The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Joseph Church, Holy Family Parish
35 Hamilton Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01604


OHS Database ID 9135.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 3, 2011.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) ventil chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 39 stops. 26 registers. 28 ranks. 1826 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

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 toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Status Note: There 1998 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Online update from Judith A. Ollikkala -- Organ under restoration, being used (Database Manager. September 4, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. December 6, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Stephen St. Denis. (Database Manager. January 3, 2011)

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Organ case in the rear gallery. Photograph by Stephen St. Denis 2009-04-18
Console. Photograph by Stephen St. Denis 2011-04-29
Church Exterior. Photograph by Stephen St. Denis 2013-09-22
Organ case in rear gallery. Photograph by Stephen St.Denis 2009-04-18

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

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
    St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Worcester, Massachusetts
    1928 Casavant-Freres, Limitee, Op. 1239
    (Stoplist: web page for Worcester AGO, 1998)
    Composition de l'orgue
    Montre 8' 68
    Principal 8' 68
    Flute Ouverte 8' 68
    Gemshorn 8' 68
    Octave 4' 68
    Flute Harmonique 4' 68
    Trompette 8' 68
    RECIT (Expressif)
    Bourdon 16' 68
    Bourdon 8' 68
    Principal 8' 68
    Viole de Gamba 8' 68
    Voix Celeste 8' 49
    Principal 4' 68
    Flute Traverse 4' 68
    Flautino 2' 61
    Cornet 3 Ranks 204
    Trompette 8' 68
    Hautbois 8' 68
    Voix Humaine 8' 68
    POSITIF (Expressif)
    Principal 8' 68
    Melodie 8' 68
    Dulciane 8' 68
    Flute d'Amour 4' 68
    Clarinette 8' 68
    Flute Ouverte 16' 30
    Bourdon 16' 30
    Bourdon Doux 16' RE
    Flute 8' 12
    Flute Douce 8' 12
    Expression Recits
    Expression Positif
    Recit au Grande Orgue 16' 8' 4'
    Positif au Grande Orgue 16' 8' 4'
    Recit au Positif 16' 8' 4'
    Grande Orgus au Grande Orgue 4'
    Recit au Recit 16' 4'
    Positif au Positif 16' 4'
    Grande Orgue a la Pedale 8'
    Recit a la Pedale 8' 4'
    Positif a la Pedale 8'
    Grande Orgue a la Pedale
    Grande Orgue a la Pedale (au Pied)
    Positif a la Pedale
    Recit au Grande Orgue
    Positif au Grand Orgue
    Recit au Positif
    Grand Jeu (au Pied)
    1, 2, 3 AU Grande Orgue
    1, 2, 3, 4 au Recit
    1, 2, au Positif
    1, 2, a la Pedale
    1, 2, 3 Generaux (au Pied)
    Grand Jeu
    Vent Metre
    Voit Metre
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.