The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Bruton Parish Church, Episcopal
201 Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185

OHS Database ID 25574.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition June 6, 2014.


Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Four manuals. 8 divisions. 71 stops. 86 registers. 96 ranks. 5686 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Adjustable combination pistons. 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 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:
    Rebuilding of much rebuilt and altered Aeolian-Skinner Opus 968. (Database Manager. March 12, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Allen Blehl. -- The III Cymbal on the Great has been disconnected; the 4'-2' Piffaro II on the Positiv has been reduced to only the 4'; and the IV Scharff on the Positif has been reduced to three ranks. The chimes on the Antiphonal also no longer function. (Database Manager. June 6, 2014)

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Photographs

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Gallery and Facade. Photograph by William Dunklin 2011-07-10
Church Exterior. Photograph by William Dunklin 2007-05-18
Chancel with Organ in Front Gallery. Postcard ca. 1950, courtesy of William Dunklin
Console. Photograph from undocumented source 1996-09-09

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist taken from console by Allen Blehl (May 2014)
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
    
    Orgues Létourneau, Ltée. (1995)
    Rebuild of Aeolian-Skinner Op. 968-A/B/C (1937, 1939, 1955, 1964) / Kinzey-Angerstein (1977)
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                 GREAT (II)                                 SWELL (III, enclosed)
             16' Bourdon            61 pipes            16' Gedeckt            12 pipes
              8' Principal          61 pipes             8' Viola Pomposa      73 pipes
              8' Bourdon            61 pipes             8' Viola Celeste      73 pipes
              4' Principal          61 pipes             8' Stopped Diapason   73 pipes
              4' Rohrflöte          61 pipes             8' Erzähler           73 pipes
          2 2/3' Quint              61 pipes             8' Erz. Celeste (TC)  61 pipes
              2' Super Octave       61 pipes             4' Prestant           73 pipes
                 Mixture IV        244 pipes             4' Flute Harmonique   73 pipes
                 Cymbal III        183 pipes             2' Octavin            61 pipes
              8' Trumpet            61 pipes                Plein-Jeu IV-VI   305 pipes
                                                        16' Bombarde           73 pipes
                 CHOIR (I, enclosed)                     8' Trompette          73 pipes
              8' Viole de Gambe     73 pipes             4' Clairon            73 pipes
              8' Rohrflöte          73 pipes             8' Voix Humaine       73 pipes
              8' Dulciana           73 pipes                Tremulant
              8' Unda Maris (TC)    61 pipes
              4' Nachthorn          73 pipes                BOMBARDE (IV)
          2 2/3' Nazard             61 pipes             8' Nason Flute        61 pipes
              2' Blockflöte         61 pipes             4' Koppelflöte        61 pipes
          1 3/5' Tierce             61 pipes         2 2/3' Nasat              61 pipes
              8' Clarinet           61 pipes             2' Principal          61 pipes
              8' English Horn       61 pipes         1 3/5' Terz               61 pipes
                 Tremulant                           1 1/3' Quint              61 pipes
                                                         1' Sifflöte           61 pipes
                 POSITIV (floating)                         Zimbel III        183 pipes
              8' Principal          61 pipes            16' Rankett            61 pipes
              8' Bourdon            61 pipes             8' Cromorne           61 pipes
              4' Principal          61 pipes                Tremulant
            4-2' Piffaro II        122 pipes
                 Sesquialtera II   122 pipes                BOMBARDE (floating)
              2' Fifteenth          61 pipes            16' Solemn Trumpet     61 pipes
                 Scharff IV        244 pipes             8' Solemn Trumpet     61 pipes
              8' Cremona            61 pipes
                                                            PEDAL
                 ANTIPHONAL (floating, enclosed)        32' Untersatz          (digital)
             16' Bourdon            61 pipes            32' Bourdon            (digital)
              8' Principal          61 pipes            16' Contrebasse        32 pipes
              8' Cor de Nuit        61 pipes            16' Subbass            32 pipes
              8' Salicional         61 pipes            16' Gemshorn           32 pipes
              8' Voix Celeste (FF)  56 pipes            16' Quintaton (GT)
              4' Principal          61 pipes            16' Gedeckt (SW)
              2' Fifteenth          61 pipes             8' Principal          12 pipes
              3' Cornet III (MC)   111 pipes             8' Gemshorn           12 pipes
                 Plein-Jeu IV      244 pipes             8' Bourdon            12 pipes
              8' Trompette Harm.    61 pipes             4' Choral Bass        32 pipes
                 Tremulant                               4' Concert Flute      32 pipes
                 Chimes             25 tubes             4' Gemshorn           12 pipes
                                                            Mixture IV        128 pipes
                 ANTIPHONAL PEDAL                       32' Contra Fagotto     12 pipes
             16' Subbass (ANT)                          16' Bombarde           32 pipes
              8' Bourdon (ANT)                          16' Fagotto (SW)        
                                                         8'´Trompette          12 pipes
                                                         4' Clairon            12 pipes
                                                         4' Schalmei           32 pipes
    
    
    [Received from Allen Blehl  2014-05-29]
    
    
  • Click Here Stoplist taken from console by Allen Blehl (May 2014) Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.