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Westminster Presbyterian Church
724 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14209

OHS Database ID 10966.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition June 16, 2013.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 7 divisions. 59 stops. 74 registers. 81 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 2004. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • "Replaced a 1921 Austin Op. 1003, retaining the Austin Echo. Connected to Op. 1136 in the chapel. Pitman stop action. Combination action has been converted to Solid-State logic using the original electro-pneumatic drawknob motors." (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Replaced 1921 4/64 Austin, #1003 retaining Echo; connected to #1136 in chapel. (Database Manager. June 11, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- 5-rank Chancel organ retained from previous organ; 3-rank reed chorus added to the Great at some point. (Database Manager. June 16, 2013)

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Photographs

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Nave, Balcony, and Pipe Displays. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04
Console and Pipe Display. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04
Builder and Designer Nameplates. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey
    Buffalo, New York
    Westminster Presbyterian Church
    
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 1249   1955   (installed 1958)
    4 manuals, 74 registers, 59 stops, 81 ranks
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN (II)                         SWELL ORGAN (III)
         16' Montre                61             16' Quintflöte            68
          8' Principal             61              8' Geigen                68
          8' Bourdon               61              8' Gedeckt               68
          8' Spitzflöte            61              8' Viole de Gambe        68
          4' Principal             61              8' Viole Celeste         68
          4' Rohrflöte             61              8' Flauto Dolce          68
      2 2/3' Quinte                61              8' Flute Celeste (TC)    56
          2' Super Octave          61              4' Prestant              68
         IV  Mixture              244              4' Spillflöte            68
        III  Scharf               183              2' Octavin               61
          8' Trompette en Chamade  PO             II  Sesquialtera         122
          4' Clairon Harmonique    PO          IV-VI  Plein Jeu            264
             Chimes                               16' Hautbois              68
             Vogelgesang (a)                       8' Trompette             68
                                                   8' Hautbois              12
             CHOIR ORGAN (I)                       8' Vox Humana            68
          8' Hohlflöte             68              4' Clairon               68
          8' Viola Pomposa         68                 Tremulant
          8' Viola Celeste         68
          8' Dolcan                68                 PEDAL ORGAN
          8' Dolcan Celeste        68             32' Soubasse               7
          4' Montre                68             16' Contre Bass           32
          4' Flute Harmonique      68             16' Montre                GT
        III  Plein Jeu            183             16' Bourdon               32
         16' English Horn          68             16' Quintflöte            SW
          8' Cromorne              68              8' Principal             32
          4' Rohrschalmei          68              8' Montre                GT
             Tremulant                             8' Gedecktpommer         32
                                                   8' Quintflöte            SW
             POSITIV ORGAN (IV)                    4' Choralbass            32
          8' Singendgedeckt        61              4' Nachthorn             32
          4' Koppelflöte           61              2' Blockflöte            32
          2' Blockflöte            61             IV  Mixture              128
      1 1/3' Quint                 61             II  Cymbel                64
          1' Italianprinzipal      61             32' Contre Hautbois       12 SW
      IV-VI  Cymbel               294             16' Bombarde              32
          8' Trompette en Chamade  61             16' Hautbois              SW
          4' Trompette en Chamade  12              8' Trompette             12
                                                   8' Cromorne              CH
             CHANCEL ORGAN (IV)                    4' Clairon               12
          8' Lieblichgedeckt       61              4' Rohrschalmei          CH
          8' Echo Viole            61                 Chimes                GT
          8' Vox Angelica          61
          4' Octave                61
      2 2/3' Nazard                61
             Tremulant
             Echo Chimes
    
         (a) from the Charles IV organ, Cathedral of Puebla, Mexico
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-04-18]
    
    
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.