Pipe Organ Database

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Noack (Opus 43, 1969)

Exhibited in the 1983 OHS convention

Location:

Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton
3 Grafton Common
Grafton, MA 01519 US
Organ ID: 7607

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on September 22, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 15 ranks. 700 pipes. 2 manuals. 12 stops.
All:
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 12
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on September 22, 2021:

When the organ was visited by the OHS during the 1968 Convention, it was still a one-manual and pedal instrument; all manual pipework was enclosed except the Open Diapason Bass. There was a hitch-down Swell pedal, and the pedal keyboard was the original Erben clavier, with 20 Hook pipes (Erben had provided only a coupler). In the reconstruction by the Noack Organ Co., all the old pipes were retained. The wind system is modern. The opening recital after the rebuilding was played by Carolyn Curtis. -- 1983 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on September 22, 2021.

Database Manager on November 16, 2016:

Updated through online information from Barry Hall.
Organ originally built by Henry Erben in 1850, expanded by E&GG Hook in 1865, rebuilt by Noack in 1969

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Henry Erben (c. 1850).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuild.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
1983 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab Originally published June 1983
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on September 22, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ Façade and Keydesk: Photograph by Tim Drewes. Taken on 1983-06-30

Church exterior: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2017-08-13

Organ case and keydesk: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2018-08-12

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