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Wilson R. Barry & Co. (1978)

Originally Hook & Hastings Co. (Opus 2492, 1924)

Location:

Newton Highlands Congregational Church
54 Lincoln Street
Newton Highlands, MA 02461 US
Organ ID: 41708

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been altered from its original 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: EP ventil
  • 25 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 23 stops. 29 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP ventil 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 23
  • Registers: 29
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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 Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action 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 August 02, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Carrol Hassman. -- Barry's 1978 principal chorus also included a 12th, which I forgot in the earlier submission.

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

Database Manager on July 30, 2009:

Identified through on-line information from Carrol Hassman. -- In the 1960s, Jason McKown revoiced the original Swell Dolce Cornet III, setting up the 17th to a 19th. He also replaced the original Choir Unda Maris with a Nasard 2 2/3. In 1978, Wilson Barry constructed a new cantilevered Great, basing new chestwork and Principals 8, 4, and 2 on Hook models of about 1878. A IV-rank mixture was also added, based on more contemporary models, and the Swell Cornopean was rebuilt to become the Great Trumpet. Duplexing from the Choir was removed, and (alas) the Choir shades as well. [See original stoplist through the link below.]

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

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