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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1202, 1952)

Location:

First Church of Christ, Scientist - Original Edifice
250 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 US
Organ ID: 8910

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 46 ranks. 2,698 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 39 stops. 47 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 39
  • Registers: 47
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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 a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped 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 Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 23, 2014:

Updated through online information from Bryan Ashley.

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

Database Manager on June 10, 2008:

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:
Old case and thirteen ranks from 1895 Farrand & Votey retained; extant.

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 1990.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

A rebuild using the case and 13 ranks of the Farrand & Votey pipework. Pipes in the façade no longer speak. the original appearance of the mechanically modernized console has been preserved.

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

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