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First Church of Christ, Scientist - Original Edifice
210 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

OHS Database ID 35376.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 15, 2014.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 61 stops. 46 ranks. 2801 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital 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

  • (Database Manager. June 10, 2008)

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Church Interior and Organ Case. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2015-03-15
Church Interior and Organ Case. Photograph by Len Levasseur
Chancel and Organ Case. Photograph by Len Levasseur
Church exterior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-09-01

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  • From the church web site
    Boston, Massachusetts
    The First Church of Christ, Scientist - Original Edifice
    
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.  Opus 1202   1952          3 manuals, 49 stops, 46 ranks
    Revised by Foley-Baker, Inc. (late 1990s)
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            GREAT ORGAN                                      CHOIR ORGAN
        16' Quintaton                61                   8' Gedackt                 68
         8' Principal                61                   8' Concert Flute           68 a
         8' Rohrflöte                61                   8' Viola                   68
         8' Spitzflöte               61                   8' Viola Celeste           68
         4' Octave                   61                   8' Unda Maris II          136 b
         4' Waldflöte                61                   4' Fugara                  68 a
     2 2/3' Quinte                   61                   4' Nachthorn               68
         2' Super Octave             61               2 2/3' Nazard                  61
     1 1/3' Mixture                 244                   2' Blockflöte              61
         8' Solo Trompette           61               1 3/5' Tierce                  61
            Chimes                   CH                   8' Krummhorn               68
            Harp                     CH                      Tremulant
            Great Unison Off                              8' Solo Trompette          GT
            Great to Great 4                                 Chimes             digital
                                                             Harp               digital
            SWELL ORGAN                                      Choir to Choir 16
        16' Gemshorn            digital                      Choir Unison Off
         8' Geigen                   68 a                    Choir to Choir 4
         8' Stopped Diapason         68 a
         8' Viole de Gamba           68                      PEDAL ORGAN
         8' Viole Celeste            68                  32' Kontrasubbass      digital
         8' Flute Celeste II    digital                  32' Kontrastillbass    digital
         4' Gemshorn                 68                  16' Diapason                32
         4' Flute Harmonique         68 a                16' Bourdon                 32 a
         2' Fifteenth                61                  16' Subbass            digital
         1' Mixture IV              244                  16' Gemshorn                SW
        16' Fagot                    68                  16' Lieblich Gedeckt        32 c
         8' Trompete                 68                  16' Stillbass               GT d
         8' Oboe (ext. Hautbois)     12                   8' Octave                  32
         4' Hautbois                 68                   8' Bourdon (ext)           12
            Tremulant                                     8' Still Gedeckt (L. Ged)  12
         8' Solo Trompette           GT                   8' Stillbass          digital
            Swell to Swell 16                             8' Gemshorn                SW
            Swell Unison Off                              4' Super Octave (ext 8')   12
            Swell to Swell 4                              4' Lieblichflöte (L. Ged)  12
                                                      2 2/3' Mixture II              64
            COUPLERS                                     32' Contra Bombarde    digital
            Great to Pedal 8                             32' Kontrafagott       digital
            Swell to Pedal 8, 4                          16' Bombarde                32
            Choir to Pedal 8, 4                          16' Fagot                   SW
            Swell to Great 16, 8, 4                       8' Trumpet (ext Bombarde)  12
            Choir to Great 16, 8, 4                       8' Solo Trompette          GT
            Great to Choir 8                              4' Clarion (ext Bombarde)  12
            Swell to Choir 16, 8, 4                       4' Rohrschalmei       digital
                                                             Chimes                  CH
    
         a  from 1895 Farrand & Votey organ
         b  Dulciana & Unda Maris from 1895 F&V organ
         c  in Swell box
         d  Great 16' Quintaton; digital Stillbass prepared
       
    
            ADJUSTABLE COMBINATIONS                          ACCESSORIES
            Swell     1-9  (thumb)                           Balanced Swell Pedal
            Great     1-9  (thumb)                           Balanced Choir Pedal
            Choir     1-9  (thumb)                           Crescendo Pedal (4 levels)
            Pedal     1-6  (thumb & toe)                     Piston Sequencer
            General   1-20 (thumb)                             Next/Prev
            General   1-8, 10, 12 (toe)                        All 1's Next
            General Cancel (thumb)                             All Pistons Next
            Setter         (thumb)                           999 Memory Levels
    
            REVERSIBLES
            Swell to Pedal (thumb & toe)
            Great to Pedal (thumb & toe)
            Choir to Pedal (thumb & toe)
            Swell to Great (thumb & toe)
            Choir to Great (thumb)
            Swell to Choir (thumb)
            Sforzando      (2 thumb, 1 toe)
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-08-14]
    
    
    
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