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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2341)


First Congregational Church (Formerly Tatnuck Congregational Church)
Worcester, MA US
Organ ID: 12689

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Gavin Klein on April 27, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Direct electric
  • 27 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Austin Organ Co.
  • Slider Motors: Electric motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Gavin Klein on June 30, 2020.
  • Built by Austin Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: Peterson
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Gavin Klein on May 17, 2020.
Gavin Klein on June 30, 2020:

Organ is original to the church. The church was renovated from it's original state in the 19760-70's? and was redesigned from a small, gothic style church, to one that would fit the time period. Some view this was a "wreckovation" to the church. None the less, the organ was also restored during this time and put in two chambers behind the main altar area which are above the ground. No pipes are exposed. The organ console more recently was overhauled and a digital combination system was installed.

We received the most recent update for this note from Gavin Klein on June 30, 2020.

Database Manager on January 07, 2005:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 29, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Gavin Klein. Taken on 2018-06-29

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