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Calvary Episcopal Church
237 Park Avenue South at 21st Street
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10003

OHS Database ID 25210.

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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 September 20, 2018.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 4 divisions. 54 stops. 64 registers. 71 ranks. 4249 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 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. Crescendo Pedal. 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.

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 #151 retaining 15 stops from 1884 Roosevelt, #374; additions and alterations in 1964 through 1983 by Calvin Hampton and Randolph Gilberti. (Database Manager. February 10, 2007)

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Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1996-07-09

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Stoplist

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  • . Source: Stoplist from the NYC Organ Project, NYC AGO Website
           New York, New York
           Calvary Episcopal Church
    
           Aeolian-Skinner   Op. 945   1936   4/71
           _____________________________________________________
    
           GREAT                            SWELL
    
       16' Quintaton         61         16' Flûte Conique     73
        8' Principal         61          8' Diapason          73 *
        8' Diapason          61 *        8' Stopped Diapason  73 *
        8' Waldflute         61          8' Viole de Gambe    73 *   
        8' Gemshorn          61          8' Viole Celeste     73 *
        4' Octave            61          8' Flute Celeste II 134
        4' Principal         61          4' Octave            73
        4' Flûte Harmonique  61 *        4' Hohlflöte         73
    2 2/3' Quinte            61          2' Fifteenth         61
        2' Super Octave      61     III-IV  Cornet           269
       IV  Fourniture       244         IV  Plein Jeu        244
       IV  Cymbel           244         16' Bombarde          73
        8' Trumpet           61          8' 1st Trompette     73
           Unison Off                    8' 2nd Trompette     73
           Chimes            CH          8' Vox Humana        73 *
           Blank                         4' Clarion           73
           Blank                            Tremolo
           Blank                            Sub
                                            Super
           GALLERY                          Blank
                                            Blank
        15 Blank Knobs                      Blank
    
           PEDAL                            CHOIR
    
       32' Contra Bourdon    12 a       16' Dulciana          73 *
       16' Principal     (m) 32 *        8' Diapason          73 *
       16' Open Diapason (w) 32 *        8' Rohrflöte         73
       16' Bourdon           32 *        8' Quintadena        73 *
       16' Violone           32 *        8' Dolcan            73
       16' Lieblich Gedackt  32 *        8' Dolcan Celeste    61
       16' Flûte Conique     SW          4' Fugara            73 *
        8' Octave            32 *        4' Koppelflöte       73
        8' Flûte Ouverte (OD)12 *    2 2/3' Nazard            61
        8' Lieblich Gedackt  12 *        2' Blockflöte        61
        8' Flûte Conique     SW      1 3/5' Tierce            61
        4' Fifteenth         32 *        8' Trumpet           73
        4' Flûte Harmonique  32 *        8' Clarinet          73
        4' Lieblich Gedackt  12 *        8' Orchestral Oboe   73 *
        4' Flûte Conique     SW          8' French Horn       73 
      III  Mixture           96             Tremolo
       II  Fourniture        64             Sub
       16' Bombarde          32             Super
        8' Trumpet           12             Chimes               *
        4' Clarion           12             Harp                 *
           Chimes            CH             Celesta              *
           Blank                            Blank
           Blank                            Blank
           Blank                            Blank
    
        *  retained from old organ
        a  1-12 separate quints; 13-32 from Open Diapason
    
              [Received from Jeff Scofield September 19, 2018]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist from the NYC Organ Project, NYC AGO Website Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.