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Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.) (Opus 327, 1893)

Location:

Second Congregational Church
Holyoke, MA US
Organ ID: 22090

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 2,475 pipes. 3 manuals. 45 stops. 53 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 45
  • Registers: 53
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 17, 2014:

"During the summer of 1893 the front gallery of the church, which contained the organ and choir area, was lowered and enlarged, and the pipe organ was rebuilt by the George S. Hutchings firm as their Opus 327. The console was extended away from the casework and tubular-pneumatic action was applied to the stop and key playing mechanisms of the organ. The specification remained the same as in the 1885 instrument, and the cost of the organ work was $6,500. Ernest M. Skinner supervised this rebuild as an employee of Hutchings. The compass of the manuals was 61 notes; that of the Pedal was 30 notes. It was upon this rebuilt organ that F. Alexandre Guilmant presented recitals on December 10 and 11, 1897 to full houses in the church, which sat one thousand." [Church web site 'The Pipe Organs' page]

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

Database Manager on November 29, 2005:

Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Rebuilt in 1909 by Skinner.

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

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