M. P. Möller (Opus 4877, 1927)

Location:

St. John Lutheran Church
120 N Main Street
Lewistown, PA 17044 US
Organ ID: 31218

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • 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 Paul R. Marchesano on January 15, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 3 manuals. 59 registers.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Registers: 59
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Chancel Choir Loft:
  • Built by M. P. Möller
  • Manuals: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 29
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Brian Zook on January 15, 2021.
Brian Zook on January 15, 2021:

The organ was built in 1927, replacing a previous instrument donated by Andrew Carnegie at the time of the church's completion in 1903. It is rumored that some of the original pipework was included in the build in 1927. The organ was rebuilt in 1954 and a IV rank Plein Jeu was added to the Swell division, the instrument's only mixture stop. The organ was dismantled in 1985 for the installation of the Schantz instrument.

We received the most recent update for this note from Brian Zook on January 15, 2021.

Database Manager on November 22, 2007:

Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr.

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

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary of St. Johns with the Möller Organ.: Photograph by Brian Zook. Taken on 1979-11-18

Swell and Great Manual visible and the stops. Organist H. Samuel Chester is at the Console and vocalist Robert P Vaughn is getting ready to sing.: Photograph by Brian Zook, submitted by Brian Zook. Taken on 1979-11-18

Choir, Great and Pedal under expression on left side and Swell under expression on the right side: Photograph by From Church Directory, submitted by Brian Zook. Taken approx. March 1985

Organ facade and church choir: Photograph by From a church Directory , submitted by Brian Zook. Taken approx. March 1985

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