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Trinity Church, Episcopal
Copley Square
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

OHS Database ID 2406.

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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 March 23, 2006.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 84 stops. 116 registers. 114 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Notes

  • Chancel organ. Retained some pipework from 1876 Hilborne L. Roosevelt Op. 29 which had been rebuilt by Hutchings-Votey in 1903 as Op. 1492. Rebuilt by Skinner Organ Co. in 1926. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • 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:
    New Chancel organ; alterations in 1962 by Jason McKown; Trompette en chamade installed in 1987 by Jack Steinkampf; combination action replaced by solid state; extant. (Database Manager. March 23, 2006)

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Nave, Gallery, and Organ Cases. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2016-03-08
Nave, Gallery, and Organ Cases. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2016-03-08
Church Interior and Altar. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2016-03-08
Church Interior, Pulpit, and Pipe Facades. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2016-03-08
Altar. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2016-03-08
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1990-06-28
Console. Photograph by Richard Houghten (2019)

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Trinity Church, Copley Square
    
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.  Opus 573-A/B/C  1963  3 manuals, 84 stops, 114 ranks
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    
                                        GALLERY ORGAN
    
             GREAT ORGAN (6" wind)                        SWELL ORGAN (7 1/2" wind)
         16' Quintaton              61                16' Bourdon                73
          8' Diapason               61                 8' Geigen                 73
          8' Gedeckt                61                 8' Stopped Diapason       73
          8' Erzähler               61                 8' Voix Celeste II       146
          4' Octave                 61                 8' Flute Celeste II      134
          4' Flute                  61                 4' Octave                 73
         IV  Mixture               244                 4' Chimney Flute          73
         IV  Fourniture            244             2 2/3' Quinte (TC)            49
          8' Tromba  (10" wind)     61 (in SO)         2' Piccolo                61
          4' Clarion (10" wind)     61 (in SO)    II-III  Mixture               171
          4' Nave Pitch             61                IV  Fourniture            244
                                                      16' Posuane                73
             CHOIR ORGAN (6" wind)                     8' Trumpet                73
         16' Dulciana               73                 8' Vox Humana             73
          8' Viola                  73                 4' Clarion                73
          8' Melodia                73                    Tremulant
          8' Kleine Erzähler II    134
          4' Octave                 73                    PEDAL ORGAN
          4' Flute d'Amour          73                32' Bourdon                 8
      2 2/3' Nazard (TC)            49                16' Principal              32
          2' Piccolo                61                16' Bourdon                32
      1 3/5' Tierce (TC)            49                16' Violone                32
     II-III  Mixture               171                16' Quintaton              GT
          8' Orchestral Oboe        73                16' Echo Bourdon           SW
          4' Clarion                73                16' Dulciana               CH
             Tremulant                                 8' Octave                 12
          8' Harp (TC)            -  -                 8' Flute                  12
          4' Celesta                61 bars            8' Still Gedeckt          SW
                                                       4' Flute                  12
             SOLO ORGAN (floating, 10" wind)          IV  Mixture                96 *
          8' Flute                  73                32' Bombarde               32
          8' Gamba Celeste II      134                16' Trombone               12
          8' French Horn            73                16' Posaune                SW
          8' English Horn           73                 8' Tromba                 12
             Tremulant                                 4' Clarion                12
          8' Trumpet (20" wind)     73                    * draws 5 1/3' from Bourdon
     
