Michael Gardner (2000)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 11241, 1977)

Location:

St. John's Episcopal Church
7701 Skansie Ave.
Gig Harbor, WA 98335 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 63772

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 12 ranks. 630 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 12 stops. 24 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit 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 February 25, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 12
  • Registers: 24
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on February 25, 2019.
Paul R. Marchesano on June 17, 2021:

The organ is slated to be replaced by a rebuild of a 1981 Rieger organ from SUNY Purchase, New York by Martin Pasi.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on June 17, 2021.

Jim Stettner on February 19, 2021:

The organist had been dissatisfied with the organ, and discussion was taking place about what to do. The church decided to sell the instrument. It was advertised on Facebook Pipe Organ Garage Sale. Ultimately, it has been acquired for one of two Catholic Seminary chapels in Palo, The Philippines. The organ was dismantled and crated by the Pipe Organ Foundation of Mercer Island, Washington in December, 2020. On January 17, 2021, the Foundation rented a truck, took it to Gig Harbor, and loaded the organ into the truck and a van. Later that day, it was taken to the Foundation shop on Mercer Island. The following day, the organ was loaded onto a delivered 40' container first and packed at the far end for shipping to The Philippines.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on February 19, 2021.

Database Manager on February 23, 2019:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Updated by James R. Stettner, who has heard or played the organ.

This original Moller was rebuilt and quadrupled in size in 1999-2000 by Tacoma, Washington organ technician Michael Gardner. The organ is now 12 ranks.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 25, 2019.

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