Boston, Massachusetts

First Church, Unitarian


Skinner Organ Co. Console, Op. 551 (1925) for First Church, Unitarian (Boston, MA)
 
Hutchings-Votey organ, Op. 1513 (1890) in First Church, Unitarian (Boston, MA)
 
Ernest M. Skinner organ, Op. 241 (1915) in First Church, Unitarian (Boston, MA)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Builder:        Skinner Organ Company
   Year:        1925
   Opus:        551
No. manuals:    4
No. stops:      122
No. ranks:      106
No. pipes:      6,565
      

Specification

Gallery Organ – 1890 Hutchings-Votey, Op. 1513

      GREAT                                   CHOIR
  16' Bourdon               17 PED         8' Geigen Principal      61
   8' First Diapason        61             8' Gamba                 61
   8' Second Diapason       61             8' Concert Flute         61
   8' Third Diapason        61             4' Flute                 61
   8' Waldflöte             61         2 2/3' Nazard                61
   8' Erzähler              61         1 3/5' Tierce                61
   8' Philomela (Diap.)     29 PED         8' Orchestral Oboe       61
   8' Rohrflöte             SW             8' Clarinet              61
   8' Strings II           136                Tremolo
   8' Aeoline               SW                Harp                  61 bars
   4' Octave                61                Celesta               --
   4' Flute Triangulaire    SW
   2' Fifteenth             61                SOLO
   V  Mixture              305             8' Flute                 68
        (15-17-19-21-22)                   8' Orchestral Flute      68
  16' Posaune               SW             8' Gross Gamba           68
   8' Tromba                68             8' Gamba Celeste         68
   8' Cornopean             SW             8' Tuba                  68
   4' Clarion               68             8' French Horn           68
      Tremolo                              8' English Horn          68
      Chimes                               4' Tuba Clarion          68
                                              Tremolo
      SWELL                                   Chimes                GT
  16' Bourdon               73
   8' Diapason              73                PEDAL
   8' Salicional            73            16' Diapason              32
   8' Voix Celeste          73            16' Bourdon               32
   8' Spitzflöte            73            16' Violone               32
   8' Flute Celeste         61 tc     10 2/3' Bourdon               --
   8' Rohrflöte             73             8' Octave                12
   8' Aeoline               73             8' Bourdon               12
   8' Unda Maris            61             8' Gamba                 CH
   4' Octave                73             8' Gedeckt               SW
   4' Flute Triangulaire    73            32' Trombone              32
   2' Fifteenth             61            16' Trombone              12
 III  Mixture (15-19-22)   183            16' Posaune               SW
  16' Posaune               73             8' Trombone              12
   8' Cornopean             73                Chimes                GT
   8' Flugel Horn           73
   8' Vox Humana            73
   4' Clarion               73
      Tremolo

Chancel Organ - 1915 Ernest M.Skinner Co., Op. 241

      GREAT                                   SWELL
  16' Diapason              61            16' Bourdon               61
   8' First Diapason        61             8' Diapason              61
   8' Second Diapason       61             8' Stopped Flute         61
   8' Third Diapason        61             8' Salicional            61
   8' Melodia               61             8' Voix Celeste          49 tc
   8' Gemshorn              61             8' Spitzflöte            61
   8' Gamba                 61             8' Flute Celeste         49 tc
   8' Gamba Celeste         61             4' Octave                61
   4' Octave                61             4' Flute                 61
   4' Waldflöte             61             2' Flautino              61
   2' Fifteenth             61            16' Fagotto               61
 III  Harmonics (17-19-22) 183             8' Cornopean             61
  16' Trumpet               61             8' Oboe                  61
   8' Trumpet               61             8' Vox Humana            61
   4' Clarion               61             4' Clarion               61
                                              Tremolo
      CHOIR
  16' Dulciana              61                PEDAL
   8' Violin Diapason       61            32' Bourdon               32 
   8' Concert Flute         61            16' Diapason              32 
   8' Dulciana              61            16' Bourdon               12 
   8' Unda Maris            49 tc         16' Violone               32
   4' Rohrflöte             61            16' Gedeckt               SW 
   4' Dulciana              61        10 2/3' Bourdon               --
   2' Piccolo               61             8' Diapason              12
   8' Clarinet              61             8' Bourdon               12
      Tremolo                              8' Violone               12
                                          16' Trombone              32
                                           8' Trombone              12


A large 129-stop console (with double rows of couplers) was added in 1925 when Op. 241 was brought over from South Congregational Church and installed in the Channcel of First Church. The console played both organs. The crescendo registers were, from left, Chancel Swell, Gallery Swell, Chancel and Gallery Choir, Chancel Solo, Chancel Register, Gallery Register. William E. Zeuch, vice-president of Skinner, was organist at the church at the time the 1925 work was done. The organ was destroyed by fire in 1968.

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