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M. P. Möller (Opus 9905, 1964)

Location:

University of Michigan
School of Music
Ann Arbor, MI 48106 US
Organ ID: 38354

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has been renovated with changes 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 May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 22 ranks. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 36 stops. 18 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 36
  • Registers: 18
  • 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 vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • 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 May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 30, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from Charles Kennedy. -- The console was renovated in 1995 with the installation of a 256-memory level Solid State Logic combination action. Several stops (marked with an asterisk) were added, taken from existing pipework on unit chests, and more couplers (both intermanual and intramanual) were added to increase the organ's flexibility. At some point after the organ's original installation (within a year or so), a 32' Cornet was added to the Pedal, derived from the Swell 16' Spizflöte, using the pitches 10-2/3', 6-2/5', 4-4/7' and 3-5/9'. At some point later, the 3-5/9' was removed from the wiring, so that it is now 10-2/3', 6-2/5', and 4-4/7'. These pitches carry through the entire pedal compass. The original Positiv 8' Gedeckt was removed, and substituted for it was the original 4' Koppelflöte with an 8' wooden bass from an unknown source. In place of the Positiv 4' Koppelflöte was substituted a stopped metal rank, believed to have come from one of the earlier studio instruments (either by Kuhn or Rieger) which existed in the old music facilities on central campus, and which were later sold or dispersed. At some point, a Zimbelstern was added, controlled by a revsersible toe stud. [Corrections to specifications as printed in the database: The Positiv Sifflöte 1' is a 12-pipe extension of the 2' Blockflöte, and is not independent. The Pedal 8' and 4' Gedeckt are both extended from the 16' Subbass and are not derived from the Positiv Gedeckt.]

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on July 16, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- Installed as studio organ for Robert Glasgow; currently the studio organ for James Kibbie.

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

Database Manager on July 15, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on January 12, 2009:

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 copied from the factory specifications
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ, exposed pipe and console: Photograph by John Rust, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-06-01

Organ, console and exposed pipes: Photograph by John Rust, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-06-01

Organ and exposed pipes from right: Photograph by John Rust, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-06-01

Organ and exposed pipes from left: Photograph by John Rust, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-06-01

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