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David Tannenberg (1776)

Exhibited in the 2003 OHS convention

Location:

Moravian Historical Society
214 East Center Street
Nazareth, PA 18064 US
Whitefield House
Organ ID: 2403

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Museums
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on April 26, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 4 ranks. 192 pipes. 1 divisions. 1 manuals. 4 stops. 4 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 4
  • Registers: 4
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on April 26, 2022:

It seems less likely that this is the Hope, New Jersey organ. Phil Cooper states: This organ was originally built for the Moravian chapel of the Saal or Single Brothers' House in Bethlehem. The cost of the organ was £60. It was dedicated there in November of 1776. In the 1920's it was brought from Bethlehem and installed in the Whitefield House in Nazareth. The organ is entirely original except for the grain-painting of the case sometime in the 1830's. This remarkably original condition of this instrument is partly due to the fact that it was unplayable during much of the time when alterations were likely to have occurred. In 1997, R. J. Brunner & Co. carried out a complete restoration. The exceptionally beautiful grain-painting of the case was left in place, however.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on April 26, 2022.

Database Manager on May 07, 2018:
We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on November 10, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Stoplist: 8-8-4-2. At one time, the organ had a 13-note pedalboard added. It has since been discarded.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1997

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Restored 1997 by R. J. Brunner. Bellows releathered, original Tannenberg keyboard refurbished, pipes cleaned and case touched up. Probably the 1776 Tannenburg from [Single Brethren's House?], Bethlehem, possibly a 1782 instrument from Hope, NJ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
2003 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on April 26, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case: Photograph courtesy of William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2002-05-01

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