                                        CHANCEL ORGAN
     
             GREAT ORGAN (4" wind)                        SWELL ORGAN (4" wind)
          8' Principal              61                16' Lieblich Gedeckt       68
          8' Spitzviola             CH                 8' Montre                 61
          8' Cor de Nuit            CH                 8' Gedeckt                12
          4' Octave                 61                 8' Viole de Gambe         68
          4' Koppelflöte            CH                 8' Viole Celeste (FF#)    62
      2 2/3' Rohrnasat              CH                 8' Flute Celeste II (TC) 110
          2' Zauberflöte            CH                 4' Principal              61
      1 3/5' Terz                   CH                 4' Chimney Flute          68
         IV  Plein Jeu             244                 2' Spillflöte             61
                                                   1 1/3' Larigot                61
             CHOIR ORGAN (4" wind)                     1' Sifflöte               61
         16' Dulciana               68                IV  Scharf                244
          8' Cor de Nuit            68                16' Contre Tompette        61
          8' Lieblich Gedeckt       68                 8' Trompette              61
          8' Spitzviola             68                 8' Petite Trompette       12
          8' Dulciana               12                 4' Clairon                61
          8' Unda Maris (TC)        56                    Tremulant
          4' Spitz Principal        61
          4' Koppelflöte            38                    PEDAL ORGAN
      2 2/3' Rohrnasat              68                16' Bourdon                32 (in CH)
          2' Zauberflöte            61                16' Contre Viole           12 SW
      1 3/5' Terz                   61                16' Lieblich Gedeckt       SW
        III  Cymbel                183                16' Dulciana               CH
          8' Oboe                   61                 8' Principal              32 (in CH)
          8' Clarinet               61                 8' Gedeckt                SW
          8' English Horn           61                 4' Choralbass             12
             Tremulant                                 4' Holzflöte              32 (in SW)
                                                       2' Fife                   12
                                                     III  Fourniture             96 (in CH)
                                                      16' Bombarde               32 (in SW)
                                                      16' Contre Trompette       SW
                                                       8' Trompette              12 (in SW)
                                                       8' Oboe                   CH
                                                       4' Clairon                12 (in SW)
                                                       2' Oboe                   CH
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-07-04]
    
    
  • Click Here From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.
  • Stoplist taken from console July 1973
    Trinity (Episcopal) Church
    Copley Square
    Boston, Massachusetts
    
    Aeolian-Skinner, 1963
    
    CHANCEL ORGAN: (4 inch wind pressure throughout, entirely enclosed)
    (Mostly new pipework, retaining some pipework from previous instruments)
    Choir:
    16 Dulciana         80 pipes
    8 Spitzviola        68 pipes
    8 Cor de Nuit       68 pipes, capped metal
    8 Lieblich Gedeckt  68 pipes, capped metal
    8 Dulciana (ext)
    8 Unda Maris        56 pipes
    4 Spitzprinzipal    68 pipes
    4 Koppelflote       68 pipes
    2 2/3 Rohrnasat     61 pipes
    2 Zauberflote       61 pipes
    1 3/5 Terz          61 pipes
    II-III Cymbel      176 pipes (22,26,29)
    8 Oboe              61 pipes
    8 Clarinet          61 pipes
    4 English Horn      61 pipes
    Tremulant
    Choir to Choir 16
    Unison Off
    Choir to Choir 4
    
    Great (expressive with Choir):
    8 Principal         61 pipes
    8 Spitzviola (Choir)
    8 Cor de Nuit (Choir)
    4 Octave            61 pipes
    4 Koppelflote (Choir)
    2 2/3 Rohrnasat (Choir)
    1 3/5 Terz (Choir)
    IV Plein Jeu       233 pipes (15,19,22,26)
    Unison Off
    
    Swell:
    16 Lieblich Gedeckt 80 pipes
    8 Montre            61 pipes
    8 Gedeckt (ext)
    8 Viole de Gambe    68 pipes
    8 Viole Celeste     68 pipes
    8 Flute Celeste II 124 pipes
    4 Principal         61 pipes
    4 Chimney Flute     61 pipes
    2 Spillflote        61 pipes
    1 1/3 Larigot       61 pipes
    1 Sifflote          61 pipes
    III-IV Scharf      232 pipes (15,19,22,26)
    16 Contre Trompette 73 pipes
    8 Trompette         61 pipes
    8 Petite Trompette (ext, 16’)
    4 Clarion           61 pipes
    Tremulant
    Zymbelstern
    Swell to Swell 16
    Unison Off
    Swell to Swell 4
    
    Pedal:
    16 Contre Viole      12 pipes (ext from Choir Spitzviole)
    16 Bourdon           32 pipes
    16 Lieblich Gedeckt (Swell)
    16 Dulciana (Choir)
    8 Principal          44 pipes
    8 Gedeckt (Swell)
    4 Choralbass (ext)
    4 Holzflote          44 pipes
    2 Fife (ext)
    16 Bombarde          56 pipes
    16 Contre Trompette (Swell)
    8 Trompette (ext)
    8 Oboe (Choir)
    4 Clarion (ext)
    2 Oboe (Choir)
    Unison Off
    
