Instruments

In addition to a full schedule of choral music, St. John’s is home to some wonderful instrumental music.  If you play an instrument and are interested in participating in the music programs at St. John’s Church, please contact Director of Music Meg Harper at music@stjohnsnh.org.

St. Johns is home to two spectacular organs.  These are the Brattle Organ and Orgues Létourneau’s Op. 75. 

           The Brattle Organ

           The Brattle Organ

The Brattle Organ is thought to be the country’s oldest playable pipe organ. It was imported from England before 1708. It was given to King's Chapel in Boston by Thomas Brattle, treasurer of Harvard College, where it was used for forty years. Later it was acquired by St. Paul's church in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where it was used for eighty years. St. John's Church purchased it in 1836 for use in a new chapel on State Street, which has since been demolished. This organ was renovated in 1963 by C.B. Fisk.

 

The Brattle Organ disposition is as follows:

8’ Stopped Diapason

4’ Octave

Fifteenth (Divided)

Sesquialtera (Divided)

                                                                The Letourneau Organ

                                                                The Letourneau Organ

The Main Organ is a 3 manual handcrafted pipe organ built for St. John's by Orgues Létourneau, Limited in Quebec, Canada. It was specifically designed to blend with the architecture of the church and boasts 36 stops and 2,425 pipes. The Létourneau pipe organ (the fourth organ since this edifice was built) was installed in 2001 and purchased with funds raised by parishioners and friends of St. John's to replace an electronic Allen Organ, purchased in 1960. The first organ in this church was made in England in 1807 by Thomas Elliot, London and was used until an Estey Organ was installed in 1915.

Great

Bourdon 16’

Open Diapason 8’

Harmonic Flute 8’

Chimney Flute 8’

Principal 4’

Spindle Flute 4

Twelfth 2 2/3’

Fifteenth 2’

Seventeenth 1 3/5’

Mixture IV-VI

Trumpet 8’

Tremulant

Swell (Expressive)

Stopped Diapason 8’

Viola di Gamba 8’

Viola Celeste 8’

Principal 4’

Spire Flute 4’

Flageolet 2’

Mixture IV

Basson 16’

Oboe 8’

Clarion 4’

Tremulant

Rückpositiv

Stopped Flute 8’

Principal 4’

Chimney Flute 4’

Nazard 2 2/3’

Block Flute 2’

Tierce 1 3/5’

Larigot 1 1/3’

Cremona 8’

Tremulant

Pedal

Open Diapason 16’

Subbass 16’

Principal 8’

Bass Flute 8’

Choral Bass 4’

Trombone 16’

Trumpet 8’