The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Church in Belfast
Belfast, Maine 04915

[Congregational-Unitarian]

OHS Database ID 2908.

Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 320, 2010-10-06.


Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
(The last update we received about this organ was on the transfer of data from the OHS PC Database, October 30, 2004.)


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 17 stops. 20 ranks.

Notes

  • G Compass. Restored by Bozeman-Gibson. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)

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Organ case in rear gallery. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2010-04-19

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.

  • First Church, Belfast, ME
    1848 George Stevens
    (Stoplist: OH 1963:11)
    
    Great (GGG-f3, 59 notes)
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Dulciana [TG]
    8' Stop Diapason Treble [TG]
    8' Stop Diapason Bass (24 pipes)
    8' Clarabella [TG]
    4' Principal
    4' Flute [chimney]
    2 2/3' Twelfth
    2' Fifteenth
    III Sesquialtra [TC]
    
    Swell (chest is Tenor F, 37 notes)
    16' Double Stop Diapason
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Viol de Gamba
    8' Stop Diapason
    8' Swell Bass (unenclosed, 22 pipes)
    4' Principal
    III Cornet
    8' Hautboy
    
    Pedal (GGGG-CC, 18 notes)
    16' Sub Bass (12 pipes)
    
    Couplers
    Pedals (coupler is notched; first position of S-P, second is G-P)
    Couple Sw. (S-G)
    
    2 combination pedals for Great
    
    The arrangement of Pedal pipes is most curious; while the pedals begin on GGGG, the chest begins with FFFF. Hence, as one plays up the pedals he plays GGGG through EEE, followed by FFFF through CCC pipes. The coupling is, of course, normal.
    
    Legend has it that the first organ for this church, also by George Stevens, was lost at sea during shipment. This eventuality apparently did not dampen the spirits of the people fo First Church, as they purchased a worthy replacement to complement their striking church edifice.
    
    
  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.