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Robert Gladden & Associates (2014)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 10551, 1969)

Location:

Abington Presbyterian Church
1082 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001 US
Organ ID: 69559

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian 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 Paul R. Marchesano on November 06, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 77 ranks. 7 divisions. 4 manuals. 115 stops.
Chancel:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 115
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • 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
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on November 06, 2021.
Paul R. Marchesano on November 06, 2021:

"Robert Gladden & Associates oversaw a major renovation to APC’s sanctuary organ in honor of the 300th Anniversary of the congregation in 2014. This expansion produced the versatile and beautiful 4-manual 103-rank expansion on the original 1969 Möller (III/58) opus 10551...The re-dedicatory recital was presented by Alan Morrison including a newly commissioned work by Kile Smith." -- from church website

The 2014 expansion and rebuild added about 20 ranks of pipes and also included addition of 26 digital voices.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on November 06, 2021.
Specification: Open In New Tab Stoplist also identifying new pipe ranks and digital additions
Document created on 2019-10-09
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on November 06, 2021.

Organ Rededication Program: Open In New Tab Rededication booklet, notes from builder, music staff and specification
Document created on 2014-03-16
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on November 06, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Exposed pipework: Photograph from an archival source: Church website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 2014

Console: Photograph from an archival source: Church website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 2014

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