The OHS Pipe Organ Database

South Congregational Church
45 Maple Street
Springfield, Massachusetts 01105

OHS Database ID 23193.

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Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 23, 2006.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 44 stops. 54 registers. 49 ranks. 3422 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

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 and enlargement of #164; work done in Westfield; dedicated on September 26, 1926; replaced by 3/45 Austin, #2533 in 1971; dispersed; some pipes went to #388, #724 and #862. (Database Manager. March 23, 2006)

Online Documents

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  • Contract for organ 1926. Complete contract for the Julia Neil Chapin Memorial Organ with specification list. Source: Contract. Document Date. February 1, 1926. Document received from Lawrence Picard 2018-05-10.
  • Program of Dedication Service. Order of service and description of the organ. Source: Original worship order for dedication service. Document Date. September 12, 1926. Document received from Lawrence Picard 2018-05-10.

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Photographs

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Chancel and Facade. Photograph from OHS Archives 2011.06.26
Console (Robert Stanley Swan, organist). Photograph in church archives, courtesy of Lawrence Picard (1952-1968)

Pipe organs in Massachusetts sponsored by Mssrs. Czelusniak et Dugal.

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Springfield, Massachusetts
    South Congregational Church
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 578   1926      4 manuals, 44 stops, 49 ranks
    __________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN                           SWELL ORGAN
         16' Bourdon             17 PED        16' Bourdon             73
          8' First Diapason      61             8' Diapason            73
          8' Second Diapason     61             8' Clarabella          73
          8' Clarabella          61             8' Gedeckt             73
          8' Erzähler            61             8' Salicional          73
          8' Waldflöte           61             8' Voix Celeste        73
          4' Octave              61             8' Flauto Dolce        73
          4' Flute               61             8' Flute Celeste (TC)  61
          8' Tromba              61             8' Aeoline             73
          8' French Horn         SO             4' Flute Triangulaire  73
             Chimes (in SW)      20 tubes       2' Flautino            61
                                                V  Mixture            305
             CHOIR ORGAN (a)                   16' Posaune             73
         16' Gamba               61             8' Cornopean           73
          8' Diapason            61             8' Flugel Horn         73
          8' Melodia             61             8' Vox Humana          61
          8' Quintadena          61             4' Clarion             73
          8' Dulcet II          122                Tremolo
          4' Flute               61
          2' Piccolo             61                PEDAL ORGAN
          8' Clarinet            61            32' Diapason (resultant)
          8' Orchestral Oboe     61            16' Diapason            32
             Tremolo                           16' Bourdon             32
          8' Harp (CC-C new)     61 bars       16' Violone             32
          4' Celesta             --            16' Gamba               CH
                                               16' Echo Bourdon        SW
             SOLO ORGAN                         8' Octave              12
          8' Gamba               73             8' Gedeckt             12
          8' Gamba Celeste       73             8' Cello               CH
          8' Gross Gedeckt       73             8' Still Gedeckt       SW
          8' Tuba Mirabilis      73            16' Trombone            32
          8' French Horn         73            16' Posaune             SW
          8' English Horn        73                Chimes              GT
             Tremolo
    
         (a) from existing organ, revised
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-09-26]
    
    
    
  • Click Here Stoplist from Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.