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M. P. Möller (Opus R-169, 1985)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 8888, 1956)

Location:

St. James Episcopal Church
865 Madison Avenue at 71st Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10021 US
Organ ID: 22249

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 102 ranks. 5,570 pipes. 7 divisions. 3 manuals. 63 stops. 111 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 63
  • Registers: 111
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 04, 2011:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Removed in 2005, replaced by Schoenstein Opus 156 (Gallery) and Opus 157 (Chancel). NOTE: Although it had only one opus number, R-169 was two complete instruments, a three-manual chancel organ, and a complete gallery organ with its own two-manual console (rocker tab). In 2001, the Gallery organ was sold through the Organ Clearing House and moved to All Saints Church in River Ridge, Louisiana. In 2005, the Chancel organ was sold, also through the Organ Clearing House, and moved to First Baptist Church in Manhattan

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

Database Manager on December 04, 2010:

Updated through online information from Connor Annable.

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

Database Manager on December 19, 2005:

Identified through information on the New York City AGO web site. Rebuild of Möller's Opus 8888 (1956)

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on December 19, 2005:

An article in The New York Times, December 18, 2005, described the relocation of this instrument by the Organ Clearing House to First Baptist Church on 79th Street.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson. Taken on 1996-07-07

Antiphonal Organ: Photo from Moller sales catalog.

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