OHS Database ID 9132.
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We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 7, 2006.
Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.
Four manuals. 51 ranks.
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|Chancel, Console, and Chamber Grillework. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2014-09-11|
Pipe organs in Massachusetts sponsored by Mssrs. Czelusniak et Dugal.
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Mt. Holyoke College, Abbey Chapel, South Hadley, MA 1898 Hutchings, Op. 436/1922 Skinner, Op. 367/1938 E. M. Skinner & Son, Op. 511 (Stoplist: William Baker, PIPORG-L Apr 1999) Great: 16' Diapason h 8' 1st Diapason 8' 2nd Diapason 8' Principal Flute har 8' Erzalhler 4' Octave h 4' Harmonic Flute h 2 2/3' Twelth h 2' Fifteenth h IV Mixture * 8' Trumpet (har from F30) m'd Chimes (Solo) Choir: 8' Diapason 8' Melodia h 8' Viola h 8' Klein Erzalhler II 4' Flute (d'Amour) h, w 2 2/3' Nasard 2' Piccolo h 1 3/5' Tierce 1 1/7' Septieme 8' Clarinet h Celesta (Harp, m) Celesta Sub Swell: 16' Lieblich Bourdon h 8' Diapason 8' Gedeckt 8' Clarabella 8' Salicional 8' Voix Celeste (CC) 8' Flauto Dolce 8' Flute Celeste 4' Octave h 4' Flauto Traverso w, har, h 4' Violina h 2' Fifteenth h IV Mixture 16' English Horn 8' Cornopean h 8' Oboe 8' Vox Humana h 4' Clarion h Solo: 8' Flauto Mirabilis & 8' Gamba 8' Gamba Celeste CC 8' Heckelphone 8' French Horn Chimes not enclosed: 8' Harmonic Tuba m'd Pedal: 16' Diapason w, h 16' Violone w, h 16' Gemshorn 16' Bourdon h 16' Echo Lieblich (Sw) 8' (Octave) [Diap] 8' (Gedeckt) [Bdn] 8' (Principal) [Gems] 8' (Still Gedeckt) [Sw 16] 5 1.3' (Quinte) [Gems] 32' English Horn (Sw) 16' Trombone 16' (English Horn) (Sw) 8' (Tromba) [Trom 16] Chimes (Solo) Couplers: (left to right) Swell to Pedal Great to Pedal Choir to Pedal Solo to Pedal Swell to Pedal 4 Choir to Pedal 4 Solo to Pedal 4 Swell to Great Choir to Great Solo to Great Solo to Choir Great to Solo Swell to Swell 4 Swell to Swell 16 Swell to Great 4 Swell to Great 16 Swell to Choir 4 Choir to Choir 4 Choir to Choir 16 Choir to Great 16 Solo to Solo 4 Solo to Solo 16 Solo to Great 4 Solo to Great 16 Octave Couplers off h=Geo Hutchings har=harmonic w=wood m=metal *=addition m'd=moved to new chest Abbey Chapel adjoins Mary Lyon Hall. This one is unusual: note the 32ft English Horn. This organ is relatively unaltered, mostly by Skinner himself. The acoustic in the chapel was greatly livened prior to the installation of the Fisk in the gallery and "Bessie," as she is known, sounds to good advantage in the improved environment. Dr. Larry Schipull, Organist and Music Dept Chair, is very much at home on both instruments and is so instructing his students. Wm Baker