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Wm. A. Johnson (Opus 323, 1870)

Location:

Second Congregational Church
16 Court Street
Greenfield, MA US
Organ ID: 57599

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 29 ranks. 2 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 24, 2016:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Scot Huntington, using information found in Johnson opus list, typed stoplist in old Moller files.

This organ cost $4,600, and was exhibited June 13, 1870, by J.H. Willcox. Replaced by M.P. Moller Op. 3924, in 1925. The fate of the organ is unknown, but a typed stoplist for the Johnson exists in the Moller files for Op. 3924, but no mention is made whether or not the organ was taken in trade. The Annotated Johnson opus list published in conjunction with the 2015 O.H.S. convention, stated the long-held theory the organ had been been moved to Ludlow, Vermont was incorrect, and its ultimate fate remains unknown.

The presence of the 8' Vox Humana in the Swell instead of a Cornopean is atypical for Johnson. This organ was replaced by a new M.P. Moller in 1925, Op. 3925, a 3-manual, 65-register instrument.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from typed document in M.P. Moller file for Op. 3925
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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