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Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
Fifth Avenue / 55th Street
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10019

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 12095.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 13, 2014.
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Technical Details

Austin Universal Air Chests(©).

Four manuals. 8 divisions. 90 stops. 117 registers. 120 ranks. 6685 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. 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: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. 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

  • Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 20, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm. (James Cook. December 21, 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:
    Includes 30 ranks from E. M. Skinner Opus 206, which it replaced. (Database Manager. December 20, 2005)
  • New Wicks console in 1996; rebuilt and releathered by Austin in 1998; revoicing and tonal changes by Daniel Angerstein in 1999. (Jeff Scofield. May 13, 2014)

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Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson
Church exterior. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson
Console. Photograph by Kenneth Stein
. Photograph from Austin ad in THE AMERICAN ORGANIST March 1961
1996 Wicks console. Photograph from Wicks Organ Co., collection of Jeff Scofield

Pipe organs in New York sponsored by Foley-Baker, Inc.

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from The Diapason November 1960
           New York, New York
           Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
    
           Austin   Op. 2347   1961   4/119
           ____________________________________________________________________________
    
           GREAT (Primary)            SWELL                        POSITIV
       16' Violone         61     16' Lieblich Gedeckt 68       8' Nasonflöte        61
        8' Diapason        61     16' Contra Dulciana  68       8' Spitzflöte        61
        4' Octave          61      8' Geigen Principal 68       4' Prinzipal         61
    2 2/3' Twelfth         61      8' Hohlflöte        68       4' Koppelflöte       61
        2' Fifteenth       61      8' Viole de Gambe   68       2' Oktav             61
        V  Fourniture     305      8' Voix Celeste     68   1 1/3' Quint             61
      III  Scharf         183      8' Gedeckt          12       1' Sifflöte          61
                                   8' Erzähler         68      IV  Mixtur           244
           GREAT (Secondary)       8' Erzähler Celeste 68     III  Zimbel           183
        8' Spitz Principal 68      8' Dulciana         68       8' Krummhorn         61
        8' Bourdon         68      8' Unda Maris       68          Tremulant
        8' Gemshorn        68      4' Geigenoctav      68
        4' Spitzflöte      68      4' Rohrflöte        68          PEDAL
        4' Quintaton       68      4' Dulcet           68      32' Dbl Open Diapason 32
        2' Waldflöte       61      2' Flageolet        61      32' Contre Bourdon    32
       II  Sesquialtera   122      V  Plein Jeu       305      32' Contra Gamba      32
      III  Kleinmixtur    183    III  Cymbale         183      16' Open Diapason     12
       16' Double Trumpet  68     16' Contra Fagotto   68      16' Principal         32
        8' Trumpet         68      8' Trompette        68      16' Bourdon           12
        4' Clarion         68      8' Fagotto          12      16' Violone           GT
           Tremulant               8' Oboe             68      16' Gamba             12
           Sub                     8' Vox Humana       68      16' Lieblich Gedeckt  SW
           Unison Off              4' Clairon          68      16' Quintaton         CH
           Super                      Tremulant                16' Dulciana          SW
                                      Sub                  10 2/3' Gross Quint       32
           CHOIR                      Unison Off                8' Octave            32
       16' Quintaton       68         Super                     8' Spitzflöte        32
        8' Viola           68                                   8' Bourdon           12
        8' Viola Celeste   68         SOLO                      8' Gedeckt           SW
        8' Rohrgedeckt     68      8' Concert Flute    68       8' Quintaton         CH
        8' Flute Conique   68      8' Cello            68   5 1/3' Quint             12
        8' Flute Celeste   68      8' Cello Celeste    68       4' Choralbass        32
        4' Principal       68      4' Harmonic Flute   68       4' Blockflöte        32
        4' Nachthorn       68    VII  Grand Chorus    427       4' Lieblichflöte     SW
    2 2/3' Nazard          61     16' Contre Bombarde  68       2' Blockflöte        12
        2' Spindleflöte    61      8' Bombarde         68     VII  Grand Cornet      44
    1 3/5' Tierce          61      8' French Horn      68      IV  Mixture          128
    1 1/3' Larigot         61      8' English Horn     68      32' Contre Bombarde   32
      III  Mixture        183      8' Flugel Horn      68      16' Posaune           32
       16' Bass Clarinet   68      4' Clairon          68      16' Bombarde          SO
        8' Trumpet         68         Tremulant                16' Double Trumpet    GT
        8' Clarinet        68         Sub                      16' Fagotto           SW
        4' Rohrschalmei    68         Unison Off               16' Clarinet          CH
           Tremulant                  Super                     8' Posaune           12
           Sub                        Chimes           25       8' Trumpet           GT
           Unison Off                 Cymbelstern       4       4' Posaune           12
           Super                                                4' Clarion           SO
           Celesta         49         TUBA (floating)           4' Krummhorn         PO
                                  16' Tuba Magna       tc          Chimes            SO
                                   8' Tuba Magna       61
                                   4' Tuba Magna       12
    
          [Received from Jeff Scofield May 13, 2014]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from The Diapason November 1960 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.