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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1132, 1951)

Location:

Church of the Redeemer (UCC)
185 Cold Spring Street
New Haven, CT 06511 US
Organ ID: 22996

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Churches of Christ (UCC)
  • The organ has been altered with the introduction of a digital/computer memory system.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Geoff Johnson on November 29, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 42 ranks. 2,614 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 34 stops. 49 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on September 17, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 34
  • Registers: 49
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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 roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • 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 September 17, 2018.
Geoff Johnson on November 29, 2020:

This organ was purchased by and relocated to Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey, PA. A farewell concert was held on November 3, 2019, and dismantling of the organ began shortly thereafter by A. Thompson Allen, New Haven, CT. A virtual organ sample set was created before the organ was removed.

We received the most recent update for this note from Geoff Johnson on November 29, 2020.

Database Manager on September 17, 2018:

Due to declining membership, the church held its last service September 2, 2018, and closed; the building will remain open for a further year to the many organizations who currently meeting in the facility.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on May 19, 2009:

Updated through online information from Geoff Johnson. -- Organ restored in 2007 by A. Thompson-Allen Company. Vox humana rank (originally prepared for) was added during the restoration. Setter board combination action was disconnected, though left in place for historical purposes, and replaced by a multi-level digital combination action. Other than the Vox Humana and new combination action, the organ is as it was originally installed. Organ has a nine-rank floating Positiv division playable on the Swell, Great, and Choir manuals.

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

Database Manager on May 19, 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:
Installed in 1951; extant; this organ was designed by H. Leroy Baumgartner; Harrison became so frustrated with the project that he gave the project over to A. Thompson-Allen for completion.

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

Database Manager on January 29, 2006:

Identified through online information from Nathan Smith.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Aeolian-Skinner Archives
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on May 11, 2019.

From Geoff Johnson: Open In New Tab Corrected Stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on May 11, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Mike Loukides. Taken on 2015-05-09

Chancel and Right Pipe Facade and Grillework: Photograph by Mike Loukides. Taken on 2015-05-09

Left Pipe Facade and Grillework: Photograph by Mike Loukides. Taken on 2015-05-09

Organ removal for relocation to Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey, PA.: Photograph by Geoff Johnson. Taken on 2019-11-27

Organ removal for relocation to Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey, PA.: Photograph by Geoff Johnson. Taken on 2019-11-27

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