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A. [Aubrey] Thompson-Allen Co. (2020)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1132, 1951)

Location:

Derry Presbyterian Church
248 E Derry Rd.
Hershey, PA 17033 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 67359

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been altered with the introduction of a digital/computer memory system.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on July 31, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 45 ranks. 2,794 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 38 stops. 59 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 14, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 14, 2021.

Choir (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 14, 2021.

Positiv:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 14, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 14, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 38
  • Registers: 59
  • 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 with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • 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 Jeff Scofield on July 31, 2022.
Jim Stettner on January 14, 2021:

The organ was sold to Derry Presbyterian Church at the end of 2019 by Church of the Redeemer, UCC in New Haven, CT. which closed.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on January 14, 2021.
From the cover feature of THE DIAPASON March 2022: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on July 31, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Church interior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-07-19

Chancel, organ screen and console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-07-19

Choir, console and organ screen: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-07-19

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-07-19

Left stopjamb: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-07-19

Right stopjamb: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-07-19

Couplers: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-07-19

Builder nameplate: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-07-19

Church exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-07-19

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