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Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

OHS Database ID 34717.

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Status and Condition

The organ is no longer at this location, and is presumed destroyed, dispersed or relocated.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 19, 2008.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 56 stops. 62 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs. Combination Action: Setterboard. Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. 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:
    Replaced by Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1134 (1947). (Database Manager. May 19, 2008)

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  • Stoplist provided by Steven E. Lawson
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Symphony Hall
    
    George S. Hutchings Co.   Opus 481   1900   3 manuals, 56 stops, 62 ranks
    Source: "The Symphony Hall Organ", a brochure dated 1900.
    Pipecounts were not listed but are suggested below.
    __________________________________________________________________________________
    
                 GREAT ORGAN                                CHOIR ORGAN
             16' Open Diapason           61             16' Contra Gamba            61 
              8' First Open Diapason     61              8' Open Diapason           61
              8' Second Open Diapason    61              8' Geigen Principal        61
              8' Gross Flute             61              8' Melodia                 61
              8' Gross Gamba             61              8' Dolcissimo              61
              8' Stopped Diapason        61              4' Fugara                  61
              8' Gemshorn                61              4' Flauto Traverso         61
              4' Octave                  61              2' Piccolo                 61
              4' Gross Flute             61              8' Clarinet                61
          2 2/3' Twelfth                 61                 Tremolo
              2' Fifteenth               61
             VI  Mixture                366                 PEDAL ORGAN
             IV  Scharff                244             32' Diapason                54
             16' Trumpet                 61             16' First Diapason (wood)   --
              8' Trumpet                 61             16' Second Diapason (metal) 42
              4' Clarion                 61             16' Violone                 42
                                                        16' Bourdon                 42
                 SWELL ORGAN                            16' Dulciana                30
             16' Bourdon                 61         10 2/3' Quinte (Bourdon)        --
              8' Open Diapason           61              8' Octave                  30
              8' Stopped Diapason        61              8' Flute (1st Diap)        --
              8' Concert Flute           61              8' Gedackt (Bourdon)       --
              8' Salicional              61              8' Cello (Violone)         --
              8' Voix Celeste            61              4' Super Octave            30
              8' Spitz Flute             61             16' Trombone                42
              8' Aeoline                 61              8' Tromba (Trombone)       --
              4' Octave                  61
              4' Violina                 61                 COMBINATIONS
              4' Flute Harmonic          61                 Pistons:
              2' Flautino                61                   Great & Pedal: 5 & release
              V  Mixture                305                   Swell & Pedal: 6 & release
             16' Contra Fagotto          61                   Choir & Pedal: 4 & release
              8' Cornopean               61                   General release
              8' Oboe                    61                   Pedal release
              8' Vox Humana              61                 Pedals:
                 Tremolo                                      Generals: 4
                                                              Great: 4 & release
                 COUPLERS                                     Swell: 4 & release
                 Swell to Pedal
                 Great to Pedal                             REVERSIBLES
                 Choir to Pedal                             Great to Pedal (pedal)
                 Swell to Great
                 Choir to Great                             MECHANICALS
                 Swell to Choir                             Balanced Swell Pedal
                 Great to Swell                             Balanced Crescendo Pedal
                 Swell to Swell 16'
                 Swell to Swell 4'
                 Choir to Great 16'
    
                [Received from Steven E. Lawson July 1, 2014]
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