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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10023

Philharmonic Hall

OHS Database ID 35680.

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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 February 20, 2016.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 69 stops. 89 registers. 99 ranks. 5727 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Crescendo Pedal. 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:
    Installed in 1962 with recitals by Catharine Crozier, Virgil Fox and E.Power Biggs; removed in 1976; rebuilt and incorporated by Ruffatti in the 5/280 organ at The Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA. (Database Manager. June 28, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Don Belben. (Database Manager. March 12, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Mike Brady. (Database Manager. December 23, 2014)

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Console. Photograph from Frederick Swann via Jeff Scofield
Exposed pipe display. Photograph courtesy of the Aeolian-Skinner Archives 1962-09-09
Hall, stage, exposed pipes and console. Photograph from The American Organist February 1963

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

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    New York City, New York
    Lincoln Center - Philharmonic Hall
    
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 1388   1962      4 manuals, 69 stops, 99 ranks
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    
               GREAT ORGAN (3 5/8" wind)                 SWELL ORGAN (4 1/2" wind)
           16' Kontra Geigen         61              16' Flute Courte           68
            8' Prinzipal             61               8' Montre                 68
            8' Bourdon               61               8' Viole de Gambe         68
            8' Spitzflöte            61               8' Viole Celeste          68
            4' Octave                61               8' Flute Ouverte          68
            4' Rohrflöte             61               4' Prestant               68
        2 2/3' Quinte                61               4' Flûte à Pavillon       68
            2' Superoktav            61           2 2/3' Nazard                 61
            2' Blockflöte            61               2' Octavin                61
        IV-VI  Mixtur               330           1 3/5' Tierce                 61
        III-V  Zimbel               263             III  Plein Jeu             183
          III  Kornet               183             III  Cymbale               183
           16' Fagott (in CH)        61              16' Bombarde               68
                                                      8' Trompette              68
               CHOIR ORGAN (4 1/2" wind)              8' Basson                 68
           16' Gemshorn              68               4' Clairon                68
            8' Viola Pomposa         68                  Tremulant
            8' Viola Celeste         68
            8' Cor de Nuit           68                  PEDAL ORGAN (5" wind)
            8' Flauto Dolce          68              32' Kontra Geigen (ext GT) 12
            8' Flute Celeste         68              16' Principal              32
            4' Principal             68              16' Contre Basse           32
            4' Flute Triangulaire    68              16' Bourdon                32
        2 2/3' Rohrnasat             61              16' Kontra Geigen          GT
            2' Zauberflöte           61              16' Gemshorn               CH
        1 3/5' Terz                  61              16' Flute Courte           SW
        1 1/3' Larigot               61              16' Holzquintade           PO
           IV  Scharff              244               8' Oktav                  32
            8' Petite Trompette      68               8' Spitzflöte             32
            8' Clarinet              68               8' Gemshorn               CH
            4' Fagott (ext GT)       31               8' Flute Courte           SW
               Tremulant                              8' Bourdon                12
                                                      4' Choral Bass            32
               POSITIV ORGAN (3" wind)                4' Spillflöte             32
           16' Holzquintade          61               2' Spillflöte             12
            8' Rohrflöte             61              IV  Fourniture            128
            8' Holzquintade          12              II  Acuta                  64
            4' Koppelflöte           61              32' Kontra Posaune         12
            2' Prinzipal             61              16' Posaune                32
        1 1/3' Larigot               61              16' Bombarde               SW
            1' Sifflöte              61              16' English Post Horn      BO
          III  Zimbel               183              16' Fagott                 GT
            8' Krummhorn    (4")     61               8' Trompete               32
            4' Rohrschalmei (4")     61               8' Fagott                 GT
                                                      8' Krummhorn              PO
               BOMBARDE ORGAN (6" wind)               4' Klarine                12
          VII  Chorus Mixture       427               4' Rohrschalmei           32
           16' English Post Horn     61               4' Krummhorn              PO
            8' Trompette Harmonique  61
            8' English Post Horn     12
            4' Clairon Harmonique    61
               Tremulant
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-09-12]
    
    
  • Click Here From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.
  • Stoplist sent to me by Lincoln Center, May 1969
    New York, New York
    Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center
    
