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Andover Organ Co. (Opus R-128, 1969-onwar)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1103, 1946)

Location:

Methuen Memorial Music Hall
192 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844 US
Organ ID: 34668

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP)
  • 116 ranks. 4 manuals. 85 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 85
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 27, 2013:

Updated through online information from Barbara Owen. -- For a complete detailed stoplist, history and concert schedule, please go to website of Methuen Memorial Music Hall. -- [Details of several additional modifications by Andover, including replacing console actions and modifying the stoplist, are detailed on the website. - Editor]

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

Database Manager on May 18, 2008:

Addition of three great reeds to existing Aeolian-Skinner rebuild of relocated 1863 Walcker organ from Boston Music Hall.--
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.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from Methuen Memorial Music Hall website: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2009-06-28

Organ: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2009-06-28

Left Case Detail: Photograph by David C. Schroth Jr.. Taken on 2016-01-08

Organ Case and Console: Photograph by David C. Schroth Jr.. Taken on 2016-01-08

Right Case Detail: Photograph by David C. Schroth Jr.. Taken on 2016-01-08

Great Pipework: Photograph by David C. Schroth Jr.. Taken on 2016-01-08

Hall interior: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2012-09-02

Hall exterior: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2012-09-02

Original console: Photograph by David C. Schroth, Jr.. Taken on 2016-01-08

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