The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Church of Christ, Scientist
1 West 96th at Central Park West
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10025

OHS Database ID 2275.

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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 September 28, 2014.


Technical Details

Wicks Direct Electric(©) chests.

Four manuals. 68 stops.

Notes

  • There in 2001. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from David H. Fox. -- The New York Times website reported on 9-26-14 that the building had been sold to a developer who intends to subdivide the structure into apartments. The original congregation sold the building to an evangelical group in 2003. The exterior is protected by the New York City Landmark Preservation Laws, but not the interior. No definite plans have been announced. (Database Manager. September 28, 2014)
  • Rebuilt in 1930 by Hook & Hastings as 4/68 with a new console. (Jeff Scofield. December 26, 2019)

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Church interior. Photograph from the collection of Jim Lewis, via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project

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Stoplist

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  • . Source: Stoplist from Sebastian Gluck via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
            New York, New York
            First Church of Christ, Scientist
    
            Hutchings-Votey   Op. 483   1903   4/66
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            GREAT                        SWELL
    
        16' Open Diapason     61     16' Melodia           61
         8' 1st Diapason      61      8' Diapason          61
         8' 2nd Diapason      61      8' Horn Diapason   a 61
         8' Gross Floete      61      8' Stopped Diapason  61
         8' Doppel Flute      61      8' Salicional        61        
         8' Gamba             61      8' Vox Celestis      61
         8' Rohr Flute        61      8' Spitz Flute       61
         8' Gemshorn          61      8' ├ćoline            61
         4' Octave            61      4' Octave            61
         4' Flute Harmonique  61      4' Salicet           61
     2 2/3' Twelfth           61      4' Flute a Cheminee  61
         2' Fifteenth         61      2' Flageolet         61
         V  Mixture          305      V  Mixture (Dolce)  305
        16' Trumpet           61     16' Fagotto           61
         8' Trumpet           61      8' Cornopean       b 61
         4' Clarion           61      8' Oboe              61
                                      8' Vox Humana        61
            SOLO                         Tremolo
    
         8' Stentorphone      61         CHOIR
         8' Gross Flute       61
         4' Hohlpfeife        61     16' Gamba             61
         8' Tuba Mirabilis    61      8' Diapason          61
            Chimes            EC      8' Geigen Principal  61
                                      8' Clarabella        61
            PEDAL                     8' Quintadena        61
                                      8' Dulciana          61
        64' Gravissima        --      4' Gemshorn          61
        32' Diapason          32      4' Wald Flute        61
        16' 1st Diapason      32      2' Piccolo           61
        16' 2nd Diapason      12      8' Clarinet          61
        16' Bourdon           32      8' Orchestral Oboe   61
        16' Violone           32         Tremolo
        16' Contra Bass       CH         Chimes            EC
    10 2/3' Quinte             7
         8' Octave (1st Diap) 12         ECHO
         8' Gedackt            5
         8' Fugara (Violone)  12      8' Silverella        61
         8' Orchestral Cello  SW      8' Lieblich Gedackt  61
         4' Super Octave      12      8' Unda Maris        61
        16' Trombone          32      4' Flute Traverso    61
        16' Bassoon           SW      8' Vox Humana        61
         8' Tromba            12         Tremolo
    
         a  Gross Floete              b  harmonic
    
             [Received from Jeff Scofield December 26, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist from Sebastian Gluck via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.