Pipe Organ Database

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Andover Organ Co. (1969)

Originally Hutchings, Plaisted & Co. (Opus 54, 1875)

Location:

North Parish Universalist Church
7 Church St.
Woodstock, VT 05091 US
Organ ID: 6786

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on July 09, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 16 ranks. 908 pipes. 2 manuals. 16 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 16
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Jeff Scofield on July 09, 2021:

According to the write-up in the September 1970 issue of THE DIAPASON of Andover's work: The organ was originally to the exact specification of Dr. Eugene Thayer (1838-99) for his studio. After using the organ for about three years, Dr. Thayer sold the organ to a religious society which occupied the old Boson Music Hall. The organ was later offered for sale and obtained for North Church by Samuel B. Whitney, a noted organist and native of Woodstock. No tonal changes were made by Andover. The unusual practice of having two names (German and English) on the stopknobs was to help students in registering both the German and English repertoires. The dedication recital was played by David Pizzaro in March 1970.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on July 09, 2021.

Database Manager on May 07, 2018:
We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The organ studio of Eugene Thayer was in the Odd Fellows Building, Tremont & Berkeley Streets, Boston, Mass.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Purchased in 1881 for $1500 by North Parish Universalist Church, Woodstock, Vermont. Restored Andover #R-107 1968. Restored A. David Moore, Inc., in 2007.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2008-02-29

Chancel and Organ Case: Photograph by Linda Galveo. Taken on 2014-12-15

Facade Pipes: Photograph by Linda Galveo. Taken on 2014-12-15

Keydesk: Photograph by Linda Galveo. Taken on 2014-12-15

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