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M. P. Möller (Opus 11806, 1991)

Location:

Spencerville Seventh-day Adventist Church
16325 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20905 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 27583

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Seventh-day Adventist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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
  • 78 ranks. 4,478 pipes. 7 divisions. 4 manuals. 55 stops. 97 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 55
  • Registers: 97
  • 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 with roll top.
  • 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 Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 22, 2017:

In 1989, Frank & Dolly DeHaan, former members of Spencerville Church, made a generous donation for the purchase of a fine pipe organ. In time, several families in the congregation joined together to finance the antiphonal organ, and the congregation agreed to sponsor a number of acoustical improvements to the sanctuary. In December of 1988, the M. P. Moller Company of Hagerstown, Maryland, the world's largest builder of pipe organs at the time, was chosen to build the instrument. Installation took place during the spring and summer of 1991. The organ was inaugurated on September 21, 1991, in a recital by Simon Preston of London, and dedicated by the congregation on October 26, 1991.

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

Database Manager on June 30, 2012:

Updated through online information from Connor Annable.

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

Database Manager on April 06, 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 August 25, 2007:

Identified by Jeff Scofield through information in Möller factory documents.

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:

Chancel, Console, and Organ Case: Photograph by Tim Tindall. Taken on 2017-09-23

Nave and Solo Pipework: Photograph by Tim Tindall. Taken on 2017-09-23

State Trumpet and Stained Glass Window: Photograph by Tim Tindall. Taken on 2017-09-23

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