The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Presbyterian Church
64 Passaic Street
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601


OHS Database ID 23559.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 8, 2015.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 21 stops. 28 registers. 21 ranks. 1432 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. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action 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:
    Extant; some tonal changes and additions ca. 1990 with solid-state combination action. (Database Manager. May 10, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Davis C. Badaszewski. (Database Manager. February 28, 2015)
  • Updated through online information from Rasaan Bourke. -- Presently, Opus 778 is serviced through a maintenance program with the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company. (Database Manager. November 8, 2015)

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Console. Photograph by Rasaan Hakiem Bourke 2014-07-15
Right Drawknobs. Photograph by Rasaan Hakiem Bourke
Console. Photograph by Rasaan Bourke 2015-01-15
Manuals and Coupler Rocking Tablets. Photograph by Rasaan Bourke 2015-01-15
Church Exterior. (ca. 2015) Photograph by FPC of Hackensack; image courtesy of Rasaan Hakiem Bourke

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  • Stoplist from The Diapason, August 1929
    Hackensack, New Jersey
    First Presbyterian Church
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 778   1929       3 manuals, 21 stops, 21 ranks
            GREAT ORGAN                             SWELL ORGAN
         8' Diapason            61              16' Bourdon             73
         8' Principal Flute     61               8' Diapason            73
         8' Voix Celeste II     SW               8' Rohrflöte           73
         8' Aeoline             SW               8' Salicional          73
         4' Octave              61               8' Voix Celeste        73
         4' Flute Triangulaire  SW               8' Aeoline             73
         8' Tuba                61               4' Flute Triangulaire  73
         8' Oboe d'Amore        SW               2' Piccolo             61
            Chimes              25 tubes         8' Cornopean           73
                                                 8' Oboe d'Amore        73
            CHOIR ORGAN                          8' Vox Humana          73
         8' Chimney Flute       73                  Tremolo
         8' Dulciana            73
         8' Unda Maris (TC)     61                  PEDAL ORGAN
         4' Flute               73              16' Sub Bass            32
         8' Clarinet            73              16' Echo Lieblich       SW
            Tremolo                              8' Octave              12
         8' Harp (TC)           --               8' Still Gedeckt       SW
         4' Celesta             61 bars             Chimes              GT
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-09-30]
  • Click Here Stoplist from The Diapason, August 1929 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.