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M. P. Möller (Opus M-9507, 1956)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1607, 1928)

Location:

First Congregational Church
6501 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105 US
Organ ID: 46578

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Charles Eberline on December 04, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 45 ranks. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 52 stops. 42 registers.
All:
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on June 06, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 52
  • Registers: 42
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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 Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 06, 2019.
Roman Lizak on December 05, 2021:

This was not a total rebuild of the present Austin instrument. This was the addition of a new 4 Manual console along with a 32 note Pedal relay with 14 individual 32 note switches.

The work was ordered by W. A. Brummer of Granite City, Illinois who was a representative of Möller at the time.

We received the most recent update for this note from Roman Lizak on December 05, 2021.

Database Manager on March 17, 2010:

Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Not sure if this was a console-only job or a rebuild by Möller.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the console May 14, 1990
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Factory Documentation and Correspondence: Open In New Tab Documentation courtesy of the OHS Archive
Document created on 1955-11-16
We received the most recent update for this document from Roman Lizak on December 05, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Console to right: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1990-05-14

Console to left: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1990-05-14

Church exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1990-05-14

Church interior: Photograph by Church website, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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