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New Old South Church
645 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

OHS Database ID 21535.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 24, 2013.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 9 divisions. 96 stops. 73 registers. 93 ranks. 5414 pipes. 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 with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified from the Reuter Opus List, provided by Chris Leaver, Reuter Organ Co., November, 2005. (Database Manager. November 24, 2005)
  • Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Re-used two 32' stops from Skinner Opus 231 (1914) it replaced. Later removed and Skinner Opus 308 installed in its place. (Database Manager. December 22, 2005)
  • Updated through on-line information from Stephen Hall. -- Instrument was sold to St John's Lutheran Church, Winter Park, Florida. It was installed there by Klug & Schmacher without the Bombarde and Chancel divisions. (Database Manager. October 8, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. March 24, 2013)

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Facade. Reuter Organ Co. promotional photo, courtesy of Max Mayse (1970)

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
           Boston, Massachusetts
           Old South Church
    
           Reuter   Op. 1701   1970   4/93
           _______________________________________________________
    
           GREAT                           BOMBARDE
       16' Montre           61      IV-VI  Eclat
        8' Principal        61          8' Trompette-en-Chamade 61
        8' Montre           12             Sub
        8' Bourdon          61             Unison Off
        4' Octave           61             Super
        4' Prestant         61
        4' Nachthorn        61             PEDAL
        2' Fifteenth        61         32' Contra Violone       32 *
       IV  Fourniture      244         16' Principal            32
      III  Cymbale         183         16' Bourdon              32
           Sub                         16' Violone              12 *
           Unison Off                  16' Montre               GT
           Super                       16' Gemshorn             12 CH
           Chimes                      16' Lieblichgedeckt      SW
                                   10 2/3' Gemshorn Quint    CH/PD
           SWELL                        8' Octave               32
       16' Lieblichgedeckt  61          8' Bourdon              12
        8' Geigenprincipal  61          8' Montre               GT
        8' Rohrflöte        61          8' Gemshorn             CH
        8' Viole de Gambe   61          8' Lieblichgedeckt      SW
        8' Viole Celeste    49          4' Choral Bass          32
        8' Dolce Flute      61          4' Bourdon              12
        8' Flute Celeste    49          2' Waldflöte            32
        4' Spitzprincipal   61         IV  Mixture             128
        4' Koppelflöte      61         32' Bombarde     F/L     12
    2 2/3' Nasat            61         16' Posaune              32
        2' Blockflöte       61         16' Fagotto              SW
    1 3/5' Terz             61          8' Posaune              12
       IV  Scharf          244          8' Fagotta              SW
       16' Fagotto   L/2    61          4' Schalmei             32
        8' Trompette        61             Chimes               GT
        8' Oboe             61
        8' Vox Humana       61             CHANCEL GREAT
        4' Clarion          61          8' Principal            61
           Tremolo                      8' Flute Conique        61
           Sub                          8' Gemshorn             61
           Unison Off                   4' Octave               61
           Super                        2' Fifteenth            61
                                      III  Mixture             183
           CHOIR                        8' Trompete             61
        8' Viola            61             Sub
        8' Hohlflöte        61             Unison Off
        8' Gemshorn         61             Super
        8' Gemshorn Celeste 54
        4' Harmonic Flute   61             CHANCEL SWELL
    2 2/3' Nasard           61          8' Flute Couvert        61
        2' Octavin          61          8' Viole Principale     61
    1 3/5' Tierce           61          4' Principal            61
        8' English Horn     61          4' Koppelflöte          61
           Tremolo                      2' Doublette            61
           Sub                      1 1/3' Larigot              61
           Unison Off                      Tremolo
           Super                           Sub
        8' Harp                            Unison Off
        4' Harp                            Super
    
           POSITIV                         CHANCEL PEDAL
        8' Copula           61         16' Principal            32
        8' Salicional       61         16' Gedeckt              12 SW
        4' Principal        61          8' Principal            12
        4' Spillflöte       61          8' Cello                32
        2' Spitzprincipal   61          8' Gedeckt              SW
    1 1/3' Quint            61          4' Super Octave         12
        1' Weitprinzipal    61          4' Choralflöte          32
       II  Sesquialtera    122          2' Choralflöte          12
       II  Cymbal          122         16' Trompete             12 GT
        8' Krummhorn        61          8' Trompete             GT
        4' Regal            61
           Tremolo
           Sub
           Unison Off
           Super                        *  Existing pipes
    
          [Received online from Jeff Scofield March 23, 2013]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.