The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Trinity College
Hartford, Connecticut

Crypt Chapel

OHS Database ID 23697.

Status and Condition

The organ has been removed from this location and is currently in storage.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 18, 2006.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Two manuals. 2 stops. 13 registers. 2 ranks. 170 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a floor-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. No combination action. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.


  • 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:
    Altered by Austin in 1971; replaced in 1993 by 2/6 Nicholson. (Database Manager. May 16, 2006)
  • Updated through on-line information from Floyd Higgins. -- Organ was releathered with perflex in the early 1970s and its console rebuilt by Austin. Organ was substantially unplayable by early 1990s. Is now in storage (minus the low 12 pipes of the 16' Bourdon) at the West Hartford home of Floyd Higgins, Trinity '85. (Database Manager. May 18, 2006)

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    • Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey
      Hartford, Connecticut
      Trinity College - Crypt Chapel
      Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 854   1931
      2 manuals, 13 registers, 2 stops, 2 ranks
                      STOP ANALYSIS
                   8' Gemshorn         85 pipes
                  16' Bourdon          85 pipes
                      GREAT ORGAN
                   8' Gemshorn
                   8' Gedeckt
                   4' Gemshorn
                   4' Gedeckt
                      SWELL ORGAN
                   8' Gemshorn
                   8' Gedeckt
                   4' Gemshorn
                   4' Gedeckt
                   2' Gemshorn
                      PEDAL ORGAN
                  16' Bourdon
                   8' Gemshorn
                   8' Gedeckt
                   4' Gemshorn
      [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-03-17]
    • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.