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Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Episcopal
1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St.
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10025

OHS Database ID 41160.

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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 May 24, 2019.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 9 divisions. 101 stops. 124 registers. 146 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front.

Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Rebuild of existing Aeolian-Skinner organ, itself a significant rebuild of E. M. Skinner Opus 150 (1906). (James Cook. June 2, 2009)
  • Updated through on-line information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. December 24, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Sam Cherubin. -- The 8' Tuba Major (Solo) and 4' Tuba Clarion are at 25" WP and are unenclosed, and are directly behind the facade pipes in the Great Choir. (Database Manager. July 6, 2012)
  • Updated by Sam Cherubin, listing this web site as a source of information:

    The Great "Grande Fourniture" was listed on the contract as being V-VIII ranks, it actually has IV-VI ranks. (James Cook. February 3, 2017)
  • Updated by Sam Cherubin, who has heard or played the organ. State Trumpet was re-installed in April 2019 after six-years of silence because of survey work and stabilization of the west end wall following the August 2011 earthquake.
    Bottom 12 notes of 32' Contre Ophicleide are silenced due to instability of the pipework, it is unknown if they will ever speak again. (Thurlow Weed. May 24, 2019)

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Console - Quimby 2008, May 2013.. Photograph by Sam Cherubin 2013-05-01
State Trumpet (West End). Photograph by Sam Cherubin 2013-05-01
View from South Triforium looking towards the North Nave.. Photograph by Sam Cherubin 2015-06-20
Console. Photograph by Sam Cherubin 2016-12-17
Console. Photograph by Sam Cherubin 2016-12-17
Pipe Facade. (looking north from the south Musicians- Gallery) Photograph by Sam Cherubin 2016-12-17
State Trumpets. Photograph by Sam Cherubin 2019-05-20

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  • From NYCAGO website
    Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (Episcopal), New York, NY
    1954 Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc. Opus 150-A
    Rebuilt by Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc. (2008)
    16' Montre
    16' Quintaten  
    8' Principal
    8' Diapason (double treble)
    8' Viola
    8' Hohl Flote
    8' Holz Gedeckt
    8' Erzahler
    8' Quintaten 
    5 1/3' Quinte
    4' Principal (double treble)
    4' Octave (double treble)
    4' Spitzflote
    4' Flute Couverte
    3 1/5' Gross Tierce 
    2 2/3' Twelfth
    2' Doublette (double treble)
    2' Fifteenth
    II Sesquialtera
    III-VI Plein Jeu
    V-VIII Grande Fourniture
    IV Kleine Mixtur
    III Cymbel
    16' Fagot
    Great Unison Off
    Bombarde on Great
    State Trumpet on Great
    Nave on Great
    16' Contra Gamba
    16' Bourdon
    8' Geigen Principal
    8' Viole de Gambe
    8' Viole Celeste
    8' Salicional
    8' Voix Celeste
    8' Gedeckt
    8' Flauto Dolce 
    8' Flute Celeste
    8' Unda Maris II
    4' Prestant
    4' Violina
    4' Flauto Traverso
    2' Octavin
    IV Plein Jeu
    III-IV Scharff
    16' Double Trumpet (prepared for)
    16' Contra Fagotto
    8' Cornopean
    8' Trompette
    8' Oboe
    8' Voix Humaine
    4' Octave Trumpet
    4' Clarion
    Swell to Swell 16'
    Swell to Swell 4'
    Swell Unison Off
    Bombarde on Swell
    State Trumpet on Swell
    Nave on Swell
    16' Sanftbass
    8' Viola Pomposa
    8' Viola Celeste
    8' Concert Flute
    8' Nason Flute
    8' Dolcan
    8' Dolcan Celeste
    8' Dulcet II
    4' Principal
    4' Koppelflote
    2 2/3' Rohr Nasat
    2' Blockflote
    1 3/5' Terz
    1 1/3' Larigot
    1' Sifflote
    III Grave Mixtur
    III Zimbel
    16' English Horn
    8' Cromorne
    8' Clarinet
    4' Trompete
    Choir to Choir 16'
    Choir to Choir 4'
    Choir Unison Off
    8' Tuba Major (So.)
    4' Tuba Clarion (So.)
    Bombarde on Choir
    State Trumpet on Choir
    Nave on Choir
    8' Diapason 
    8' Flauto Mirabilis
    8' Harmonic Flute
    8' Cello
    8' Cello Celeste
    4' Hohlpfeife
    2' Doppel Flote
    8' Flugel Horn
    8' French Horn
    8' Corni di Bassetto 
    8' Vox Baryton
    Solo to Solo 16'
    Solo to Solo 4'
    Solo Unison Off
    8' Tuba Major (unenclosed)
    4' Tuba Clarion (unenclosed, double treble)
    Bombarde on Solo
    State Trumpet on Solo
    Nave on Solo
    Bombarde (floating):
    V-IX Tierce Mixture
    16' Bombarde
    8' Trompette Harmonique
    4' Clarion Harmonique
    West End (floating):
    8' State Trumpet (50\" wind)
    32' Open Bass
    32' Contra Violone
    16' Open Bass
    16' Contre Basse
    16' Subbass
    16' Violone
    16' Montre (Gt.)
    16' Contra Gamba (Sw.)
    16' Bourdon (Sw.)
    16' Sanftbass (Ch.)
    16' Quintaten (Gt.)
    10 2/3' Quintaten (Gt.)
    8' Principal
    8' Open Flute
    8' Montre (Gt.)
    8' Spitzflote
    8' Pommer Gedeckt
    8' Quintaton (Gt.)
    8' Cello III
    5 1/3' Quinte
    4' Choral Bass
    4' Montre (Gt.)
    4' Nachthorn
    2' Blockflote
    III Mixtur
    IV Scharff
    32' Contre Ophicleide
    32' Contre Bombarde
    16' Ophicleide
    16' Bombarde (Bo.)
    16' Contra Fagotto (Sw.)
    8' Trumpet
    8' Bombarde (Bo.)
    4' Clarion
    2' Rohr Schalmei
    Nave (prepared for):
    16' Quintaten
    8' Principal
    8' Spitzflote
    4' Octave
    2' Super Octave
    III-V Mixture
    Nave Pedal (prepared for):
    16' Bourdon
    8' Octave
    4' Super Octave
     [Received from Connor Annable 2011-08-28.]
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