The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Congregational Church
Searsport, Maine 04974

OHS Database ID 961.


Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 24, 2014.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 17 stops. 17 registers. 21 ranks. 1116 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Adjustable mechanical system. Concave radiating pedalboard.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1992 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Chromatic windchests. Concave, slightly radiating pedal. Compass 61/30. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- 5-sectional pipe fence facade with 33 pipes arranged: 7-6-7-6-7. The organ has an abundance of strings. Of 17 registers: 4 are diapasons, 5 are flutes, 1 is reed, and 7 are strings. (Database Manager. September 27, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from John Igoe. -- Andover Organs Rebuilt the instrument in 1996. (Database Manager. February 24, 2014)

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Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case. (ca. 1910) Vintage Postcard; image courtesy of William Dunklin

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Stoplist

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  • Original document from Larry Philbrick.. Source: PDF document; -- will open in a new window or tab.
  • Typed specification. Source: From Larry Philbrick
    Searsport, Maine
    First Congregational Church
    
    E. W. Lane   Opus 101   1906                        2 manuals, 17 stops, 21 ranks
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             GREAT ORGAN                             SWELL ORGAN
          8' Open Diapason        61  m           8' Stopped Diapason     61  m
          8' Dulciana             61  m           8' Salicional           61  m
          8' Melodia              61  w           8' Vox Celeste (TC0     49  m
          4' Octave               61  m           4' Flute Harmonique     61  m
          4' Flute d'Amour        61  w&m         4' Violina              61  m
      2 2/3' Twelfth              61  m           2' Flautino             61  m
          2' Fifteenth            61  m              Dolce Cornet III    183  m
             Mixture III         183  m           8' Oboe and Bassoon     61  m
    
             PEDAL ORGAN
         16' Bourdon              30  w
    
             COUPLERS                                PEDAL MOVEMENTS
             Swell to Great 8                        Great Piano
             Swell to Great 4                        Great Forte
             Great to Pedal 8                        Great to Pedal Reversible
             Swell to Pedal 8                        Balanced Swell Pedal
    
             MECHANICALS
             Tremolo (affects all division)
             Blowers Signal
    
             Mechanical action
             m = metal
             w = wood
    
    
    [Received from Larry Philbrick  2017-08-03]
    
    
  • Click Here Typed specification. Source: From Larry Philbrick Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.