Morris Park Methodist Church

location unknown
Bronx, N.Y.

 

           
M.P. Möller, Inc.
Hagerstown, Md. – Opus 213 (1897)
Mechanical action
2 manuals, 11 stops, 11 ranks


From The Musical Courier (Vol XXXIIII, No 26, Wednesday, June 30, 1897):
THE MOLLER PIPE ORGAN AT THE MUSIC TEACHERS' NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ... Mr. M.P.Möller, of Hagerstown, Md., the well-known pipe organ builder, furnished the big organ for last week's convention of the Music Teachers' National Association at the Grand Central Palace.
 
The instrument was put to severe tests and stood them all with the most satisfactory results to the musicians present as well as to the manufacturer.
 
We publish herewith the description of the instrument. Specification 18 stops, viz. 585 pipes.

According to the Möller opus list, this organ was moved to "First Methodist Church, NYC". However, there has never been a Methodist church by that name in Manhattan. Venues and addresses in the Bronx were often listed as "New York City" prior to about the 1920s. Thus, it seems likely that this organ went to the First Methodist Church in the Bronx, also known as the Morris Park Methodist Episcopal Church.

               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed with Swell
8
  Open Diapason
61
8
  Doppel Flöte (wood)
61
8
  Dulciana [TC]
49
8
  Trumpet
61
8
  Stop'd Diapason bass (wood)
12
       

     

     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Viola [TC]
49
8
  Aeoline (w&m)
61
8
  Stop'd Unison bass (wood)
12
4
  Flute d'Amour (wood)
61
8
  Stop'd Diapason (w&m) [TC]
49
8
  Oboe
61
               
Pedal Organ – 30 notes
16
  Bourdon (wood)
30
       
8
  Open Diapason (wood)
30
       
               
Mechanical Registers
    Swell to Great Coupler   Bellows Signal
    Great to Pedal Coupler   Great to Octave
    Swell to Pedal Coupler   Swell by Sub at [sic] Super Octave
    Tremolo      
               
Pedal Movements
    Forte to Great   Balanced Swell Pedal
    Piano to Great   Reversible Great to Pedal
           
Sources:
     The Musical Courier (June 30, 1897). "The Moller Pipe Organ at the Music Teachers' National Association." Specifications of M.P. Möller organ, Op. 213? (1897). Courtesy Larry Trupiano.
     Petty, Bynum. List of M.P. Möller organs built in 1897 having 2 manuals and 20 registers.

Illustration:
     Undated postcard: Grand Central Palace, New York City.