The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Hotel Astor
Broadway between 44th & 45th Streets
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10036

Auditorium & L'Orangerie Room

OHS Database ID 12126.

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Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 10, 2014.


Technical Details

Austin Universal Air Chests(©).

Four manuals. 8 divisions. 75 stops. 86 registers. 77 ranks. 5122 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. The console is movable.

Stop keys above top manual. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. 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 online information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. November 16, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Steven E. Lawson. (Database Manager. March 22, 2012)

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Balcony console. Photograph from the collection of Jim Lewis, via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
Ballroom interior. Photograph from Austin brochure, collection of Jeff Scofield

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

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from The New York City Organ Project, NYC AGO
        New York, New York
        Hotel Astor
    
        Austin   Op. 252   1910   4/77
        _______________________________________________________________________________
    
        GREAT                         SWELL                        L'ORANGERIE ORGAN
    16' Major Diapason     61     16' Bourdon           73  
     8' Principal Diapason 61      8' Diapason Phonon   73         SWELL
     8' Small Diapason     61      8' Violin Diapason   73     16' Lieblich Bourdon  73
     8' Viole d'Amour      61      8' Hohl Flute        73      8' Horn Diapason     73
     8' Grossflöte         61      8' Viole d'Orchestre 73      8' Rohrflöte         73
     8' Doppelflöte        61      8' Viole Celeste     73      8' Viole d'Orchestre 73
     8' Claribel Flute     61      8' Echo Salicional   73      8' Viole Celeste     73
     8' Dulciana           61      8' Vox Seraphique    73      4' Violina           73
     8' Vox Angelica       49      4' Violina           73      4' Flauto Traverso   73
     4' Octave             61      4' Flauto Traverso   73      2' Piccolo           61
     4' Harmonic Flute     61      2' Flageolet         --      8' Horn              73
     8' Trumpet            61    III  Dolce Cornet     183      8' Saxophone         73
        Harp               61     16' Contra Posaune    73         Tremulant
                                   8' Cornopean         73         Chimes            OR
        ORCHESTRAL                 8' Oboe              73         Harp              OR
    16' Contra Viole       73      8' Vox Humana        73
     8' Geigen Principal   73         Tremulant                    ORCHESTRAL
     8' Concert Flute      73         Sub                       8' Open Diapason     73
     8' Quintadena         73         Unison Off                8' Concert Flute     73
     8' Dulciana           73         Super                     8' Viole d'Amour     73
     8' Unda Maris         61         Harp              GT      8' Unda Maris        61
     4' Flute d'Amour      73                                   4' Octave            73
     2' Piccolo            61         SOLO                      4' Harmonic Flute    73
    16' Double Oboe Horn   73     16' Violone           73      8' Clarinet          73
     8' Clarinet           73      8' Grand Diapason    73      8' Vox Humana        73
     8' Cor Anglais        73      8' Flauto Major      73         Tremulant
        Tremulant                  8' Gross Gamba       73         Chimes            30
        Sub                        8' Gamba Celeste     73         Zylophone [sic]   49
        Unison Off                 8' Melodia           73         Carillon
        Super                      8' Dulciana          73
                                   4' Principal         73         PEDAL
        PEDAL                      4' Flute Ouverte     73     16' Major Bass        32
    32' Magnaton           32     16' Tuba Major        61     16' Lieblich Gedeckt  SW
    16' Magnaton           12      8' Harmonic Tuba     12      8' Violoncello       SW
    16' Open Diapason      32      8' French Trumpet    73      8' Flute             12
    16' Second Diapason    GT      8' Orchestral Oboe   73
    16' Bourdon            32      4' Tuba Clarion      12
    16' Violone            32         Sub
    16' Lieblich Gedeckt   SW         Unison Off
    16' Contra Viole       CH         Super
     8' Gross Flute        12         Chimes            30
     8' Flauto Dolce       SW
     8' Violoncello        SO
    16' Trombone           32
    
                      [Received online from Jeff Scofield May 10, 2014]
  • Click Here Stoplist from The New York City Organ Project, NYC AGO Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.