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Crosson-Savage, Inc. (1993)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 7700, 1948)

Location:

Trinity Lutheran Church
1190 Valley Forge Road
Norristown (Fairview Village), PA 19401 US
Organ ID: 47865

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 83 stops. 83 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 83
  • Registers: 83
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • 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 May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 27, 2011:

Identified through on-line information from Michael S. Monaghan. -- The console control system was converted to solid state in the late 80s by Crossan & Savage of Cedars, PA. I believe it was 1993 that the congregation sold the Norristown property and moved a few miles north to the suburb of Fairview Village. They moved the organ with them. A chamber was created out of attic space at the rear of the sanctuary. The console was placed up front in a well in the chancel. Since my arrival last year, we've freed it from those unfriendly confines and repaired the floor to accomodate a rapidly growing choir.
Steven Sykes (now president of Crossan & Savage) supervised the installation, assisted by parish members with trades skills. The Gallery organ (roughly a third of the original pipework) was carefully laid into trays and stored onsite in a secure location. The Chancel organ is intact, safe, and well maintained. The installation is less than ideal, but it serves the purpose for now.
Due to Trinity's steady growth at the Fairview site, we've entered into a capital campaign aimed at the construction of a new liturgical space on our property, with groundbreaking anticipated within two years. Opus 7700 will be architecturally (and musically) integrated into the new space.

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

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