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Wooster School
Ridgebury Road
Danbury, Connecticut 06810

Chapel

OHS Database ID 25756.

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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 April 4, 2007.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 22 stops. 20 registers. 38 ranks. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

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

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. No enclosed divisions. No combination action. Concave radiating pedalboard.

Notes

  • Identified through on-line information from Floyd Higgins. -- The Steere & Turner was heavily rebuilt in 1974 by Henderson and Wilson and provided with a new facade using old pipes. Swell box was eliminated and the stoplist was a hybrid instrument in a neo-Germanic/French Classic style, bristling with mixtures. The organ was a favorite of Anthony Newman who recorded the complete works of Bach on it on the Vox label. Newman's wife Mary Jane taught music at the school for a few years. Around the year 2001, the school solicited proposals to rebuild the organ, but in the end, a new electronic organ was installed. Only the 1974 facade was retained. (Database Manager. April 4, 2007)

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist provided by Dan Amorim

  •        Danbury, Connecticut
           Wooster School, Chapel
    
           Henderson & Wilson   Op. 236   1974/75
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           GREAT               POSITIV             PEDAL
       16' Bourdon          8' Rohrflöte       16' Subbass
        8' Prinzipal        4' Holzflöte        8' Prinzipal
        8' Holzgedackt      2' Prinzipal        4' Oktave
        4' Oktave           2' Blockflöte      IV  Mixtur
        2' Super Oktave    II  Sesquialtera    16' Bombarde
    1 1/2' Quinte          IV  Cornet
       IV  Mixtur          IV  Scharff
      III  Terz Zimbel      8' Trompette
        8' Cromorne         4' Clairon
    
      [Received online from Jeff Scofield September 10, 2013]
  • Stoplist provided by Dan Amorim Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.