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First Presbyterian Church
1 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, New York 14201

OHS Database ID 10986.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 4, 2008.
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Technical Details

Wicks Direct Electric(©) chests.

Four manuals. 71 stops. 74 ranks.

Non-traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 2004. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Squire Haskin Memorial Organ. Cleaned with tonal reregulation in 1999-2000 by Paul Staley and David Bond. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from David Snyder. (Database Manager. December 16, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Bruce McCausland. (Database Manager. March 4, 2008)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • Penny, Howard L.. "Robert Noehren in Buffalo at First Presbyterian Church, 1969," The Tracker (Vol. 48, No. 2 [Spring, 2004]: pp. 24-27). [Stoplist, photographs]

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Photographs

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Suspended Positive. Photograph by Jim Cook 2004-07-15
Bombarde stopknobs. Photograph by Jim Cook 2004-07-15
Balcony, Organ Cases, and Suspended Positiv. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04
Nave, Balcony, and Organ Cases. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04
Console. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04

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Stoplist

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  • stoplist taken from the 2004 OHS convention program on Buffalo
    First Presbyterian Church
    1 Symphony Circle
    Buffalo, NY 14201
    
    \"Squire Haskin Memorial Organ\"
    
    Robert Noehren - 1970
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    All-electric key- and stop-action
    Wind pressure 2 1/2\" and 3 1/2\"
    
    Cleaning, and tonal re-regulation by David Bond and Paul Staley 1999-2002
    
    Great (unenclosed, Man II., CC-g3) - 
    
    16' Quintadena (56) (1-12 zinc; 13-56 tin; canistered throughout)
    8' Principal (56) (tin)
    8' Rohrfloete (56) (tin)
    4' Octave (44) (tin; 1-12 from 8' Principal)
    4' Spitzfloete (56) (tin)
    2' Octave (44) (tin; 1-12 from 4' Octave)
    III-IV Mixture 1 1/3' (212)
    III Scharff 2/3' (168)
    IV Cornet (discant) 4' (128)
    16' Bombarde (56) (1-12 spotted metal bells, zinc resonators, wood boots, 13-56 tin)
    8' Trompette (44) (tin; 1-12 from 16' Bombarde)
    
    Bombarde (unenclosed, Man. II, CC-g3) - 
    
    8' Trompette (68) (tin)
    4' Clairon (from 8' Trompette)
    4/5' Chivas Regal (stopknob only)
    
    Swell (enclosed, Man. III, CC-g3) - 
    
    16' Bourdon (68) (1-12 stopped wood; 25-68 canistered tin with interior chimneys)
    8' Bourdon (from 16' Bourdon)
    8' Gambe (56) (tin; scroll tuned; 1-12 rollers)
    8' Viox Celeste GG (49) (tin, scroll tuned)
    8' Unda Maris II (100) (common metal, celeste tenor C)
    8' Flute Harmonique [t.c.] (from 4' Flute Octaviante)
    4' Flute Octaviante (68) (tin, harmonic from 25)
    2' Octavin (from 4' Flute Octaviane)
    III-V Plein Jeu 2' (212)
    16' Bombarde (68) (1-12 spotted metal bells, zinc resonators, wood boots, 13-56 tin)
    8' Trompette (from 16' Bombarde)
    8' Hautbois (56) (tin reeds throughout)
    4' Clarion (56) (tin; tin flues 45-56)
    Tremulant
    
    Positiv (unenclosed, Man. I, CC-g3) (This department is suspended on cables directly in front of the gallery window. Judging from the rest of the instrument, one could presume the pipework here is primarily of tin.)
    
    8' Principal (12) (zinc; later addition, 13-56 from 4' Octave; pipes in right chamber)
    8' Gedeckt (56)
    4' Octave (56)
    4' Spielfloete (44) (1-12 from 8' Gedeckt)
    2' Octave (44) (1-12 from 4' Octave)
    III-IV Mixture 1' (212)
    III Scharf-Zimbel 1/2' (168)
    II Sesquialtera [T.C.] (88)
    8' Cromhorne (56)
    
    Solo (enclosed, Man. IV, CC-g3) - 
    
    16' Contre-Gambe (68) (1-12 zinc, ex-Austin; 13-68 tin; 13-24 tapered)
    8' Viol d'Gambe (from 16')
    8' Bourdon (56) (1-12 stopped wood; 13-56 canistered tin with interior chimneys)
    8' Gemshorn (80) (1-5 from Gambe; tin, 1/3 taper)
    8' Flute Harmonique (44) (1-5 from Gambe, 6-12 from Gemshorn; tin; harmonic at 32)
    4' Prestant (68) (tin; 1-24 scroll tuned)
    4' Flute (from 8' Gemshorn)
    2 2/3' Nasard [GG] (61) (tin)
    2' Doublette (from 4' Prestant)
    2' Piccolo (from 8' Gemshorn)
    1 3/5' Tierce [GG] (49) (tin)
    1 1/3' Larigot (from 2 2/3' Nasard)
    1' Flageolet (from 8' Gemshorn)
    III-IV Plein Jeu 1 1/3' (212)
    III Cymbal (168)
    8' Trompette (68) 
    8' Voix Humaine (56)
    4' Clairon (from 8' Trompette)
    Tremulant
    
    Pedal (unenclosed, CC-g1)-
    
    32' Sub Bass (from 16' Subbass, electronic [anolog; original]
    16' Principal (44) (1-12 bearded open wood, 13 embossed pipe in left facade; 14-24 in facade; 25-44 interior; tin)
    16' Subbass (44) (stopped wood)
    16' Contre-Gambe (solo)
    8' Octave Bass (from 16' Principal)
    8' Gedeckt Bass (from 16' Subbass)
    4' Octave (44) (tin)
    4' Flute (44) (wide scale spotted metal)
    2' Octave (from 4' Octave)
    2' Nachthorn (from 4' Flute)
    V Mixture 1 1/3' (160)
    IV Harmonics (from Principal) (10 2/3' - 6 2/5' - 4 4/7' - 3 5/9')        
    32' Contre-Bombarde (44) (1-24 spotted metal on zic stems, wooden boots; 1-12 half length; 24-44 tin bells on zinc stems)
    16' Bombarde (from 32')
    16' Bombarde (swell)
    8' Trumpet (bombarde)
    4' Clarion (bombarde)
    
    Balanced Pedals - 
    
    Solo Expression
    Swell Expression
    (no register crescendo)
    
    Couplers - 
    
    Great - Pedal [8']*
    Swell - Pedal [8']*
    Positiv - Pedal [8']*
    Solo - Pedal [8']*
    Positiv - Pedal 4'
    Swell - Great 8'*
    Solo - Great 8'*
    Positiv - Great 8'*
    Solo - Great 16' 
    Swell - Solo 8'
    Positiv - Solo 8'
    Great - Solo 8'
    Solo - Solo 16'
    Solo - Positiv 8'
    Swell - Positiv 8'
    
    Combinations - 
    
    Great 1-2-3-4-5
    Swell 1-2-3-4-5
    Positiv 1-2-3-4-5
    Solo 1-2-3-4-5
    General 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10
    * = reversible
    
    [Received from Peter Gonciarz 2011-05-30.]