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Loren Minear (1979)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 5467, 1929)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder Street
Portland, OR 97205 US
Organ ID: 25289

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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
  • 62 ranks. 4,294 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 91 stops. 54 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 91
  • Registers: 54
  • 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 meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 03, 2012:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- I have a recollection of Minister of Music James G. Welty telling me that the Great 8' Second Diapason and the Swell 8' Diapason were swapped as a part of the tonal changes in 1979.

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

Database Manager on February 19, 2007:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was a selective rebuild with tonal changes to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the organ. No new chests were added. But original Möller ranks were replaced with new pipes - flues from Klann in Waynesboro, Virginia, and voiced by Kees DeRooy; and reeds from A. R. Schopp in Alliance, Ohio and voiced by Charles Oiesen - who also revoiced the Nason Flute. Mr. Minear did selective revoicing of existing ranks to better blend with newly added pipes. The original ivory drawknobs were buffed and re-engraved by Mr. Jack Marsh of Portland, Oregon. The Rededication Concert was held May 6, 1979 with the church's Minister of Music, James G. Welty, performing. The recital included works by J.S. Bach; 4 settings of "Herzlich thut mich verlangen" by Johann G. Walther, Johann Kuhnau, Johann Pachelbel, and Johannes Brahms; Maurice Greene; Franz J. Haydn; César Franck; Jose Lidon; Leo Sowerby; and Jean Langlais. Sadly, the organ was replaced. Some of the pipework was retained in the new Jaeckel, and other pipework went to First United Methodist in Portland. The cherry console remained local.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Contributed by James R. Stettner: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the console February 17, 1991
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on July 18, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken approx. 1990

Console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken approx. 1990

Great pipework: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken approx. 1990

Great pipework: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken approx. 1990

Choir pipework: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken approx. 1990

Choir pipework: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken approx. 1990

Swell pipework: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken approx. 1990

Swell pipework: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken approx. 1990

Solo pipework: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken approx. 1990

Solo pipework (16-8-4 Tuba Sonora unit): Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken approx. 1990

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