The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Unitarian Church
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts 02568

OHS Database ID 5748.


Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
(The last update we received about this organ was on the transfer of data from the OHS PC Database, October 30, 2004.)


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action.

Two manuals. 13 stops. 7 ranks.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1975. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Restored Andover 1975. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Mock up of Drawknob Layout. Original digital artwork by Doug Ulwick 2019-05-20
Organ in Sanctuary. Photograph by Doug Ulwick 2019-05-19
Organ Case. Photograph by Doug Ulwick 2019-05-19
Keydesk, Stops and Pedals. Photograph by Doug Ulwick 2019-05-19
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Doug Ulwick 2019-05-19
Mock up of Drawknob Layout. Original digital artwork by Doug Ulwick 2019-05-20

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

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from photos of the organ on the OHS Database
    Vineyard Haven (Tisbury), Massachusetts
    Unitarian Universalist Society - Stevens Memorial Chapel
    
    HOOK-HASTINGS CO., Opus 2029, 1904 - Original Specifications
    
    
    GREAT                                        COUPLERS (Drawknob)
       8'  Open Diapason                61          Swell to Pedal
       8'  Dulciana                     61          Great to Pedal
       4'  Octave                       61
                                                    Sw to Gr Unison
                                                    Sw to Gr at Octaves
    SWELL (Expressive)
       8'  Sw Viola               (tc)  49
       8'  Sw Gedeckt             (tc)  49       FOOT LEVERS (Unlabeled)
       8'  Sw Unison Bass               12          Gr to Ped Reversible
       4'  Sw Flute Harmonique          61
    
                                                 PEDAL MOVEMENTS
    PEDAL                                           Swell Expression              (bal.)
       16' Ped SubBass                  30
    
    
    ACTION: Mech Key & Stop      VOICES: 7      STOPS: 8      RANKS: 7      PIPES: 384
    
    
    NOTES
    The organ is free-standing and encased at the front of the chapel. The façade contains
    27 gold-painted pipes in a 3-section display arranged: 3-21-3. The keydesk is attached
    and projecting with a lid which lifts to form a music rack. Stops are as  drawknobs in
    terraced jambs on either side of the manuals. The pedalboard is flat and radiating.
    
    According to an April 14, 2005 article which was published in The Martha's Vineyard Times
    and which appears on the Pipe Organs of the Cape & Islands website, “One hundred years
    ago the organ committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Martha's Vineyard made
    an offer of $1,000 to buy a $1,150 organ from the Hook and Hastings Company in Boston.
    After some haggling it was agreed that the church would buy the organ for $1,100, but
    only after a one-month trial period. “If not satisfactory, it may be returned” wrote
    the committee. 
    
    The church was very happy with their purchase and now the organ, a tracker organ model
    #5, has a new lease on life. The refurbishment is now complete, done by the Andover Organ
    Company and Jeremy Adams, an instrument maker. No restoration was necessary; all the parts
    are original. The pump organ was electrified in the early 20th century, eliminating the
    need to hire pump boys for Sunday mornings. 
    
    The year-long refurbishment was made possible by a grant from the Farm Neck Foundation
    and generous donations from many people. The project culminated with an organ recital on
    April 17, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.”
    
    Sources: Hook & Hastings opus list; OHS Database; Organs of the Cape & Islands
             website
    
    
    Unitarian Univeralist Society
    Stevens Memorial Chapel
    238 Main St.
    Vineyard Haven (Tisbury), MA. 02568
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from photos of the organ on the OHS Database Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.