Pipe Organ Database

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Wm. Johnson & Son (1911)

Originally Wm. Johnson & Son (Opus 481, 1876)

Location:

Reformed Church
Frederick, MD US
Organ ID: 62616

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Reformed Churches (RCA, CRC, URC, PRC)
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 1,493 pipes. 2 manuals. 40 stops.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 40
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.
Database Manager on June 05, 2018:

Identified through online information from Steven Bartley. -- Updated by Steven Bartley, naming this as the source of information: Frederick News Sept.6, 1911 pg 5. Information cited in this newspaper article.
Emmons Howard of Westfield MA was hired to renovate the organ for $2500. Howard is the successor of Johnson & Son, the original builder of the organ. Some items included in the work to be done... action converted to tubular, lowering pitch of organ, installing a 61 note keyboard(s?) and 30 note pedal board, adding two new sets of pipes to the swell, Installing combination action which is operated by pistons between the keyboards, putting stops on tilt tabs, installing crescendo,the entire organ will be re-voiced, will contain 1493 pipes and 40 stops.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

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