Moe Pipe Organ Company

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History[edit]

The Moe Pipe Organ Company was founded in 1991 as Moe Piano & Organ Company by Allen Moe of Roseau, Minnesota then he began tuning and repairing pianos and reed organs in Northern Minnesota. In 1995 Mr. Moe accepted a position with a major Midwest US pipe organ builder where he was employed for 9 years learning the trade. In June 2004 Mr. Moe and his family returned to Minnesota to operate their own pipe organ building company. The first organ [1] built by the company is located at Riverside Lutheran Church of Wannaska, MN. It was installed in 2000, prior to the official start of the company. All of Moe Pipe Organ Company's past and present projects are listed below as well as at [2] many of which have descriptions and pictures.

Moe organs[edit]

  • First Lutheran Church - Amery, WI - New electrical system and console rebuild
  • St. John's University - Collegeville, MN - Expansion and updating of a 2 manual Wicks organ
  • First Lutheran Church - Amor, MN - New Great division of pipework with windchests and casework.
  • United Methodist Church - Ely, MN - New windchest and new electrical system.
  • Grace Lutheran Church - Erskine, MN - New solid-state electrical system, new trumpet windchest, and re-engineering
  • St. Gabriel's Catholic Church - Fulda, MN - New solid-state electrical system, cleaning, and console refinishing.
  • St. Peter's Catholic Church - North St. Paul, MN - [3] - New 6 rank Great division with twin facades incorporating the 16' Principal pipes.
  • Trinity Lutheran Church - Thief River Falls, MN - [4] - New solid-state electrical system, new electric chest action, cleaning, revoicing.
  • Basilica of Saint Mary - Minneapolis, MN - [5] - This project included complete cleaning of the organ, repair of damaged pipes, bellows repair, and installation of a new console, relays, and several ranks of pipes provided by the Wicks Organ Company.
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church - Atwater, MN - [6] - This organ was removed from the church and taken back to our shop for complete re-engineering. A new bass offset windchest was constructed to replace numerous second-hand windchests. A new solid-state coupler and relay system was built to replace the previous home-made system.
  • St. John's Lutheran Church - Good Thunder, MN - Installation of a Wicks Royal Classic digital organ and connection to 4 ranks of existing pipes. New chime action.
  • Emanuel Lutheran Church - Hamburg, MN - New solid-state electrical system and cleaning.
  • St. James Lutheran Church - Howard Lake, MN - [7] - Complete re-engineering, console refinishing, and installation of Wicks-built additions.
  • First Lutheran Church - Taylors Falls, MN - [8] - New 19 rank pipe organ - MP3's of this organ's dedication recital available at the project blog link.
  • United Methodist Church - Redwood Falls, MN - Revoicing
  • United Methodist Church - Fairfax, MN - Installation of solid-state electrical system built by Wicks, cleaning, new swell motors, and new grille cloth.
  • First Congregational Church - Wadena, MN - [9] - New solid-state electrical system, cleaning, new electric chest action, re-engineering, new chime action, revoicing.
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church - Jordan, MN - [10] - installation of Wicks-built solid-state electrical system, bellows repair, new blower.
  • St. John's Lutheran Church - St. Paul, MN - New swell motors, new solid-state electrical system, future casework and future tonal work.
  • Riverside Lutheran Church - Wannaska, MN - New 15 rank pipe organ. - [11]
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church - Tabor, MN - New stop knobs and automatic pedal
  • Mount Saint Benedict Monastery - Crookston, MN - New stop actions, bellows releather, and rectifier.
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church - East Grandforks, MN - Cleaning and tonal finishing.
  • St. James Catholic Church - Forest City, IA - Cleaning and tonal finishing.
  • First Presbyterian Church - Jackson, MN - Installation of Wicks-built relays, cleaning, tonal finishing.
  • St. Helena's Catholic Church - Minneapolis, MN - Installation of new 16' Bassoon.
  • Holy Cross Catholic Church - Minneapolis, MN - Installation of new swell motors and pedalboard by Wicks, bellows releathering, cleaning, and reed revoicing.
  • Valley Community Presbyterian Church - Golden Valley, MN - [12] - Relocated organ from Oliver Presbyterian - Minneapolis with new curved facade chest and newly painted facade pipes. Complete re-engineering of organ in to challenging curved chamber space.
  • St. Cecilia's Catholic Church - Nashwauk, MN - Installation of Wicks-built solid state electrical system
  • St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church - Okabena, MN - Tonal finishing
  • East Side Community Lutheran Church - St. Paul, MN - Cleaning and tonal finishing
  • Salem Lutheran Church - Stillwater, MN - Cleaning and new swell motors
  • St. Ann's Catholic Church - Wadena, MN - Console relocated with new setter-board combination action

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