The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Congregational Church
Fall River, Massachusetts

OHS Database ID 22134.


Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2014-06-06.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 27 stops. 33 registers. 27 ranks. 1555 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

Notes

  • Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Releathered in 1964, #191-A; altered by Raymond Whalon in the 1960s; new Bourdon by Thomas Anderson; extant. (Database Manager. 2005-12-01)
  • Updated through online information from Matthew Dion. -- Organ built by Ernest M. Skinner and installed in the church for the sum of $10,000.00 Aeolian-Skinner was retained to rebuild the organ in 1964. Proposal was never fully completed but releathering was done on "easy to reach places" and the replacement of the original magnet and relay system with a new system. Also the only tonal change consisted of making the pedal Bourdon play on the Great at 8' from the original 16'. Organ was again cleaned and restored by Emery Brothers of Doylestown PA in 2002. (Database Manager. 2014-06-06)

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Photographs

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Facade. Photograph by Jim Cook 2005-07-14
Stop jamb. Photograph by Jim Cook 2005-07-14
Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2004-05-10
Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2004-05-10
Console. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2004-05-10
Chancel and Facades for Echo Division. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2004-05-10
Echo Divison Facade. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2004-05-10
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2004-05-10

Pipe organs in Massachusetts sponsored by Mssrs. Czelusniak et Dugal.

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: Steve Emery, via Jonathan Bowen

  • Fall River, Massachusetts
    First Congregational Church
    
    The Ernest M. Skinner Co.   Opus 191   1911   3 manuals, 27 stops, 27 ranks
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN (6" wind)                  SWELL ORGAN (9 1/2" wind)
         16' Bourdon             19 PED         16' Bourdon             73
          8' Diapason            61              8' Diapason            73
          8' Wald Floete         61              8' Gedackt             73
          8' Erzähler            61              8' Viol d'Orchestre    73
          4' Suabe Flute         61              8' Voix Celeste        73
                                                 8' Aeoline             61
             CHOIR ORGAN (6" wind)               8' Unda Maris (TC)     49
          8' Diapason            61              4' Octave              61
          8' Concert Flute       61              4' Flute Harmonique    61
          4' Flute Traverso      61              2' Piccolo             61
          2' Piccolo             61             16' Contra Posaune      61
          8' Orchestral Oboe     61              8' Posaune             61
          8' Clarinet            61              8' Vox Humana          61
                                                 4' Clarion             61
             ECHO ORGAN                             Tremolo
          8' Lieblich Gedeckt    61
                                                    PEDAL ORGAN
                                                16' Diapason            30
                                                16' First Bourdon       30
                                                16' Second Bourdon      SW
                                            10 2/3' Quint               --
                                                 8' Octave              12
                                                 8' Gedackt             12
                                                16' Contra Posaune      SW
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-03-19]
    
    
  • Typed stoplist. Source: Steve Emery, via Jonathan Bowen Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.
  • OHS 2005 Southeastern Massachusetts Convention Booklet

  • Fall River, MA
    First Congregational Church 
    
    Ernest M. Skinner Organ Co., Opus 191, 1911
    
    
    Great:
    (Unenclosed Man II CC-c4, 6" WP)
    
    8' Bourdon 
    8' Diapason 61 
    8' Erzahler 61
    8' Wald Floete 61
    8' Lieblich Gedackt 61 
    4' Suabe Flute 61
    
    Swell:
    (Enclosed Man III CC-c4, 9 1/2 WP
    
    16' Bourdon 61 
    8' Diapason 61
    8' Gedackt 61
    8' Viol d'Orchestre 61
    8' Voix Celeste 61 
    8' Aeoline 61
    8' Unda Maris [t.C.] 49 
    4' Flute Harmonique [sic] 61 
    4' Octave 61
    2' Piccolo 61
    16' Contra Posaune 61 
    8' Posaune 61 
    8' Vox Humana 61 
    4' Clarion 61 
    Tremolo 
    
    Choir:
    (Enclosed Man I CC-c4, 6" WP)
    
    8' Concert Flute 61
    8' Diapason 61 
    4' Flauto Traverso 61 
    8' Orchestral Oboe 61 
    8' Clarinet 61 
    Tremolo 
    
    Pedal:
    (Unenclosed CC-fl, 6" WP) 
    
    16' Diapason 42
    16' First Bourdon 73
    16' Second Bourdon (Swell) 
    10 2/3 Quinte (From First Bourdon) 
    8' Octave (From 16' Diapason) 
    8' Gedackt (From First Bourdon) 
    16' Contra Posaune (Swell) 
    
    Couplers:
    Swell to Pedal
    Great to Pedal
    Choir to Pedal
    Swell to Pedal 4' 
    Swell to Great 
    Choir to Great 
    Swell to Choir 
    Swell 16'
    Swell 4'
    Swell to Great 16'
    Swell to Great 4'
    Choir 16'
    Choir 4'
    Great 4' 
    
    Combinations:
    Swell 1-2-3-4-5 thumb 
    Great 1-2-3 thumb 
    Choir 1-2-3 thumb 
    Pedal 1-2-3-4 toe 
    Gt. to Ped toe reversible 
    Sforzando toe reversible 
    Set 
    Pedal to combination (Swell)
    Pedal to combination (Great)
    Pedal to combination (Choir)
    
    Balanced Pedals:
    Swell Expression
    Choir Expression 
    Register Crescendo        
      
      
    
     [Received from Matthew Dion 2014-05-27.]
  • OHS 2005 Southeastern Massachusetts Convention Booklet Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.