The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Bethany Congregational Church
30 North Main Street
Randolph, Vermont 05060

OHS Database ID 6305.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 160, 1994-10-16.

OHS Convention Organ, 2013.

Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
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 May 20, 2019.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 14 stops. 15 registers. 14 ranks. 774 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front.


  • Status Note: There 1983 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Built for the Christian (later Christian Church) Society, West Randolph, VT. Relocated here in 1905. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • On-line update from Marilyn J. Polson -- Randolph now includes sections that were once identified as 'West Randolph.' This instrument was renovated in 1983 after a smoky fire in the sanctuary. This was just in time for its centennial celebration. Renovation by Watersmith Pipe Organs of Enfield, N. H. (Database Manager. October 19, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. October 25, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Marilyn Polson. -- Renovated in 1993 (note corrected date). In excellent condition and unaltered. (Database Manager. May 4, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Marilyn Polson. -- O. H. S. Citation was awarded on October 16, 1994 on the occasion of the organ's centennial celebration. (Database Manager. May 3, 2013)
  • Updated by Tom McNeil, who has heard or played the organ. In addition Tom McNeil gave this as a source of information: I am a piano restoration specialist, and also a low brass player. I’ve performed with this organ a half a dozen times. I’m reporting that this organ was apparently designed for about A=435 Hz, and sometimes plays a bit below that, e.g., 434 Easter 2019.

    (Thurlow Weed. May 20, 2019)

Online Documents

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  • [Composite: several authors]. "Vermont?," The Tracker (Vol. 57, No. 1 [Winter 2013], pp. 23-38). [Convention overview, photographs of instruments]

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Organ case, facade, and keydesk, photograph from 2012 for the OHS 2013 Calendar.. Photograph by Len Levasseur

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  • Stoplist copied from a website
    Randolph, Vermont
    Bethany Congregational
    George S. Hutchings, Opus 344, 1894
       8'     Open Diapason        61
       8'     Melodia              61
       8'     Dolcissimo           61
       4'     Octave               61
       2-2/3' Octave Quint         61
       2'     Super octave         61
    SWELL (Expressive)
       16'    Bourdon        (tc)  49
       8'     Stopped Diapason     61
       8'     Salicional           61
       4'     Flute Harmonique     61
       4'     Violina              61
       8'     Oboe           (tc)  49
       8'     Bassoon              12
       16'    Bourdon              27
       8'     Flote                27
    COUPLERS (Drawknob)
       Swell to Pedal             [8]
       Great to Pedal             [8]
       Swell to Great             [8]
       Forte Great              (s-a)
       Gt. to Ped.              (rev)
       Piano Great              (d-a)
       Sw. Tremolo              (h-d)
       Swell Expression        (bal.)
       Bellows Signal
    ACTION: Mech. key & stop
    VOICES: 14
    STOPS: 15
    RANKS: 14
    PIPES: 774
    [Received on line from James R. Stettner October 25, 2009.]
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