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Brooks School
1160 Great Pond Rd.
North Andover, Massachusetts 01845

Ashburn Chapel

OHS Database ID 7446.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 69.

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 January 9, 2008.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 20 stops. 20 registers. 27 ranks. 1444 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Status Note: There 1984. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • G. Donald Harrison design. Stops added according to original design in early 1980's by Andover Organ Co. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • 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. (Database Manager. March 16, 2007)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. January 9, 2008)

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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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    North Andover, MA
    Brooks School - Ashburn Chapel
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc. Opus 980, 1938
    Great - 2 1/2" wind
    	8'	Principal			(prepared for)
    	8'	Spitzflote		61
    	8'	Bourdon			61
    	4'	Principal		61
    	2'	Octave			61
    	IV	Fourniture		244	(19-22-26-29)
    Swell - 3 1/2" wind
    	8'	Viola			61
    	8'	Viola Celeste			(prepared for)
    	8'	Stopped Diapason	61
    	4'	Gemshorn		61
    	III	Cymbel			183	(29-33-36)
    	8'	Trompette		61
    Positiv - 2 1/2" wind
    	8'	Koppelflote		61
    	4'	Nachthorn		61
    	2 2/3'	Nazard			61
    	2'	Blockflote		61
    	1 3/5'	Tierce			61
    Pedal - 3 1/2" wind
    	16'	Bourdon			32
    	8'	Gedackt			32
    	4'	Principal		32
    	III	Mixture			96	(5 1/3' - 2 2/3' - 2')
    	16'	Posaune			32
     [Received from Edward L. Stauff 2014-02-28.]
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