    GALLERY ORGAN: 
    (Mostly retaining pipework from 1926 Skinner)
    Choir (6 inch wind):
    16 Dulciana           73 pipes
    8 Viola               73 pipes
    8 Melodia             73 pipes
    8 Klein Erzahler II  134 pipes
    4 Octave              73 pipes
    4 Flute d’Amour       73 pipes
    2 2/3 Nazard (TG)     49 pipes
    2 Piccolo             61 pipes
    1 3/5 Tierce (TG)     49 pipes
    II-III Mixture       207 pipes (15,19,22)
    8 Orchestral Oboe     73 pipes
    4 Clarion             73 pipes
    Tremulant
    Harp
    Celesta
    Choir 16
    Unison Off
    Choir  4
    
    Great (6 inch wind):
    16 Quintaton          61 pipes (1968)
    8 Diapason            61 pipes (1961)
    8 Gedeckt             61 pipes
    8 Erzahler            61 pipes
    8 Dulciana            61 pipes
    4 Octave              61 pipes (1961)
    4 Flute               61 pipes
    III-IV Mixture       232 pipes (12,15,19,22)
    IV Fourniture        244 pipes (19,22,26,29) (1961)
    8 Tromba              61 pipes *
    3 Clarion             61 pipes *
    Chimes
    Unison Off
    Great 4
    • 10 inch wind, enclosed with Solo
    
    Swell (7 3/8 inch wind):
    16 Bourdon             73 pipes
    8 Geigen               73 pipes
    8 Stopped Diapason     73 pipes
    8 Voix Celeste II     146 pipes
    8 Flute Celeste II    134 pipes
    4 Octave               73 pipes
    4 Chimney Flute        73 pipes
    2 2/3 Quinte           66 pipes
    2 Piccolo              61 pipes
    II-III Mixture        207 pipes (15,19,22)
    IV Fourniture         244 pipes (19,22,26,29) (1961)
    16 Posaune             73 pipes (1961)
    8 Trumpet              73 pipes (1961)
    4 Clarion              73 pipes (1961)
    8 Vox Humana           73 pipes
    Tremulant
    Swell 16
    Unison Off
    Swell 4
    
    Solo (10 inch wind):
    8 Gambe Celeste II    134 pipes
    8 Gross Flute          73 pipes
    8 French Horn          61 pipes
    8 English Horn         73 pipes
    8 Trumpet              73 pipes (20 inch wind, new)
    Tremulant
    Unison Off
    Solo 4
    
    Pedal:
    32 Bourdon             63 pipes (5 ½ inch wind) (low 5 resultant)
    16 Principal           44 pipes (4 ½ inch wind, metal)
    16 Violone             44 pipes (4 ½ inch wind, metal)
    16 Bourdon (ext)
    16 Quintaton (Great)
    16 Echo Bourdon (Swell)
    16 Dulciana (Choir)
    8 Octave (ext)
    8 Flute (ext)
    8 Still Gedeckt (Swell)
    4 Flute (ext)
    III Mixture           132 pipes (12,15,19,22) (6 inch wind, 12th wired from Bourdon)
    III Scharf (ext from Pedal Mixture)
    32 Bombarde            68 pipes (low 14 on 11 inch wind)
    16 Trombone (ext) (5 ½ inch wind, new in 1961)
    16 Posaune (Swell)
    8 Tromba (ext)
    4 Clarion (ext)
    Chimes
    Unison Off
    
    Full complement of Gallery couplers, Chancel couplers, Gallery pistons, Chancel pistons, and 18 full general pistons
    
    Stoplist noted July 1973, by which time the 1960 3-manual Aeolian-Skinner console was somewhat struggling with the multitude of changes, so that some drawknobs did not control engraved pitches or ranks, etc.
    
    
     [Received from Rick Erickson 2012-10-11.]
  • Click Here Stoplist taken from console July 1973 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.