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Moody Bible Institute - Chicago, IL

A  Möller Pipe Organ, Opus 8700, was installed in Torrey-Gray Auditorium in 1955 and had faithfully provided over one half century of service to the Moody Bible Institute.  Over the course of those years, very few improvements have been made to the instrument.  The practical application of routine maintenance allowed the instrument to become an excellent platform from which to build an exciting organ to carry a dynamic music program into the 21st century.  The renovation is taking place in two Phases beginning with Phase I which was completed in December 2008. Phase I replaced the Great, Positiv, and Pedal windchests while also replacing the wiring in the Swell and Choir. A new display layout provided a more pleasing aesthetic for the audience.

The acoustic resources of the 1955 Möller were completely retained with mechanical portions of the organ completely replaced.  The control system of the instrument, which was electro-pneumatic with open switches, was replaced with a modern, multi-functional solid state system.   In addition, the old cotton covered style wire, similar to that used in glass tube A.C. wiring, was replaced with modern PVC jacketed cable to bring the organ up to modern National Electrical Code standards.

A Kimball Organ currently installed in the broadcast center will provide the foundation for the new Gospel Division. The Gospel division will be fit with new chests and treated to the identical renovation as the balance of the instrument.

Specification

Great
16 Quintade
8 O. Diapason
8 Principal
8 Bordun
8 Flute Harmonique
8 Gemshorn
8 Gemshorn Celeste
4 Major Octave
4 Octave
4 Nachthorn
2-2/3 Quinte
2 Octavin
2 Fifteenth
2 Waldflote
1-3/5 Seventeenth
IV Fourniture
III Cymbel
16 Double Trumpet
8 Trompete
4 Clairon
Tremolo
MIDI A to Great
MIDI B to Great

Choir
16 Erzahler
8 English Diapason
8 Spitz Gamba
8 Gamba Celeste
8 Loch Gedackt
8 Erzahler
8 Erzahler Celeste
4 Principal
4 Gemshorn
4 Koppelflote
2-2/3 Nazard
2 Block Floete
1-3/5 Terz
1-1/3 Larigot
III Mixture
16 Rankett
8 Cornopean
8 Petite Trumpet
8 Krummhorn
8 Tuba Sonora (SO)
4 Rohr Schalmei
Metal Harp
Orchestral Harp
Tremolo
16 Choir Sub
Choir Unison Off
4 Choir Super
MIDI A to Choir
MIDI B to Choir

Positiv
8 Pommer
4 Principal
4‘ Koppelflute
2 Spitz Principal
II Sesquialtera
III Zimbel
Tremolo
16 Positiv Sub

Gospel
16 Tibia Clausa
16 Contra Viol
16 Viol Celeste
8 Diapason
8 Tibia Clausa
8 Clarabella
8 Vox Angelica II
8 Viol dOrchestre
8 Viol Celeste
4 Octave
4 Flute
4 Tibia Piccolo
2-2/3 Tibia Twelfth
2 Piccolo
2' Mixture III
16 Bombarde
8 Tuba Mirabilis
8 Kinura
8 Vox Humana
Tremolo
Wood Harp
Chrysoglott
Glockenspiel
Celesta
16 Gospel Sub
Gospel Unison Off
4 Gospel Super

Swell
16 Lieblich Gedeckt
16 Flute Conique
8 Geigen Diapason
8 Viola Pomposa
8 Viola Celeste
8 Salicional
8 Voix Celeste
8 Rohr Floete
8 Flauto Dolce
8 Flute Celeste
4 Prestant
4 Principal
4 Hohl Flute
2-2/3 Nazard
2 Flautino
1-3/5 Tierce
IV Plein Jeu
16 Contra Trompette
16 Contra Fagotto
8 Trompette
8 Fagotto
8 Vox Humana
4 Clarion
Tremolo
16 Swell Sub
Swell Unison Off
4 Swell Super
MIDI A to Swell
MIDI B to Swell

Solo
16 Violoncello
16 Violoncello Celeste
8 Stentorphone
8 Doppelflote
8 Harmonic Flute
8 Viole de Gambe
8 Gamba Celeste
8 Violoncello
8 Cello Celeste
4 Major Octave
4 Orchestral Flute
IV-V Grand Fourniture 2-2/3'
V Grand Cornet
16 Contra Bombarde
16 Corno di Bassetto
8 Bombarde
8 Tuba Sonora
8 French Horn
8 English Horn
8 Orchestral Oboe
4 Bombarde Clarion
Chimes
Tower Bells
Tremolo
16 Solo Sub
Solo Unison Off
4 Solo Super
8 Festival Trumpet
MIDI A to Solo
MIDI B to Solo

Pedal
32 Open Wood
32 Contre Violone
32 Untersatz
16 Open Wood
16 Contre Bass
16 Bourdon
16 Subbass
16 Violone
16 Viols II (SO)
16 Quintade (GT)
16 Flute Conique (SW)
16 Erzahler
16 Lieblich Gedeckt (SW)
10-2/3‘ Octave Quint
8 Open Flute
8 Prinzipal
8 Bourdon
8 Flauto Dolce (SW)
4 Oktav
4 Open Flute
III Mixture
III Cornet
64 Double Ophicleide
32 Contra Bombarde
32 Contra Fagotto
16 Trombone
16 Contra Fagotto (SW)
8 Trumpet
4 Clarion
4 Rohrschalmei
2 Zink
8 Festival Trumpet (SO)
8 Tuba (SO)
MIDI A to Pedal
MIDI B to Pedal

 

 




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