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St. Matthew Lutheran Church
839 W. Market St.
York, Pennsylvania 17401


OHS Database ID 32489.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 8, 2019.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 5 divisions. 27 stops. 42 registers. 27 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr. (Database Manager. December 15, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Scott Crowell. -- The Moller organ was in deteriorating condition (only 1/3 playable) and has since been taken out of the church. SDG Organs is currently building a new French Romantic-style organ, which will have 3 manuals and 47 ranks when completed. (Database Manager. June 23, 2012)
  • Rebuilt 1967 as 3/38 Moller Op. R-755; last played on Easter Sunday 2010; removed and replaced in 2012 by 3/47 SDG Organ, retaining many of the Moller pipes. (Jeff Scofield. October 11, 2015)

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Chancel and Console. (ca. 1938) Möller Catalog Photograph; image courtesy of Jeff Scofield
Church Exterior. (ca. 1938) Möller Catalog Photograph; image courtesy of Jeff Scofield
Sanctuary interior to rear. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-18
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-18

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  • . Source: Stoplist courtesy of the OHS Archives
           York, Pennsylvania
           St. Matthew Lutheran Church
           Möller   Op. 6155   1933   3/27
           GREAT (enclosed)                   SWELL
        8' Open Diapason         61       16' Bourdon            61
        8' 2nd Open Diapason     73        8' Open Diapason      73
        8' Clarabella            73        8' Stopped Diapason   73
        8' Gemshorn              73        8' Salicional         73
        4' Octave                73        8' Vox Celeste        73   
        4' Flute Harmonique      73        8' Viol d'Gamba     prep
    2 2/3' Twelfth               61        4' Orchestral Flute   12
        2' Super Octave          61        4' Salicet            12
      III  Mixture             prep        2' Piccolo            12
        8' Tromba                61      III  Dolce Cornet     prep
           Tremulant                       8' Muted Trumpet      73
           Sub                             8' Oboe               73
           Super                           4' Clarion            --
           Harp                prep           Tremulant
           ECHO                               Unison Off
        8' Processional Diapason 61           Blank
        8' Flute (Traverse)      61
        8' Violin                61           CHOIR
        4' Flute                 12
        4' Violin                12        8' Geigen Principal   73
        8' Vox Humana            61        8' Concert Flute      73
           Tremulant                       8' Flute Celeste    prep
           Chimes                21        8' Dulciana           61
           Blank                           4' Rohr Flute         73
           Echo ON - Great OFF             4' Dulciana           12
                                       2 2/3' Dolce Nazard        7
           PEDAL                           2' Dolce 15th          5
                                           8' Clarinet           73
       32' Resultant             --           Tremulant
       16' 1st Open Diapason     32           Sub
       16' 2nd Open Diapason     12 GT        Unison Off
       16' Bourdon               32           Super
       16' Lieblich Gedeckt      SW           Harp             prep
        8' Octave                12           Harp Dampers     prep
        8' Flute                 12
        8' Dulciana              CH
       16' Tromba              prep
                [Received from Jeff Scofield November 8, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist courtesy of the OHS Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.