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First Church of Christ, Scientist - Extension
210 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

OHS Database ID 5081.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition June 10, 2008.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 8 divisions. 166 stops. 145 registers. 241 ranks.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Adjustable combination pistons.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1976. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Lawrence I Phelps, tonal advisor, consultant. Tonal revisions and enlargement. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from Leonardo A. Ciampa. -- Though the largest organ Aeolian-Skinner ever built, it never had five manuals, only four. There are eight divisions: Great, Hauptwerk, Swell, Choir, Positiv, Bombarde, Solo, and Pedal. (Database Manager. August 5, 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:
    Replaced four manual 1906 Hook & Hastings, #2107 with existing case revised; installation competed in 1952; combination action replaced with solidstate; tonally altered by J.H. Steinkampf, Jr. and Jason McKown in 1979. (Database Manager. June 10, 2008)

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Chancel and organ. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2008-06-09
Church Interior and Pipe Facade. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1999-05-04
Church Interior and Pipe Display. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1953)

Pipe organs in Massachusetts sponsored by Mssrs. Czelusniak et Dugal.

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Stoplist

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Boston, Massachusetts
    The First Church of Christ, Scientist - The Mother Church Extension
    
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 1203   1952   4 manuals, 166 stops, 241 ranks
    ____________________________________________________________________________________
    
               GREAT ORGAN  (II)                         SWELL ORGAN  (III)
           32' Quintade               61             16' Gemshorn              68
           16' Geigend Principal      61              8' Diapason              68
           16' Bourdon                61              8' Flute Harmonique      68
            8' Principal              61              8' Rohrflöte             68
            8' Holzflöte              61              8' Viole de Gambe        68
        5 1/3' Quinte                 61              8' Viole Celeste         68
            4' Prestant               61              8' Flute Dolce           68
            4' Flute Ouverte          61              8' Flute Celeste         68
        3 1/5' Tierce                 61              8' Echo Viole            68
        IV-VI  Cornet                309              8' Echo Viole Celeste    68
           IV  Full Mixture          244              4' Octave                68
           IV  Scharf                244              4' Nachthorn             68
               Chimes                 SO              4' Gemshorn              68
                                                  2 2/3' Nazard                61
               HAUPTWERK  (II)                        2' Doublette             61
           16' Quintadena             61              2' Spillflöte            61
            8' Prinzipal              61            III  Sesquialtera         183
            8' Spitzflöte             61             VI  Plein Jeu            366
            8' Bordun                 61             IV  Fourniture           244
            4' Oktav                  61             IV  Cymbale              244
            4' Spitzflöte             61             32' Kontrafagott          68
            4' Kleingedeckt           61             16' Bombarde              68
        2 2/3' Quinte                 61              8' Trompette             68
            2' Superoktav             61              8' Oboe                  68
            2' Blockflöte             61              8' Vox Humana            68
        1 1/3' Quinte                 61          5 1/3' Quinte Trompette      68
           II  Sesquialtera          122              4' Clairon               68
        IV-VI  Mixtur                287                 Tremulant
       IV-VII  Scharff               318
           16' Rankett                61                 BOMBARDE ORGAN  (IV)
            8' Trompete               61           8'+4' Principal II         122
                                                      V  Cornet               305
               POSITIV  (I)                      VII-VI  Harmonics            478
            8' Gedeckt                61             VI  Grand Fourniture     366
            8' Quintadena             61            III  Scharf               183
            8' Viola da Gamba         61             16' Bombarde              61
            4' Prinzipal              61              8' Trompette             61
            4' Koppelflöte            61              4' Clairon               61
        2 2/3' Nasat                  61
            2' Oktave                 61                 PEDAL ORGAN
            2' Waldflöte              61             32' Contrebasse           32
        1 3/5' Terz                   61             32' Quintade              GT
        1 1/3' Larigot                61             16' Principal             32
            1' Oktave                 61             16' Contrebasse           12
            V  Cornet                305             16' Geigend Principal     GT
       IV-VII  Scharf                337             16' Bourdon               32
          III  Zimbal                183             16' Violon                32
           16' Dulzian                61             16' Quintadena            HW
            8' Krummhorn              61             16' Gemshorn              SW
            4' Schalmei               61             16' Dulciana              CH
                                                 10 2/3' Grossquinte           32
               CHOIR ORGAN  (I)                       8' Principal             32
           16' Dulciana               68              8' Spitzprincipal        32
            8' Concert Flute          68              8' Gedacktpommer         32
            8' Lieblichgedeckt        68              8' Viole de Gambe        32
            8' Viola                  68              8' Bourdon               12
            8' Viola Celeste          68              8' Gemshorn              SW
            8' Dulciana               68              8' Dulciana              CH
            8' Unda Maris (TC)        56          6 2/5' Grossterz             32
            4' Flauto Traverso        68          5 1/3' Quinte                32
            4' Lieblichflöte          68              4' Choralbass            32
            4' Viola                  68              4' Koppelflöte           32
            4' Kleine Erzähler II    136              4' Spitzflöte            32
            2' Zauberflöte            61              4' Gemshorn              SW
           II  Sesquialtera          122              4' Dulciana              CH
          III  Carillon              183              2' Nachthorn             32
           16' Bassoon                68              V  Grand Cornet          96 *
            8' Clarinet               68             IV  Cornet               128
            4' Trompette              68             IV  Fourniture           128
               Tremulant                            III  Mixture               96
            8' Tuba                   68             IV  Scharf               128
            8' French Horn            SO             32' Contre Bombarde       32
            8' English Horn           SO             32' Kontrafagott          SW
            8' Corno di Bassetto      SO             16' Ophicleide            32
               Tremulant                             16' Bombarde              12
               Chimes                 SO             16' Rankett               GT
               Harp                   SO             16' Fagott                SW
                                                     16' Bassoon               CH
               SOLO ORGAN  (IV)                       8' Trompette             32
           16' Viola                  68              8' Trumpet               32
            8' Principal              68              8' Chalumeau             32
            8' Doppelflöte            68              8' Fagott                SW
            8' Gedeckt                68              4' Clarion               32
            8' Orchestral Strings II 136              4' Octave Trumpet        32
            8' Dolcan Celeste II     136              4' Rohrschalmei          32
            8' Kleine Erzähler II    136              4' Oboe                  SW
            4' Prestant               68              2' Kornett               32
            4' Orchestral Flute       68                 Chimes                SO
            4' Zauberflöte            68
            4' Viole Celeste II      136             *  also draws 10 2/3' & 6 2/5'
            2' Flautino               61
        III-V  Harmonia Aetheria     269
           IV  Plein Jeu             244
               Tremulant
            8' French Horn            68
            8' English Horn           68
            8' Corno di Bassetto      68
            8' Vox Humana             68
               Reed Tremulant
               Chimes                 25 tubes
               Harp                   37 bars
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-08-14]
    
    
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