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Second Congregational Church / United Congregational Church
295 High Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040

OHS Database ID 6241.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 75, 1987-06-25.

OHS Convention Organ, 2015.


Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition Unknown.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 66 stops. 84 registers. 70 ranks. 4699 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1991 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Restored by Czelusniak et Dugal 1979. Restoration completed 1990. Reeds refurbished by David Broome, Austin Organs. [Replaced Skinner Op. 167, which was a rebuild of 1894 Hutchings Op. 327. Burned 1919.] (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated 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:
    Replaced #167; Echo organ is #322-A; dedication recital by William Churchill Hammond on June 21, 1922; extant; unaltered; restorative work by Czelusniak et Dugal from 1977 to 1992. (see # 179 for chapel organ) (Database Manager. January 4, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Nicholas Russotto. -- There are ventil-style registration aids in hitchdown fashion. When used they bring on "Reeds," "Diapasons," "Strings." There is also a hitchdown for "All Swells" and one for "Chimes on Pedal." (Database Manager. November 19, 2007)

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives

  • Holyoke, Massachusetts
    Second Congregational Church
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 322   1920             4 manuals, 66 stops, 70 ranks
    _________________________________________________________________________________
    
              GREAT ORGAN (6" wind)                     SOLO ORGAN (10" wind)
          16' Diapason              61               8' Gross Gedeckt         73
          16' Bourdon              PED               8' Gamba                 73
           8' First Diapason        61               8' Gamba Celeste         73
           8' Second Diapason       61               4' Hohlpfeife            61
           8' Claribel Flute        61              16' Fagotto               73
           8' Wald Flute            61               8' Heckelphone           73
           8' Erzähler              61               8' French Horn           73
           4' Octave                61               8' Corno di Bassetto     73
           4' Flute                 61               8' Musette               73
       2 2/3' Twelfth               61                  Tremolo
           2' Fifteenth             61               8' Tuba Mirabilis (15")  73
           8' Tromba                61
              Chimes                SO                  ECHO ORGAN (5" wind)
                                                     8' Diapason              73
              SWELL ORGAN (8" wind)                  8' Night Horn            73
          16' Bourdon               73               8' Quintadena            73
           8' First Diapason        73               8' Tromba                73
           8' Second Diapason       73               8' Vox Humana            73
           8' Clarabella            73                  Tremolo
           8' Gedeckt               73                  Chimes [Deagan]       25 tubes
           8' Gamba                 73
           8' Salicional            73                  PEDAL ORGAN
           8' Voix Celeste          73              32' Bourdon                5
           8' Spitz Flute           73              16' Diapason              32
           8' Flute Celeste (TC)    61              16' Violone               32
           8' Aeoline               73              16' Bourdon               32
           8' Unda Maris (TC)       61              16' Gamba                 CH
           4' Octave                61              16' Echo Lieblich         SW
           4' Flute                 61          10 2/3' Quint (Bourdon)       --
           4' Unda Maris II        122               8' Octave                12
           2' Flautino              61               8' Cello                 12
         III  Mixture (15-17-19)   183               8' Gedeckt               12
          16' Posaune               73               8' Still Gedeckt         SW
           8' French Trumpet        73               4' Flute                 12
           8' Cornopean             73           3 1/5' Tierce                --
           8' Flugel Horn           73           2 2/7' Septieme              SW
           8' Vox Humana            73              32' Bombarde (15")        32
           4' Clarion               61              16' Trombone              12
              Tremolo                               16' Posaune               SW
                                                    16' English Horn          CH
              CHOIR ORGAN (5" wind)                 16' Fagotto               SO
          16' Gamba                 73               8' Tromba                12
           8' Diapason              73               4' Clarion               12
           8' Gamba                 73
           8' Concert Flute         73                  COUPLERS
           8' Kleine Erzähler II   134                  Swell to Pedal      8  4
           4' Flute                 61                  Great to Pedal      8
       2 2/3' Nazard                61                  Choir to Pedal      8  4
           2' Piccolo               61                  Solo to Pedal       8  4
       1 3/5' Tierce                61                  Swell to Great  16  8  4
       1 1/7' Septieme              61                  Choir to Great  16  8
          16' English Horn          73                  Solo to Great   16  8  4
           8' Clarinet              73                  Swell to Choir      8  4
           8' Orchestral Oboe       73                  Solo to Choir       8
              Tremolo                                   Great to Solo       8
           8' Harp (TC)             --                  Swell to Swell  16     4
           4' Celesta               61 bars             Choir to Choir  16     4
                                                        Solo to Solo    16     4
    
              COMBINATIONS                              EXPRESSION
              Solo & Echo    1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8            Balanced Swell Pedal
              Swell          1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8            Balanced Choir Pedal
              Great          1-2-3-4-5                  Balanced Solo/Echo Pedal
              Choir          1-2-3-4-5-6                Register Crescendo Pedal
              Pedal          1-2-3-4-5-6                  with indicator light
              General Cancel
              Setter
              Pedal to Manual Combinations
                ON & OFF pistons for each manual
              Octave Couplers OFF piston
    
              ACCESSORIES
              Solo to Pedal Reversible   (thumb & toe)
              Swell to Pedal Reversible  (thumb & toe)
              Great to Pedal Reversible  (thumb & toe)
              Choir to Pedal Reversible  (thumb & toe)
              Chimes on Pedal    (hook-down toe lever)
              All Strings        (hook-down toe lever)
              All Diapasons      (hook-down toe lever)
              All Reeds          (hook-down toe lever)
              All Swells         (hook-down toe lever)
              Sforzando (with indicator) (thumb & toe)
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2015-06-05]
    
    
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