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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1433, 1962)

Location:

First Unitarian Church
90 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01564 US
Organ ID: 35754

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: EP pitman
  • 61 ranks. 4 manuals. 47 stops. 70 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear 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: 47
  • Registers: 70
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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 without cover.
  • 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 Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 19, 2012:

Updated through online information from William Dunklin. -- The 3rd building was destroyed in the Great New England Hurricane of 1938. The was building was constructed on the foundations of the previous building. The Casavant from the 3rd building survived with minor damage and was installed in the 1940 building. Some Casavant pipes were incorporated into the Aeolian-Skinner.

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

Database Manager on August 29, 2012:

According to the church website, some ranks of the previous Casavant organ were reused in the Aeolian-Skinner organ.

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

Database Manager on September 18, 2011:

Updated through online information from Will Sherwood.

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

Database Manager on July 03, 2008:

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:
Replaced 1922 four manual Casavant, #934; extant; unaltered.

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 April 09, 2020.

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