The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Memorial Auditorium
Main & Highland (Lincoln Square)
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609

OHS Database ID 7099.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 42, 1983-06-27.


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 May 6, 2015.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 137 stops. 88 registers. 107 ranks. 6841 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is on a lift.

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. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1983 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • In danger 1998 - plans to use building for office space. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. February 23, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Richard Harrold. -- The Kimball was used at Preservation Worcester's "Aud Ball" on June 8th, 2013, and does appear to be appreciated.
    A video of the evening (and specifically a clip of the organ, heard in the Widor 5th Symphony Toccata) can be found at https://youtu.be/SYnQOF5Ho0A?t=3m28s - considering it hasn't been played, and the auditorium has been shuttered, since the mid 1990s, it sounds in remarkably fine voice - testament to Kimball's build quality. (Database Manager. May 6, 2015)

Online Documents

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  • Supplementary Information. . Author: Author not identified Source: On line information to listserv.. Document Date. June 4, 2005.

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.

  • Worcester War Memorial Auditorium,  Worcester MA 
    1933 W. W. Kimball Company, Op. 7119, 
    (Stoplist: web page for Worcester AGO, 1998)
    
    GREAT: 61 notes, unenclosed
    32 Contra Gemshorn (TC) (ext.) -- -
    16 Double Diapason 61m
    16 Contra Gemshorn (ext.) 12m
    8 I Diapason 61m
    8 II Diapason 61m
    8 III Diapason sc43 61m
    8 Gemshorn (tapered) sc45 61m
    8 Harmonic Flute 61m
    5 1/3 Quint 61m
    4 I Octave sc53 61m
    4 Harmonic Flute 61m
    3 1/5 Tenth 61m
    2 2/3 Twelfth 61m
    2 Fifteenth 61m
    V Mixture [Plein Jeu] 305m
    8 Trumpet 61m
    
    GREAT: 61 notes, enclosed
    16 Contra Basse (open) (ext.) 12w
    8 IV Diapason sc45 61m
    8 Viola (tapered) sc51/55 61m
    8 Bourdon 61w
    8 Melodia 61w
    4 II Octave sc56 61m
    4 Flute Ouverte 61w&m
    2 Super Octave 61m
    VI Harmonics 366m
    16 Contra Tromba 61m
    8 Tromba 61m
    4 Tromba Clarion 61m
    8 (So.) Chimes -- -
    Tremolo
    
    SWELL: 61 notes, enclosed
    16 Contra Geigen sc50 73m
    16 Rohrbourdon (ext.) 12w
    8 I Diapason sc41x44 73m
    8 II Diapason (Geigen) sc46 73m
    8 Viola da Gambe sc58 73m
    8 Viole d=92Orchestre sc66 73m
    8 Salicional sc55 73m
    8 Voix Celeste sc55 73m
    8 Rohrflote sc62 61m
    8 Clarabella 73w&m
    8 Spitzflote (tapered) sc47 61m
    8 Flute Celeste (TC) (tapered) sc47 61m
    4 Octave (Geigen) sc57 73m
    4 Violina sc67 73m
    4 Rohrflote (ext.) 12m
    4 Flute Triangulaire 73 w&m
    2 2/3 Nazard (capped) 61m
    2 Fifteenth 61m
    2 Flautina (ext.) 12m
    1 3/5 Tierce (rohrflute) 61m
    V Mixture (Fourniture) 305m
    16 Double Trumpet 73m
    8 French Trumpet 73m
    8 Cornopean 73m
    8 Oboe (capped) 73m
    8 Vox Humana (add=92t=92l encl.) 146m
    4 Clarion 73m
    8 (Ch.) Harp -- -
    4 (Ch.) Celeste -- -
    Tremolo
    Vox Humana Vibrato
    
    CHOIR: 61 notes, enclosed
    16 Double Dulciana (ext.) 12m
    8 English Diapason sc44 73m
    8 Violin Diapason 73m
    8 Dulciana 61m
    8 Viola (tapered) 56x60 73m
    8 Unda Maris 73m
    8 Concert Flute 73w&m
    8 Cor de Nuit (capped) 73m
    4 Principal 73m
    4 Dulcet (ext.) 12m
    4 Traverse Flute 73w&m
    2 2/3 Nazard 61m
    2 Piccolo (tapered) (harmonic) 61m
    2 Dolcetin (ext.) 12m
    1 3/5 Tierce (tapered) 61m
    1 1/3 Larigot (tapered) 61m
    1 1/7 Septieme 61m
    2 Twenty Second (ext.) (top Oct. repeats) -- -
    III Mixture 15-19-22 183m
    8 Bassoon (capped) 73m
    8 Trompette 73m
    8 Orchestral Oboe (capped) 73m
    8 Clarinet 73m
    4 Clairon 73m
    8 Harp (Deagan) 61 bars
    4 Celesta (from Harp) -- -
    Tremolo
    
    SOLO: 61 notes, enclosed
    8 Violoncello sc54 73m
    8 Cello Celeste sc54 73m
    8 Orchestral Flute (harmonic) 73w&m
    4 Concert Flute (harmonic) 73w&m
    8 Tuba Magna (prep.) (Unencl.) -- -
    8 Tuba Mirabilis (harmonic) 73m
    8 French Horn (capped) 73m
    8 English Horn 73m
    4 Tuba Clarion 73m
    8 Chimes (Deagan) (G20-G44) 25 tubes
    8 (Ch.) Harp -- -
    4 (Ch.) Celeste -- -
    Tremolo
    
    PEDAL: 32 notes, enclosed with Gr. or So.
    16 (Gr.) II Diapason (open) 32w
    16 (Sw.) Contra Geigen -- -
    16 (Ch.) Double Dulciana -- -
    16 (Gr.) Contra Basse -- -
    16 (Sw.) Lieblich Gedeckt (Rohrbdn) -- -
    8 (Gr.) II Octave (ext,) (open) 12w
    8 (Sw.) Geigen -- -
    8 (Sw.) Dulciana -- -
    8 (Gr,) Open Flute 32w
    8 (Sw.) Still Gedeckt (Rohrfl.) -- -
    4 (Sw.) Octave Geigen -- -
    4 (Gr.) Open Flute (ext.) 12w
    16 (So.) Trombone 32m
    16 (Gr.) Contra Tromba -- -
    16 (Sw.) Double Trumpet -- -
    16 (Ch.) Bassoon -- -
    10 2/3 (Gr.) Tromba Quint -- -
    8 (So.) Trumpet (ext.) 12m
    8 (Gr.) Tromba -- -
    4 (So.) Clarion (ext.) 12m
    8 (So.) Chimes -- -
    
    PEDAL: 32 notes, unenclosed
    32 Contra Violone (ext.) (open) 12w
    32 Major Bass (ext.) (stopped) 12w
    16 I Diapason (open) 32w
    16 III Diapason 32m
    16 Violone (open) 32w&m
    16 (Gr.) Gemshorn -- -
    16 Bourdon 32w
    10 2/3 Quint (derived) -- -
    8 I Octave 32m
    8 Violoncello (ext.) 12m
    8 (Gr,) Gemshorn -- -
    8 Stopped Flute (ext.) 12m
    5 1/3 Octave Quint sc48 32m
    4 Super Octave (ext.) sc37 12m
    4 Stopped Flute (ext.) 12m
    IV Mixture 128m
    32 Contra Bombarde (ext.) 12m
    16 Bombarde 32m
    8 Bombarde Octave (ext.) 12m
    4 Bombarde Clarion (ext.) 12m
    
    
  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.