: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2004-10-19

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2004-10-19

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2004-10-19

Right chambers and exposed pipes: Photograph by Pipe Organs of South Carolina, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-02-12

Church interior, chancel and exposed pipes: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-11-08

Chancel, console, left chamber and exposed pipes: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-12-18

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