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All Saints Episcopal Church, Ashmont
209 Ashmont Street
Boston (Dorchester), Massachusetts 02124

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OHS Database ID 9749.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 16, 2015.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 21 stops. 24 ranks. 1609 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Built in 1928 for First Methodist Church, North Adams, Mass. Sold in 2012 to All Saints, Ashmont, who stored the organ while the historic Cram & Goodhue building was refurbished. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Skinner organ restored under the supervision of parishioner Jonathan Ambrosino, in collaboration with Joe Sloane, and Ortloff Organ Company. "The Skinner will be restored with no tonal or mechanical changes, save the addition of an enclosed high-pressure Tromba playable from the Choir and Pedal, using vintage Skinner pipes. The organ's elegant console will be restored with no changes, including the retention of the original electro-pneumatic switching and combination action." Ortloff Organ Company web site (Steven E. Lawson. May 16, 2015)

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Photographs

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Console. Photograph by Wayne Johnson 2018-07-26
Choir Division. Photograph by Wayne Johnson 2018-07-26
Choir Tromba. Photograph by Wayne Johnson 2018-07-26
Swell Division. Photograph by Wayne Johnson 2018-07-26
Facade and Chancel. Photograph by LEN LEVASSEUR (2000s)
Console. Photograph by Jonathan Ortloff (2015)
Pipework behind facade. Photograph by Jonathan Ortloff (2015)
Console Interior. Photograph by Jonathan Ortloff (2015)

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

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  • Specification from church web site
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Parish of All Saints, Ashmont (Episcopal)
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 708   1928      3 manuals, 21 stops, 24 ranks
    Built for First Methodist Church, North Adams, Massachusetts
    Moved to All Saints, Ashmont by Ortloff Organ Company LLC, 2015
    __________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN                           SWELL ORGAN
          8' Open Diapason      61             16' Bourdon            73
          8' Clarabella         61              8' Geigen             73
          4' Principal          61              8' Rohrflute          73
         II  Grave Mixture     122              8' Salicional         73
             Chimes (in Swell)  20 tubes        8' Voix Celeste (TC)  61
                                                4' Octave Geigen      73 
             CHOIR ORGAN                      III  Mixture           183
          8' Cor de Nuit        73              8' Cornopean          73
          8' Dulciana           73              8' Fl├╝gel Horn        73
          4' Flute Harmonique   73              8' Vox Humana         73
          8' Clarinet           73                 Tremolo
          8' Tromba             61 *
             Tremolo                               PEDAL ORGAN
                                               16' Contre Basse       32
             COUPLERS (rocking tablets)        16' Bourdon            32
             Swell to Pedal      8  4           8' Octave             12
             Great to Pedal      8  4           8' Gedeckt            12
             Choir to Pedal      8  4           4' Flute              12
             Swell to Great  16  8  4          16' Trombone (ext CH)  12 *
             Choir to Great  16  8  4
             Swell to Choir  16  8  4              ADJUSTABLE COMBINATIONS
             Swell to Swell  16     4              Swell 1-2-3-4-5
             Great to Great  16     4              Great 1-2-3-4
             Choir to Choir  16     4              Choir 1-2-3-4
                                                   Pedal 1-2-3
             PEDAL MOVEMENTS                       Ped. to Man. Combs. SW
             Balanced Swell Pedal                  Ped. to Man. Combs. GT
             Balanced Choir Pedal                  Ped. to Man. Combs. CH
             Crescendo Pedal                       Set (thumb)
             Great to Pedal Reversible (paddle)    General Cancel (knobs only)
             Swell to Great Reversible (paddle)
             Choir to Great Reversible (paddle)
             Sforzando (paddle)
    
          *  Added 2015
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2013-03-13]
    
    
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