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First Unitarian Church
90 Main Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01564

OHS Database ID 50291.

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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 29, 2012.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 52 stops. 80 registers. 67 ranks. 3453 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from Scott Crowell. -- Rebuild of existing organ. Aeolian-Skinner organ damaged by fire in June 2000. It was rebuilt by Russel & Company and was dedicated in 2004. (Database Manager. August 29, 2012)

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Console. Photograph by Gavin Klein 2019-10-26

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

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: from church website
    Worcester, Massachusetts
    First Unitarian Church
    
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 1433   1964   4 manuals, 47 stops, 61 ranks
    Rebuilt with additions by Russell & Co.       2003   4 manuals, 52 stops, 67 ranks
    __________________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN (II)                           SWELL ORGAN (III)
         16' Gemshorn               73              16' Rohrbass               61
          8' Diapason               61 *             8' Principal              61
          8' Principal              61               8' Rohrflöte              61
          8' Bourdon                61               8' Spitzviol              61
          8' Gemshorn (fr. 16')     --               8' Viol Celeste           61
          4' Octave                 61               8' Flauto Dolce           61
          4' Flute Harmonique       61               8' Flute Celeste (TC)     49
          2' Fifteenth              61               4' Prestant               61
             Fourniture IV         244               4' Flute Ouverte          61
             Cymbel III            183               2' Octavin                61
          8' Trompet                61 *                Plein Jeu IV          244
          8' Major Trumpet (Ch)     --              16' Fagott                 73
             MIDI on Great             *             8' Trumpet                61
                                                     8' Fagott (fr. 16')       --
             CHOIR ORGAN (I)                         8' Voix Humaine           61
          8' Doppelflute            61 *             4' Clarion                61
          8' Cor de Nuit            61                  Tremulant
          8' Viola Pomposa          61                  MIDI on Swell
          8' Viola Celeste          61
          4' Principal              61 *                PEDAL ORGAN
          4' Rohrflöte              61 *            32' Principal              -- d 
          4' Spitzflöte             61              32' Bourdon                -- d
      2 2/3' Nasard                 61 *            32' Lieblich               -- d
          2' Blockflöte             61              32' Violone                -- d
      1 3/5' Tierce                 61              16' Principal              -- d
             Mixtur III            183              16' Violone                -- d
          8' Clarinet               61 *            16' Bourdon                44
          8' English Horn           -- d            16' Gemshorn (Gt)          --
             Tremulant                              16' Rohrbass (Sw)          --
             MIDI on Choir             *             8' Principal              32
                                                     8' Bourdon (fr. 16')      --
             POSITIV ORGAN (IV)                      8' Gemshorn (Gt)          --
          8' Doppelflute (Ch)       --               4' Choral Bass            32
          8' Pommergedeckt          56               4' Gemshorn (Gt)          --
          4' Geigen Principal       56               4' Nachthorn              32 *
          4' Koppelflöte            56                  Mixtur III             96
          2' Octave                 56 *            32' Kontra Fagott (ext SW) 12
          2' Hellflöte              56              32' Kontra Posaune         -- d
      1 1/3' Larigot                56              16' Bombarde               56
      2 2/3' Sesquialtera II (TC)  112              16' Fagott (Sw)            --
             Zimbel III            183               8' Trompette (fr. 16')    --
          8' Cromorne (fr. Ch)      61               8' Fagott (Ch)            --
          8' Clarinet (Ch)          --               8' Clarinet (Ch)          -- d
         16' Major Trumpet (TC)     --               4' Clarion (fr. 16')      --
          8' Major Trumpet (Ch)     --               4' Fagott (Sw)            --
          4' Major Clarion (Ch)     --                  MIDI on Pedal
             Tremulant
             MIDI on Positiv
    
          *  new in 2003
          d  Walker Digital
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-06-12]
    
    
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: from church website Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.