The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Columbia University
1660 Amsterdam Ave. at 117th St.
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10031

St. Paul's Chapel

OHS Database ID 19623.

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Status and Condition

The organ is no longer at this location, and is presumed destroyed, dispersed or relocated.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 13, 2005.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 49 stops. 67 registers. 51 ranks. 3072 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified 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:
    Console rebuilt with new remote combination action plus some tonal regulation and releathering in 1928, #125-A; replaced by #985. (Database Manager. November 13, 2005)

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Chapel Interior. Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project

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

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Stoplist

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  • From Factory Specifications, via Larry Trupiano
    New York City, New York
    Columbia University - St. Paul's Chapel
    
    The Ernest M. Skinner Co.   Opus 125   1905   4 manuals, 49 stops, 51 ranks
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN (6" wind)                  SWELL ORGAN (6" wind)
         16' Diapason            61             16' Bourdon             61
          8' 1st Diapason        61              8' 1st Diapason        61
          8' 2nd Diapason        61              8' 2nd Diapason        61
          8' Gross Floete        SW              8' Gross Floete        61
          8' Gamba               61              8' Salicional          61
          8' Erzähler            61              8' Voix Celeste        61
          8' Gedackt             SW              8' Spitz Floete        61
          4' Octave              61              8' Gedackt             61
          4' Flute               61              8' Aeoline             61
          2' Fifteenth           61              4' Flute               61
         16' Trumpet             SW              4' Octave              61
          8' Trumpet (10")       61              2' Flautino            61
          4' Clarion             SW                 Cornet III         183
                                                16' Trumpet             61
             CHOIR ORGAN (6" wind)               8' Cornopean           61
         16' Dulciana            61              8' Oboe                61
          8' Diapason            61              8' Vox Humana          61
          8' Concert Flute       61              4' Clarion             61
          8' Quintadena          61                 Tremolo
          8' Dulciana            61
          8' Unda Maris (TC)     49                 PEDAL ORGAN (10" wind)
          8' Dulcet II          110             64' Gravissima          --
          4' Flauto Traverso     61             32' Diapason            32
          2' Piccolo             61             16' Diapason            32
         16' Fagotto             61             16' Violone             32
          8' Clarinet            61             16' Bourdon             32
          8' Orchestral Oboe     61             16' Dulciana            CH
             Tremolo                            16' Gedackt             SW
                                            10 2/3' Quinte (Bourdon)    --
             SOLO ORGAN (10" wind)               8' Flute (Diapason)    12
          8' Stentorphone        61              8' Gedackt (Bourdon)   12
          8' Philomela           61              8' Cello               SW
          8' Concert Flute       CH              4' Flute               12
          8' Dulciana            CH             16' Trombone            32
          8' Unda Maris          CH              8' Tromba              12
          8' Dulcet II           CH
          4' Flute               61
         16' Fagotto             CH
          8' Tuba (15")          61
          8' Oboe                CH
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2015-01-16]
    
    
  • Click Here From Factory Specifications, via Larry Trupiano Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.