Groton, Massachusetts
Groton School

Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.    
Opus 936, 1935-196
 

No. manuals:  3  
No. stops:  81  
No. ranks:  92  
No. pipes:  5,336    

Specification     

There were many alterations and additions by the  company from 1945 to 1962, including
relocating the  console, tonal additions, alterations and revoicing.   The Processional 
organ was relocated to the console's  former niche.  Here is an overview of the company's  
work thru 1962:  

Great   

16' Sub Principal  61  
 8' Diapason  61  
 8' Principal  61  
 8' Flute Harmonique  (replaced by ex-PO 8' Rohrflote)  
 8' Gemshorn  61  
 5 1/3' Grosse Quinte  61  
 4' Octave   61  
 4' Principal  61  
 3 1/5' Grosse Tierce  61 (replaced by 4' Flute  Couverte)  
 2 2/3' Quinte   61  
 2' Superoctave  61  
 1 3/5' Tierce   61 (replaced by ex-PO 2' Blockflote)   
IV Full Mixture  244 (reworked as  IV Sesquialtera)   
IV Fourniture  244   
III Cymbel   183 (replaced by ex-PO III Scharf  reworked)  
 8' Bombarde  73 (later addition)  

Swell   

16' Flute Conique  73   
 8' Geigen   73  
 8' Gedeckt   73  
 8' Viole de Gambe  73  
 8' Viole Celeste  73  
 8' Flauto Dolce  -- (from 16' Flute Conique)  
 8' Echo Viole  73 (replaced by Flute Cel 54 GG)  
 4' Octave Geigen  73  
 4' Flute Triangulaire 73 (replaced by ex-GT 4' Flute  Oct)  
 4' Fugara   73  
 2 2/3' Nazard   61  
 2' Fifteenth  61  
 1 3/5' Tierce   61   
VI Plein Jeu  366 (divided into III Mixture with one new rank 183 and IV Plein Jeu 244)   
16' Bombarde  73 (replaced in kind)  
 8' Trompette I  73 (replaced in kind)  
 8' Trompette II  73 (replaced by Hautbois)  
 8' Vox Humana  61  
 4' Clarion   73 (replacedl by ex-CH 8' Tromp Harm)   
 Tremolo  
 8' Gedeckt - Processional in choir vestibule,  eliminated  
 8' Viola - Processional in choir vestibule,  eliminated  

Choir   

16' Quintaton  73  
 8' Viola   73  
 8' Orchestral Flute 73  
 8' Dulciana  73  
 8' Unda Maris  61 tc  
 4' Lieblich Flute  73 (replaced by 4' Nachthorn)  
 2' Zauberflote  61  
16' English Horn  73  
 8' Trompette Harmonique  (replaced by ex-SW Trompette  II)  
 8' Clarinet  73  
 4' Rohrschalmei  73 (later addition)   
 Tremolo  
 8' Bombarde  GT (later addition)  
 8' Gedeckt   PRO (eliminated)  
 8' Viola   PRO (eliminated)  

Positif  
 8' Rohrflote  61 (replaced by 8' Singendgedeckt)  
 4' Principal  61  
 4' Koppelflote  61  
 2 2/3' Nazard   61  
 2' Blockflote  61 (replaced by 2' Principal)  
 1 3/5' Tierce   61 (reworked)  
 1' Sifflote  61 (shifted to 1 1/3' Larigot)  
 IV Scharf   244 (replaced by IV Cymbel)  

Pedal   

32' Contrebasse  12   
16' Principal  32   
16' Contrebasse  32   
16' Bourdon   32   
16' Flute Conique  SW   
16' Quintaton  GT (later addition)   
10 2/3' Grosse Quinte  32  
 8' Octave   32  
 8' Flute Ouverte  32  
 8' Cello   12  
 8' Gedeckt   SW  
 5 1/3' Quinte   32   
4' Super Octave  32   
4' Flute Harmonique 32 (harm portions of pipe cut  off)  
 4' Gedeckt   SW  
 2' Waldflote  32 (later additions)   
III Mixture   96   
III Fourniture  96   
16' Bombarde  32   
16' English Horn  CH   
 8' Trompette  32  
 4' Clairon   32    Processional   

When Aeolian-Skinner relocated the console from a  cubbyhole alongside the choir, they 
added shades between the former console space and the choir,  installed a recycled 2-stop chest with an 8' Gedeckt  and a 4' Octave, and installed five knobs on the  console (not 
on combination action) which played on  the Great manual for a new Processional.  (The 
other three knobs operated chests and pipework installed by  and belonging to the 
organist.)  

Source:  Allen Kinzey

The choir doesn't appear to have [been] unenclosed, since there is a Positiv.    Lee

Eyrline Morgan, Organist
Olivet Baptist Church
Oklahoma City, OK
www.olivetbaptistokc.com

[Received January 25, 2007]
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