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Philip A. Beaudry & Co. (Opus 1547, 1972)

Originally Hutchings-Votey Organ Co. (Opus 1547, 1904)

Location:

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
597 Belmont Street
Belmont, MA 02178-4420 US
main sanctuary
Organ ID: 4255

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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
  • 9 ranks. 396 pipes. 2 divisions. 2 manuals. 7 stops. 11 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider 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: 2
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 7
  • Registers: 11
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Balanced tracker.
  • 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 horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 28, 2012:

Updated through online information from Rev. Dr. Norman F. David. -- This organ has baroque voicing with excellent diapasons and flutes. The sound of the swell ranks is controlled by doors that are opened manually by the organist. The great pipes are exposed at the top of the cabinet and are seen above the reredos that covers the lower part of the organ. Swell louvers controlled by a center swell pedal above the pedal board controls the volume of the great, which can be intense when the "mixture III" stop is opened. The existing organ case has room for two additional ranks, and the church plans to engage the Andover Organ Company to install a string rank and a reed rank to be dedicated at the church's 75th Anniversary in September of 2013.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

OCH. Uses parts of Hutchings-Votey #1547 of 1905, 2-9 from Convent of the Good Shepherd, Roxbury, MA via Spencer, (MA?)., and an Estey chest.

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

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