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Methuen Memorial Music Hall
192 Broadway
Methuen, Massachusetts 01844

OHS Database ID 34666.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 22, 2017.


Technical Details

Slider chests with EP pull-downs (externally mounted). EP sliders.

Four manuals. 85 stops. 116 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Addition of three great reeds to existing Aeolian-Skinner rebuild of relocated 1863 Walcker organ from Boston Music Hall.--
    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. (Database Manager. May 18, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Barbara Owen. -- For a complete detailed stoplist, history and concert schedule, please go to website of Methuen Memorial Music Hall. -- [Details of several additional modifications by Andover, including replacing console actions and modifying the stoplist, are detailed on the website. - Editor] (Database Manager. May 27, 2013)

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Bibliography

  • Owen, Barbara J.. The Great Organ at Methuen. (Richmond: OHS Press, 2011), Stoplist and photographs [0]

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Organ. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2009-06-28
Organ. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2009-06-28
Left Case Detail. Photograph by David C. Schroth Jr. 2016-01-08
Organ Case and Console. Photograph by David C. Schroth Jr. 2016-01-08
Right Case Detail. Photograph by David C. Schroth Jr. 2016-01-08
Great Pipework. Photograph by David C. Schroth Jr. 2016-01-08
Hall interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-09-02
Hall exterior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-09-02
Original console. Photograph by David C. Schroth, Jr. 2016-01-08

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: from Methuen Memorial Music Hall website
    Methuen, Massachusetts
    Methuen Memorial Music Hall
    
    Andover Organ Company   Opus R-128   1969-onward     4 manuals, 85 stops, 116 ranks
    Revisions to Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 1103   1947
    ___________________________________________________________________________________
    
                 GREAT ORGAN (II)                        SWELL ORGAN (III)
             16' Principal           61               8' Principal           61
             16' Viola Major         61               8' Viole de Gambe      61
             16' Bourdon             61               8' Viole Celeste (TC)  49
              8' Principal           61               8' Aeoline             61
              8' Gemshorn            61               8' Flûte à Cheminée    61
              8' Gedeckt             61               4' Prestant            61
          5 1/3' Gross Quint         61               4' Flûte Couverte      61
              4' Octave              61           2 2/3' Nazard              61
              4' Spitzflöte          61               2' Piccolo             61
              4' Koppelflöte         61               2' Octavin             61
              4' Flute d'Amour       61           1 3/5' Tierce              61
          3 1/5' Gross Terz          61              IV  Plein Jeu          244
          2 2/3' Quint               61              16' Basson              61
              2' Super Octave        61               8' Trompette           61
              2' Waldflöte           61               8' Hautbois            61
          1 3/5' Terz                61               4' Clairon             61
          IV-VI  Cornet             311                  Tremulant
             IV  Fourniture         244
             IV  Scharff            244                  PEDAL ORGAN
             IV  Kleine Mixtur      244              32' Principal           30
             16' Trumpet             61 *            16' Principal           30
              8' Trumpet             61 *            16' Contre Basse        30
              4' Clarion             61 *            16' Bourdon             30
                 Tremulant                           16' Quintaten           30
                                                     16' Lieblich Gedeckt    30
                 POSITIV ORGAN (I)                    8' Octave              30
              8' Gedeckt             61               8' Cello               30
              8' Quintaten           61               8' Spitzflöte          30
              4' Prinicpal           61           5 1/3' Quint               30
              4' Nachthorn           61               4' Super Octave        30
          2 2/3' Nazard              61               4' Nachthorn           30
              2' Oktav               61           3 1/5' Terz                30
              2' Blockflöte          61               2' Waldflöte           30
          1 3/5' Tierce              61              IV  Grand Bourdon      120
          1 1/3' Quinta              61              VI  Mixtur             180
              1' Super Octave        61              32' Contre Bombarde     30
            III  Scharff            183              16' Bombarde            30
            III  Zimbel             183              16' Basson              30
              8' Krummhorn           61 *             8' Trompette           30
                 Tremulant                            4' Clairon             30
                                                      2' Rohr Schalmei       30
                 CHOIR ORGAN (IV)
             16' Quintaten           61                  
              8' Viola               61                  
              8' Unda Maris (TC)     49                  
              8' Konzert Flöte       61                  
              4' Traverse Flöte      61                  
              2' Gemshorn            49                  
         II-III  Cymbel             171                  
             16' Dulzian             61                  
              8' Clarinet            61 *                
              4' Regal               61                  
                 Tremulant                            *  Additions by Andover, 1969
    
                 COMBINATION ACTION (128 levels)         COUPLERS
                 Generals    1-16                        Great to Pedal        8  4
                 Great        1-7                        Swell to Pedal        8  4
                 Swell        1-7                        Choir to Pedal        8  4
                 Choir        1-7                        Positiv to Pedal      8  4
                 Positiv      1-7                        Swell to Great    16  8  4
                 Pedal        1-7                        Choir to Great    16  8  4
                 Setter / Cancel                         Positiv to Great      8
                 Sequencer for General Pistons           Swell to Swell    16     4
                 All Pistons Next                        Choir to Swell    16  8  4
                 Blind Check / Clear                     Choir to Choir    16     4
                                                         Swell to Positiv  16  8  4
                 REVERSIBLES                             Choir to Positiv  16  8  4
                 Great to Pedal
                 Swell to Pedal                          CHIMES
                 Choir to Pedal                          20 tubes (Mayland) A-e2
                 Positiv to Pedal                        Playable on any division
                 Swell to Great                          8' on manuals, 4' on pedal
                 Choir to Great                          Adjustable strike intensity
                 Positiv to Great                          (5 levels)
                 Swell to Positiv
                 Choir to Positiv                        EXPRESSION PEDALS
                                                         Choir
                                                         Swell
                                                         Register Crescendo
                                                           (Standard, A, B, C)
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-08-22]
    
    
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: from Methuen Memorial Music Hall website Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.