Pipe Organ Database

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M. P. Möller (Opus 10409, 1968)

Location:

West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26501 US
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theater
Organ ID: 38859

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on September 30, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 50 ranks. 2,895 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 37 stops. 49 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Portable instrument, fully movable.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on September 30, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 37
  • Registers: 49
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • 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 September 30, 2019.
Database Manager on April 13, 2018:

Updated by Tyler Cooper, who maintains the organ.
The organ is occasionally used by the School of Music on various concerts to accompany ensembles such as the WVU Symphony Orchestra and the WVU Wind Symphony. The organ gets used in a performance setting on average of four times a year. When not in use, the entire organ is moved into its storage room off stage right. All four divisions, as well as the main console, reside in this room. To move each division, an electric Cushman brand stage tractor is used to tow and nudge the platforms into place.

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

Database Manager on October 10, 2011:

Updated through online information from Connor Annable.

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

Database Manager on August 31, 2009:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The organ is on four movable platforms, with cables from each division detachable at the console; the console had four motor starter switches; the Postiv Organ had its own detached and movable 2-manual rocker-tablet console; the hall seats 1,444 people.

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

Database Manager on January 24, 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 <i>The Diapason</i> April 1967
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Stage, Organ Cases, and Consoles: Möller Promotional Photo; image from the collection of Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1968-03-21

Left stop jamb: Photograph by Tyler Cooper. Taken on 2018-04-11

Right stop jamb: Photograph by Tyler Cooper. Taken on 2018-04-11

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