Pipe Organ Database

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M. P. Möller (Opus 9857, 1963)

Location:

Church Farm School
1001 E. Lincoln Hwy, Exton
Paoli, PA 19341 US
Chapel of the Atonement
Organ ID: 38283

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: High Schools, Preparatory Schools, and Academies
  • 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 October 31, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 51 ranks. 6 divisions. 3 manuals. 56 stops. 41 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on October 31, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 56
  • 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.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat 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)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on October 31, 2019.
Database Manager on October 23, 2019:

Designed by Dr. Alexander McCurdy, who also played the dedicatory recital. Dr. McCurdy did not play the dedicatory recital- please correct to Virgil Fox

We received the most recent update for this note from Thomas Bruce Robson on April 24, 2020.

Database Manager on October 22, 2019:

The console update/renovation was begun by C. M. Walsh in 2013 and completed by Emery Brothers in 2016.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 23, 2019.

Database Manager on February 18, 2019:

Updated by Thomas B Robson, who has heard or played the organ.
The console was digitized in 2015

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 18, 2019.

Database Manager on August 09, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Thomas Robson. -- The Antiphonal 8' Trompette was destroyed by vandals in 1969. The harp is present in the antiphonal organ, but not working.

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

Database Manager on August 02, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Thomas Robson. -- The zimberstern is installed. 32 Bombarde was extended with a digital installation in the last 5 years

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

Database Manager on June 16, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 22, 2019.

Database Manager on January 05, 2009:

Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 22, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from the factory specifications
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console, Chancel, and PIpe Display: Möller Promotional Photo; collection of Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1964-03-21

Console and PIpe Display: Möller Promotional Photo; collection of Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1964-03-21

Chancel and Pipe Displays: Möller Promotional Photo; collection of Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1964-03-21

Chapel Interior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-16

Chapel Interior to rear: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-16

Antiphonal facade pipes: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-16

None: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-16

Console and exposed pipes: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-16

Console, nave and Antiphonal: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-16

Console, transept and exposed pipes: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-16

Builder name plate: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-16

Chapel exterior side view: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-16

Up the hill to the Chapel: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-16

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