Faucher Organ Company, Inc. (Opus 11, 1995)

Location:

First Parish Church, Congregational
218 Central Avenue
Dover, NH 03820 US
Organ ID: 19580

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ is unaltered 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 Paul R. Marchesano on July 17, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 27 ranks. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 22 stops. 65 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 22
  • Registers: 65
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • 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: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 16, 2013:

Updated through online information from Bob Faucher.

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

Database Manager on February 14, 2012:

Updated through online information from faucher. -- There is mention of an organ built for this building by William Goodrich containing 13 stops and 731 pipes. It was installed in the rear gallery until 1881. Hutchings-Plaisted was engaged in 1881 to rebuild and enlarge the organ at the left front of the church. This instrument preserved the original pipes and chests of the Goodrich which lasted until 1957. In 1929, the action was converted to electric and a new console provided by William Laws. Rostron Kershaw performed the rebuilding in 1957, providing all new windchests and further enlargement and rearrangement - using the old Laws console. By 1973, it had become unreliable and Berkshire Organ was commissioned to undertake a major tonal revision and enlargement and to provide a new console. In 1995, Faucher Organ Co. was commissioned to tonally enlarge the instrument, build a new 3-manual drawknob console, replace the winding system, and add a digital Choir and Antiphonal divisions.

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

Database Manager on November 09, 2007:

Updated through online information from Andrew Tung.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2005:

Identified through online information from Robert Faucher.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on July 17, 2022.
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We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on July 17, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Facade: Photograph by Mark Thallander via Facebook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2022-07-14

Console: Photograph by Mark Thallander via Facebook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2022-07-14

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