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M. P. Möller (Opus 8303, 1952)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
1215 V E S Road
Lynchburg, VA 24503 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 25805

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 36 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 29 stops. 45 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side 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: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 29
  • Registers: 45
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 25, 2009:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- 3-stop Antiphonal added by Möller in 1979; very unsuccessful, it was revoiced in the late 1990's; there have been many additions and the organ sounds excellent.

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

Database Manager on April 25, 2007:

Identified through online information from Carol Williamson Ness. -- My father, James Bernard Williamson, Jr., was the organist and choir director at First Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg in 1952 when the church erected a new church building on VES Road in Lynchburg. He designed the pipe organ for the church. The organ was built by M. P. Möller Company, Hagerstown, Maryland. The console is located on front left side of santuary at a level lower than the floor - Organists steps down into "pit" facing the back of the sanctuary. The large pipes were added in the 1970s at the back of the church santuary high up on the walls. I am sorry that this is not more technical, but my father was a great musician. He was blind, and he built a couple of organs in our basement, and designed this organ for our church. He died at age 39, in 1953. I think I can find more information. I believe it is a significant organ, so I hope someone that knows organs can take a look at it or hear it.

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

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