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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 936, 1935)

Location:

Groton School
282 Farmers Row
Groton, MA 01450 US
St. John's Chapel
Organ ID: 7400

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: High Schools, Preparatory Schools, and Academies
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 94 ranks. 5,061 pipes. 6 divisions. 3 manuals. 74 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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: 3
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 74
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • 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 Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 24, 2017:

Updated by Dan Moriarty, who has heard or played the organ.

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

Database Manager on June 30, 2010:

Updated through online information from Michael Smith. -- This organ was arguably the prototype for Harrison's vision of the American Classic organ movement. The updates described above reference a renovation/restoration completed in 2003 by Jonathan Ambrosino and Mike Foley.

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

Database Manager on November 24, 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:
Replaced 1900 three manual Geo. S. Hutchings; alterations and additions from 1945 through 1993. Retoration work by Nelson Barden & Associates ongoing since 1990.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Altered G. D. Harrison and E. B. Gammons 1948, 1954, etc; altered Kinzey-Angerstein 1981, console rebuilt and Great and Positive revoiced, 3-91. 2/92 form - stop list.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from Allen Kinzey: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Front of chapel with organ case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2009-05-07

Organ case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2009-05-07

Chapel exterior: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2019-01-30

Console: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2019-01-30

Organ case and chapel interior: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2019-01-30

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