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The Organ of The Congregational Church of Harvard, UCC

The organ was originally built in 1863 by George Stevens, and was renovated by the Andover Organ Company in 1965 as their opus R 69, and subsequently expanded in 1990, also by the Andover Organ Company. Andover Organ has renovated many organs including the Walcker at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, the Hook & Hastings organs at First Parish in Lexington and at Goddard Chapel at Tufts University, as well as having built organs for the chapel at Philips Academy in Andover, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and as far away as San Bernadino, California.

Originally, the organ was built with a full great manual and a swell with the first 17 notes as a common diapason rank and the remaining 39 notes having different stops. In 1990, this was changed so that all of the swell stops are full compass. The original pedal was 18 notes and was expanded to 27 at an unknown date before 1965.

The instrument is a fully mechanical tracker organ with 15 ranks of pipes on two manuals (56 keys each) and pedalboard (27 notes). The swell is enclosed and operates with an expression pedal. Its current disposition is as follows:

Great

56 Notes, unenclosed

16' Bourdon TC

44 pipes

8' Open Diapason

56 pipes

some pipes in façade

8' Hohlflöte

56 pipes

4' Principal

56 pipes

4' Flute

56 pipes

bass octave added in 1990

2 2/3' Twelfth

56 pipes

2' Fifteenth

56 pipes

1 3/5' Tierce TC

44 pipes

new in 1965, extended in 1990

Swell

56 Notes, enclosed

8' Open Diapason

44 pipes

bass octave common with St. Diapason

8' Stopped Diapason

56 pipes

8' Dulciana

56 pipes

originally on Great

4' Principal

56 pipes

2' Flageolet

56 pipes

new in 1965

8' Hautboy

56 pipes

bass octave and a half new in 1990

Tremulant

Pedal

27 Notes, unenclosed

16' Double Open Diapason

27 pipes

Couplers

Swell to Great

Great to Pedal

Swell to Pedal