Groton School
Groton, Massachusetts

Completed in November 1935, the Aeolian-Skinner organ at the Groton School is the prototype of G. Donald Harrison’s American Classic organ. This instrument introduced all the key features that would characterize Harrison’s mature style: an unenclosed choir organ; a 14-register independent Pedal with two mixtures; a Great culminating in three mixtures, and self-consciously omitting reeds; lower wind pressures than had been used in 20th-century; and a crusade against extension, with only one extended stop.


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