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

OHS Database ID 6897.

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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 June 8, 2019.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 2 divisions. 6 stops. 5 registers. 5 ranks. 221 pipes. 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

  • Status Note: There 1998 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Altered by Andover 1975, 1-6 (1rk, 1st added). Historic Organs Recital 18 Mar 1990. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • Elsworth, John Van Varick. The Johnson Organs. (Harrisville, New Hampshire: Boston Organ Club Chapter of the Organ Historical Society, 1984), ? [0]

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Photographs

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Pedalboard and expression shoe. Photograph by James R. Stettner
Keydesk. Photograph by James R. Stettner
Organ case in front of sanctuary. Photograph by James R. Stettner

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

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
    West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
    Congregational Church
    
    JOHNSON & SON, Opus 604, 1883
    
    
    MANUAL (Expressive), C-a''' 
       8  Open Diapason           (tc)  46  
       8  Melodia                 (tc)  46
       8  Dulciana                (tc)  46
       8  Unison Bass                   12
       4  Octave                        58  
          Tremulant
    
    PEDAL (flat, straight), C-c
       16 Sub Bass                      13
    
    COUPLERS (Drawknob) 
       Man. to Ped.
    
    PEDAL MOVEMENTS
       Expression                   (bal.)
    
    ACTION: Mech. Key & Stop     VOICES: 5     STOPS: 6     RANKS: 5     PIPES: 266 
    
    NOTES
    This organ has the distinction of being the smallest church instrument built by
    Johnson. In 1975, a 2' Fifteenth was added by the Andover Organ Co., and the other
     pipework was revoiced. (James R. Stettner)
    
    Sources: Johnson opus list; Andover Organ Co. files; JRS; extant, altered organ
    
    
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.