The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Symphony Hall
Springfield, Massachusetts

OHS Database ID 1245.

Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 15.


Status and Condition

The organ has been removed from this location and is currently in storage.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 4, 2015.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 53 stops. 57 ranks. 3761 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Notes

  • Status Note: Storage 1992 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Removed by Charles Aiken and stored during remodeling of hall c. 1979. In storage 1992 in Annex basement. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. July 4, 2015)

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  • "The J.W. Steere & Son Organ of the City of Springfield, Massachusetts" by Keith Bigger [The Tracker, Vol. 47, No. 4 (Oc

  • Springfield, Massachusetts
    Symphony Hall
    
    J.W. Steere & Son   Opus 673   1915                      4 manuals, 53 stops, 57 ranks
    ______________________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN (10" wind)                      SWELL ORGAN (10" wind)
         16' Diapason (wood)          73             16' Bourdon                  73
          8' First Diapason (w&m)     61              8' First Diapason (w&m)     73
          8' Second Diapason (ext)    --              8' Second Diapason (w&m)    73
          8' Gemshorn                 61              8' Salicional               73
          8' Gamba                    61              8' Aeoline                  73
          8' Clarabella               61              8' Vox Angelica             73
          8' Gross Flute              61              8' Viole d'Orchestre (w&m)  73
          4' Octave                   61              8' Voix Celeste (w&m)       73
          4' Flute (w&m)              61              8' Gedeckt (w&m)            73
          2' Fifteenth                61              8' Hohl Flute (W&m)         73
             Mixture III             183              4' Flute (Harmonic)         73
          8' Trumpet                  61              4' Salicet                  73
         16' Ophicleide               SO              4' Octave                   73
          8' Tuba                     SO              2' Flautino                 61
          4' Clarion                  SO                 Mixture III             183
             Chimes                   SW             16' Posaune                  73
                                                      8' Cornopean                73
             CHOIR ORGAN (10" wind)                   8' Oboe                     73
         16' Gamba                    73              4' Clarion                  73
          8' Diapason                 73              8' Vox Humana               61
          8' Dulciana                 73                 Tremolo
          8' Quintadena               73                 Chimes                   25 notes
          8' Concert Flute (w&m)      73
          8' Flute Celeste (TC, w&m)  61                 ECHO ORGAN (not installed)
          4' Flute d'Amour (w&m)      73              8' Muted Viole
          2' Piccolo (Harmonic)       61              8' Viole Celeste
         16' Fagotto                  73              8' Fern Flute
          8' French Horn              73              4' Flute
          8' Clarinet                 73              8' Vox Humana
          8' Orchestral Oboe          73                 Tremolo
             Tremolo
             Celesta (TC)             49 notes           PEDAL ORGAN (10" wind)
                                                     64' Gravissima               pf
             SOLO ORGAN (12" wind)                   32' Diapason (ext GT)        pf
          8' Stentorphone             73             32' Bourdon (ext. 16')       pf
          8' Philomela (w&m)          73             16' First Diapason (w)       32
          8' Gross Gamba              73             16' Second Diapason          GT
          8' Gamba Celeste            73             16' Violone                  32
          4' Hohlpfeife (w&m)         73             16' Bourdon                  44
          8' Concert Flute            CH             16' Gedeckt                  SW
         16' Fagotto                  CH             16' Gamba                    CH
          8' French Horn              CH         10 2/3' Quint (fr. Bourdon)      --
          8' Clarinet                 CH              8' Octave (fr. 16' Diap)    GT
          8' Orchestral Oboe          CH              8' Flute (fr. Bourdon )     --
         16' Ophicleide               85 *            8' Gedeckt                  SW
          8' Tuba (fr. 16')           -- *            8' Violoncello (fr. Gamba)  CH
          4' Clarion (fr. 16')        -- *           32' Bombarde (ext 16' Oph.)  SO
          8' Tuba Mirabilis           73 *           16' Ophicleide               SO
             Tremolo                                  8' Tuba                     SO
                              * 25" wind              4' Clarion                  SO
    
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2015-06-19]
    
    
  • The American Organist (3:1), January 1920, p. 16.

  • Symphony Hall, Springfield, Mass.
    
    Steere Organ Company, 1915
    
    PEDAL 32 notes, 10" w.p.
    
    64'	Gravissima (derived)
    32'   	Bourdon
    16'   	Diapason I
    16'   	Diapason II Great)
    16'  	Violone
    16'   	Bourdon (ext.)
    16'   	Gamba (Choir)
    16'     Gedeckt (Swell)
    10 2/3'	Quint (ext.)
    8'   	Octave (ext.)				 
    8'   	Flute (ext.)
    8'   	'Cello (Choir)
    8'   	Gedeckt (Swell)
    32'   	Bombarde (Solo)
    16' 	Ophecleide (Solo)
    8'	Tuba (Solo)
    4'	Clarion (Solo)
    
    GREAT 61 notes, 10" w.p.
    
    16' 	Diapason 
    8'	Diapason I
    8'	Diapason II (ext.)
    8'	Gross Flute
    8'	Gamba
    8' 	Clarabella
    8'	Gemshorn
    4' 	Octave
    4' 	Flute
    2'	Fifteenth
     	Mixture III Rks.
    16'	Ophecleide (Solo)
    8'	Tuba (Solo)
    8'	Trumpet
    	Chimes
    
    SWELL 61 notes (73-note chests), 10" w.p., enclosed
    
    16' 	Bourdon
    8'	Diapason I
    8'	Diapason II
    8'	Viol d’ Orchestre
    8'	Voix Celeste
    8' 	Hohl Flute
    8'	Gedeckt
    8'	Salicional
    8'	Vox Angelica
    8'	Aeoline
    4'	Octave
    4'	Flute Harmonic
    4'	Salicet
    2'	Flautino
    	Mixture III Rks.
    16'	Posaune
    8'	Cornopean
    8'	Oboe
    8'	Vox Humana
    4'	Clarion
    	Tremulant
    
    CHOIR 61 notes (73-note chests), 10" w.p., enclosed
    
    16'	Gamba
    8'	Diapason
    8'	Concert Flute
    8'	Flute Celeste (T.C.)
    8'	Quintadena
    4'	Flute d’ Amour
    2'	Piccolo Harmonic
    16' 	Fagotto
    8'	French Horn
    8'	Clarinet
    8'	Orchestral Oboe
    8'	Carillons (T.C.) [Harp]
    	Tremulant
    
    SOLO 61 notes (73-note chests), 12" w.p., enclosed
    
    8'	Stentorphone
    8'	Philomela
    8'	Gross Gamba
    8'	Gamba Celeste
    4'	Hohlpfeife
    16'	Ophecleide
    16' 	Fagotto (Swell)
    8'	Tuba Mirabilis (25" w.p.)
    8' 	Tuba
    8'	French Horn (Choir)
    8'	Clarinet (Choir)
    8'	Orchestral Oboe (Choir)
    4'	Clarion
    	Tremulant
    
    ECHO 61 notes (73-note chests), 10" w.p., enclosed
    
    8'	Fern Floete
    8'	Muted Viole
    8'	Viole Celeste
    4'	Flute Traverse
    8'	Vox Humana
    	Chimes (Great)
    	Tremulant
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     [Received from John Speller 2013-05-20.]
  • The American Organist (3:1), January 1920, p. 16. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.