The OHS Pipe Organ Database

The Stone Church (Trinitarian Congregational Church)
283 Main Street
Gilbertville, Massachusetts 01031

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 6532.

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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 is used occasionally.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 22, 2016.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 15 stops. 13 registers. 13 ranks. 663 pipes. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 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. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1981. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Plate says #428 which is on Johnson Opus list for Congregational Church, New Canaan, CT. 2-16 or 2-13? (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- To answer the question/confusion preceding: the organ is 13-ranks, but has 16 stops (drawknobs) if you count the Swell Tremolo. The organ is free-standing and encased in an elevated front gallery. The case is 3-sectional having 27 pipes arranged: 7-13-7. Source: extant, unaltered organ documented May 24, 1989. (Database Manager. September 7, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Christopher Greenleaf.
    The Friends of the Stone Church (formed fall 2015) are negotiating with the remaining members of the congregation to assume responsibility for property, building, and instrument. (Database Manager. October 22, 2016)

Online Documents

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  • Let Joy Resound!. Program for events April 16-17, 2016; organ photograph and stoplist. Author: Friends of the Stone Church Source: Printed program brochure, 16 pages. size not recorded.. Document Date. April 16, 2016.
  • A Concert in Tribute to Donald Boothman. Concert program with performer biographies and organ stoplist. Author: Friends of the Stone Church Source: Printed program; single sheet, printed both sides, folded; size not recorded. Document Date. October 8, 2016.

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Photographs

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Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case. Photograph (1985) by Jim Lewis
Keydesk. Photograph (1985) by Jim Lewis
Church Exterior. Photograph by Matthew Cavanaugh 2016-04-14
Church Exterior. Photograph by Matthew Cavanaugh 2016-04-14
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Matthew Cavanaugh 2016-04-14
Organ Case. Photograph by Matthew Cavanaugh 2016-04-14
Left Drawknobs. Photograph by Matthew Cavanaugh 2016-04-14
Organ Case and Keydesk. Photograph by Christopher Greenleaf 2016-01-03
Keydesk. Photograph by Christopher Greenleaf 2016-01-03
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Christopher Greenleaf 2016-01-03

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

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Stoplist

When they are available, stoplists for organs are included in the Database. To make corrections in stoplists that you see here, please send details via e-mail to stoplists@pipeorgandatabase.org rather than submitting a new stoplist through our online form.

  • Stoplist copied from the keydesk May 24, 1989

  • Gilbertville, Massachusetts
    Trinitarian Congregational Church
    
    JOHNSON & SON, Opus 430, 1874 - Original Specifications
    
    
    GREAT                                        COUPLERS (Drawknob)
       8     Open Diap.                 58          Sw. to Ped.
       8     Dulciana             (tc)  46          Gr. to Ped.
       8     Melodia              (tc)  46
       8     Unison Bass                12          Sw. to Gr.
       4     Octave                     58
       4     Flute d'Amour        (tc)  46
       2-2/3 Twelfth                    58       FOOT LEVERS (Unlabeled; l - r)
       2     Fifteenth                  58          Gr. Piano – 8' Dil., 8' Unis. Bass 
    
                                                    Gr. Forte – 8,8,8,8,4,4,2-2/3,2.
    SWELL (Expressive)
       8     Open Diap.           (tc)  46
       8     Dolce                (tc)  46       PEDAL MOVEMENTS
       8     St. Dia. Treble      (tc)  46          Swell Expression             (bal.) 
       8     St. Dia. Bass              12
       4     Fugara                     58
       8     Oboe                 (tc)  46
             Tremolo                             ACTION: Mechanical Key & Stop
    
                                                 VOICES: 13         STOPS: 15
    PEDAL
       16    Bourdon                    27       RANKS: 13          PIPES: 663
    
    
    NOTES
    The organ is free-standing and encased in the front gallery. The keydesk is attached
    and projecting with a lid that lifts to form a music rack. The drawknobs are in terraced
    stopjambs on both sides of the manuals. The 3-sectional façade contains 27 gold-painted
    pipes arranged: 7 – 13 – 7. The nameplate is engraved with opus 428, which on the Johnson
    opus list is listed for the Congregational Church in New Canaan, CT.
    
    Sources: Johnson opus list; JRS; extant organ
    
     [Received from James R. Stettner 2014-06-05.]
  • Stoplist copied from the keydesk May 24, 1989 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.