Vineyard Haven (Tisbury), Massachusetts Unitarian Universalist Society - Stevens Memorial Chapel HOOK-HASTINGS CO., Opus 2029, 1904 - Original Specifications GREAT COUPLERS (Drawknob) 8' Open Diapason 61 Swell to Pedal 8' Dulciana 61 Great to Pedal 4' Octave 61 Sw to Gr Unison Sw to Gr at Octaves SWELL (Expressive) 8' Sw Viola (tc) 49 8' Sw Gedeckt (tc) 49 FOOT LEVERS (Unlabeled) 8' Sw Unison Bass 12 Gr to Ped Reversible 4' Sw Flute Harmonique 61 PEDAL MOVEMENTS PEDAL Swell Expression (bal.) 16' Ped SubBass 30 ACTION: Mech Key & Stop VOICES: 7 STOPS: 8 RANKS: 7 PIPES: 384 NOTES The organ is free-standing and encased at the front of the chapel. The façade contains 27 gold-painted pipes in a 3-section display arranged: 3-21-3. The keydesk is attached and projecting with a lid which lifts to form a music rack. Stops are as drawknobs in terraced jambs on either side of the manuals. The pedalboard is flat and radiating. According to an April 14, 2005 article which was published in The Martha's Vineyard Times and which appears on the Pipe Organs of the Cape & Islands website, “One hundred years ago the organ committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Martha's Vineyard made an offer of $1,000 to buy a $1,150 organ from the Hook and Hastings Company in Boston. After some haggling it was agreed that the church would buy the organ for $1,100, but only after a one-month trial period. “If not satisfactory, it may be returned” wrote the committee. The church was very happy with their purchase and now the organ, a tracker organ model #5, has a new lease on life. The refurbishment is now complete, done by the Andover Organ Company and Jeremy Adams, an instrument maker. No restoration was necessary; all the parts are original. The pump organ was electrified in the early 20th century, eliminating the need to hire pump boys for Sunday mornings. The year-long refurbishment was made possible by a grant from the Farm Neck Foundation and generous donations from many people. The project culminated with an organ recital on April 17, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.” Sources: Hook & Hastings opus list; OHS Database; Organs of the Cape & Islands website Unitarian Univeralist Society Stevens Memorial Chapel 238 Main St. Vineyard Haven (Tisbury), MA. 02568
Please note that this page was opened in a secondary window or tab. To return to the list of organs that brought you here, simply close this tab.