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Skinner Organ Co. (1920)

Location:

New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 US
Jordan Hall
Organ ID: 22562

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Conservatories and Independent Music Schools
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on July 12, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 67 ranks. 4,167 pipes. 4 manuals. 61 stops. 71 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 July 12, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 61
  • Registers: 71
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 12, 2019.
Database Manager on July 12, 2019:

Updated by William E. Catanesye, who gave this as the source of the information: Brief inspection of organ chamber on 6/9/2019.

Organ is unplayable at this time. Brief inspection of the organ chamber (Choir and Great) revealed that the organ is mostly intact but has sustained some damage to pipes in addition to a great deal of dust and debris in the chamber. One rank of pipes missing in the Choir division was evident but unknown which stop that is. Console was not viewed at this time but supposedly still exists under the main stage.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on July 13, 2019.

Database Manager on December 05, 2016:

Updated through online information from Ian Wiese.
Though not completely destroyed, organ is mostly damaged beyond use to the point of being destroyed. Blower has been completely removed and large sections of stops have been walled off to change organ loft into storage.

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

Database Manager on September 17, 2009:

Updated through online information from John Elwood.

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

Database Manager on January 03, 2006:

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:
Enlargement of 1902 three manual Geo. S. Hutchings, #1480 with new chassis and console; inaugural recital on November 5, 1920 by Henry M. Dunham, G. Wallace Goodrich and Horner C. Humphrey; AEolian-Skinner did repair work in 1947, #303-A; extant, barely playable; casework restored in 1996 as part of hall renovation.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Allen Kinzey via <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Stage and Organ Case: Photograph by James Poolner. Taken on 2015-11-11

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