The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Paul the Apostle R.C. Church
415 West 59th Street at Columbus Avenue
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10019

OHS Database ID 23128.

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Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition April 13, 2016.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 33 stops. 40 registers. 37 ranks. 2434 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front.

Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • 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 by Möller in 1965. (Database Manager. March 11, 2006)
  • Twelve ranks retained in the Möller. (James Cook. April 13, 2016)

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    New York City, New York
    St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 544   1925           3 manuals, 33 stops, 37 ranks
               GREAT ORGAN                            SWELL ORGAN
           16' Diapason            61             16' Bourdon             73
            8' First Diapason      61              8' Diapason            73
            8' Second Diapason     61              8' Gedeckt             73
            8' Clarabella          61              8' Salicional          73
            4' Octave              61              8' Voix Celeste        73
            4' Flute Harmonic      61              8' Flauto Dolce        73
            8' Trumpet             61              8' Flute Celeste (TC)  61
            8' French Horn         73 (in SW)      4' Octave              73
               Chimes                 (in SW)      4' Flute Triangulaire  73
                                                   2' Harmonic Piccolo    61
               CHOIR ORGAN                            Mixture V          305
            8' Concert Flute       73             16' Fagotto             73
            8' Dulciana            73              8' Cornopean           73
            4' Flute               73              8' Corno d'Amore       73
            2' Flautino            61              8' Vox Humana          73
            8' Clarinet            73                 Tremolo
            8' English Horn        73
            8' Orchestral Oboe     73                 PEDAL ORGAN
               Tremolo                            32' Diapason            --
            8' Harp (TC)           --             16' Diapason            44
            4' Celesta                            16' Bourdon             44
                                                  16' Echo Bourdon (Sw)   --
                                                   8' Octave (fr. Diap)   --
                                                   8' Gedeckt (fr. Bdn)   --
                                                   8' Still Gedeckt (Sw)  --
                                                  16' Trombone            32
                                                  16' Contra Fagotto (Sw) --
                                                   8' Tromba (fr. Tbn)    --
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-04-11]
  • Click Here From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.