The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive at 122nd Street
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10027

OHS Database ID 15390.

See the address on Google Maps.


Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 19, 2016.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 10 divisions. 104 stops. 123 registers. 119 ranks. 7831 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.

Notes

  • Identified from company publications as edited and expanded in The Hook Opus List 1829-1935, ed. William T. Van Pelt (Organ Historical Society, 1991). (James Cook. March 1, 2005)
  • 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:
    New console by Aeolian-Skinner, Opus 1118, 1947; replaced by Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1118-A, 1953. (Database Manager. May 19, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. May 11, 2011)
  • Contract signed in 1927. Installation 1929-30. Dedication recital played by Firmen Swinnen (personal organist to Pierre S. du Pont) in November 1930. (Database Manager. February 19, 2016)

Online Documents

Currently we have no online documents associated with this organ entry. If you can provide us with digital files of contracts, correspondence, dedication programs, or any similar items, please follow this link to our document upload form to send them to us.

If you would like more information about documents included in the Database, please see our Documents Information page.

Related Database Entries

As a matter of best practice, we maintain separate entries each time an organ is modified or relocated. Click a link to go to descriptions of other phases in this instrument's life.

Other Websites

The database contains no links to external websites that describe this organ. If you know of any sites that contain information about it, please use the Update form to send us the URL.

Photographs

Click on a thumbnail to see the larger image in a new tab.


Console. Photo courtesy of NYC AGO Organ Project

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

If you can provide us with additional photographs, you may upload them through our online form. For further information please see our expectations for adding photographs.

 

Stoplist

When they are available, stoplists for organs are included in the Database. To make corrections in stoplists that you see here, please send details via e-mail to stoplists@pipeorgandatabase.org rather than submitting a new stoplist through our online form.

  • Stoplist from "The Organs of Riverside" info booklet
    The Riverside Church
    Upper West Side, New York City
    
    Hook & Hastings Organ Company - Boston, Mass
    Opus 2540 - 1929-1930
    
    GREAT (Enclosed):
    16' Grand Diapason (unenclosed)
    8' Open Diapason Forte (unenclosed)
    8' Open Diapason Mezzo
    8' Gamba
    8' Viole d'Amour
    8' Claribel or Hohlflote
    8' Doppelflote
    4' Octave
    4' Flute Harmonique
    2-2/3' Octave Quinte
    2' Super Octave
    V Mixtur
    16' Trumpet (ext.)
    8' Trumpet
    4' Clarion (ext.)
    
    SWELL (Enclosed)L
    16' Lieblich Bourdon
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Geigen Principal
    8' Salicional
    8' Salicional Celeste (T.C)
    8' VIole d'Orchestre 
    8' Viole d'Orchestre Celeste (T.C)
    8' Muted Viole
    8' Muted Viole Celeste (T.C)
    8' Gross Flote
    8' Gedeckt
    8' Spitzflote
    8' Spitzflote Celeste (T.C)
    4' Octave
    4' Violina
    4' Orchestral Flute
    2' Flageolet
    V Solo Dolce Cornet
    16' Posaune
    8' Cornopean
    8' Orchestral Oboe
    8' Vox Humana
    
    CHOIR (Enclosed):
    16' Contre Viole
    8' English Open Diapason
    8' Violin Diapason
    8' Viola da Gamba
    8' Gamba Celeste (T.C)
    8' Concert Flute
    8' Zauberflote (Chimney)
    8' Quintadena
    8' Dolce
    8' Dolce Celeste (T.C)
    4' Gambetta
    4' Suabe Flute
    2-2/3' Nazard
    2' Lieblich Piccolo
    1-3/5' Tierce
    1-1/7' Septieme
    8' Clarinet
    8' English Horn
    8' Vox Humana (Swell)
    
    ECHO (Enclosed, floating)
    [Located in Gallery]:
    8' Vox AEtheria
    8' Vox Angelica (T.C)
    8' Cor de Nuit
    8' Orchestral Flute
    4' Lieblich Flute
    2' Dulcet
    IV Harmonic AEtheria
    8' Oboe d'Amore
    8' Vox Humana
    
    SOLO (Enclosed):
    8' Stentorphone
    8' Philomela
    8' Gross Gamba
    8' Gamba Celeste (T.C)
    4' Octave Viole
    4' Hohlpfeife
    2' Concert Piccolo
    8' Corno di Bassette
    8' French Horn
    16' Contra Tuba (ext.)
    8' Tuba Mirabilis 
    4' Tuba Clarion (ext.)
    
    PERCUSSIONS (available on all manuals):
    Deagan Chimes (PP, P, M, FF) [25 tubes]
    Harp (MF, F) [61 bars]
    Harp Celesta [49 notes]
    
    GALLERY GREAT (enclosed, floating):
    16' Open Diapason (unenclosed)
    8' Open Diapason (unenclosed)
    8' Viola da Gamba
    8' Gamba Celeste (T.C)
    8' Clarabella
    8' Dolce
    4' Rohr Flote
    2' Piccolo Harmonique
    III Mixture
    8' Trumpet
    
    GALLERY SWELL (Enclosed, floating):
    16' Lieblich Bourdon
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Salicional
    8' Salicional Celeste (T.C)
    8' Aeoline
    8' Dolce Celeste (T.C)
    8' Gedeckt
    4' Violina
    4' Flauto Traverso
    2' Flageolet
    III Solo Dolce Cornet
    16' Contra Fagotto
    8' Cornopean
    8' Orchestral Oboe
    
    PEDAL ORGAN (Unenclosed):
    32' Open Diapason (ext.)
    32' Bourdon (ext.)
    16' First Open Diapason 
    16' Second Open Diapason (Great)
    16' Violone
    16' Bourdon
    16' Lieblich Gedeckt (Swell)
    10-2/3' Quinteflote
    8' Gross Flote (ext.)
    8' Violoncello (ext.)
    8' Flauto Dolce (ext.)
    32' Bombarde (ext.)
    16' Bombarde
    16' Posaune (Swell)
    16' Contra Tuba (Solo)
    8' Tuba Mirabilis (Solo)
    4' Tuba Clarion (Solo)
    
    GALLERY PEDAL (Unenclosed):
    16' Open Diapason
    16' Bourdon
    16' Lieblich Bourdon (Swell)
    8' Gross Flote (ext.)
    8' Flauto Dolce (ext.)
    16' Contra Fagotto (Swell)
    
    
    
     [Received from Sam Cherubin 2015-07-19.]
  • Click Here Stoplist from "The Organs of Riverside" info booklet Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.