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Church Farm School
1001 E. Lincoln Hwy, Exton
Paoli, Pennsylvania 19341

Chapel of the Atonement

OHS Database ID 38281.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 18, 2019.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 6 divisions. 56 stops. 41 registers. 51 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with roll top.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr. (Database Manager. January 5, 2009)
  • Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. June 16, 2009)
  • Updated through on-line information from Thomas Robson. -- The zimberstern is installed. 32 Bombarde was extended with a digital installation in the last 5 years (Database Manager. August 2, 2009)
  • Updated through on-line information from Thomas Robson. -- The Antiphonal 8' Trompette was destroyed by vandals in 1969. The harp is present in the antiphonal organ, but not working. (Database Manager. August 9, 2009)
  • Updated by Thomas B Robson, who has heard or played the organ.
    The console was digitized in 2015
    (Stephen Hall. February 18, 2019)
  • The console update/renovation was begun by C. M. Walsh in 2013 and completed by Emery Brothers in 2016. (Jeff Scofield. October 22, 2019)
  • Designed by Dr. Alexander McCurdy, who also played the dedicatory recital. (Jeff Scofield. October 23, 2019)

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Photographs

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Console, Chancel, and PIpe Display. Möller Promotional Photo; collection of Jeff Scofield 1964-03-21
Console and PIpe Display. Möller Promotional Photo; collection of Jeff Scofield 1964-03-21
Chancel and Pipe Displays. Möller Promotional Photo; collection of Jeff Scofield 1964-03-21
Chapel Interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-16
Chapel Interior to rear. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-16
Antiphonal facade pipes. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-16
. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-16
Console and exposed pipes. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-16
Console, nave and Antiphonal. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-16
Console, transept and exposed pipes. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-16
Builder name plate. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-16
Chapel exterior side view. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-16
Up the hill to the Chapel. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-16

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from the factory specifications
           Paoli (Exton), Pennsylvania
           Church Farm School
           Chapel of the Atonement
    
           Möller   Op. 9857   1964   3/51
    
           HAUPTWERK (3" wind)               ANTIPHONAL (6")
        8' Prinzipal 61                      (present SW pipes and action)
        8' Holzbordun 61                  8' Open Diapason 61
        4' Oktav 61                       8' Gedeckt 61
        4' Rohrflöte 61                   8' Gemshorn 61
        2' Super Oktav 61                 8' Gemshorn Celeste 61
       IV  Mixtur 244                     8' Salicional 61
        8' Trompette Harmonique CH        8' Voix Celeste 49
           Sub                            4' Octave 61
           Unison Off                     4' Flute 61
           Super                      2 2/3' Nazard 61
           Chimes AN                         Blank
                                        III  Dolce Cornet 183
           RÉCIT (4")                     8' Trompette 61
       16' Flûte à cheminée 73            8' Clarinet 61
        8' Flûte à cheminée 12               Tremulant
        8' Viole 73                          Chimes 21
        8' Viole céleste 73                  Harp
        4' Cor de chamois 73                 Celeste
        4' Flûte bouchée 73
        2' Flûte à bec 61                    PEDAL
      III  Plein Jeu 183                 32' Contra Bourdon (pf)
       16' Basson 73                     16' Kontra Bass 32 (3")
        8' Trompette 73                  16' Bourdon 32 (4")
        4' Clairon 73                    16' Flûte à cheminée SW
           Tremulant                 10 2/3' Quinte 7
           Sub                            8' Octave 12
           Unison Off                     8' Bourdon 5
           Super                          4' Super Octave 12
                                          4' Blockflöte 32 (4")
           CHOIR-POSITIV (4")             2' Blockflöte 12
           (* exposed on 2 3/4")         IV  Cornet --
        8' Nasonflöte 61 *               32' Bombarde (pf)
        8' Flauto Dolce Celeste II 110   16' Bombarde 12 CH (7")
        4' Koppelflöte 61 *              16' Basson SW
        2' Principal 61 *                 8' Trompette CH
    1 1/3' Larigot 61 *                   4' Clairon CH
       II  Sesquialtera 98 *
       II  Zimbel 122 *                      ANTIPHONAL PEDAL (present)
        8' Trompette Harmonique 73 (7")  16' Bourdon 32 (6")
        8' Krummhorn 61                  16' Lieblick 12 ANT (6")
           Tremulant                      8' Flute ANT
           Sub
           Unison Off
           Super
           Zimbelstern (pf)
    
     [Received on line from Jeff Scofield June 16, 2009.]
  • Click Here Stoplist from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.