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M. P. Möller (Opus 9194, 1958)

Location:

First English Lutheran Church
800 Vernier Road
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48225 US
Organ ID: 37380

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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 unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on June 15, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 35 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 28 stops. 41 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • 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 June 15, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 28
  • Registers: 41
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • 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 June 15, 2018.
Database Manager on August 14, 2018:

Updated by William M. Worden, who gave this as the source of the information: Speculation?.
\r\nThe congregation\'s previous organ, brought from the previous church, referred to in this entry, is probably the Felgemaker Opus 1027 of 1909 listed in the database for First English Lutheran Church, Detroit. I have just submitted an update on that entry noting the likely identification of that church and the fact that there was no sign of an organ in that church when it was photographed in 2006.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on October 05, 2014:

Updated through online information from Shawn P. Keith. -- The Swell 8' Vox Humana was listed in the shop specs as "prepared for," but instead, the Vox Humana and chest were retained from the church's previous instrument (unknown builder and vintage), relocated from their previous building. The Antiphonal division, originally left in "prepared for" status, was completed in 1974 by M.P. Moller (including a 1M/P console near the Chancel area) as their Opus A-9194.

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

Database Manager on April 18, 2009:

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 February 22, 2009:

Updated through online information from Keith Nelsen. -- This organ has had two stops added to the pedals. 32' Contra Bourdon and 32' Contra Posaune

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

Database Manager on November 25, 2008:

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 original contract
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on November 05, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Console: Moller promotional photo in private collection of Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1958-01-01

Gallery and Pipe Display: Möller Promotional Photo; collection of Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1958-10-02

Pipe Display: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2013-06-20

Swell Pipework (16' Rohrbourdon, 4' Koppel Flute, 16' Fagotto, 8' Trumpet, and 4' Hautbois): Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2013-06-20

Choir Pipework: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2013-06-20

Choir Pipework: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2013-06-20

Swell Pipework (Vox Humana): Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2013-06-20

Console: Photograph by Moller promotional photo, collection of Jeff Scofield, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1958

Church exterior: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-02-28

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