Pipe Organ Database

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Flentrop Orgelbouw (1957)

Location:

Harvard University
27 Kirkland St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 US
Busch-Reisinger Museum / Adolphus Busch Hall
Organ ID: 4174

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 33 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 27 stops. 27 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 27
  • Registers: 27
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on November 04, 2011:

Updated through online information from Matthew Hall.

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

Database Manager on March 05, 2007:

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:
Replaced Aeolian-Skinner Opus 951.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 2000.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

"Formerly Busch Reisinger Museum. Several stops are listed as interchangeable. (extra pipes provided which are stored behind the case). New rollerboards and pedalboard by Andover Organ Co. shortly after original installation. Refurbishment and voicing review, re-engineering of pedal pallets and Manual I wind system in 1998 by Noack Organ Co."

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>The American Organist</i> December 1958
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ case.: Photo by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2008-11-13

Organ gallery: Photo by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2008-11-13

Gallery and Organ Cases: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1999-05-04

Manuals and Builder's Name Stencil: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1999-05-04

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