The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10128

Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

OHS Database ID 41905.

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Status and Condition

The organ is no longer at this location, and is presumed destroyed, dispersed or relocated.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 20, 2016.

Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 21 stops. 21 registers. 30 ranks. 1540 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. Non-traditional style console. The console is movable.

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


  • Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Installed in a chamber on the left side of the auditorium. Able to be covered by a large sliding wooden panel when not in use. Dedicated by E. Power Biggs on December 18, 1965. (Database Manager. November 6, 2006)
  • Updated through research conducted by Sand Lawn, courtesy of David Scribner. (Database Manager. August 16, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. November 7, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Steven E. Lawson. (Database Manager. October 29, 2010)
  • Removed by Organ Clearing House in 2015 (Steven E. Lawson. February 20, 2016)

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Stage, exposed pipes and console. Photograph via Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09
Console and exposed pipes. Photograph via Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09
Console. Photograph via Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09
Exposed pipes. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2002-09-09
Combination action setter panel. Photograph via Steven E. Lawson 2002-09-09

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  • . Source: Stoplist from the NYC AGO New York City Organ Project
        New York, New York
        Metropolitan Museum of Art
        Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
        Holtkamp   Job 1796   1965   2/30
        GREAT                    SWELL                    PEDAL
     8' Copula      61        8' Copula        61     16' Coppel        32
     8' Quintadena  61        4' Rohrflöte     61      8' Gedackt       32
     4' Octave      61        2' Octave        61      4' Choralbass    32
     4' Flute       61    1 1/3' Quinte        61      2' Octavin       32
     2' Doublette   61       II  Sesquialtera 122     IV  Rauschpfeife 128
    IV  Mixture    244      III  Scharf       183     16' Fagott        32
     8' Schalmey              8' Krummhorn     61      4' Schalmey      32
                  [Received from Jeff Scofield December 2, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist from the NYC AGO New York City Organ Project Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.