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Trinity Episcopal Church
Broadway at Wall Street
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10006

OHS Database ID 22806.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 9 divisions. 62 stops. 75 registers. 75 ranks. 4630 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

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

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.

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 an 1846 four manual Erben in Gallery and an 1864 Hall & Labagh (subsequently altered by Hook & Hastings) in Chancel. (Database Manager. January 16, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from John Elwood. (Database Manager. September 5, 2009)
  • From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: In early 1923, Trinity Church commissioned the Skinner Organ Company of Boston to build an entirely new organ. The Articles of Agreement (Mar. 15, 1923) show that Skinner would build a double organ with divisions in the gallery and chancel, all controlled by a four-manual drawknob console in the chancel, for a consideration of $42,000. While the organ was being constructed, the church Comptroller wrote (Jan. 15, 1924) to Skinner, authorizing the addition of a harp stop at a cost of $1,085. Skinner's Nave Organ retained several Erben stops — the 32' Open Wood, the Great Mixture III and the Swell Mixture V — and was installed behind the notable Upjohn case. The Chancel Organ was placed in the chamber behind the Labagh case on the right side of the chancel. The console and chancel divisions were ready for use by November 1, 1923, and the gallery divisions were completed for the dedication, on March 10, 1924, by the Rt. Rev. William T. Manning, Bishop of New York and former Rector of Trinity Parish. Music for the dedication was provided by Trinity's Choir, under the direction of Dr. Channing Lefebvre, and the choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Dr. Miles Farrow, (Jeff Scofield. December 1, 2019)

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Photographs

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Console. Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project
Console in its enclosure. Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project
Console and Dr. Channing Lefebvre. Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project

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Stoplist

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  • . Source: Stoplist courtesy of the Aeolian-Skinner Archives
           New York, New York
           Trinity Episcopal Church
    
           Skinner   Op.408   1923   4/75
           ______________________________________________
    
           NAVE ORGAN                   CHANCEL ORGAN
    
           GREAT                        GREAT
    
       16' Diapason          61      8' 1st Diapason   61
        8' 1st Diapason      61      8' 2nd Diapason   61
        8' 2nd Diapason      61      8' Waldflöte      61
        8' Claribel Flute    61      4' Octave         61
        8' Erzähler          61      4' Flute          61
        4' Octave            61
        4' Flute             61
        2' Fifteenth         61
      III  Harmonics        183
        V  Mixture          305
        8' Tromba            61
    
           SWELL                        SWELL
    
       16' Bourdon           73     16' Bourdon        73
        8' Diapason          73      8' Diapason       73
        8' Clarabella        73      8' Gedeckt        73
        8' Salicional        73      8' Salicional     73
        8' Voix Célestes     73      8' Aeoline        73
        8' Flute Celeste II 134      8' Unda Maris     73
        4' Octave            73      4' Flute          73
        4' Flute             73    III  Mixture       183
        2' Flautino          61      8' Cornopean      73
        V  Chorus Mixture   305      8' Corno d'Amore  73
       16' Trumpet           73         Tremolo
        8' Cornopean         73         Sub
        8' Oboe              73         Super
        8' Vox Humana        73
        4' Clarion           73
           Tremolo                                     
           Sub
           Super
    
           CHOIR                        CHOIR
    
        8' Diapason          61      8' Dulciana       61
        8' Chimney Flute     61         (large scale)
        8' Gamba             61      8' Melodia        61
        4' Flute             61      4' Flute          61
    2 2/3' Nazard            61      8' Clarinet       61
        2' Piccolo           61         Tremolo
        8' English Horn      61
           Tremolo
           Sub
           Super
    
           SOLO
    
        8' Gamba             73
        8' Gamba Celeste     73                        
        8' Flute             73                        
       16' Ophecleide        73
        8' Tuba Mirabilis    73
        8' Tuba (very big)   73
        8' French Horn       73
        8' Flugel Horn       73                        
        4' Clarion           73
           Tremolo
           Sub
           Super
    
           PEDAL                         PEDAL
    
       32' Diapason (Erben)  12      16' Sub Bass      32
       16' Diapason          32      16' Bourdon       32
       16' Diapason          GT      16' Echo Lieblich SW
       16' Bourdon           32       8' Octave        12
       16' Gamba             32       8' Still Gedeckt SW
       16' Echo Lieblich     SW
        8' Octave            12
        8' Gedeckt           12
        4' Flute             12
       32' Bombarde          32
       16' Trombone          12
       16' Posaune           SW
        8' Tromba            12
        4' Clarion           12
    
           [Received from Jeff Scofield December 1, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist courtesy of the Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.