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William A. Brys (1986)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 980, 1938)

Location:

Brooks School
1160 Great Pond Rd.
North Andover, MA 01845 US
Washburn Chapel
Organ ID: 25614

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: High Schools, Preparatory Schools, and Academies
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 32 ranks. 1,773 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 28 stops. 25 registers.
All:
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 28
  • Registers: 25
  • 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: 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 January 09, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the addition of a 3-register, 5-stop Antiphonal division to the existing 1938 A-S organ. The three registers were: an 85-pipe, 8-4-2 Principal built new by R.V. Anderson of Vermont; a recycled and refinished 73-pipe, 8-4 Hohlflute from a 1908 Estey of unspecified provenance; and 61-pipe, 8' Trumpet from a 1922 Austin - also of unspecified provenance. The new division is controlled by two sets of stops - one for the Pedal and one for the manuals. It also "floats" to all three manuals through sub octave and unison couplers. It was dedicated in recital by Earl L. Miller. Documented March, 1988.

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

Database Manager on March 16, 2007:

Identified 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:
Addition of antiphonal (three ranks) to Aeolian-Skinner Opus 980 (1938).

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

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