The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Baptist Church
1013 Worcester Road
Framingham, Massachusetts 01701

OHS Database ID 3804.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 261, 2000-08-23.


Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 7, 2008.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 20 stops. 18 registers. 20 ranks. 927 pipes. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with a removable panel in front of keyboards. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Trigger/hitch-down swell. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 2000. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ is free-standing and encased in the rear gallery in a case which is painted white. The manuals are fully recessed inside the case with a sliding door which rises-up behind the impost to expose the manuals. The facade contains 23 pipes - 17 of which are from the Great [8'] Open Diapason (DD-F#); and 5 are from the Great [4'] Principal. One is a dummy. The Great [8'] Clarabella is grooved to the [8'] St. Diap. Treble for its tenor octave. The Great [8'] Trumpet was replaced at an undocumented time and by an undocumented person or firm with an early 20th century spotted metal 8' Salicional. The Swell, while playing from a 56-note manual, is short-compass: 39 notes from tenor F. - with only one, unexpressive bass stop: [8'] St. Diapason Bass. While the Pedal compass is 27-notes, the actual 16' Subbass has only 13 pipes. An electric blower was provided in 1912. Sources: church history; extant organ documented April 1988. (Database Manager. September 7, 2008)

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Photographs

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Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1999-05-04
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1999-05-04

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

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from the console April, 1988

  • Framingham, Massachusetts
    First Baptist Church
    
    Wm. B.D. Simmons, 1852
    
    GREAT
       [16]    Tenoroon           (tc)  44
       [8]     Open Diapason            56
       [8]     Dulciana           (tc)  44
       [8]     St. Diap. Treble   (tc)  44
       [8]     St. Diap Bass            12
       [8]     Clarabella         (mc)  32
       [4]     Principal                56
       [4]     Flute                    56
       [3]     Twelfth                  56
       [2]     Fifteenth                56
       [III]   Sesquialtra  [sic]      163
       [8]     Trumpet            (tc)  44
    
    SWELL TREBLE (Expressive)
       [8]     Op. Diapason       (tf)  39
       [8]     Viol de Gamba      (tf)  39
       [8]     St. Diapason       (tf)  39
       [4]     Principal          (tf)  39
       [2]     Fifteenth          (tf)  39
       [8]     Oboe               (tf)  39
               Tremolo
    
    SWELL BASS (unexpressive]
       [8]     St. Diapason Bass        17
    
    PEDAL (27 notes)
       [16]    Subbass                  13
    
    COUPLERS (Drawknob)
       Couple Pedal & Swell            [8]
       Couple Pedal & Great            [8]
       Swell to Great                  [8]
    
    PEDAL MOVEMENTS
       Swell Expression              (h-d)
    
    ACTION: Mech. key & stop
    VOICES: 18
    STOPS: 20
    RANKS: 20
    PIPES: 927
    
    NOTES
    The original cost of the organ was $1,400.00.
    
     [Received on line from James R. Stettner June 06, 2009.]
  • Stoplist copied from the console April, 1988 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.