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Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
301 Park Avenue at 49th Street
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10022

Grand Ballroom

OHS Database ID 32068.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition April 4, 2016.


Technical Details

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 98 stops. 76 ranks. 4953 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Notes

  • Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr. (Database Manager. December 6, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Moved to Montclair State College, Upper Montclair, NJ (Database Manager. February 7, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. February 8, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from Kyle Irwin.
    The original player unit is at The Nethercutt Collection, Sylmar, CA NethercuttCollection.org (Database Manager. April 4, 2016)

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Console. Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project
Console and ballroom. Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project
Building exterior. Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project

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

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from The American Organist July 1946
           New York, New York
           Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
    
           Möller   Op. 5795   1931   4/76
           ___________________________________________________________
    
           As per the editorial policy of THE AMERICAN ORGANIST at the
           time, borrows and extensions have the same name as the
           parent rank.
            
           GREAT (enclosed)                    SWELL
       16' Violone                61       16' Bourdon              73
        8' Diapason 1             61       16' Violin 2             12
        8' Diapason 2             61        8' Geigen Diapason      73
        8' Major Flute            61        8' Flauto Traverso      73
        8' Harmonic Flute         61        8' Bourdon              12
        8' Violone                12        8' Solo Violins II     146
        8' Violoncello            61        8' Violin 1             73
        8' Violoncello Celeste    61        8' Violin 1 Celeste    146
        8' Gemshorn               61        8' Violins 2           146
        8' Gemshorn Celeste       61        8' Muted Violin         73
        4' Octave                 61        8' Muted Violin Celeste 73
        4' Harmonic Flute         12        4' Geigen Octave        73
        4' Violone Octave         12        4' Bourdon              12
    2 2/3' Quint                  61        4' Harmonic Flute       73
        2' Super Octave           61        4' Violin 2             12
        V  Mixture               305        4' Solo Violins II      --
       16' Trombone               61    2 2/3' Nasard             * 61
        8' Tromba                 61        2' Fifteenth          * 61
        4' Trombone               24    1 3/5' Tierce             * 61
           Tremulant                       IV  Cornet             * 61
           Chimes                 25       16' Trumpet              73
        8' Piano                            8' Orchestral Trumpet   73
        8' Harp                   61        8' Oboe d'Amore         73
        4' Piano                            8' English Horn         73
        4' Harp                             8' Vox Humana           73
                                            4' Clarion              73
           CHOIR                               Tremulant
        8' English Diapason       73           Chimes               GT
        8' Concert Flute          73        8' Piano                GT
        8' Quintadena             73        4' Piano                GT
        8' Dulciana               73        4' Xylophone            49
        8' Unda Maris             61        2' Xylophone
        8' Violas II             134
        8' Violin                 73           PEDAL (unenclosed)
        8' Violin Celeste II     134       16' Bourdon              32
        4' Chimney Flute          73       16' Gedeckt              32
        4' Violas II              --       16' Viole Dolce          32
    2 2/3' Flute 12th             61        8' Bourdon              12
        2' Chimney Flute          12        8' Gedeckt              12
      III  Viole Cornet          183        8' Viole Dolce          12
        8' Clarinet               73
        8' Orchestral Oboe        73           PEDAL (enclosed)
           Tremulant                       32' Resultant            --
           Chimes                 GT       16' Diapason             32
        8' Piano                  GT       16' Viole Diaphone       32
        8' Harp                   GT       16' Tibia Clausa         SO
        4' Piano                  GT       16' Violone              GT
        4' Harp                   GT       16' Bourdon              SW
           Orchestral Bells       37       16' Violin 2             SW
           Xylophone              SW        8' Viole Diaphone       12
                                            8' Tibia Clausa         SO
           SOLO                             8' Violone              GT
       16' Tibia Clausa           61        8' Violoncello II       GT
        8' Stentorphone           61        8' Violin 2             SW
        8' Tibia Clausa           12        4' Bourdon              SW
        8' Orchestral Cellos II  122        4' Violin 2             SW
        8' Orchestral Violins II 122       16' Bombarde             32
        4' Tibia Clausa           12       16' Trombone             GT
    2 2/3' Tibia Clausa            7       16' Trumpet              SW
        2' Tibia Clausa            5        8' Tuba Mirabilis       SO
        8' Tuba Mirabilis         61        8' Trombone             GT
        8' Post Horn              61        4' Trombone             GT
        8' French Horn            61           Chimes               GT
        8' Vox Humana             61       16' Piano                GT
           Tremulant                        8' Piano                GT
           Chimes                 GT
        8' Piano                  GT
        4' Piano                  GT
        4' Xylophone              SW
        2' Xylophone              SW
    
               [Received online from Jeff Scofield May 11, 2012]  
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