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Opus 47

St. John’s on the Mountain

Bernardsville, NJ

Created: 1965

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The prototype for these three small practice instruments was Opus 37, built at the request of Melville Smith, renowned organ instructor at Wellesley College, and for many years Director of the Longy School of Music in Cambridge. Organs numbered 47, 48, and 48a differ from Smith’s instrument in that they have an additional stop, Sesquialtera I-II on the Great, and an extended Pedal Bourdon mechanically duplexed at 16′ and 8′ pitches. See the specifications page for detailed information.

With the closure of the organ department at Boston University, Opus 47 was purchased by St. John’s on the Mountain Episcopal Church, Bernardsville, New Jersey, and rebuilt with significant revisions by A. David Moore, of North Pomfret, Vermont, a former member of the Fisk shop.

Opus 47