Pipe Organ Database

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M. P. Möller (Opus 5467, 1929)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder St.
Portland, OR 97205 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 25288

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • 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, EP unit
  • 61 ranks. 4,274 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 91 stops. 53 registers.
Great (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by M. P. Möller
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 17, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by M. P. Möller
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 17, 2021.

Choir (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by M. P. Möller
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 17, 2021.

Solo (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by M. P. Möller
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 17, 2021.

Pedal (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by M. P. Möller
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 17, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by M. P. Möller
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 91
  • Registers: 53
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on October 17, 2021.
Database Manager on January 12, 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 February 19, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ was installed in the front gallery behind where the 1890 Ryder tracker had been, and in poured concrete chambers: Solo, perpendicular extreme left; Great, left center lower; Choir, left center upper (over Gt.); Swell, right center - both upper and lower. The console was at the edge of the gallery rail behind a modesty screen with the organist facing the choir. The organ was installed by E.V. Clarke, Victor Zuck, and S.T. Anderson of M.P. Möller. The organ was dedicated on Sunday, June 9, 1929 at 3:00 p.m. by Warren D. Allen of Standford University. The recital included works by J.S. Bach, Alexander Russell, Louis Vierne, Richard Wagner, Joseph W. Clokey, Theodore Dubois, Camille Saint-Saëns, Seth Bingham, an old Negro spiritual (Deep River), and César Franck.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Stoplist copied from the console: Open In New Tab Originally published February 17, 1991
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on December 09, 2021.
Factory Documentation : Open In New Tab Factory Documentation courtesy of the OHS Archive
Document created on 1928-11-01
We received the most recent update for this document from Roman Lizak on June 03, 2021.

Builder's Ad in June 1, 1929 Diapason, page 11: Open In New Tab Advertisement announcing completed installation and upcoming dedication.
Document created on 1929-06-01
We received the most recent update for this document from Jim Stettner on October 17, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Church History, A Pioneer Church, pub. 1929. Taken approx. ca. 1929

Sanctuary interior and choir loft after 1929 renovation.: Photograph from an archival source: Church History, A Pioneer Church, pub. 1929, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. 1929

Original console before 1979 renovation: Photograph by William J. Bunch, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. 1960's

Builder's nameplate: Photograph from an archival source: 2021 ebay sale listing, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. 2021

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