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Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church
230 East 90th Street
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10128

OHS Database ID 36819.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition April 1, 2015.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 17 stops. 28 registers. 19 ranks. 1240 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, center.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Replaced Hook & Hastings Op 1480 (1891), but retained the cases. (Database Manager. October 17, 2008)

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Photographs

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Pipework. Photograph by Angelina Ngo 2016-02-16
Back of Facade Pipes. Photograph by Angelina Ngo 2016-02-16
Bellows. Photograph by Angelina 2016-02-16
church interior to gallery and organ. Photograph by John Rust 2005 via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
Church Interior. Photograph by John Rust 2005 via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
Console. Photograph by John Rust 2005 via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
Gallery and organ cases. Photograph by John Rust 2005 via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
Sanctuary and altar. Photograph by John Rust 2005 via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
Church interior thru side gallery. Photograph by John Rust 2005 via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
Church exterior. Photograph by John Rust 2005 via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project

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Stoplist

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  • Typed Specification. Source: [NYC AGO Organ Project Website] Specification, photos, history
    New York City, New York
    Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church
    
    Kilgen Organ Company   Opus 7799   1959         3 manuals, 17 stops, 19 ranks
    _____________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN                            SWELL ORGAN
          8' Diapason              61            8' Open DIapason         73
          8' Melodia               61            8' Gedeckt               97
          8' Gemshorn              61            8' Viole de Gambe        73
          4' Principal             61            8' Voix Celeste (TC)     61
      2 2/3' Quinte (fr. Prin.)    --            4' Flute d'Amour (Ged.)  --
          2' Super Octave (Prin.)  --            2' Piccolo (fr. Ged.)    --
             Tremolo                                Plein Jeu III        183
             Chimes                              8' Oboe
                                                    Tremolo
             CHOIR ORGAN
          8' Concert Flute         61               PEDAL ORGAN
          8' Dulciana              61           32' Resultant             --
          8' Unda Maris            61           16' Contra Bass           44
          4' Zart Floete           61           16' Bourdon               56
      2 2/3' Nasard (fr. Zart Fl.) --           16' Lieblich Gedeckt (SW) 12
          8' Clarinet              61            8' Octave (fr. C.Bass)   --
             Tremolo                             8' Bass Flute (fr. Bdn.) --
             Chimes                GT            8' Gedeckt               SW
                                                 4' Block Floete (Bdn.)   --
             ADJUSTABLE COMBINATIONS
             Great & Pedal  5+0 (thumb)             COUPLERS
             Swell & Pedal  5+0 (thumb)             Great to Pedal      8  4
             Choir & Pedal  5+0 (thumb)             Swell to Pedal      8  4
             Entire Organ   5+0 (thumb)             Choir to Pedal      8
                                                    Swell to Great  16  8  4
             PEDAL MOVEMENTS                        Choir to Great  16  8  4
             Expression Pedal - Great               Swell to Choir  16  8  4
             Expression Pedal - Choir               Great to Great  16 UO  4
             Expression Pedal - Swell               Swell to Swell  16 UO  4
             Crescendo Pedal                        Choir to Choir  16 UO  4
             Great to Pedal Reversible
             Sforzando Reversible
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-01-25]
    
    
  • Click Here Typed Specification. Source: [NYC AGO Organ Project Website] Specification, photos, history Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.