    Aeolian-Skinner 
    
    Great-unenclosed 
    (all ranks 61 pipes unless otherwise noted)
    Kontra Geigen 16'
    Prinzipal 8'
    Bordun 8'
    Spitzflote 8'
    Oktave 4'
    Rohrflote 4'
    Quinte 2 2/3'
    Super Oktave 2'
    Blockflote 2'
    Mixtur 4-6 rks 305p
    Zymbel 3-5 rks 244p
    Kornett 3 rks 183p
    Fagott 16' (in ch box)
    
    Swell
    (all ranks 68 pipes unless otherwise noted)
    Flute Courte 16'
    Montre 8'
    Viole de Gamba 8'
    Viole Celeste 8'
    Flute Ouverte 8'
    Prestant 4'
    Flute a Pavillon 4'
    Nasard 2 2/3' 61p
    Octavin 2' 61p
    Tierce 1 3/5' 61p
    Plein Jeu 3 rks 183p
    Cymbale 3 rks 183p
    Bombarde 16'
    Trompette 8'
    Bassoon 8'
    Clairon 4'
    Tremulant
    
    Choir 
    (all ranks 68 pipes unless otherwise noted)
    Gemshorn 16'
    Viola Pomposa 8'
    Viola Celeste 8'
    Cor de Nuit 8'
    Flauto Dolce 8'
    Flute Celeste 8'
    Principal 4'
    Flute Triangulaire 4'
    Rohr Nasat 2 2/3' 61p
    Zauberflote 2' 61p
    Terz 1 3/5' 61p
    Larigot 1 1/3' 61p
    Scharf 4 rks 244p
    Petite Trompette 8'
    Clarinet 8' 
    Fagott 4' (gt)
    Tremulant
    
    Positiv -unenclosed
    (all ranks 61 pipes unless otherswise noted)
    Holzquintade 16' 12p
    Holzquintade 8'
    Rohrflote 8'
    Koppelflote 4'
    Prinzipal 2'
    Larigot 1 1/3'
    Sifflote 1'
    Zimbel 3 rks 183p
    Krummhorn 8'
    Rohr Schalmei 4'
    Tremulant
    
    Bombarde 
    Chorus Mixture 7 rks 427p
    English Post Horn 16'
    Trompette Harmonique 8' 68p
    English Post Horn 8' 12p
    Clairon Harmonique 4' 68p
    Tremulant
    
    Pedal
    Kontra Geigen 32' 12p
    Principal 16' 32p
    Contre Basse 16' 32p
    Bourdon 16' 32p
    Kontra Geigen 16' (gt)
    Gemshorn 16' (ch)
    Flute Courte 16' (sw)
    Holzquintade 16' (pos)
    Octave 8' 32p
    Spitzflote 8' 32p
    Gemshorn 8' (ch)
    Flute Courte 8' (sw)
    Bourdon 8' 12p
    Choral Bass 4' 32p
    Spillflote 4' 32p
    Spillflote 2' 12p
    Fourniture 4 rks (5 1/3- 4 -2 2/3- 2) 128p
    Acuta 2 rks (1 1/3- 1) 64p
    Kontra Posaune 32' 12p
    Posaune 16' 32p
    Bombarde 16' (sw)
    English Post Horn 16' (bomb)
    Fagott 16' (gt)
    Trompette 8' 32p
    Krummhorn 8' (pos)
    Fagott 8' (gt)
    Klarine 4' 12p
    Rohr Schalmei 4' (pos)
    Krummhorn 4' (pos)
    
    Couplers: 36
       Gt: S-16,8,4  C-16,8,4,  Po-16,8,4  Bo 8
       Sw: S-16,8,4  C 8    Po-8   Bo 8
       Ch: S-16,8,4  C 16,8,4,  Po 8  Bo 8
       Bo: G 8  S 8  Po 8  Bo 8
       Pd: G 8  S 8,4  C 8,4  Po 8  Bo 8,4
       Great to Choir man. transfer (affects pistons & couplers)
    
    Combons: 62   G 8, S 10, C 8, Po 6, Bo 5, Pd 10
                  Couplers: 3    Generals: 12
    
    Cancels: 8    G,S,C,  Po  Bo, Pd  General  Couplers
    
    Crescendi:4   S, C, Bo, Register
    
    Reversibles: 13   GP, SP, Cp, BoP, SG, CG, BoG
                      16' man stops, Full Pedal,  32'Kontra Geigen
                      32' Kontra Posaune, Zimbelstern,  Sfz
    
    
    
     [Received from don belben 2012-03-07.]
  • Click Here Stoplist sent to me by Lincoln Center, May 1969 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.