Colonial Church of Edina

6200 Colonial Way
Edina, MN 55436

Builder: M.P. Möller, Opus: 11245, 1978
Originally M.P. Möller, Opus 8968, 1957
Manuals: 3
Stops: 53
Ranks: 61
Action: Electropneumatic

Notes from Jeff Scofield: The organ is installed in a side gallery of the rectangular room. The choir seating used to be stepped down from gallery to floor level, with console on the main floor level. That area was rebuilt to become an actual gallery. It was perhaps at this time that the drawknob console was dropped [from a lift] during moving and damaged beyond repair. The damaged console was replaced in 1989 by a new Holtkamp-style console as Möller Op. M-6311.
Notes from David Engen: Robert Kendall of St. Olaf College served as consultant for the 1978 organ. When asked why he directed the church to Moller, I was told that he was trying to "replicate the effect of the Casavant organ at Central Lutheran" in Minneapolis, and that he felt Moller could do that. He and I agreed to disagree. Charles Harder was present for a recording session with the Dale Warland Singers (before the gallery construction), and he told me the leakage was so bad they stuffed pew cushions under the chests.
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Last Update: 4/2016
16 Gemshorn
8 Principal
8 Bourdon
8 Gemshorn
4 Octave
4 Spitzflöte
2 Flachflöte
8 Kornett V
1-1/3 Mixtur III-IV
2/3 Scharf III
8 Trompete
16 Trompette en Chamade
8 Trompette en Chamade
4 Trompette en Chamade

8 Holzgedeckt
8 Quintadena
4 Principal
4 Spillflöte
2-2/3 Nasat
2 Octave
2 Waldflöte
1-3/5 Terz
1 Sifflöte
1/2 Zimbel III
8 Krummhorn
8 Trompette en Chamade

8 Rohrflöte
8 Viola
8 Viola Céleste
8 Flauto Dolce
8 Flauto Dolce Céleste tc
4 Spitzprincipal
4 Blockflöte
2 Weit Principal
1-1/3 Quint
1 Plein Jeu III-V
16 Basson-Hautbois
8 Hautbois
8 Trompette
4 Clairon

16 Principal
16 Subbass
16 Gemshorn
10-2/3 Quint
8 Octave
8 Pommer Gedeckt
4 Choralbass
4 Nachthorn
2 Mixture III
32 Contre Basson (digital)
16 Posaune
16 Basson-Hautbois
8 Posaune
4 Schalmei