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M. P. Möller (Opus 2157, 1916)

Location:

Holy Name of Jesus RC / Belmont AME Zion Church
51 Illinois Street
Worcester, MA 01610 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 9129

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 Paul R. Marchesano on November 07, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 21 ranks. 1,291 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 21 stops. 31 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery at the rear of the room.
  • Built by M. P. Möller
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on November 07, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 21
  • Registers: 31
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on November 07, 2020.
Stephen St. Denis on November 06, 2020:

A correction should be made for the technical details for this entry. The current entry reads as follows 21 ranks. 1,291 pipes. 40 divisions. 3 manuals. 2,148 stops. 310 registers. The correction would be: 21 ranks. 1,291 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 21 stops. 31 registers.

We received the most recent update for this note from Stephen St. Denis on November 06, 2020.

Database Manager on April 16, 2015:

Updated through online information from David Rowe.

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

Database Manager on January 28, 2014:

Altered over the years, including a new console; the church closed July 1, 2008, when the congregation merged with another to become Holy Family Parish at another location.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 2001.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

"Rededicated 10 Jun 2001 by Timothy Edward Smith. The organ was originally installed in a second balcony. Rebuilt 1950's by Charles Bolton, with new console. Refurbished mechanically and tonally by Nobscot Organ Works of Framingham c. 2000. Stops recreated include the 16' Pedal Open Wood, 8' Cornopean, Swell Strings and Swell Principals."

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:

Church exterior: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2007-05-20

Photo taken before the March 1961 fire after which the second balcony was removed and the organ relocated to the lower balcony: Photograph from an archival source: Holy Family Parish Worcester, MA Archives , submitted by Stephen St. Denis. Taken approx. 1955

Organ in the rear balcony: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2007-05-20

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