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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 980, 1938)

Location:

Brooks School
1160 Great Pond Rd.
North Andover, MA 01845 US
Ashburn Chapel
Organ ID: 7446

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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)
  • 27 ranks. 1,444 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 20 stops. 20 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 20
  • Registers: 20
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • 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 May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on January 09, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on March 16, 2007:

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:
Two prepared-for stops added by Andover in 1984; three rank Antiphonal by William A. Brys added in 1986.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1984.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

G. Donald Harrison design. Stops added according to original design in early 1980's by Andover Organ Co.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab http://aeolianskinner.organsociety.org/Specs/Op00980.html
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chapel interior with front chambers and console: Photograph by Earl L. Miller. The Tracker, Vol. 28, No. 2, 1984, pg. 18..

Console: Photograph by Earl L. Miller. The Tracker, Vol. 28, No. 2, 1984 , pg. 23..

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