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Robert L. Sipe (& Associates) (1994)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 10568, 1969)

Location:

First Congregational Church
724 East South River Street
Appleton, WI 54915 US
Organ ID: 52093

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • 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
  • 53 ranks. 3 manuals. 41 stops. 59 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at floor level 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
  • Stops: 41
  • Registers: 59
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital 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 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 July 26, 2016:

Updated through online information from David Bohn.

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

Database Manager on November 01, 2013:

This is a rebuild of an existing organ. Identified by Richard C Greene, using information from this web site: http://www.sipeorgan.com/. -- An organ was installed by Möller in 1928, serving the congregation until 1968 the when congregation built a new building. M.P. Möller moved and installed a new organ in the new church, reusing at least some of the pipework [ED. and possibly more]. In the 1990s it was determined that the organ needed renovation. Robert Sipe was hired to make a compete renovation and substantial enhancement of the Möller organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Taken from Console, June 2011
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Great and Great-Positiv Pipe Displays: (Swell shades behind and Choir shades below). Photograph by David Bohn. Taken on 2016-08-15

Great-Positiv Pipework, low 3 of 16' Principal, and Subbass/Posaune Pipework: Photograph by David Bohn. Taken on 2016-08-15

Antiphonal Pipe Display: Photograph by David Bohn. Taken on 2016-08-15

Console: Photograph by David Bohn. Taken on 2016-08-15

Console and exposed pipes: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-06-08

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