First Evangelical Free Church - Brooklyn, N.Y.
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First Evangelical Free Church

6501 Sixth Avenue
Brooklyn, New York  11220
http://www.firstfreebrooklyn.org/


Organ Specifications:
II/10 M.P. Möller, Inc., Op. 5858 (1930)
II/7 "Style RJ11" Wurlitzer, Op. 2137 (1930)


At the turn of the 20th Century, Scandinavian immigrants established churches of several denominations in the Sunset Park and Bay Ridge areas of Brooklyn. The First Evangelical Free Church, organized in 1897, served the large number of Norwegians in Bay Ridge. As the Scandinavians moved out of the area, the "First Free" Church remained home to a small Norwegian community, but has become increasingly multi-ethnic, partnering with the New York Chinese EFC and the Brooklyn Arabic Bible Church.
             
M. P. Möller, Inc.
Hagerstown, Md. – Opus 5858 (1930)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 21 registers, 10 stops, 10 ranks


This organ was originally built in 1930 for the Fifty-ninth Street Lutheran Brethren Church in Brooklyn. The Lutherans purchased a new Möller organ in 1957 (Op. 9104) and the old organ became available.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed with Swell
8
  Open Diapason
73
4
  Flute Traverso (fr. Mel.)
8
  Melodia
73
8
  Oboe
SW
8
  Dulciana
73
8
  Cornopean
SW
8
  Salicional
73
   
Chimes
21 bells
4
  Octave (fr. Op. Diap.)
    Three blank tablets  
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Violin Diapason
73
2
  Flautina (fr. St. Diap.)
8
  Stopped Diapason
85
8
  Oboe
73
8
  Dulciana
GT
8
  Vox Humana
61
8
  Salicional
GT
8
  Cornopean
73
4
  Flute d'Amour (fr. St. Diap.)
    Three blank tablets  
2 2/3
  Twelfth (fr. St. Diap.)
       
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon
32
8
  Flute
SW
16
  Lieblich Gedeckt (ext. SW)
12
    Two blank tablets  
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal       Great 16', 4'  
    Swell to Pedal       Swell 16', 4', Unison Separation
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'          
               
Mechanicals
    Tremulant       Crescendo Indicator  
               
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 Pedal    
    Grand Crescendo Pedal        
               
  Wurlitzer Unit Orchestra "Style RJ11" (courtesy Jeff Weiler)
Wurlitzer Style RJ11
Wurlitzer Organ Company
North Tonawanda, N.Y. – Opus 2137 (1930)
Electro-pneumatic action
Style RJ11
2 manuals, 7 ranks, 3 tuned percussions, straight console




This organ was originally installed in 1930 in the Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, N.J., and was acquired second-hand at an unknown time by the church.
           
Pedal – 32 notes
16
  Tibia Clausa
8
  Oboe Horn
16
  Bourdon
8
  Cello
8
  Open Diapason
8
  Flute
8
  Tibia Clausa      

   

   
Accompaniment (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Open Diapason
4
  Piccolo
8
  Tibia Clausa
4
  Salicet
8
  Oboe Horn
4
  Octave Celeste
8
  Salicional
4
  Flute
8
  Voix Celeste (TC)     Harp Chrysoglott
8
  Flute      
8
  Vox Humana     5 Adjustable Combination Pistons
           
Solo (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Open Diapason (TC)
4
  Octave
16
  Tibia Clausa
4
  Piccolo
16
  Oboe Horn (TC)
4
  Salicet
16
  Contra Viol (TC)
4
  Octave Celeste
16
  Vox Humana (TC)
4
  Flute
8
  Open Diapason
4
  Vox Humana
8
  Tibia Clausa     Cathedral Chimes
8
  Oboe Horn     Xylophone
8
  Salicional     Harp Chrysoglott
8
  Voix Celeste (TC)      
8
  Flute     5 Adjustable Combination Pistons
8
  Vox Humana      

   

   
General
    One Expression Pedal  
    One Crescendo Pedal  
    One General Tremulant  
           
Stop Analysis
8
  Open Diapason
61 pipes
 
16
  Tibia Clausa
85 pipes
 
8
  Oboe Horn
61 pipes
 
8
  Salicional
73 pipes
 
8
  Voix Celeste (TC)
49 pipes
 
8
  Flute
73 pipes
 
8
  Vox Humana
61 pipes
 
    Cathedral Chimes
18 notes
 
    Xylophone
37 notes
 
    Harp Chrysoglott
49 notes
 
               
Sources:
     First Evangelical Free Church web site: http://www.firstfreebrooklyn.org/
     Junchen, David L., comp. and ed. by Jeff Weiler. The WurliTzer Pipe Organ – An Illustrated History. Chicago: The American Theatre Organ Society, 2005.
     Kaufmann, Preston J. Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 3. Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1995.
     Stettner, James R. Specification of Wurlitzer Style RJ11 Residence Organ.
     Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specification of M.P. Möller organ, Op. 5858 (1930).
     Wurlitzer Organ Company, Specification of Wurlitzer Style RJ11 Residence Organ. Courtesy James Lewis.

Illustrations:
     First Evangelical Free Church web site. Exterior.
     Kaufmann, Preston J. Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 3. Wurlitzer Style RJ11 console.