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Andover Organ Co. (Opus 118, 2014)

Location:

First Parish
50 Cochituate Rd.
Wayland, MA 01778 US
Organ ID: 52543

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • 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
  • 11 ranks. 636 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 11 stops. 13 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 11
  • Registers: 13
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • 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 Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 13, 2015:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ is installed in two mirror-image cases in the rear gallery with a detached console facing the cases. This, the fifth pipe organ in this congregation, is the first to allow the central Palladian window to be seen. The Great is in the left case, and the Swell in the right. The Pedal Bourdon and Principal ranks are divided diatonically between the two cases and play on electro-pneumatic action. The white-painted cases have mahogany trim, and the detached console is of oiled mahogany. Each of the twin cases has 18 pipes en facade arranged: 3-12-3. The low 24 pipes of the 16' Bourdon form the outer walls of the four case towers. The polished tin facade pipes comprise the lowest 24 pipes of the Great 8' Principal and the Pedal 4' Choral Bass. The organ was premiered on Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014. The Great has a II Mixture prepared-for.

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

Database Manager on March 31, 2014:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by James R. Stettner, based on information from Photos by Len Levasseur posted to Facebook on Sunday, March 30, 2014. --

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the contract specifications.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Gallery, Console, and Organ Cases: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2014-03-01

Nave, Gallery, and Organ Cases: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2014-03-01

Organ Cases: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2014-03-01

Console: Photograph by Andover, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2014

Console back and tracker run: Photograph by Andover, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2014

Building: Photograph by Andover, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2014

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