Boston, Massachusetts

Trinity Church, Copley Square


Aeolian-Skinner organ, Op. 573-A/B/C in Trinity Church, Copley Square (Boston, MA)
 
Aeolian-Skinner organ, Op. 573-A/B/C in Trinity Church, Copley Square (Boston, MA)
 
Aeolian-Skinner organ, Op. 573-A/B/C in Trinity Church, Copley Square (Boston, MA)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Builder:        Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.
   Year:        1963
   Opus:        573-A/B/C
   
No. manuals:    3
No. stops:      121
No. ranks:      113
No. pipes:      6,898

Specification

GALLERY ORGAN
          GREAT ORGAN (6" wind)                       SWELL ORGAN (7 1/2" wind)
      16' Quintaton              61               16' Bourdon                73
       8' Diapason               61                8' Geigen                 73
       8' Gedeckt                61                8' Stopped Diapason       73
       8' Erzähler               61                8' Voix Celeste II       146
       4' Octave                 61                8' Flute Celeste II      134
       4' Flute                  61                4' Octave                 73
      IV  Mixture               244                4' Chimney Flute          73
      IV  Fourniture            244            2 2/3' Quinte (TC)            49
       8' Tromba  (10" wind)     61 (in SO)        2' Piccolo                61
       4' Clarion (10" wind)     61 (in SO)   II-III  Mixture               171
       4' Nave Pitch             61               IV  Fourniture            244
                                                  16' Posuane                73
          CHOIR ORGAN (6" wind)                    8' Trumpet                73
      16' Dulciana               73                8' Vox Humana             73
       8' Viola                  73                4' Clarion                73
       8' Melodia                73                   Tremulant
       8' Kleine Erzähler II    134
       4' Octave                 73                   PEDAL ORGAN
       4' Flute d'Amour          73               32' Bourdon                 8
   2 2/3' Nazard (TC)            49               16' Principal              32
       2' Piccolo                61               16' Bourdon                32
   1 3/5' Tierce (TC)            49               16' Violone                32
  II-III  Mixture               171               16' Quintaton              GT
       8' Orchestral Oboe        73               16' Echo Bourdon           SW
       4' Clarion                73               16' Dulciana               CH
          Tremulant                                8' Octave                 12
       8' Harp (TC)            -  -                8' Flute                  12
       4' Celesta                61 bars           8' Still Gedeckt          SW
                                                   4' Flute                  12
          SOLO ORGAN (floating, 10" wind)         IV  Mixture                96 *
       8' Flute                  73               32' Bombarde               32
       8' Gamba Celeste II      134               16' Trombone               12
       8' French Horn            73               16' Posaune                SW
       8' English Horn           73                8' Tromba                 12
          Tremulant                                4' Clarion                12
       8' Trumpet (20" wind)     73                   * draws 5 1/3' from Bourdon
CHANCEL ORGAN
          GREAT ORGAN (4" wind)                       SWELL ORGAN (4" wind)
       8' Principal              61               16' Lieblich Gedeckt       68
       8' Spitzviola             CH                8' Montre                 61
       8' Cor de Nuit            CH                8' Gedeckt                12
       4' Octave                 61                8' Viole de Gambe         68
       4' Koppelflöte            CH                8' Viole Celeste (FF#)    62
   2 2/3' Rohrnasat              CH                8' Flute Celeste II (TC) 110
       2' Zauberflöte            CH                4' Principal              61
   1 3/5' Terz                   CH                4' Chimney Flute          68
      IV  Plein Jeu             244                2' Spillflöte             61
                                               1 1/3' Larigot                61
          CHOIR ORGAN (4" wind)                    1' Sifflöte               61
      16' Dulciana               68               IV  Scharf                244
       8' Cor de Nuit            68               16' Contre Tompette        61
       8' Lieblich Gedeckt       68                8' Trompette              61
       8' Spitzviola             68                8' Petite Trompette       12
       8' Dulciana               12                4' Clairon                61
       8' Unda Maris (TC)        56                   Tremulant
       4' Spitz Principal        61
       4' Koppelflöte            68                   PEDAL ORGAN
   2 2/3' Rohrnasat              68               16' Bourdon                32 (in CH)
       2' Zauberflöte            61               16' Contre Viole           12 SW
   1 3/5' Terz                   61               16' Lieblich Gedeckt       SW
     III  Cymbel                183               16' Dulciana               CH
       8' Oboe                   61                8' Principal              32 (in CH)
       8' Clarinet               61                8' Gedeckt                SW
       8' English Horn           61                4' Choralbass             12
          Tremulant                                4' Holzflöte              32 (in SW)
                                                   2' Fife                   12
                                                 III  Fourniture             96 (in CH)
                                                  16' Bombarde               32 (in SW)
                                                  16' Contre Trompette       SW
                                                   8' Trompette              12 (in SW)
                                                   8' Oboe                   CH
                                                   4' Clairon                12 (in SW)
                                                   2' Oboe                   CH
 
        


Source: Allen Kinzey

Photo Source: Stefan Weist

Notes: In 1960 the gallery organ was repaired by Jason C. McKown, and pipe work for eight stops was built by Aeolian-Skinner. In 1963 a new chancel organ (shown above) built by Aeolian-Skinner replaced the Hutchings-Votey organ. Changes since then include the 32' Bourdon in the Gallery Pedal, the 1967 8' Trumpet in the Gallery Solo, and the 1972 8' Oboe in the Chancel Choir. The Gallery Choir, Solo and part of the Pedal sustained serious water damage during firefighter's efforts to extinguish an electrical fire in a beam above the west gallery on June 23, 1999. Foley-Baker & Co. restored the divisions.

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