The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Church of Christ, Congregational
81 High St.
Suffield, Connecticut 06078

OHS Database ID 1451.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition April 14, 2017.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Electric stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 37 stops. 37 registers. 55 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Status Note: There 1981 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from Nicholas Russotto. (Database Manager. December 16, 2006)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the only mechanical-action organ built by Gress-Miles. Commissioned in 1977, completed in 1981. (Database Manager. January 4, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from John Igoe. -- Andover Organs Rebuilt the organ with in 2009. (Database Manager. February 24, 2014)

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Facade. Photograph from THE AMERICAN ORGANIST, April 1981
Facade. Photograph from THE AMERICAN ORGANIST, April 1981

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  • Typed Stoplist. Source: Stoplist from The American Organist April 1981

  •         Suffield, Connecticut
            First Church of Christ, Congregational
            Gress-Miles   1980   3/51
            GREAT (I)                    POSITIV (II)
        16' Holzgedeckt     49        8' Montre        61
         8' Principal       61        8' Gedeckt       61
         8' Traversfloete   61        4' Principal     61
         4' Octave          61        4' Rohrfloete    61
         4' Spillfloete     61        2' Octave        61
         2' Superoctave     61    1 1/3' Quintfloete   61
     IV-VI  Mixture        330       II  Sesquialtera 122
         8' Trumpet         61   III-IV  Scharf       232
                                      8' Cromorne      61
            SWELL (III)                  Tremulant
         8' Bourdon         61           PEDAL
         8' Viole de Gambe  61
         8' Voix Celeste    54       16' Principal     12
         4' Spitzfloete     61       16' Subbass       32
     2 2/3' Nasat           61        8' Principal     32
         2' Waldfloete      61        8' Gedecktbass   12
     1 3/5' Tierce          61        4' Choralbass    32
    III-IV  Plein Jeu      269        V  Mixture      160
        16' Dulzian         61       16' Posaune       32
         8' Trompette       61        8' Trumpet       12
         8' Hautbois        61
         4' Clairon         61
            [Received from Jeff Scofield April 16, 2017]
  • Typed Stoplist. Source: Stoplist from The American Organist April 1981 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.