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Brick Presbyterian Church
Fifth Avenue at 37th Street
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10018

OHS Database ID 22376.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 27, 2013.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 8 divisions. 75 stops. 119 registers. 87 ranks. 5935 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Adjustable combination pistons.

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:
    Replaced 1897 three manual Geo. S. Hutchings, #428 retaining Hutchings case; dedication recital played by Clarence Dickenson in November, 1918; all divisions under expression with Master set of shutters for entire organ; moved to new building and rebuilt by E.M. Skinner & Son in 1940; replaced by 4/107 Austin, #2400 in 1961 retaining many existing ranks. (Database Manager. December 23, 2005)

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Console. Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project
Chancel and organ case. Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project
1858-1937 Church exterior. Photo courtesy of NYC AGO Organ Project

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

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey
    New York City, New York
    Brick Presbyterian Church
    
    The Ernest M. Skinner Co.   Opus 280   1917   4 manuals, 75 stops, 87 ranks
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN                            SWELL ORGAN
         16' Diapason             61            16' Bourdon              73
          8' First Diapason       61             8' First Diapason       73
          8' Second Diapason      61             8' Second Diapason      73
          8' Third Diapason       CH             8' Clarabella           73
          8' Stentorphone         SO             8' Gedeckt              73
          8' Philomela            SO             8' Salicional           73
          8' Grossflote           61             8' Viole d'Orchestre    73
          8' Erzähler             61             8' Voix Celeste         73
          8' Orchestral Strings   --             8' Orchestral Strings   --
          8' Gamba                61             8' Viole d'Amour        73
          8' Concert Flute        CH             8' Unda Maris           73
          8' Flute Celeste        CH             8' Spitzflöte           73
          8' Dulciana             CH             8' Flute Celeste        73
          4' Octave               61             4' Octave               73
          4' Flute Harmonique     61             4' Flute Harmonique     73
         IV  Mixture             244             2' Piccolo Harmonique   61
         16' Ophicleide           SO            IV  Mixture             244
          8' Tuba                 SO            16' Contra Posaune       73
          4' Clarion              SO             8' Cornopean            73
          8' Harp                 CH             8' Oboe                 73
          4' Celesta              CH             8' Vox Humana (sep box) 61
                                                 4' Clarion              73
             CHOIR ORGAN                            Tremolo
         16' Contra Gamba         73
          8' Diapason             73                SOLO ORGAN
          8' Concert Flute        73             8' Stentorphone         73
          8' Flute Celeste        73             8' Philomela            17 PED
          8' Quintadena           73             8' Gamba                73
          8' Dulcet II           146             8' Gamba Celeste        73
          8' Dulciana             73             8' Orchestral Strings   --
          8' Orchestral Strings   --             4' Solo Flute           73
          8' Kleine Erzähler II  146           III  Mixture             183
          4' Flute d'Amour        73             8' Tuba Mirabilis       73
      2 2/3' Nazard               61             8' Tuba                 73
          2' Piccolo              61             8' Trumpet              73
         16' Fagotto              73             8' French Horn          73
          8' Clarinet             73             8' English Horn         73
          8' Flugel Horn          73             8' Musette              73
          8' English Horn         SO             8' Orchestral Oboe      73
          8' Orchestral Oboe      SO             4' Clarion              73
          8' French Horn          SO                Tremolo
          8' Tuba Mirabilis       SO
             Tremolo                                SOLO ECHO ORGAN
          8' Harp (TC)            --            16' Bourdon              61
          4' Celesta              49 bars        8' Gedeckt              61
                                                 8' Vox Angelica II     122
             CHOIR ECHO ORGAN                    4' Chimney Flute        61
          8' Gedeckt              --           III  Mixture             183
          8' Vox Angelica II      --             8' Flugel Horn          73
          4' Chimney Flute        --             8' Vox Humana           61
        III  Mixture              --                Tremolo
          8' Flugel Horn          --                Chimes               27 tubes
          8' Vox Humana           --            16' Pedal Bourdon        EC
             Chimes
         16' Pedal Bourdon        --                PEDAL ORGAN
                                                32' Bourdon              32
             ORCHESTRAL STRINGS                 32' Resultant            --
          8' Gross Gamba          73            16' Diapason I           32
          8' Gamba Celeste        73            16' Diapason II          GT
          8' Viole d'Orchestre    73            16' Bourdon              12
          8' Viole Celeste        73            16' Violone              32
          8' Vox Humana           73            16' Echo Bourdon         32
             Tremolo                            16' Lieblich Gedeckt     SW
             Chimes                             16' Gamba                CH
                                                 8' Octave               12
                                                 8' Gedeckt              12
                                                 8' Still Gedeckt        SW
                                                 8' Cello                SW
                                                 8' Gamba                CH
                                                 4' Flute                12
                                                32' Bombarde             32
                                                16' Trombone             12
                                                16' Contra Posaune       SW
                                                16' Fagotto              CH
                                                 8' Tromba               12
                                                 8' Tuba                 SO
                                                 4' Clarion              SO
                                                    Chimes               EC
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-06-23]
    
    
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.