What is special about this Möller organ?
The Möller Opus 8128 organ was built in 1950 as a showpiece to demonstrate the Möller Company’s talents as a prolific organ builder. The organ was designed with the assistance of Alexander McCurdy from the neighboring Curtis Institute of Music. Because of this connection, many Curtis organ students have practiced and offered student recitals at First Baptist Church. Among this group are many of Philadelphia’s currently renowned organists. In 1964, the organ attracted the attention of celebrated French organist and composer Maurice Duruflé. Duruflé was known for continuing the highest standards of the French tradition of organ playing and composition, with attention to meticulous detail . Monsieur Duruflé conducted his famous Requiem, accompanied by his equally renowned wife, Madame Duruflé, on the Möller organ. We believe this performance will be but one of the Möller Opus 8128’s encounters with greatness!