Cambridge MA, Christ Church, Hoofdorgel

Foto’s: Andrew & Jane Wood © 2017

  • The Schoenstein company built a new organ with slider chests, mechanical key action and electric stop action for Christ Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2005-2007. The organ was dedicated on February 9, 2007 with a concert by Stuart Forster. The new organ has been given a front in the style of the work of John Snetzler. The first organ that was placed in the Christ Church in 1762 was built by him.
  • The new organ replaces an old instrument by Aeolian-Skinner from 1966.

The Stoplist

Great Organ (enclosed): Gamba 16′ – extension, First Open Diapason 8′ – unenclosed, Second Open Diapason 8′, Harmonic Flute 8′ – unenclosed, Gamba 8′, Gamba Celeste 8′ (TC), Bourdon 8′, Principal 4′, Bourdon 4′ – extension, Twelfth 2 2/3′, Fifteenth 2′, Seventeenth 1 3/5′, Mixture 3-4 ranks (1 1/3′), Trumpet 8′ – from Choir Organ, Clarinet 8′ – from Choir Organ, Tuba 8′ – from Choir Organ, Chimes – digital, Cymbelstern (5 bells).
Choir Organ (enclosed): Dulciana 16′, Open Diapason 8′ – from Great Organ, Concert Flute 8′ – C-H uit Lieblich Gedeckt, Lieblich Gedeckt 8′, Dulciana 8′ – extension, Unda Maris 8′ (TC), Fugara 4′, Forest Flute 4′, Nazard 2 2/3′, Harmonic Piccolo 2′, Tierce 1 3/5′ (TC), Trumpet 8′, English Horn 8′, Clarinet 8′, Tuben 8′ – 3 reeds from Swell Organ, double expression, Tuba 8′ – unenclosed, Harp 8′ – digital, Celesta 4′ – digital, Tremolo – variable.
Swell Organ (enclosed): Lieblich Bourdon 16′, Open Diapason 8′, Stopped Diapason 8′ – extension, Echo Gamba 8′, Vox Angelica 8′, Gemshorn 4′, Harmonic Flute 4′, Flageolet 2′, Oboe 8′.
Double Expression: Flauto Dolce 8′, Flute Celeste 8′ (TC), Flauto Dolce 4′ – extension, Flute Celeste 4′ – extension, Mixtur 3-5 ranks (2′), Contra Fagotto 16′, Cornopean 8′, Vox Humana 8′, Clarion 4′, Tremolo.
Pedal Organ: Sub Bass 32′ – extension, Open Wood 16′, Sub Bass 16′, Gamba 16′ – from Great Organ, Dulciana 16′ – from Choir Organ, Lieblich Gedeckt 16′ – from Swell Organ, Principal 8′, Flute 8′ – from Great Organ, Stopped Diapason 8′ – from Swell Organ, Dulciana 8′ – from Choir Organ, Fifteenth 4′, Flute 4′ – from Great Organ, Contra Fagotto 32′ – from Swell Organ, Ophicleide 16′ – from Choir Organ, Contra Fagotto 16′ – from Swell Organ, Tuba 8′ – from Choir Organ, Trumpet 8′ – from Choir Organ, Tuba 4′ – from Choir Organ, Trumpet 4′ – from Choir Organ.
Koppelingen: Choir to Great, Choir to Great 16′, Choir to Great 4′, Swell to Great, Swell to Great 16′, Swell to Great 4′, Swell to Choir, Swell to Choir 16′, Swell to Choir 4′, Great to Choir, Great to Pedal, Choir to Pedal, Choir to Pedal 4′, Swell to Pedal, Swell to Pedal 4′, Great Unison Off, Choir to Choir 16′, Choir to Choir 4′, Choir Unison Off, Swell to Swell 16′, Swell to Swell 4′, Swell Unison Off.