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Buffalo Consistory, A.A. Scottish Rite / Canisius High School
1180 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, New York 14209

OHS Database ID 29830.

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Status and Condition

The organ is no longer at this location, and is presumed destroyed, dispersed or relocated.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 8, 2018.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 52 stops. 59 registers. 56 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Notes

  • Identified by James R. Stettner through information from the Estey Opus List, published in The Boston Organ Club newsletter, 1973-1979. (Database Manager. October 20, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Vince Harzewski. -- Luminous console. The facility is now Canisius High School. I worked in the maintenance department from 1981-1988. The school took possession of the building in 1944, and the organ was removed sometime thereafter. The blowers were still there, but not much else remained. I had a conversation with a faculty member who was there at the time the organ was removed, and his recollection was that the organ went to St. Francis College in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Correspondence with the college to verify this story was attempted, but I was unable to substantiate the claim. (Database Manager. December 19, 2007)
  • Updated by Vince Harzewski, who gave this as the source of the information: I personally researched an archived copy of the now dead link.
    [Editor's actions: 1) removed the dead link, as it only provided the stoplist which is already in the database 2) added shop notes as a document, the note were taken from the archive of another webpage which is no longer active]
    (Stephen Hall. December 8, 2018)

Online Documents

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  • Estey Shop Order. Photocopy of the Shop Order. Author: Estey Organ Company Source: Printed Shop Order, Contents Typed. Document Date. April 1, 1925. Document received from Stephen Hall 2018-12-09.

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Photographs

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1932 Postcard. Otto Ulbrich Co.

Pipe organs in New York sponsored by Foley-Baker, Inc.

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Stoplist

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  • Typed Specification. Source: from Estey Shop Order
    Buffalo, New York
    Buffalo Consistory, A.A. Scottish Rite
    
    Estey Organ Company   Opus 2301   1925        4 manuals, 52 stops, 56 ranks
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    
    Luminous Console
    Diatonic chests
    All Open Diapason pipes to have inside basses (Haskell)
    
             GREAT ORGAN (6" wind)                SWELL ORGAN (6" wind)
         16' Open Diapason          61        16' Bourdon                73
          8' Major Open Diapason    61         8' Open Diapason          73
          8' Second Open Diapason   61         8' Salicional             73
          8' Melodia                61         8' Viol d'Orchestre       73
          8' Gross Flute            61         8' Viol Celeste (TC)      61
          8' Dulciana               61         8' Concert Flute          73
          8' Gemshorn               61         8' Stopped Diapason       73
          4' Octave                 61         4' Flauto Traverso        73
          4' Flute Harmonic         61            Mixture III           183
          8' Tuba                   61        16' Contra Fagotto         73
                                               8' Cornopean              73
             CHOIR ORGAN (6" wind)             8' Oboe (labial)          73
         16' Contra Viol            73         8' Vox Humana             73
          8' Violin Diapason        73            Tremolo
          8' Muted Viol             73            Harp                   49 notes
          8' Muted Celeste (TC)     61
          8' Clarabella             73            PEDAL ORGAN (8" wind)
          8' Unda Maris (TC)        61        32' Resultant              --
          4' Flute d'Amour          73        32' Bourdon                44
          8' Clarinet               73        16' Open Diapason          44
             Tremolo                          16' 2nd Open Diapason (Gt) --
                                              16' Bourdon (fr. 32')      --
             SOLO ORGAN (8' wind)             16' Lieblich Gedeckt (Sw)  --
          8' Stentorphone           73        16' Echo Bourdon (in Echo) 32
          8' Gross Gamba            73        16' Contra Viol (Ch)       --
          8' First Violins III     207         8' Bass Flute (fr. OD)    --
          8' Major Flute            73         4' Octave (Gt Octave)     --
          4' Wald Flute             73            Bass Drum
          2' Piccolo                61
          8' Tuba Mirabilis  (15")  73            TOE PISTON
          8' Saxophone (labial)     73            Thunder Sheet
          8' Orchestral Oboe        73
             Tremolo                              COUPLERS
             Chimes                 20 notes      Great to Pedal      8  4
             Xylophone              49 notes      Swell to Pedal      8  4
             Snare Drum                           Choir to Pedal      8
                                                  Solo to Pedal       8
             ECHO ORGAN                           Pedal to Pedal         4
          8' Echo Diapason          61            Great to Great         4
          8' Concert Flute          61            Swell to Great  16  8  4
          8' Quintadena             61            Choir to Great  16  8  4
          8' Aetherial Viol         61            Solo to Great   16  8  4
          8' Vox Angelique (TC)     49            Swell to Swell  16     4
          8' Rohr Flute             61            Solo to Swell   16  8  4
          4' Chimney Flute          61            Choir to Choir  16     4
          8' Trumpet                61            Swell to Choir  16  8  4
          8' Vox Humana             61            Solo to Choir   16  8  4
             Tremolo                              Solo to Solo    16     4
                                                  Great Unison Separation
             COMBINATION PISTONS                  Swell Unison Separation
             Great & Pedal   5                    Choir Unison Separation
             Swell & Pedal   6                    Solo Unison Separation
             Choir & Pedal   4
             Solo & Pedal    7                    EXPRESSION
             Universal       8                    Balanced Swell Pedal
             Zero piston for each manual & Echo   Balanced Choir Pedal
                                                  Balanced Solo Pedal
             REVERSIBLES                          Balanced Echo Pedal
             Great to Pedal                       Balanced Crescendo Pedal
             Swell to Pedal
             Choir to Pedal
             Solo to Pedal
             Sforzando
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2018-07-18]
    
    
  • Click Here Typed Specification. Source: from Estey Shop Order Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.