91 Main Street
Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540
George S. Hutchings
Boston, Massachusetts, Opus 205, 1892
Rebuilt by Andover Organ Company
Methuen, Massachusetts, 1968
Two manuals and pedal
Slider chests, Mechanical Key and Stop Action
Manual compass: 61 notes (C to c4)
Pedal compass: 32 notes (C to g1)
3 divisions, 22 ranks, 23 stops
8' Open Diapason
4' Flute d'Amour
2' Super Octave
2 2/3' Sesquialtera II
1 1/3' Mixture III
8' Stopped Diapason
(49 notes: c to c4)
4' Flute Harmonique
1 1/3' Larigot
5 1/3' Quint
2 2/3' Mixture IV
(partial extension from
Principal and Quint)
8' Great to Pedal
8' Swell to Pedal
8' Swell to Great
4' Swell to Great at Octaves
Swell Piano (hitchdown pedal - cancels all Swell stops except Stopped Diapason and Flute Harmonique)
Swell Forte (hitchdown pedal - draws Stopped Diapason, Flute Harmonique, Gemshorn, and Larigot)
Great Piano (hitchdown pedal - cancels all Great stops except Hohlflute and Flute d'Amour)
Great Forte (hitchdown pedal - draws Open Diapason, Hohl Flute, Octave, Super Octave, and Mixture)
Balanced Swell Pedal
The facade is in a projecting gothic casework which was designed by Henry Vaughan.
Originally installed soon after the church was built in 1890, the instrument has been a source of magnificent music at St. Barnabas for over a century.
With this history of service, the organ has necessarily had a number of modifications & repairs.
Around 1936, an electric blower was added, and - until recently - there were still several parishioners who remembered pumping the organ during the services of their youth.
A major renovation & improvement in design was carried out in 1968 by the Andover Organ Company of Methuen, Massachusetts.
While preserving the finest qualities of the original instrument, Andover introduced various changes to make the organ more versatile for the wider range of organ literature available since 1890.
The case pipes were carefully removed and painstakingly polished by dedicated volunteers from the church.
The changes included the installation of a new concave pedalboard (32 notes versus the original 27) and the addition of several stops to the Swell and Great divisions.
The Pedal division, with four sets of pipes from which eight stops are derived, now has electro-pneumatic action, while the Swell and Great divisions still retain the original mechanical action.
The rebuilt organ contains 1298 pipes compared to the original configuration's 796 pipes.
Orginal specification had 3 divisions, 10 ranks and 15 stops.
C.B. Fisk, Inc.
Gloucester, MA, Opus 59A, 1970
Relocated to the chapel at St. Barnabas in 1985 from the residence of Frank Taylor, Newton, MA
Two manuals and pedal
Manual I compass: 56 notes
Manual II compass: 56 notes
Pedal compass: 30 notes
Mechanical Key Action
Electric Stop Action
3 divisions, 9 stops
Manual I: POSITIF
8' Flûte à Cheminee
Manual II: RÉCIT
2' Quarte de Nasard
(16')4' Cor de Nuit
8' Dulciane (Basson)
4' Musette (Basson)
Récit to Positif
Positif to Pedale
Récit to Pedale
Built in 1970, the chapel organ originally was in the home of Frank Taylor, a well-known organist in the Boston area.
St. Barnabas acquired the small Fisk organ in 1985 through the generosity of Julie Merchant and other Friends of Music at St. Barnabas.
The organ features projecting console with drawknobs and flat case sides. It also features mechanical key action with electric stop action.
The Fisk organ is located in the chapel.
Source: C.B. Fisk, Inc., Gloucester, Massachusetts
Randolph S. James
St. Barnabas Memorial Church, Falmouth, Massachusetts
Organ Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia
Organs of the United Stated and Canada Database