The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Corpus Christi R.C. Church
529 West 121st Street
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10027

OHS Database ID 37934.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 29, 2010.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 23 stops. 29 ranks. 1617 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Non-traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, left.

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


  • Identified through information published in John Ferguson's Walter Holtkamp: American Organ Builder (DMA treatise, Eastman School of Music, 1976). Although neither Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling nor their successor Holtkamp Organ Co. assigned Opus numbers to their instruments, this organ was identified in factory documents as Job number 1692. That number appears here as the Opus number of this instrument. (Database Manager. December 22, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Steve Lawson. (Database Manager. October 29, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. November 29, 2010)

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Chancel (Echo Organ is behind arched openings on right). Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-05-10
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-05-10
Building Exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-05-10

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  • . Source: Stoplist copied from the NYC AGO Organ Project

  •     New York, New York
        Corpus Christi R. C. Church
        Holtkamp   Job Nr. 1692   1954   3/29
        GREAT                         POSITIV
     8' Principal        61        8' Copula       61
     8' Gedackt          61        4' Rohrflöte    61
     4' Octave           61        2' Principal    61
     2' Superoctave      61    1 1/3' Quinte       61
    IV  Mixture         244      III  Cymbal      183
     8' Trumpet          61        8' Cromorne     61
        SWELL                         PEDAL
     8' Gambe            61       16' Subbass      32
     8' Voix Celeste     54        8' Octave       32
     8' Lieblich Gedackt 61        8' Flauto Dolce 32
     4' Spitzflöte       61        4' Choralbass   32
     2' Nachthorn        61       16' Fagott       32
    II  Sesquialtera    122
          [Received from Jeff Scofield May 9, 2017]
  • . Source: Stoplist copied from the NYC AGO Organ Project Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.