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Morel Organ Co. (1963)

Originally Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.) (Opus 522, 1901ca.)

Location:

Unitarian
Church St.
Hopedale, MA 01747 US
Organ ID: 9529

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • 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: Slider
  • 26 ranks. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • 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 Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 21, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from John W. Tremblay. -- I worked on this organ when it was rebuilt in 1963, June through August, by Robert G. Morel of Arlington, Massachusetts. The consultant was Edward ("Ned") Gammons of Groton. The rebuilding included adding mixture work and a 16' Flute register to the Great to make the tonal specification more flexible for accompanimental and recital work. The Swell and Choir divisions were both in one expression box. I believe that the number of ranks was raised to about thirty or thirty-one. Before the rebuilding, the instrument's tone was somewhat thick and muffled. The tonal changes were subtle, but gave the finished instrument a clean, bright sound which fit the acoustics of the sanctuary quite admirably.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was George S. Hutchings (c. 1901, Opus522).

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 1999

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuild and electrification [date uncertain.].

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

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