Pipe Organ Database

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Berkshire Organ Co., Inc. (1965)

Location:

First Congregational Church / United Community Church of Morrisville
85 Upper Main St.
Morrisville, VT 05661 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 55292

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Churches of Christ (UCC)
  • 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 Jim Stettner on July 05, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 13 ranks. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center 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: 2
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat 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
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 26, 2015:

Updated through online information from Andrew Hagberg.

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

Database Manager on July 04, 2015:

Updated through online information from Charles Eberline.

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

Database Manager on June 14, 2015:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Charles Eberline, using information found in Advertisement for the Berkshire Organ Company in The Eleventh Annual National Convention of the Organ Historical Society, Incorporated: Cape Cod and Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, June 21–23, 1966 (York, PA: Organ Historical Society, [1966]), page [14] (the pages are not numbered).

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

Instrument Images:

Pipe facade: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken approx. Summer 2013

Console: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken approx. Summer 2013

Builder's nameplate: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken approx. summer 2013

Organ case and keydesk: Photograph from an archival source: Builder's promotional brochure, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1965

Organ in front: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2013-12-01

Organ in front: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2014-12-24

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