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St. James Methodist Episcopal Church / Metropolitan Community Methodist Church
1975 Madison Avenue & 126Th Sts
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10035

OHS Database ID 34343.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 24, 2011.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 26 stops. 35 registers. 32 ranks. 1970 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. 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. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr. (Database Manager. April 11, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The organ is installed behind the case of the 1871 Jardine in the rear gallery; the console is located on the main floor in the front with the choir; rebuilt in 1991 by Möller as Op. R-1209. (Database Manager. May 26, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. January 24, 2011)

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Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09
Console. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09
Console. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09
Left Stopjamb. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09
Right Stopjamb. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09
Church exterior. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09
Jardine organ case. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
           New York, New York
           Metropolitan Community Methodist Church
           Möller   Op. 7750/R-1209   1949/1991    3/32
           The c.1991 rebuild involved no tonal changes
           GREAT (enclosed)         SWELL
       16' Gemshorn       61    16' Rohrbourdon      73
        8' Diapason       61     8' Geigen Principal 73
        8' Hohlflöte      61     8' Rohrbourdon      12
        8' Gemshorn       12     8' Viole de Gambe   73
        4' Octave         61     8' Viole Celeste    61
        2' Super Octave   61     4' Spitz Principal  73
      III  Fourniture    183     4' Flute ⌂          73
        8' Trumpet        pf     2' Flageolet        pf
           Tremulant           III  Plein Jeu       183
           Sub                   8' French Trumpet   73
           Unison Off            8' Oboe             pf
           Super                 8' Vox Humana       61
           Chimes         CH     4' Clarion          73
           CHOIR                    Sub
        8' Viola          73        Unison Off
        8' Concert Flute  pf        Super
        8' Dulciana       73
        8' Unda Maris     pf        PEDAL
        4' Koppelflöte    73    32' Resultant        --
    2 2/3' Rohrnazard     61    16' Contra Bass      32
        2' Blockflöte     61    16' Gemshorn         GT
        8' Clarinet       73    16' Rohrbourdon      SW
        8' English Horn   pf     8' Principal        32
           Tremulant             8' Rohrflöte        SW
           Sub                   4' Choral Bass      12
           Unison Off          III  Mixture          96
           Super                16' Trombone         32
           Chimes         21    16' Trumpet          SW
           Harp           pf     8' Tromba           12
           Celeste        pf
    [Received online from Jeff Scofield January 13, 2012]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.