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M. P. Möller (Opus M-3456, 1985)

Originally Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 824, 1930)

Location:

National City Christian Church
5 Thomas Circle NW
Washington, DC 20005 US
Organ ID: 23635

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Disciples of Christ / Christian Church
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 140 ranks. 7,592 pipes. 9 divisions. 5 manuals. 179 stops. 91 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 5
  • Divisions: 9
  • Stops: 179
  • Registers: 91
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • 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 Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 30, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on March 05, 2011:

According to the church web site, this work included a new five-manual console and the addition of 20 new ranks of pipes.

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

Database Manager on November 08, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on May 15, 2006:

Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Further additions to organ that began as Skinner Opus 824 (1930), enlarged in 1976 and 1980 by Möller.

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

Church interior and exposed pipes: Photograph from a ca. 1990 Moller brochure in the collection of James R. Stettner. Taken on 1988-06-30

Console and pipe display: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2011-01-02

Chancel and organ: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2011-01-02

Sanctuary interior: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-07-06

Chancel, console and exposed pipes: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-07-06

Console: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-07-06

Gallery organ exposed pipes: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-07-06

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