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First (German) Baptist Church
902 Broad Street
St. Joseph, Michigan 49085

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 43973.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 16, 2019.
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Technical Details

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 11 stops. 21 registers. 9 ranks. 568 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console with roll top.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through information in List of More than 5200 Moller Pipe Organs (Hagerstown, Maryland. M. P. Möller, 1928). (Database Manager. September 30, 2009)
  • The church's second building was destroyed by fire in 1921. The church's third and current building, where the Möller organ was installed, was dedicated December 21, 1922. According to factory specifications, the instrument was to be voiced soft and sweet. The organ chamber would be enclosed, but there would be no Swell box. The "subdued gilt" display pipes were to cover the tone egress only. (Chad Boorsma. August 9, 2018)

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from Chad Boorsma. Source: Möller Factory Specification in OHS Archives
    St. Joseph, Michigan
    FIRST GERMAN BAPTIST CHURCH
    
    M. P. Möller    Opus 3369    9 ranks    1922
    ________________________________________________________________________
    
    GREAT:                              SWELL:
      8' Open Diapason    61              8' Stopped Diapason   73
      8' Dulciana         61              8' Echo Salicional    73
      8' Melodia          61              4' Flute Harmonique   73
      8' Violin Cello     61              8' Oboe               73
      4' Flute            SW
                                        PEDAL:
    MECHANICALS:                         16' Bourdon            32
      Tremulant                          16' Lieblich Gedeckt   from Bourdon
      Crescendo Indicator
    
    [Received online from Chad Boorsma • February 16, 2019]
           
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from Chad Boorsma. Source: Möller Factory Specification in OHS Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.