The OHS Pipe Organ Database

South Parish Congregational Church
9 Church Street
Augusta, Maine 04330

OHS Database ID 6424.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 329, 2005-03-13.


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.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 26, 2007.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 23 stops. 22 registers. 25 ranks. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 25 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Trigger/hitch-down swell. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.

Notes

  • Cost $4,625. Slightly Altered (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Housed in a "High Gothic" case in the rear gallery. 3-sectional facade of 23 stencilled pipes, arranged: 7-9-7. The Swell & Great combination foot trundles were added later. And the expression was later changed from the original hitch-down to balanced. (Database Manager. September 26, 2007)

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Organ case in rear gallery. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2010-04-18

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.

  • South Parish Congregational, Augusta, ME
    1866 E. & G. G. Hook, Op. 389
    (Stoplist: OH 1963:23)
    
    Great (56 notes)
    16' Bourdon
    8' Open Diapason 
    8'  Gamba 
    8' Dolcissimo
    8' Melodia
    4' Octave
    4' Flute Harmonique
    2' Fifteenth
    IV Mixture
    8' Trumpet
    8' Clarinet [TC]
    
    Swell
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Salicional [TC]
    8' Keraulophon
    8' Aeoline
    8' Stopped Diapason
    4' Flute
    2' Piccolo
    8' Oboe Salicional [TC]
    8' Bassoon (12 pipes)
    Tremulant
    
    Pedale
    16' Open Diapason
    16' Bourdon
    8' Violoncello
    
    Swell to Pedale
    Great to Pedale
    Swell to Great
    Bellows Signal
    
    2 Great combination pedals
    2 Swell combination pedals
    Great-to-Pedal reversible.
    
    [1963 notes:] Tonal changes in the Swell appear to have been the replacing of a Trumpet or Cornopean with the Salicional and the Principal with an Aeoline. The flue Oboe is apparently original. The organ cost $4,625.
    
    [1992 notes:] "some changes were made [at the turn of the century] probably by H. C. Harrison of Portland, Maine. The Twelfth was removed from the Great and the Swell Clarinet was put into its spot. The Violina and Bassoon/Oboe were replaced with an Aeoline and Salicional and a Celeste was placed in the Clarinet spot. The Octave, Fifteenth and Mixture on the Great were softened."
    
    
  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.