NEW ORLEANS AREA PIPE ORGANS AND THEIR HISTORIES

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and the New Orleans Chapter of the Organ Historical Society

MANUFACTURER: M.P. Moller
OPUS NUMBER: 6741
YEAR BUILT: 1939
   
ORIGINAL LOCATION:

Emanual Lutheran Church (Uptown river corner of North Broad at Iberville Streets in New Orleans)

   
RELOCATION 1: Grace Lutheran Church on Canal Boulevard at I-610
   
RELOCATION 2:  
   
RELOCATION 3:  
   
FINAL DISPOSITION: Organ is now located at new Grace Lutheran Church. It is under the care of Norman Maunz.
   
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NOTES SUPPLIED BY OTHERS: The 1939 Moller organ at Grace Lutheran Church (ELCA) was originally
installed in the former Emanuel Lutheran Church on Broad Street. Emanuel
merged with Grace in 1994 and the organ was moved to Grace Church. Even
though there was some work done on the organ during the move it still
needed additional work to make it reliable and to allow it to produce
the good sound that is inherent in the instrument. The present
organist, Norman Maunz, who has been there since shortly after the organ
was installed, has done most of the repairs and maintenance since then.
Although there are still a few very minor problems it is now in the best
shape it has ever been in since the move to Grace. When the organ was at
Emanuel it is surmised that the Swell shades were at the end of the
rectangularly shaped chamber so that all of the pipes were in a direct
line of sight to the opening. In 1994 Grace had just completed
construction of a new sanctuary and had designed the organ chamber with
the Swell shades on the side of the chamber instead of at the end. It is
believed that this situation is restricting some of the sound of the
organ from getting out since some of the pipes are now behind a wall.
Plans are presently under way to install an additional set of shades
along the side wall to compensate for this arrangement.
(Norman Maunz)
   
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