OHS Database ID 8517.
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The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 24, 2017.
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Slider chests with EP pull-downs (externally mounted).
Three manuals. 4 divisions. 76 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.
The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with roll top.
Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Concave radiating pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs. Hitchdown couplers.
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|Nave, Gallery, and Organ Case. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2008-09-15|
Pipe organs in Massachusetts sponsored by Mssrs. Czelusniak et Dugal.
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Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Church, Boston (Roxbury), MA Geo. S. Hutchings, Opus 410 1897/1968 * new pipework, 1968 (Lahaise) + moved or reworked GREAT Double Diapason 16' Open Diapason 8' Doppel Flute+ 8' Spitz Flute 8' Octave 4' Chimney Flute* 4' Fugara 4' Twelfth 2 2/3' Fifteenth 2' Nighthorn+ 2' Tierce* 1 3/5' Cymbal VII Mixture V Scharf III Posaune 16' Trumpet 8' Clarion 4' Swell to Great 16', 8', 4' Choir to Great 16', 8', 4' Great to Great 4' Great Unison Off CHOIR Gedeckt 8' Principal 4' Spindle Flute* 4' Octave 2' Sesquialtera* II Mixture* IV Cremona 8' Swell to Choir 16', 8', 4' Choir to Choir 16', 4' Choir Unison Off SWELL Bourdon 16' Diapason 8' Gedeckt 8' Viola 8' Viola Celeste 8' Octave 4' Koppel Flote* 4' Nazard* 2 2/3' Block Flote* 2' Tierce* 1 3/5' Larigot* 1 1/3' Mixture* III-V Fagot 16' Trompette 8' Oboe 8' Vox Humana 8' Shawm 4' Swell to Swell 16',4' Swell Unison Off Tremelo PEDAL Bourdon 32' Principal 16' Bourdon 16' Violone 16' Dulciana 16' Octave 8' Flute 8' Cello 8' Quint 5 1/3' Super Octave 4' Flute* 4' Flute* 2' Mixture* IV Trombone 16' Trumpet 8' Great to Pedal 8', 4' Swell to Pedal 8', 4' Choir to Pedal 8' Pedal to Pedal 4' Solo division on slider chest with pneumatic action. new slider chests were patterned directly from the Hutchings toeboards. A new console was provided, though the bat-wing console still existed. The tonal work, intended to brighten and expand the harmonic palette, was undertaken in consultation with Charles Fisk. New upper work was included in the swell, choir, and pedal divisions (mutations, mixtures, etc.). The reeds were revoiced to keep their fiery quality on lower pressure. Not all of the original pipework was incorporated, the most notable omissions being the solo tuba and the choir foundations. However, much of this pipework has stood in the original toeboards for the past 25+ years, awaiting the chance to sing again.