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South Congregational Church
Maple and High Streets
Springfield, Massachusetts

OHS Database ID 22085.

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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 November 29, 2005.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 43 stops. 49 registers. 47 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.


  • Identified 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:
    Rebuild of 1894 J.W. Steere & Son, #375 retaining case of 1875 E. & G.G. Hook and Hastings, #781; dedication recital played by Gaston Dethier on April 5, 1910; rebuilt as #578. (Database Manager. November 29, 2005)

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  • Typed Specification. Source: from Dedication Program (April 5, 1910) with notations from Allen Kinzey
    Dorchester, Massachusetts
    South Congregational Church
    The Ernest M. Skinner Co.   Opus 164   1909      3 manuals, 43 stops, 47 ranks
             GREAT ORGAN                             SWELL ORGAN
         16' Open Diapason          61*          16' Bourdon                61
          8' First Open Diapason    61            8' Open Diapason          61
          8' Second Open Diapason   61            8' Concert Flute          61
          8' Erzähler               61*           8' Salicional             61*
          8' Gamba                  61            8' Æoline                 61
          8' Gross Flöte            61*           8' Voix Celestes          61*
          8' Melodia                61            8' Gedackt                61
          4' Flute Harmonique       61            8' Unda Maris (TC)        49
          4' Octave                 61            4' Violina                61
      2 2/3' Twelfth                61            4' Flauto Traverso        61*
          2' Fifteenth              61            2' Flautina               61
             Mixture III           183               Dolce Cornet III      183
          8' Trumpet                61+          16' Fagotto                61
                                                  8' Cornopean              61+
             CHOIR ORGAN                          8' Oboe                   61+
         16' Gamba                  61*           8' Vox Humana             61+
          8' Diapason               61            4' Clarion                61
          8' Dulcet                 61*              Tremolo
          8' Melodia                61
          8' Quintadena             61               PEDAL ORGAN
          4' Flute d'Amour          61           16' Open Diapason          42
          2' Piccolo                61           16' Violone                42
          8' Orchestral Oboe        61*          16' First Bourdon          42
          8' Clarinet               61+          16' Second Bourdon (Sw)    --
             Tremolo                             16' Dulciana (Ch)          --
             Celesta (Carillon)     30 bars  10 2/3' Quint (fr. 1st Bdn)    --
                                                  8' Octave (fr. Op Diap)   --
                                                  8' Gedackt (fr. 1st Bdn)  --
          *  new                                  8' Cello (fr. Violone)    --
          +  revoiced                            16' Trombone (Heavy Wind)  30
             COUPLERS (Tilting Tablets)              COMBINATION PISTONS
             Swell to Great                          Four  affecting Great Organ
             Choir to Great                          Four  affecting Swell Organ
             Choir to Swell                          Three affecting Choir Organ
             Great to Pedal
             Swell to Pedal                          PEDAL MOVEMENTS
             Choir to Pedal                          Great to Pedal Reversible
                                                     Balanced Crescendo Pedal
             Swell to Great at Octaves               Full Organ Sforzando Pedal
             Swell to Great at Sub Octaves           Three Combination Pistons
             Swell at Octaves                           affecting Pedal Organ
             Swell at Sub Octaves                    Balanced Swell Pedal
             Choir at Sub Octaves                    Balanced Choir Pedal
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2018-05-10]
  • Click Here Typed Specification. Source: from Dedication Program (April 5, 1910) with notations from Allen Kinzey Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.