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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 573-C, 1963)

Location:

Trinity Church, Episcopal
Copley Square
Boston, MA 02116 US
Organ ID: 2406

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 114 ranks. 8 divisions. 4 manuals. 84 stops. 116 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Built by Richard Houghten
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 8
  • Stops: 84
  • Registers: 116
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: SSOS
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from John Roper on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 23, 2006:

Updated 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:
New Chancel organ; alterations in 1962 by Jason McKown; Trompette en chamade installed in 1987 by Jack Steinkampf; combination action replaced by solid state; extant.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Chancel organ. Retained some pipework from 1876 Hilborne L. Roosevelt Op. 29 which had been rebuilt by Hutchings-Votey in 1903 as Op. 1492. Rebuilt by Skinner Organ Co. in 1926.

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.

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from console July 1973
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave, Gallery, and Organ Cases: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-03-08

Nave, Gallery, and Organ Cases: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-03-08

Church Interior and Altar: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-03-08

Church Interior, Pulpit, and Pipe Facades: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-03-08

Altar: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-03-08

Old Console, replaced in 2018: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1990-06-28

Console: Photograph by Richard Houghten (2019).

Pedalboard, swell pedals, and toe pistons: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2019-07-16

Right swell jamb: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2019-07-16

Left swelljamb: Photograph by John Roper. Taken on 2019-07-16

Console wiring and combination action: Photograph by Richard Houghten, submitted by John Roper. Taken on 2018-08-08

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