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St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Glidden Street
Newcastle, Maine 04553

OHS Database ID 5571.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
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 February 24, 2014.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 16 stops. 16 ranks.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. 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, not in standard AGO position. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Concave radiating pedalboard (not AGO standard dimensions). Hitchdown couplers.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1992. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Slightly altered by 1980. Building and case designed by Henry Vaughan. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Michael J Smith. -- It's in fine shape. Winding has been electrified and somebody (Andover?) has fitted some of the ranks with shiny new tuning slides, but otherwise it appears original. (Database Manager. August 12, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from John Igoe. -- Renovated by Andover. (Database Manager. February 24, 2014)

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Chancel and Organ Case at right. (ca. 1960) Vintage Postcard; image courtesy of William Dunklin

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Stoplist

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  • Typed Stoplist. On-line update from Michael J Smith.
    Newcastle, Maine
    St. Andrew's Episcopal  
    1888 Hutchings
    
    Stoplist         
    
    Great --        
    Open Diapason 8     
    Melodia 8     
    Dolcissima 8    
    Octave 4    
    Flute d'Amour 4    
    Twelfth 2-2/3    
    Fifteenth 2    
    Trumpet 8        
    
    Swell --        
    Bourdon Treble(*) 16    
    Open Diapason 8    
    Salicional 8    
    Stop'd Diapason 8    
    Flute Harmonique 4    
    Violina 4    
    Flautino 2    
    Oboe 8         
    
    (*) I don't know what this stop name is supposed to mean. It's
    a substantial 16' Bourdon that runs right through the compass.
    Does not appear to share pipes with the Pedal 16.          
    
    Pedal --         
    Bourdon 16         
    
    Couplers:         Sw -> Gt    Sw -> Ped    Gt -> Ped        
    
    The manuals couple through -- i.e. if you have Gt->Ped and Sw->Gt
    you effectively have Sw->Ped too.         
    
    Mechanisms, operated by foot pedals:         
    
    Sw->Gt superoctave (hitchdown)    
    Gt->Ped (reversible)    
    Tremulant (whole instrument) -- hitchdown         
    
    Combinations (foot pedals, L to R)         
    
    I -- Retires all engaged Sw stops except Stop'd Diapason and Flute Harmonique    
    II -- Enagages all Sw stops    
    III -- Retires all engaged Gt stops except Melodia and Flute d'Amour    
    IV -- Engages Gt Open 8, Melodia, Octave, Flute d'Amour, Twelfth, and Fifteenth.         
    
    It's quite a splendid assertive instrument in a small but nice live space.
    
    [Received on line from Michael J. Smith, August 11, 2008]
  • Click Here Typed Stoplist. On-line update from Michael J Smith. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.