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M. P. Möller (Opus 9089, 1958)

Location:

Central United Methodist Church
201 E. Third Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 4672

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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
  • 42 ranks. 2,520 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 57 stops. 35 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 57
  • Registers: 35
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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 Pistons
  • 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 May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 06, 2017:

Important Historical Fact: The national conference that reunified the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, to become the Methodist Church was held at this church in 1939.

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

Database Manager on August 02, 2012:

Updated through online information from Tim Lett. -- The organ had restoration work performed in early 2012. The Harp is functional after a 30 year silence. The antiphonal is fully functional.

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

Database Manager on October 07, 2010:

Updated through online information from Tim Lett.

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

Database Manager on August 22, 2007:

Updated through online information from Tim Lett. -- Main organ consists of 37 ranks, gallery organ consists of five ranks. The organ contains a Harp that is currently disabled. Instrument replaced a 2 manual 8 rank Wurlitzer theatre organ originally installed in the Riviera Theatre in Knoxville. The Wurlitzer was the first organ in the current sanctuary. Dedicatory recital on the Möller was performed by Dr. John Weaver.

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

Database Manager on May 30, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Eleven-sectional facade spanning the full width of the chancel has 69 white pipes with yellow mouths arranged: 5-7-5-5-5-15-5-5-5-7-5.

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

Database Manager on October 23, 2005:

Updated through online information from Bradley Jones.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Card says there's a 1950s EP Moller in gallery where this organ is supposed to be.

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:

Great Pipework: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1988-02-15

Swell Pipework: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1988-02-15

Chancel and Pipe Facade and Grillework: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2008-03-17

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2008-03-17

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2008-03-17

Church Exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1987-09-23

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1940s).

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