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Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

OHS Database ID 34718.

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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 Unknown.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 6 divisions. 62 stops. 67 registers. 83 ranks. 4662 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 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 vertical rows on angled jambs. Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system. Crescendo Pedal. 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:
    Replaced 1900 three manual Geo. S. Hutchings, #481; Inaugural concerts with orchestra by E. Power Biggs, October 18, 1949; extant; mixtures revoiced by Roy Carlson in the 1960's; some restoration work by Nelson Barden & Associates in 1994. (Database Manager. May 19, 2008)

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  • Stoplist provided by Steven E. Lawson
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Symphony Hall
    
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 1134   1947   4 manuals, 62 stops, 83 ranks
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                GREAT ORGAN                             SWELL ORGAN
            16' Violone              61             16' Contra Gamba         68
             8' Principal            61              8' Diapason             68
             8' Geigen               61              8' Gedeckt              68
             8' Grossflöte           61              8' Viole de Gambe       68
             8' Spitzflöte           61              8' Viole Celeste        68
         5 1/3' Quint                61              8' Aeoline              68
             4' Principal            61              4' Octave               68
             4' Gemshorn             61              4' Flauto Traverso      68
         2 2/3' Quint                61              2' Fifteenth            61
             2' Super Octave         61            III  Grave Mixture       183
            IV  Fourniture          244            III  Scharff             183
           III  Cymbel              183             16' Bombarde             68
                                                     8' Trompette            68
                CHOIR ORGAN                          8' Hautbois             68
             8' Viola Pomposa        68              4' Clairon              68
             8' Viola Celeste        68                 Tremulant
             8' Concert Flute        68
             8' Dulciana             68                 PEDAL ORGAN
             4' Prestant             68             32' Contra Violone       12
             4' Koppelflöte          68             16' Contre Basse         32
           III  Plein Jeu           183             16' Montre               32
            16' Serpent              68             16' Violone              GT
             8' Trompette            68             16' Bourdon              32
             4' Cromorne             68             16' Contra Gamba         SW
                Tremulant                            8' Principal            32
                                                     8' Violoncello          GT
                POSITIV ORGAN                        8' Spitzflöte           32
             8' Spitzflöte           61          5 1/3' Quint                32
             8' Singend Gedeckt      61              4' Choral Bass          32
             4' Nachthorn            61              4' Nachthorn            32
         2 2/3' Nasat                61              2' Blockflöte           32
             2' Blockflöte           61             IV  Fourniture          128
         1 3/5' Terz                 61             32' Contre Bombarde      12
             1' Sifflöte             61             16' Bombarde             32
           III  Zimbel              183              8' Trompette            32
                                                     4' Clairon              32
                BOMBARDE ORGAN
            VI  Plein Jeu           366
            16' Bombarde             61
             8' Trompette Harmonique 61
             4' Clairon Harmonique   61
    
                COUPLERS:
    
                PEDAL:  GT 8   SW 8-4   CH 8-4   PO 8   BO 8-4
                GREAT:  SW 16-8-4   CH 8-4   PO 16-8-4   BO 8-4
                SWELL:  SW 16-8-4
                CHOIR:  CH 16-8-4   SW 16-8-4   BO 8-4
                BOMB:   BO 4
    
    
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