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Village Congregational Church
45 Main St.
West Stockbridge, Massachusetts 01266

OHS Database ID 35901.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 30, 2015.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 2 divisions. 7 stops. 6 registers. 6 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 13 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.

Notes

  • Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Rebuild of existing organ. Andover added a 2' Fifteenth to the Great on an added jump-slide, renovated the organ, and some of the other pipework was revoiced. Documented: July, 1988. (Database Manager. July 6, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from John Igoe. -- Johnson Organs, 1844-1898: Wm. A Johnson, Johnson Organ Co., Johnson & Son: a documentary issued in honor the two hundredth anniversary of his birth, 1816-2016 / by Scot L. Huntington, Len Levasseur, Barbara Owen, Stephen L. Pinel, and Martin R. Walsh. Cranbury, New Jersey: The Princeton Academy of the Arts, Culture, and Society, 2015. (Database Manager. August 30, 2015)
  • Updated through online information from John Igoe. -- Johnson Organs, 1844-1898: Wm. A Johnson, Johnson Organ Co., Johnson & Son: a documentary issued in honor the two hundredth anniversary of his birth, 1816-2016 / by Scot L. Huntington, Len Levasseur, Barbara Owen, Stephen L. Pinel, and Martin R. Walsh. Cranbury, New Jersey: The Princeton Academy of the Arts, Culture, and Society, 2015. (Database Manager. August 30, 2015)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case. (2014) Photograph by Andrew Hagberg
Pipe Facade. (2014) Photograph by Andrew Hagberg

Pipe organs in Massachusetts sponsored by Mssrs. Czelusniak et Dugal.

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Stoplist

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  • Typed Stoplist by Paul Opel; augmented by James R. Stettner 2019-06-08. Source: Opel source undocumented; JRS stoplist coped from console Jul 1988
    West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
    Congregational Church
    
    JOHNSON & SON, Opus 604, 1883
    Andover Organ Co., R-188, 1975 - Refurbishing & Addition
    
    (Stoplist: Paul Opel 1998; Augmented by James R. Stettner, 2019-06-08)
    
    MANUAL (Expressive), C-a''' 
       8  Open Diapason           (tc)  46  
       8  Melodia                 (tc)  46
       8  Dulciana                (tc)  46
       8  Unison Bass                   12
       4  Octave                        58  
       2  Fifteenth                     58  (Added by Andover Organ Company
          Tremulant
    
    PEDAL (flat, straight), C-c
       16 Sub Bass                      13
    
    COUPLERS (Drawknob) 
       Man. to Ped.
    
    PEDAL MOVEMENTS
       Expression                   (bal.)
    
    ACTION: Mech. Key & Stop     VOICES: 6     STOPS: 7     RANKS: 6     PIPES: 279 
    
    NOTES
    This organ has the distinction of being the smallest church instrument built by
    Johnson. The 2' Fifteenth was added by the Andover Organ Co., and the other pipework
    was revoiced. (James R. Stettner)
    
    "This is the smallest existing Johnson organ with an independent pedal.  Much of the
     manual pipework is altered and sounds unlike Johnson & Son's tonal ideals."
    (Dr. Susan Armstrong-Ouelette)
    
    Sources: Johnson opus list; Andover Organ Co. files; JRS; extant organ (copied July, 1988)
  • Click Here Typed Stoplist by Paul Opel; augmented by James R. Stettner 2019-06-08. Source: Opel source undocumented; JRS stoplist coped from console Jul 1988 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.