Worcester, MA
Wesley Methodist Church


Builder:		Skinner Organ Co.
  Year:			1926
  Opus:			615
No. manuals:		4
No. stops:		68
No. ranks:		73
No. pipes:		4,481

Specification

Great
	16'	Open Diapason		61	(replaced by Quintaton
						by AS 1955)
	8'	First Diapason		61	(replaced by II Sesquialtera
						by Berkshire 1972)
	8'	Second Diapason		61
	8'	Claribel Flute		61	(rebuilt by Berkshire as
						Rohr Flute 1972)
	8'	Erzahler		61
	8'	String Celeste II	122
	4'	Octave			61	(replaced by new one by AS 1955)
	4'	Harmonic Flute		61
	2'	Fifteenth		61	(replaced by new one by AS 1955)
	IV	Mixture			244	(reworked by AS 1955)
	16'	Ophicleide		61	(on high pressure in Solo)
	8'	Tuba			61	(on high pressure in Solo)
	4'	Clarion			61	(on high pressure in Solo)
		Chimes			EC
		Harp			CH
		Celesta			CH
Swell
	16'	Bourdon			73
	8'	Diapason		73
	8'	Gedeckt			73
	8'	Gamba			73
	8'	Voix Celeste II		146
	8'	Flauto Dolce		73
	8'	Flute Cleeste		61  tc
	4'	Octave			73
	8'	Violina			73
	4'	Flute Triangulaire	73
	2'	Flautino		61
	III	Mixture			183	(reworked by AS 1955)
	IV	Mixture			244	(added 1927)
	16'	Waldhorn		73
	8'	Cornopean		73
	8'	Flugel Horn		73
	8'	Vox Humana		73
	4'	Clarion			73
		Tremolo
Choir
	16'	Gamba			73
	8'	Open Diapason		73	(replaced by III Scharf
						by Berkshire 1972)
	8'	Concert Flute		73	(redone as Singendgedeckt
						1972 Berkshire)
	8'	Kleine Erzahler II	134
	4'	Flute			73
	2 2/3'	Nazard			61
	2'	Piccolo			61	(replaced by Principal by
						Berkshire 1972)
	8'	Orchestral Oboe		73
	8'	Clarinet		73
		Tremolo
		Harp			61	bars
		Celesta
Solo
	8'	Gamba			73
	8'	Gamba Celeste		73
	8'	Orchestral Flute	73
	8'	Tuba Mirabilis		73
	8'	French Horn		73
	8'	Engish Horn		73
		Tremolo
Echo
	8'	Diapason		73
	8'	Chimney Flute		73
	4'	Fern Flute		73
	8'	Tromba			73
	8'	Vox Humana		73
		Tremolo
		Chimes			25	tubes
Pedal
	32'	Diapason			(resultant)
	32'	Bourdon			32
	16'	Principal		32
	16'	Diapason		32
	16'	Bourdon			12
	16'	Violone			32
	16'	Gamba			CH
	16'	Echo Bourdon		SW
	8'	Octave			12
	8'	Gedeckt			12
	8'	Still Gedeckt		SW
	4'	Choralbass		12	(original Super Octave,
						brightened by AS 1955)
	4'	Flute			12
	III	Mixture			96	(new by AS 1955, using
						old Chimes knob)
	16'	Trombone		32
	16'	Waldhorn		SW
	8'	Tromba			12
	4'	Clarion			12

Notes: From the booklet for the 1999 Worcester Regional Convention:  Wesley Methodist Church was a merger in 1923 of Grace Methodist and Trinity Methodist (old First Methodist Church).  The Neo-Gothic building was designed by Coolidge and Carlson of Boston.  The building and the new George C. Bryant Memorial Organ were dedicated on May 8, 1927.
 
Organist A. Leslie Jacobs collaborated with William E. Zeuch in the design of the organ.  The 68-rank organ was constructed in a divided chancel arrangement, with GT/SW/CH/SO left and PD right; ANTIPH/ECHO in the rear.  The Antiphonal shades opened into the left gallery through a grill.  Three Echo shades opened into the tower stairwell.  There were separate chimes in the Solo and Antiphonal divisions.
 
The Swell IV mixture was replaced in 1927 and again in 1930.  It was replaced again in the 1955 rebuild supervised by G. Donald Harrison and done as 615-A and 615-B.  This rebuild also included the following:  Pedal - New III Mixture (on Chimes knob) and 4' Octave revoiced; Great - New 4' and 2' Principals, IV Mixture reworked with some new pipes, 16' Quintaton replaced 16' Open Diapason.
 
In 1970, the Berkshire Organ Co. added 6 new stops (5 replacing old stops), no other revoicing.  Most changes were in the Choir - 8' Open Diapason replaced by a II Sesquialtera, and 8' Concert Flute replaced by a Gedeckt.

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