M. P. Möller (Opus 5096, 1927)

Location:

Hope Lutheran Church
100 Packard Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 31426

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been altered 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 August 19, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 12 ranks. 847 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 24 stops. 34 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman 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 August 19, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 24
  • Registers: 34
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • 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 Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on August 19, 2019.
Database Manager on November 26, 2009:

Updated through online information from Chad Boorsma. -- The instrument was dedicated in January of 1928 and cost $5,500. The console has two cancel buttons; each operates one of the divisions plus the pedal. When the organ was installed, there were three fake facade pipes (gilt dull finish, according to factory specifications) located on each side of the organ grill. At some point prior to 1960, they were removed and the organ grill design was changed. It also appears that the Great's Cornopean is not original to the organ (not on Möller factory specifications, and it has a newer stopkey).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on August 19, 2019.

Database Manager on November 26, 2007:

Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console (November 24, 2009)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Factory Documentation : Open In New Tab Factory Documentation courtesy of the OHS Archive
Document created on 1927-07-25
We received the most recent update for this document from Roman Lizak on July 15, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary interior; gallery view: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2009-11-24

Church exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2009-11-22

Chancel: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2009-11-24

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2009-11-24

Builder's nameplate: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2009-11-24

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2009-11-24

Stained Glass Window in Balcony: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2009-11-24

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