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First Parish Church, UCC
9 Cleaveland Street
Brunswick, Maine 04011

OHS Database ID 19407.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 28, 2016.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 22 stops. 25 ranks.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console. The mechanical action console is detached from the main case.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. No combination action. Concave radiating pedalboard.

Notes

  • The original organ was by Hutchings, Plaisted & Co., 1883 (James Cook. September 8, 2005)
  • Online update from Ray Cornils -- The organ was restored with alterations by the Andover Organ Company in 2003/04. They built a completely new key action, removed the Great to Great 4' coupler installed in 1985, added a Cornet II (12-19) to the Swell, combined the Sw 8' Oboe (TC) and 8' Bassoon (12 pipes) onto one stop knob, increased the scale of the Swell 4' Violina making it a 4' Principal, increasing the scale of 2' Flautina (which was of string scale and tone) to 2' Principal, increasing the scale of Pedal 8' Violoncello to 8' Violin Diapason, and restoring the Great/Pedal reversible combination pedal which had been taken out in 1969. Tremolo and Blowers Signal are now on stop knobs. (Database Manager. September 9, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. October 3, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Harold Stover. (Database Manager. November 28, 2016)

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Nave, Gallery, and Organ Case. Photograph (1981) by Jim Lewis

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  • Specification compiled
    Brunswick, Maine
    First Parish Church, United Church of Christ
    
    Andover Organ Co.   Opus R-395   2003
    2 manuals, 22 stops, 25 ranks
    Rebuild of Hutchings, Plaisted & Co.  Opus 112   1883
    _____________________________________________________
    
               GREAT ORGAN 
            8' Open Diapason        61
            8' Duliana              61
            8' Melodia              61
            4' Octave               61
            4' Flute d'Amour        61
        2 2/3' Twelfth              61
            2' Fifteenth            61
               Mixture III          61
            8' Trumpet              61
    
               SWELL ORGAN
           16' Bourdon              61
            8' Violin Diapason      61
            8' Stopped Diapason     61
            8' Viola                61
            4' Principal            61 a
            4' Flute Harmonique     61
            2' Flautina             61 a
               Cornet II           122 b
            8' Cornopean            61
            8' Oboe & Basson        61 c
    
               PEDAL ORGAN
           16' Double Open Diapason 27
           16' Bourdon              27
            8' Violoncello          27 a
    
               COUPLERS
               Swell to Great
               Great to Pedal
               Swell to Pedal
    
               ACCESSORIES
               Swell Tremolo (d)
               Blowers Signal
    
               PEDAL MOVEMENTS
               2 Great Combination Pedals
               Great to Pedal Reversible
               Swell Pedal
    
            a  increased in scale
            b  addition by Andover, 2003
            c  originally two knobs
            d  originally hitch-down pedal
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2015-07-13]
    
    
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