The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Methodist Episcopal Church
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

OHS Database ID 9275.

Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 19, 2006.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 28 stops. 35 registers. 28 ranks. 1943 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.


  • Status Note: There 1998 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Altered 1950 by Andover and by Spencer in 1971. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • 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:
    Built in Westfield; replaced 1874 two manual Johnson & Son, #420; extant; some tonal changes by Andover in 1950; rebuilt by Rock D. Spencer in 1971. (Database Manager. January 19, 2006)

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: from Allen Kinzey
    Pittsfield, Massachusetts
    First Methodist Episcopal Church
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 461   1924       3 manuals, 28 stops, 28 ranks
            GREAT ORGAN                             SWELL ORGAN
        16' Bourdon             17 PED          16' Bourdon             73
         8' First Diapason      61               8' Diapason            73
         8' Second Diapason     61               8' Gedeckt             73
         8' Claribel Flute      61               8' Salicional          73
         4' Octave              61               8' Voix Celeste        73
         8' Tromba              61               8' Aeoline             73
                                                 4' Violina             73
            CHOIR & SOLO ORGANS                  4' Flute               73
         8' Concert Flute       73               8' Cornopean           73
         8' Dulciana            73               8' Flugel Horn         73
         4' Flute               73               8' Vox Humana          73
         2' Piccolo             61               4' Clarion             73
         8' Clarinet            73                  Tremolo
         8' French Horn         73
         8' Tuba Mirabilis      73                  PEDAL ORGAN
            Tremolo                             16' Diapason            32
                                                16' Bourdon             32
            ECHO & ANTIPHONAL ORGANS            16' Echo Bourdon        SW
         8' Stentorphone        73               8' Octave              12
         8' Chimney Flute       73               8' Gedeckt             12
            Tremolo                              8' Still Gedeckt       SW
            Chimes                              16' Trombone            12 GT
                                                 8' Tromba              GT
                                                    Chimes              EC
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2018-05-09]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: from Allen Kinzey Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.