Pipe Organ Database

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John Dower and Company (2006)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 9804, 1963)

Location:

Bethany Lutheran Church
1644 Main Avenue Dr. N.W.
Hickory, NC 28601 US
Organ ID: 30900

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran 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: EP pitman
  • 43 ranks. 2,499 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 47 stops. 52 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: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 47
  • Registers: 52
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Balanced tracker.
  • 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 Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 21, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from Drew Middleton. -- The organ was installed by December 2009 and is currently undergoing final tonal finishing.

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

Database Manager on November 14, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from Drew Middleton. -- 1963 M.P. Möller Opus 9804 2M/P (8 rank double artiste) installed in current chambers. Rebuilt March 2006 by John Dower & Co., Lincolnton, NC. New primaries, wiring, winding system, SSL. Pipe work cleaned and regulated. One new Gambe Celeste rank added. Wind pressures raised. Restored E.M. Skinner 3M/P drawknob console installed replacing Möller 2M/P rockertab. New 3M/42 rank pipe organ to be built and installed by John Dower & Co. late 2008.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Stoplist directly from console: Open In New Tab Original document from Alex Wilson. Originally published 2020-01-13
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on January 13, 2020.

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