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M. P. Möller (Opus 11071, 1975)

Location:

McElwain Baptist Church
4445 Montevallo Road
Birmingham, AL 35213 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 25780

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist 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: EP pitman
  • 43 ranks. 2,326 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 40 stops. 31 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In a case 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: 40
  • Registers: 31
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • 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 24, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Organ housed in an immense case at the front of the room - spanning the full width of the chancel. The case is elevated above the choir platform and anchored into the front and side walls. The facade is 9-sectional and contains 123 pipes arranged: 3-45-3-8-5-8-3-45-3. The two sections of 45 are divided into lower (15) and upper (30) levels. (Documented December, 1987)

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

Database Manager on April 22, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from Patrick Scott.

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.

Instrument Images:

Organ: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1987-12-05

Console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1987-12-05

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1989-04-27

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1989-04-27

Organ from rear gallery: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1989-04-27

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