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G.M. Buck Pipe Organs (2004)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 9328, 1954)

Location:

First United Methodist Church
Grand Rapids, MI US
Organ ID: 55276

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Amusements: Skating Rinks, etc.
  • The organ has been altered 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 21, 2018:

The organ was expanded by G. M. Buck Pipe Organs (ca. 2017) with the addition of a new Great Principal (playable at 8' and 4'; the previous Great Principal became a pipe display in the Antiphonal division), a new Great Harmonic Flute (playable at 8' and 4'), and a Choir Clarinet.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on June 12, 2015:

This entry describes modifications and the enlargement of a pre-existing organ. Originally built by M.P Möller in 1954, the organ was modified in 1973 and 1993.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the Grand Rapids AGO website
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
First United Methodist Church -- M.P. Moller 1960: Open In New Tab Stoplist from recital program
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-06-24

Chancel and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-06-24

Chancel and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-06-24

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-06-24

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-06-24

Tiffany Stained Glass Window: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-06-24

Festival Trumpet: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-06-24

Nave, Balcony, and Antiphonal Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-06-24

Church Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-06-24

Chancel, Pipe Facades, and Console: Photograph by Myles Schlicher. Taken on 2009-02-22

Left Stop Jamb: Photograph by Myles Schlicher. Taken on 2009-02-22

Right Stop Jamb: Photograph by Myles Schlicher. Taken on 2009-02-22

Rebuilder's Nameplate: Photograph by Myles Schlicher. Taken on 2009-02-22

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