Boston, Massachusetts

Symphony Hall


Virgil Fox at the Aeolian-Skinner organ, Op. 1134 (1949) in Symphony Hall (Boston, MA)
 
Foley-Baker Console (2004) on Aeolian-Skinner organ, Op. 1134 (1949) in Symphony Hall (Boston, MA)
 
Foley- Baker Console (2004) on Aeolian-Skinner organ, Op. 1134 (1949) in Symphony Hall (Boston, MA)
 
Facade of Aeolian-Skinner organ, Op. 1134 (1949) in Symphony Hall (Boston, MA)
 
 
 
Builder:        Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.
Contract Year:  1947
Install Year:   1949
Opus:           1134
No. manuals:    4
No. stops:      66
No. ranks:      80
No. pipes:      2,621
      

Specification

            GREAT ORGAN                               SWELL ORGAN
        16' Violone              61               16' Contra Gamba         68
         8' Principal            61                8' Diapason             68
         8' Geigen               61                8' Gedeckt              68
         8' Grossflöte           61                8' Viole de Gambe       68
         8' Spitzflöte           61                8' Viole Celeste        68
     5 1/3' Quint                61                8' Aeoline              68
         4' Principal            61                4' Octave               68
         4' Gemshorn             61                4' Flauto Traverso      68
     2 2/3' Quint                61                2' Fifteenth            61
         2' Super Octave         61              III  Grave Mixture       183
        IV  Fourniture          244              III  Scharff             183
       III  Cymbel              183               16' Bombarde             68
                                                   8' Trompette            68
            CHOIR ORGAN                            8' Hautbois             68
         8' Viola Pomposa        68                4' Clairon              68
         8' Viola Celeste        68                   Tremulant
         8' Concert Flute        68
         8' Dulciana             68                   PEDAL ORGAN
         4' Prestant             68               32' Contra Violone       12
         4' Koppelflöte          68               16' Contre Basse         32
       III  Plein Jeu           183               16' Montre               32
        16' Serpent              68               16' Violone              GT
         8' Trompette            68               16' Bourdon              32
         4' Cromorne             68               16' Contra Gamba         SW
            Tremulant                              8' Principal            32
                                                   8' Violoncello          GT
            POSITIV ORGAN                          8' Spitzflöte           32
         8' Spitzflöte           61            5 1/3' Quint                32
         8' Singend Gedeckt      61                4' Choral Bass          32
         4' Nachthorn            61                4' Nachthorn            32
     2 2/3' Nasat                61                2' Blockflöte           32
         2' Blockflöte           61               IV  Fourniture          128
     1 3/5' Terz                 61               32' Contre Bombarde      12
         1' Sifflöte             61               16' Bombarde             32
       III  Zimbel              183                8' Trompette            32
                                                   4' Clairon              32
            BOMBARDE ORGAN
        VI  Plein Jeu           366
        16' Bombarde             61
         8' Trompette Harmonique 61
         4' Clairon Harmonique   61


Photo 1 Source: Virgil Fox Legacy, via Len Levasseur

Photos 2-3 Source: Stefan Weist

Photo 4 Source: Neal Campbell

Notes: The organ was rebuilt by Foley-Baker in 2004 with a new 3-manual French-style terraced console.

Organ Historical Society Database: https://pipeorgandatabase.org/OrganDetails.php?OrganID=34718