Our Historic Pipe Organ

Our Johnson pipe organ, (originally tracker action), has three manuals and 27 ranks. It was built by William A. Johnson and his son of Westfield, MA, in 1871 in a rear balcony and later moved to a front chamber in 1885. It was rebuilt by Chester A. Raymond (Princeton, NJ) and moved from the front of the sanctuary to the rear balcony in 1959. The organ console was replaced in 1989; the Great division was repositioned by Kerner and Merchant Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd., in 1994, and was renovated in 2004.

27 Ranks of pipes (plus three 16′ extensions and chimes)

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Swell

  • Gedeckt 8
  • Geigen Principal 8
  • Salicional 8
  • Voix Celeste 8
  • Harmonic Flute 4
  • Nazard 2 2/3
  • Piccolo 2
  • Bassoon 16
  • Trompette 8
  • Oboe 8
  • Clarion 4
  • Tremolo
  • Swell to Swell 16, 4

Great

  • Open Diapason 8
  • Melodia 8
  • Gemshorn 8
  • Octav 4
  • Twelfth 2 2/3
  • Fifteenth 2
  • Mixture IV
  • (Chimes – disconnected)
  • Great to Great 4
  • Swell to Great 16, 8, 4
  • Choir to Great 16, 8, 4

Choir

  • Concert Flute 8
  • Dulciana 8
  • Unda Maris 8
  • Chimney Flute 4
  • Block Flute 2
  • Clarinet 8
  • Tremolo
  • Choir to Choir 16, 4
  • Swell to Choir 16, 8, 4

Pedal

  • Bourdon 16
  • Lieblich Gedeckt 16
  • Dulciana 16
  • Bourdon 8
  • Lieblich Gedeckt 8
  • Dulciana 8
  • Choral Bass 4
  • Fagott 16
  • Trompette 8
  • Great to Pedal 8, 4
  • Swell to Pedal 8. 4
  • Choir to Pedal 8, 4

Accessories

  • Manual pistons 1,2,3,4,5
  • General pistons 1,2,3,4,5 (duplicated on toe board)
  • Pedal pistons 1,2,3,4,5
  • Crescendo pedal
  • Sforzando
  • A & B combination choices

This organ is mentioned in the book: “The Johnson Organs” by John Van Varick Elsworth, ed. By Donald Paterson, The Boston Organ Club Chapter of the Organ Historical Society, Harrisville, NH, c/r1984.