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M. P. Möller (Opus 9869, 1964)

Location:

St. Benedict R.C. Church
300 N. Sheppard Street
Richmond, VA 23221 US
Organ ID: 38293

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been removed from this location and currently in storage.
  • 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)
  • 19 ranks. 1,096 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 16 stops. 22 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 16
  • Registers: 22
  • 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 Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 09, 2018:

Updated by Graham Hatley, the builder.
I purchased this organ recently and have moved it to my warehouse near Charlotte, North Carolina. Its condition seems extremely good and for the most part complete with the exception of a few windchests and blower that were thrown out by the person who removed the organ. I currently plan to restore the organ to its original condition but may change some of the ranks to give the organ a bit more variety.

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

Database Manager on May 04, 2017:

Updated by Joel S, Kumro, who gave this as the source of the information: Current Choirmaster and Organist.
This organ was replaced by Pasi Organ Builders, Inc. Opus 5, 1996, in 2013.

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

Database Manager on May 04, 2017:

Updated by Joel S. Kumro, who gave this as the source of the information: Current Choirmaster and Organist.

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

Database Manager on April 23, 2013:

Updated through online information from Scott Crowell. -- The church recently purchased a Pasi organ (Opus 5) from a private residence in Kirkland, Washington, which is scheduled for delivery in September 2013. Starting in May 2013, the Moller organ will be removed from the sanctuary by Rappahannock Organ Company. Many of the parts will go to Central United Methodist Church in Arlington (Ballston), Virginia.

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

Database Manager on May 23, 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 April 11, 2011:

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 January 05, 2009:

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.
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:

Console, Pipe Display, and Chamber Grillework: Moller Promotional Photo; collection of Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1964-10-24

Church Exterior: Photograph by John G. DeMajo. Taken on 2010-10-16

Nave and Chancel: Photograph by John G. DeMajo. Taken on 2010-10-16

Chancel: Photograph by John G. DeMajo. Taken on 2010-10-16

Rear Gallery, Rose Window and Organ: Photograph by John G. DeMajo. Taken on 2010-10-16

Pipe Display, Great Organ: Photograph by John G. DeMajo. Taken on 2010-10-16

Console: Photograph by John G. DeMajo. Taken on 2010-10-16

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