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M. P. Möller (Opus 6792, 1939)

Location:

White Rock Baptist Church
3400 Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27707 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 28947

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Roman Lizak on May 12, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 17 ranks. 1,147 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 29 stops. 16 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 December 09, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 29
  • Registers: 16
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • 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 December 09, 2018.
Database Manager on December 09, 2018:

Updated by Amos Jones, who has heard or played the organ.
There are now 32 manuals, and this is considered a Moeller-LeTourneau in church publications. The longtime organist is Dr. Paula Harrell, the second black woman in history to earn a D.M.A. in organ performance.
Information on Moeller-LeTourneau designation received from congregation\'s October 2018 Bach-s Lunch Organ Recital Series program available online.

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

Database Manager on December 17, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on September 08, 2012:

Updated through online information from Scott Crowell. -- Organ renovated by Letourneau in the late 1990's.

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

Database Manager on December 09, 2007:

Information received from Stephen J. Schnurr identifies this as Opus 6792 (ca. 1940), described in Möller documents as having three manuals and 54 registers.

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

Database Manager on September 23, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- I have in my possession an organ recital program from Sunday, March 23, 1941. It was the 12th Program in the Second Series of organ recitals. The performer was Edward Hall Broadhead of Duke University. The program listed the church name but no city or state, the resident organist's name, and the pastor's name. A web search revealed it to be this church. The program gives the stoplist, but without a pipe analysis or couplers and other registrational aids.

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.
Factory Documentation: Open In New Tab Factory Documentation courtesy of the OHS Archive
Document created on 1939-06-19
We received the most recent update for this document from Roman Lizak on December 25, 2021.

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