Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Bishop Organ Co. (2004)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 289, 1910)

Location:

First Parish, Congregational
1 Church Street
Wakefield, MA 01880 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 67973

Update This Entry

Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • 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 Jim Stettner on April 05, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Built by Austin Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 05, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Built by Austin Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 05, 2021.

Choir:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Built by Austin Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 05, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Built by Austin Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 05, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Austin Organs, Inc.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on April 05, 2021.
Jim Stettner on April 05, 2021:

This was a tonal revision and solid state upgrade to the 1910/1977 Austin organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on April 05, 2021.
Updating stops as displayed on the console of this instrument, added the MIDI stop tabs added when it was modified c. 2004-2005. Trompette 8' removed.: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on April 06, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Detail of console keyboards and stops: Photograph by Gary Wilkins. Taken on 2021-01-26

Builder's nameplate: Photograph by Gary Wilkins, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-01-26

Church interior and façade pipes: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2018-09-17

Drone photo of church exterior: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-07-15

Pipe Organs in Massachusetts sponsored by:
This instrument has been viewed 219 times.