An Organ a Day

An Organ a Day

The Enterprising Spirit of M.P. Moller

Bynum Petty


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Pendragon Press



The life and work of the man known as the Dean of American Organ-building.
Mathias Peter Möller was the founder of the world's largest organ company, producing an organ a day. He also owned automobile companies, hotels, banks, railroads and power companies. An Organ a Day: The Enterprising Spirit of Mathias Peter Möller tells the story of his life and work. The book is neither a biography of Möller nor is it an exhaustive history of the company. Rather, it is a collection of related essays focusing on significant events in the life of this remarkable entrepreneur and his enterprises.

Rich with previously undiscovered source material found in the Library and Archives of the Organ Historical Society, the book's 22 appendices contain the first-ever published complete Möller opus list arranged both chronologically and by region. There are also copies of Möller, Whitelegg, Felgemaker and Roosevelt organ patents; copies of tonal director Richard Whitelegg's pipe scales; stop lists of famous organs; dozens of factory and family photos and the astonishing diary written by Möller during his European tour of 1921.

BYNUM PETTY, Archivist of the Organ Historical Society, has woven together the story of this remarkable man and his wondrous enterprises. Petty's monograph promises to be a classic in the history of American organbuilding.


111 black and white illustrations
230 pages
10x7 in
The Complete Organ
Paperback, 9781576472439, July 2010
eBook, 9781576472620, July 2010
Pendragon Press
BISAC MUS004000, MUS006000, MUS023030
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