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Stephen J. Russell (& Co.) (2008)

Originally Wm. Johnson & Son (Opus 796, 1893)

Location:

The Smithfield Church
Amenia, NY 12501 US
Church
Organ ID: 49357

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been altered 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 Scot Huntington on December 11, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 8 ranks. 406 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 8 stops. 8 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 8
  • Registers: 8
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • 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 hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Scot Huntington on December 11, 2020:

The organ was given to the Smithfield Church by the First Congregational Church of Kent, Connecticut when they decided to replace their real pipe organ with a computer imitation. The original facade and casework needed to stay behind to hide the new speakers. The grateful Smithfield congregation was very involved in the relocation process and this is their first pipe organ. The singularly exceptional Greek Revival church in the style of an ancient temple was built in 1848 and is an unexpected jewel in this deeply rural locale. The organ occupies a niche at the rear of the church, and was originally installed unenclosed in 2008. The unusual and very fine Greek revival case was built locally and was added in 2010. The Estey facade pipes were recycled from the First Prebyterian Church of Holyoke, Massachusetts. It is hoped the accompanimental Dulciana will one day replace the spurious 1976 Aiken Fifteenth.

We received the most recent update for this note from Scot Huntington on December 11, 2020.

Database Manager on April 18, 2015:

Updated through online information from Scot Huntington. -- The new case and carvings were actually constructed by a very skilled, local cabinetmaker. The speaking Estey façade pipes are from Op. 358, 1906 and replace those remaining behind with the original case in Kent. The entire organ is enclosed in a single swell box with the exception of the Open Diapason.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on February 29, 2012:

Updated through online information from Will Carter.

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

Database Manager on February 27, 2012:

Updated through online information from Will Carter.

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

Database Manager on February 26, 2012:

Identified through online information from Will Carter.

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

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