Pipe Organ Database

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Samuel Green (1790ca.)

Exhibited in the 2003 OHS convention

Location:

Moravian College
Church and Main Streets
Bethlehem, PA 18018 US
Peter Hall
Organ ID: 9468

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on April 26, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 4 ranks. 232 pipes. 1 divisions. 1 manuals. 6 stops. 4 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Portable instrument, fully movable.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 6
  • Registers: 4
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: No pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on April 26, 2022:

The organ's history...in America is somewhat sketchy and awaiting further investigation. It is said to had been at a St. Luke's church in New York City before heading north to Plattsburgh, New York. Signatures on the rear panels indicate it was in place in Plattsburgh by 1862. The organ was sitting in the living room of the Kent-DeLord Museum in Plattsburgh by 1862. -- Ruth Brunner, via 2003 OHS Handbook

The organ was cleaned, conserved and documented in 1998 by R.J. Brunner & Co.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on April 26, 2022.

Database Manager on December 18, 2016:

Updated through online information from Mark Dennis.

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

Database Manager on June 14, 2015:

Updated through online information from Phillip Wallens.

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

Database Manager on November 09, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- 8' Open Diapason, 8' Stopped Diapason, 4' Principal bass/treble, 2' Principal bass/treble. Divided at middle c.

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

Database Manager on May 20, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from Mark Dennis. -- According to several sources, the organ was built by London builder Samuel Green. [The organ was incorrectly identified as being by another builder. We gratefully acknowledge the correction.]

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1999

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

On permanent loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Conserved 1998 by R. J. Brunner. Compass GG, AA-f3 (58 notes, no GG#).

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on April 26, 2022.
2003 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on April 26, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Manual and Builder's Nameplate: Photograph courtesy of William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2002-05-01

Organ Case: Photograph courtesy of William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2002-05-01

Manual and Right Drawknobs: Photograph courtesy of William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2002-05-01

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