Pipe Organ Database

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Johnson Organ Co. (2007)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 696, 1906)

Location:

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
102 W Junius Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537 US
Organ ID: 32709

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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 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 1,496 pipes. 3 divisions. 3 manuals. 31 stops.
All:
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 31
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection with pneumatic assists (i.e., Barker levers, etc.).
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Patti Graetz on August 07, 2020.
Database Manager on January 31, 2011:

Updated through on-line information from Richard C Greene.

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

Database Manager on January 19, 2008:

Identified through on-line information from Stephen Hall. -- Rebuild of 1906 Moller (previously altered). Moller organ built in 1906 for First Reformed Church of Easton, PA. Purchased by Bethlehem Lutheran in 1951 and installed in chamber in front of church. Moved to rear balconey and reconfigured in 1962-63. Removed in July 2007 and rebuilt and enlarged by Johnson Organ Company of Fargo. Reinstalled in late 2007, undergoing tonal finishing in January 2008. Information from article by Tom Hintgen, The Daily Journal, Fergus Falls dated Jan 16, 2008.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from factory specifications.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Patti Graetz. Taken on 2020-08-07

Organ cases: Photograph by Patti Graetz. Taken on 2020-08-07

Swell box: Photograph by Patti Graetz. Taken on 2020-08-07

Right stop jamb: Photograph by Patti Graetz. Taken on 2020-08-07

Left stop jamb: Photograph by Patti Graetz. Taken on 2020-08-07

Left organ case: Photograph by Patti Graetz. Taken on 2020-08-07

Right organ case: Photograph by Patti Graetz. Taken on 2020-08-07

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