Fordham Evangelical Lutheran Church - Bronx, N.Y.
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Fordham Evangelical Lutheran Church

2431 Walton Avenue
The Bronx, N.Y. 10468
http://fordhamlutheranchurch.com






The Fordham Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized in 1915 to serve German families living in the Fordham area of the Bronx. Today, the congregation is primarily Carribean.
           
  M.P. Moller Organ, Op. 4438 (1925) in Fordham Evangelical Lutheran Church - Bronx, N.Y.
M.P. Möller, Inc.
Hagerstown, Md. – Opus 4438 (1925)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 24 stops, 14 ranks





The Möller Factory Specification, dated July 17, 1925, shows that this organ had a detached two-manual stop-key console, casing of plain white oak, and wind pressure of 5 inches. "Clarinet" is written next to "Cornopean" on the Great; it may be that a Clarinet was actually installed. Möller indicated that the organ was to be completed by December 1, 1925. The status of this organ as of 2008 is unknown.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Open Diapason
61
4
  Flute
8
  Melodia
73
4
  Dulciana
8
  Doppel Flute
73
8
  Cornopean * [Clarinet]
73
8
  Gamba
73
    Tremulant  
8
  Dulciana
73
   
* may have been replaced by Clarinet
               
Swell Organ (Manual II) – enclosed
16
  Bourdon [unit]
97
4
  Salicet
8
  Open Diapason
73
2 2/3
  Quint
8
  Stopped Diapason
2
  Flautina
8
  Salicional
73
8
  Oboe
73
8
  Viole d'Orchestre
73
8
  Vox Humana
61
8
  Vox Celeste [TC]
61
    Tremulant  
4
  Orchestral Flute
       
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Bourdon
32
8
  Flute
SW
16
  Lieblich Gedeckt
SW
8
  Violoncello
GT
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal   Great 16', 4'
    Swell to Pedal   Swell 16', 4', Unison Separation
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'    
               
Adjustable Combinations
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 affecting Great and Pedal stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 affecting Swell and Pedal stops
               
Pedal Movements
    Great to Pedal Reversible    
    Balanced Swell Expression Pedal    
    Balanced Great Expression Pedal    
    Grand Crescendo Pedal with Indicator    
           
Sources:
     Fordham Evangelical Lutheran Church web site: http://fordhamlutheranchurch.com
     Haberstroh, Richard. The German Churches of Metropolitan New York: A Research Guide. New York: The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, 2000.
     Nelson, George. Organs in the United States and Canada Database. Seattle, Wash.
     Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specifications of M.P. Möller Organ, Op. 4438 (1925).

Illustrations:
     eBay.com. 1910 postcard of Fordham Manor Reformed Church.
     Fordham Manor Reformed Church web site. Organ facade (credit: Maria Medina-Felciano).