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First Presbyterian Church
201 S. 21st Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 39831.

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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 Unknown.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 9 divisions. 91 stops. 66 registers. 75 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console with roll top. The console is on a lift.

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 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 through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- This was a console-only job to play the gallery organ (1927 Austin 4/57 Op. 1445) and the new Möller transept organ, Op. 8590; console replaced by Austin in 1982. The front organ is divided between the two transepts; the gallery organ is behind a case. One pedal stop is from a 1920s Skinner. (Database Manager. March 17, 2009)
  • 24-rank Antiphonal added in 1985, which became inoperative in 1999 due to a water leak; 1982 Austin console from First Presbyterian, Philadelphia, purchased and renovated to replace the 1963 console and the Antiphonal repairs were completed. (Database Manager. Unknown)

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Gallery organ case. Photograph from an undocumented issue of The American Organist

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    First Presbyterian Church
    
    Möller   Op. 8590/R-397   1954   4/75
    
           GALLERY GREAT                    GALLERY CHOIR
       16' Double Diapason 61           16' Double Dulciana 61
        8' First Diapason 61             8' Open Diapason 73
        8' Second Diapason 61            8' Concert Flute 73
        8' Hohlflöte 61                  8' Quintadena 73
        8' Gemshorn 61                   8' Dulciana 12
        4' Octave 61                     8' Unda Maris 61 tc
        4' Harmonic Flute 61             4' Flute d'Amour 73
    2 2/3' Twelfth 61                    4' Dolce 12
        2' Fifteenth 61                  2' Dulcet 12
       IV  Mixture 244               1 1/3' Larigot 61
        8' Trumpet 61                    1' Dulcinet 12
           Sub                           8' Trompette 61
           Unison off                    8' Clarinet 61
           Super                            Tremulant
                                            Sub
           GREAT ECHO                       Unison off
        8' Lieblich Gedeckt 61              Super
        8' Viole Aetheria 61
        8' Vox Angelica 61                  GALLERY SOLO
        8' Vox Humana 61                 8' Stentorphone 73
           Chimes 25                     8' Flauto Major 73
                                         8' Gross Gamba 73
           TRANSEPT GREAT (*Encl)        8' Gamba Celeste tc 61
        8' Principal 61                  8' Tuba Harmonic 73
        8' Spitzflöte 61                 8' Orchestral Oboe 73
        8' Flauto Dolce 61 *                Tremulant
        8' Flauto Celeste 49 tc *           Sub
        4' Octave 61                        Unison Off
       II  Grave Mixture 122                Super
        8' Krummhorn 61 *
                                            SOLO ECHO (duplexed)
           GALLERY SWELL                 8' Lieblich Gedeckt
       16' Bourdon 73                    8' Viole Aetheria
        8' Open Diapason 73              8' Vox Angelica
        8' Gedeckt 73                    8' Vox Humana
        8' Viole d'Orchestre 73             Chimes
        8' Viole Celeste 61 tc
        8' Aeoline 73                       GALLERY PEDAL
        8' Vox Celeste 61 tc            32' Double Diapason 32
        4' Principal 73                 16' Open Diapason 32
        4' Flauto Traverso 73           16' Second Diapason 12
    2 2/3' Nazard 61 *                  16' Bourdon 32
        2' Flautino 61 *                16' Violone 32
    1 3/5' Tierce 61 *                  16' Gedeckt SW
        1' Twenty-Second 61 *           16' Dulciana CH
       IV  Dolce Cornet -- (*)           8' Octave 12
        V  Mixture 305                   8' Flute 12
       16' Contra Fagotto 73             8' Cello 12
        8' Trompette 73                  8' Dolce SW
        8' Oboe 12                      32' Bombarde 12 **
        8' Vox Humana 61                16' Tuba Profunda 12 SO
        4' Clarion 12                   16' Fagotto SW
           Tremulant
           Sub                              TRANSEPT PEDAL
           Unison off                   16' Soubasse 32
           Super                        16' Rohrflöte 12 SW
                                         8' Principal 32
           TRANSEPT SWELL                8' Bourdon 12
        8' Rohrflöte 73                  8' Rohrflöte SW
        8' Gamba 73                      4' Bourdon 12
        8' Gamba Celeste 61 tc           2' Bourdon 12
        4' Principal 73
      III  Plein Jeu 183                 ** This stop came from
        8' Trompette 73                  Skinner Op. 569, Christ
           Tremolo                       Church Cathedral, Hartford
           Sub                           in 1951; removed from the
           Unison Off                    cathedral due to a fire 
           Super                         exit requirement.
    
     [Received on line from Jeff Scofield March 18, 2009.]
    
     [Received on line from Jeff Scofield March 18, 2009.]
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