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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 573, 1926)

Location:

Trinity Church, Episcopal
Copley Square
Boston, MA 02116 US
Organ ID: 6844

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from John Roper on July 21, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 61 ranks. 4,013 pipes. 4 manuals. 54 stops. 66 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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: 4
  • Stops: 54
  • Registers: 66
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager 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 Gallery organ; later work on chancel and gallery organs by Aeolian-Skinner.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

New Gallery organ, new 4m console and rebuild of Chancel organ. [Chancel organ was Skinner Organ Co. Op. 479, which used pipework from previous 1875 Hilborne Roosevelt Op. 29 which had been rebuilt in 1903 by Hutchings-Votey as Op. 1492.] New 3m. console for both Gallery and Chancel organs in 1956 (Aeolian-Skinner Op. 573-A). Changes to Gallery organ in 1961 (Aeolian-Skinner Op. 573-B). New Chancel organ in 1963 (Aeolian-Skinner Op. 573-C). Altered 1962 by Jason McKown. Trompette en chamade installed 1987 by Jack Steinkampf. Combination action replaced by solid state.

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.

Instrument Images:

Chancel Organ Console: Vintage postcard, courtesy of William Dunklin (ca. 1940).

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