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Intercession Episcopal Church
550 West 155th Street at Broadway
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10032

OHS Database ID 25035.

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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 30, 2012.

Technical Details

Three manuals. 5 divisions. 52 stops. 67 ranks. 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. Non-traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible 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:
    E. M. Skinner Opus 768 (1929), removed from St. Paul's Chapel, New York, and installed here using the Austin, #1554 case. (Database Manager. January 19, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Steven E. Lawson. -- This organ incorporates some pipes from Aeolian-Skinner Op. 768-A (1950) that was in St. Paul's Chapel - Trinity Parish. -- Positiv has 56 notes (Database Manager. August 30, 2012)

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Church interior. Photograph by John Rust via Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09
Church exterior. Photograph by John Rust via Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09
Organ Case. Photograph by John Rust via Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09
Organ case. Photograph by John Rust via Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09
Console. Photograph by John Rust via Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09
Console. Photograph by John Rust via Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09
Church exterior. Photograph by John Rust via Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09
Church exterior 1915. Historical photo from the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project

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  • Stoplist copied from TAO (July 1965) and console
    New York City, New York
    Church of the Intercession (Episcopal)
    Schlicker Organ Company   Job 8822   1964       3 manuals, 52 stops, 67 ranks
            GREAT ORGAN                            SWELL ORGAN
        16' Quintaton               61         16' Bourdon                 73
         8' Prinzipal               61          8' Prinzipal               73
         8'	Bourdon                 61          8' Rohrfloete              73
         8' Gemshorn                61          8' Salicional              73
         4'	Octave                  61          8' Voix Celeste (FF)       68
     2-2/3' Quint                   61          8' Aeoline                 73
         2' Octave                  61          8' Unda Maris (TC)         61
            Mixture VI rks         366          4' Octave                  73
         8' Trompete                61          4' Flute                   73
        16' Trompeta Real (TC)    prep          2' Flautina                61
         8' Trompete Real         prep             Mixture V rks          305
            Chimes (by toe stud)    21 tubes       Cymbel III rks         183
                                               16' Bombarde                73
            CHOIR ORGAN                         8' Trompette               73
         8' Viola Celeste II rks   134*         8' Oboe                    73
         8' Chimney Flute           73          4' Clarion                 73
         4' Prinzipal               73             Tremolo
         4' Flute                   73
         2' Waldfloete              61             PEDAL ORGAN
            Scharf IV rks          244         32' Contra Violone (ext.) prep
         8' English Horn            61         16' Prinzipal               32
         4' Chalumeau               61         16' Violone                 32
            Tremolo                            16' Bourdon                 32
                                               16' Quintadena              GT
            POSITIV ORGAN                       8' Octave (unit)           44
         8' Quintadena              56          8' Gedeckt                 32
         4' Prinzipal               56          4' Choralbass (ext.)       --
     2-2/3' Nasat                   56          2' Nachthorn               32
         2' Zauberfloete            56         32' Contra Fagott         prep
     1-3/5' Terz                    56         16' Posaune (unit)          56
            Zimbel III rks         168          8' Trumpet (ext.)          --
        16' Trompeta Real (TC)    prep          4' Clarion (ext.)          --
         8' Trompeta Real         prep
         4' Trompeta Real (ext.)  prep             * Celeste rank added later
            COUPLERS                               ADJUSTABLE COMBINATIONS
            Great to Pedal                         Swell    1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
            Swell to Pedal                         Great    1-2-3-4-5   (thumb)
            Choir to Pedal                         Choir    1-2-3-4     (thumb)
            Positiv to Pedal                       Positiv  1-2-3       (thumb)
            Swell to Great 16, 8, 4                Pedal    1-2-3-4-5   (toe)
            Choir to Great 16, 8, 4                General  1-2-3-4-5   (thumb & toe)
            Positiv to Great 8
            Swell to Positiv 8, 4                  REVERSIBLES
            Swell to Swell 16, 4                   Great to Pedal (thumb & toe)
            Choir to Choir 16, 4, Unison Off       Swell to Pedal (thumb & toe)
            Positiv Unison Off                     Full Organ (thumb & toe)
            Balanced Pedal - Swell
            Balanced Pedal - Choir
            Crescendo Pedal
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2012-08-29]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from TAO (July 1965) and console Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.