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Christ Church, Episcopal
569 Main Street
Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420

OHS Database ID 7478.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 8, 2006.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 35 stops. 43 registers. 38 ranks. 2527 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Notes

  • Online update from Judith A. Ollikkala -- Echo pipework [from Kimball, Small & Frazee, 1922] now gone, but ceiling front remains. Echo was 4th manual of Skinner console, non-operable in the early 1950s. (Database Manager. August 23, 2005)
  • Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Retained case front from 1898 Geo. S. Hutchings, #450 and Echo division added by Kimball, Smallman & Frazee, # 87 in 1922; rebuilt by M.P. Möller, #R-669 in 1961 and 1963 with new three manual console, pipework and additions (Antiphonal and positiv) and by KinzeyAngerstein, #RI0 in 1976; Skinner chassis and some pipework remains; now 3/67. (Database Manager. May 8, 2006)

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Fitchburg, Massachusetts
    Christ Church, Episcopal
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 743   1928       3 manuals, 35 stops, 38 ranks
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    
            GREAT ORGAN                             SWELL ORGAN
        16' Bourdon             17 PED          16' Bourdon             73
         8' First Diapason      61               8' Diapason            73
         8' Violin Diapason     61               8' Rohrflöte           73
         8' Flute Harmonic      61               8' Salicional          73
         4' Principal           61               8' Voix Celeste        73
         4' Flute               61               8' Aeoline             73
        II  Grave Mixture      122               8' Flauto Dolce        73
         8' Tuba                61 (in CH)       8' Flute Celeste (TC)  61
            Chimes              SO               4' Octave              73
                                                 4' Flute Triangulaire  73
            CHOIR ORGAN                        III  Mixture            183
         8' Geigen Principal    73              16' Waldhorn            73
         8' Melodia             73               8' Trumpet             73
         8' Erzähler            73               8' Oboe d'Amour        73
         8' Erzähler Celeste    73               8' Vox Humana          73
         8' Dulciana            73               4' Clarion             73
         8' Unda Maris (TC)     61                  Tremolo
         4' Flute d'Amour       73
         2' Piccolo             61                  PEDAL ORGAN
         8' Corno di Bassetto   73              16' Diapason            32
         8' French Horn         73              16' Bourdon             32
            Tremolo                             16' Echo Lieblich       SW
                                            10 2/3' Quint               EC
            ECHO ORGAN (as is)                   8' Octave              12
        16' Bourdon Bass                         8' Gedeckt             12
         8' Diapason                             4' Super Octave        12
         8' Melodia                             16' Trombone            32
         8' Echo Flute                          16' Waldhorn            SW
         8' Flute Celeste
         8' Viol d'Orchestre                        ECHO PEDAL
         8' Viol Celeste                        16' Bourdon
         8' Muted Viole                         16' Soft Bourdon
         8' Vox Humana
            Tremolo
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-07-18]
    
    
  • Click Here From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.