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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1203, 1952)

Location:

First Church of Christ, Scientist - Extension
210 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 US
Organ ID: 5082

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 241 ranks. 8 divisions. 4 manuals. 166 stops. 145 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 8
  • Stops: 166
  • Registers: 145
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 10, 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:
Replaced four manual 1906 Hook & Hastings, #2107 with existing case revised; installation competed in 1952; combination action replaced with solidstate; tonally altered by J.H. Steinkampf, Jr. and Jason McKown in 1979.

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

Database Manager on August 05, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from Leonardo A. Ciampa. -- Though the largest organ Aeolian-Skinner ever built, it never had five manuals, only four. There are eight divisions: Great, Hauptwerk, Swell, Choir, Positiv, Bombarde, Solo, and Pedal.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1976.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Lawrence I Phelps, tonal advisor, consultant. Tonal revisions and enlargement.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Allen Kinzey via <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and organ: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2008-06-09

Church Interior and Pipe Facade: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1999-05-04

Church Interior and Pipe Display: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1953).

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